A week in Austria
By pmonday on Jun 21, 2007
The tour spent time in Austria this past week (June 12th in Graz and June 18th in Vienna). Here is an entry from Johannes Dobretsberger, Marketing Manager Austria & Slovakia.
PBB in Austria was a great success. We had two stops in Austria: Graz and Vienna
At Graz we were sponsor at the traditional ACP Forum Partner Event. 500 attendees from all over Austria came to this conference to get an IT update of the local market. The Blackbox Truck was the absolute Highlight of this event. Neither IBM (coming with a nice little pick up) nor the other vendors were able to get attention like Sun from the attendees. At the end of the official program everybody was standing outside around the truck and talking about the innovation power of Sun. Even the marketing manager of ACP is coming to me with the statement: “ Most of the visitors thought that this was not an ACP but rather a Sun event.”
The Vienna event was the Sun event highlight of the year. Never before did more customers and partner attend a local Sun event. Over 250 (!) visitors became evidence of the innovative concept of a mobile data centre of Sun Microsystems. Starting the day with a press conference with 15 journalists from all MID Europe (including a press PBB tour) we afterwards presented to the audience project Blackbox and the future of the data centre. At the end of the conference our local experts invited all attendees to an exclusive PBB tour. The demand was incredible! Until 9pm people were taking the chance for a tour-visit. The event was finished with a great “25 Years of innovation” party!
I would like to thank the PBB Corp team, the conference speakers and our local engineers team (Alexander Kern, Bob Velkov, Reiner Schulz, Günter Hackl, Andreas Neuhold, Alexander F. Jenewein) for the great support.
Especially a big “thank you” to Barry our truck driver for his great job. The Vienna venue was a real challenge but Barry handled this situation with bravery!
Good luck for the coming stops.