by Brian Solis
Megan McCarthy of Valleywag and Julia French
Robert Scoble and Dan Farber
Debbie Landa, Chief Dealmaker, Michael McDerment of FreshBooks, Alison McNeill of PR2.0
Giselle Umbland and Ferrin Schriner of Dealmaker Media
The Under The Radar VIP party was held at Zibibbo in Palo Alto and it was bub.blicio.us; not with over-the-top drinks, entertainment, or gourmet foods, it was packed with a-list influencers, visionaries and other top dealmakers. Don’t get me wrong though, the wine and appetizers were delicious.
As the official Office 2.0 event kickoff party, the team at Dealmaker Media ensured top connections, great conversations, all wrapped in the nervous excitement of having to the next day.
We arrived at 6:30 (the start time) and it was already overflowing…I can’t say that I’ve been to a party recently where everyone was on time, usually 50% are fashionably late.
In one room, the leaders of the Office 2.0 movement discussed its future. Imagine where applications and business adoption will be this time next year. Many of these players, I’m sure, will have folded, changed business models, been acquired by applications looking for new features, or hopefully, cultivated a paying subscriber base.
Either way, the movement is showcasing how to work more efficiently using online applications to the edglings, who in turn, share their vision with the rest of the world.
Jason Hoffman of Joyent (Left), Kristie Wells of Joyent
Selfportrait along with Kristie Wells
I held some great discussions with several attendees including:
- Zoli Erdos
- Bruno Haid and Michael Schuster of SystemOne
- Ben Metcalfe
- Stowe Boyd
- Megan McCarthy of Valleywag
- Robert Scoble of PodTech
- Dan Farber of ZDNet
- Rafe Needleman of Cnet’s Webware
- Julia French
- Oren Michels of Mashery
- Jeffrey McManus of Approver.com
- Justin Dean and Stephan Tual of sitejourney
- Bernie Aho of ConceptShare
- Maggie Tsai of diigo
- Kristie Wells and Jason Hoffman of Joyent
- Mike McDerment of FreshBooks
- Ivaylo Lenkov of SiteKreator
UNDER THE RADAR COMPANIES:
Approver | Big Contacts | Blogtronix | Brainkeeper | Cogenz | ConceptShare | ConnectBeam | Diigo | EditGrid | Firestoker | InvisibleCRM | Koral | Longjump | Mashery | My Payment Network | Proto Software | Scrybe | Sitekreator | Slideaware | Smartsheet | Spresent | Stikkit | System One | Terapad | Teqlo | TimeSearch Inc. (Calgoo) | Tungle | Vyew | WorkLight | Wrike | Wufoo | Xcellery
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