Attending Interop? How to Make the Most of Your Attendance

Written by: Francesco Trama | Published on: April 28th, 2016

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Francesco Trama
As Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Francesco is responsible for the overall operating performance, leading the strategic direction of the company’s products and solutions internally while building technical and business credibility externally as a market-facing thought leader.

20582973_s.jpgHeaded to Vegas next week for Interop? If so, you can certainly expect an exciting, fast-paced, and deeply informative experience. That said, industry events such as Interop can be overwhelming, as there is so much to accomplish in just a few short days. I’m sure you can relate: at the beginning of the conference, it seems as if your time is unlimited, but before you know it, you are boarding a plane for your return home.

So, how can you be sure not to get lost in the blur of it all? Start now. In this post, we’ll discuss how to make the most of your time at Interop 2016.

#1: Define your goals.

Why did you choose to attend Interop this year? Whether it is networking with your peers, educational opportunities, or identifying potential vendors, there is likely one overarching goal that is connected to whether or not you will consider your attendance “successful”.

#2: Prioritize your time.

With so many competing opportunities at the conference, you’ll want to make sure that you plan your time according to your goals. Schedule as much as you can in advance by reviewing the conference agenda, scheduling meetings in advance, and planning time to connect with colleagues.

#3: Be in the know.

This might sound silly, but you can save yourself from wasting time at the conference by familiarizing yourself with the layout of the conference location and general schedule before you touch down in Vegas. In fact, this is a great task to complete while you’re in flight.

#4: Download the Conference App.

Be sure to have all of the conference information that you need at your fingertips by downloading the conference App.

#5: Have fun!

As we’ve discussed, having a plan is important. But, don’t forget to enjoy your time and take advantage of spontaneous opportunities to connect with others that will arise throughout the conference.

All set for Interop? Don’t forget to register to win an Apple Watch from your friends at PacketViper. You can increase your chances by registering online and in person at booth #944 in the expo hall.