Monday Oct 08, 2007

Singapore - Asia Pacific Launch is Complete!

The Asia-Pacific leg of the Project Blackbox Tour started off with a bang last week in Singapore, here's a picture to prove it.

At first glance, you may expect to see Michael Jackson with a can of Pepsi or the lead singer of Whitesnake strutting out from between the sparks but, instead, you get a glimpse of our tour unit cabled up and ready for business.

Here is a picture backstage at the event as folks tour the unit:

In total, approximately 600 attendees toured in the three day engagement in Singapore. Most of these events create a balance between private sessions for partners, sessions for press and analysts and more open sessions for those that may have heard the buzz and found the registration button (see previous posts on the blog).

Without a doubt, this looks like one of the hippest and best dressed crowds yet!

Next stop is Beijing for this unit while the U.S. Tour unit is ready to go at CEC in Las Vegas this week!

Thursday Oct 04, 2007

Registration Information in Asia-Pacific Tour Leg

I was doing some legwork to get some information on registration for the Asia-Pacific region. We are currently in Singapore with the tour. There is no online registration location for the Beijing tour stop...at least not yet. The Beijing stop is 10/22 to 10/24. Perhaps there is a way to get the Project Blackbox Tour a cameo on Survivor China...the contestants could race to deploy a data center capable of doing rapid calculations of seismic activity (just an idea...).

At any rate, here are the registration locations I have for
\* 11/12-11/4 - Tokyo
\* 11/21-11/23 - Seoul
\* 12/18-12/20 - Sydney & Canberra - No online registration yet

While you are waiting for the tour to come to your city, read the Here Comes the Sun article at xchange magazine. There is some great information on Project Blackbox and some time with our own Darlene Yaplee (VP of Marketing for Project Blackbox) in the article. The article even has some information on this unit (our A9) that I can't talk about!

Have a great evening and GO ROCKIES!

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Friday Aug 10, 2007

One more stop in England then ASIA-bound!

The Project Blackbox Tour is now out of Moscow (report is being put together now) and on its way back to England, stopping at the ExCel London (a beautiful conference center) in Royal Victory Dock on August 21st. After the show we pack up the container and its off to...APAC, the Asia-Pacific region.

The schedule looks like this:


  • October 2-4: Singapore
  • Oct 22-24: Beijing
  • Nov 12-14: Tokyo
  • Nov 21-23: Seoul
  • Dec 18-20: Sydney

Its interesting when you look at the dates above how far apart the stops are spread. On the European leg of the tour we were doing a couple of countries a week, now things have to spread way out to facilitate the distances that are in the APAC region.

I put together this fine map to help illustrate what's going on here:

Well, I'm sure that isn't quite the level of detail you expected from this fine blog so I'll get more details of the travel routes as the dates get nearer ;-) I have to assume there is a boat involved like the one that originally brought us to England.

It does look like we'll have another test of SmugMug (who uses Yahoo! to reverse geocode addresses) and Google map content. I have been pleasantly surprised entering addresses into the SmugMug address field and having them return valid geo-coordinates and excellent Google Maps, I haven't been let down once. Yahoo! and Google both must be doing their work to get content from Europe. Will it be the case in the APAC region as well? We shall see!

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