Thanks to those who contributed ideas to my talk this Thursday. I held the opening talk at the CiO Forum here in Oslo. The forum is hosted by Computerworld and there was between 100 and 200 IT executives attending.
I was about to fall prey to my own preconceived idea that I should have a set of “traditional slides” (albeit with weird twists) as the basis for my talk. I should mention that I very seldom do slides. Mostly it’s me with a flip-over dancing and jumping and gesticulating like an Italian. I tend to use people from the audience up on stage to do small role-playing scenarios, to let the audience do drills and such. But this time I was about to simmer down to conservatism when Brendan thankfully shot my slides to pieces. As he kept on questioning my approach, I realized that I was on the wrong track.
Instead I decided to take a piece of paper and draw out the concepts I wanted to cover, and true to my own website, I ended up scanning the drawing and using that as the main point of my presentation. Funny when another speaker approached me before my talk, looked at this “slide” and asked: “Is that Powerpoint… or another fancy presentation program?” “It’s pen, paper, scanner”, I replied and he looked slightly confused.
I know that most of you here don’t read Norwegian. This is as good a time as any to learn the language. Any questions – just ask 🙂
Here’s the link to the full image.