Apart from attending the Menorca Tech Talk, my trip to Spain included some vacation days (a few days to get my classic “Loose notes” I do when I travel) and presentation at a new conference on technology and innovation called La Red Innova.
Organized by Paul Larguía, an Argentine who has lived in Spain for a while, the goal is to become THE conference for Spanish-speakers, like the Web 2.0 Expo is to USA, LeWeb is to France or the DLD is to Germany.
According to Damian Voltes, the first edition turned out very well. Myself in particular, I got to be in a panel that was moderated by José María Figueres, former president of Costa Rica, where entrepreneurs shared the stage with such notables as Marcos Galperín, Alec Oxenford and Romero Rodrigues.
My talk went well. Paul Larguía got me to put in a lot of emphasis on being provocative and “politically incorrect”. I made a new presentation that was called “The 3 Lies” and it is summarized in a video recorded by Endeavor, a little while after the conversation ended. Here is the PPT:
The conference was at a place called Circo Price, which it called that because it was originally a circus! It was fun speaking from a circus ring surrounded by round tribunes.
I have use Twitter for some time now, but never have 100% found its function. In such cases, the feedback of what people said about each speech in real time is frankly brilliant. What made me most proud was this Enrique Dans‘ twitt .
I started my talk by making a true twitting joke, this time from the stage that was “Starting to give my talk in La red Innova”, parodying what many do every day to interrupt what we’re doing just to write and twitt about it. Beyond this, I still have my doubts about the uses and helpfulness of Twitter, but certainly it’s “real time” is their strongest side…
In conclusion, since we’re talking about a talk I gave, I want to make a new section in the blog, already online now for a few weeks but the majority of it may not have been seen. It’s in a link in a little box below my picture (yes, I know, I have to change it !!!!! )
Since mid last year, they have been inviting me to give many talks. I normally do not write anything about the talks or that I’m going to give them but some people have asked me, so I’m making a section called Agenda which includes the upcoming talks that I will give, in case someone wants to go and I will leave all the talks I gave recently including PPTs, videos if there are any comments made afterwards in case anyone wants to see them.
To make it clear, as with the blog, I have no commercial purpose to give talks. Whether they are free or for nonprofit organizations, I never charge for speaking. If the company arranges a payment, I ask that my fee is donated to an organization.
I hope that this section will be helpful both to those who have ever wanted to go to any talk or see the contents of one. It is still a bit incomplete but I promise it will continue to improve.