I am currently writing this on the train from Zurich Airport to Davos journeying through amazing Swiss scenery. The flight from Heathrow was completely full and Davos was probably the reason. I saw a few faces that were vaguely familiar, probably because they won the Nobel prize. In the seat behind me was Emma Thompson, which was a thrill for me and looking at all the faces of the guys behind me queuing to get out of the airplane, probably a thrill for them too. Our investor from Accel, Kevin Comolli, was in the front of the plane.
Lakes as large as seas, snow covered mountains, rushing rivers and cows grazing on pastoral land have been rushing by me for nearly an hour. It's hard to believe it has been a year since the last time I saw this gorgeous scenery, but what an amazing year it has been. The insights that I gained from Davos last year helped me understand what was going on in the world and how it affected Alfresco. Davos was where I finally understood Web 2.0 and it is core to where we are taking the company.
This year's theme for Davos is the Power of Collaborative Innovation, a topic near and dear to my heart. Although, there is less tech content than last year, I will be particularly interested in how innovation and collaboration can be applied to some of the world's most difficult problems. I am also keenly interested to see where the economy is heading. If this group of people don't know, we're in a heap of trouble. As always, I will look forward to the workshop sessions and the one on one interaction that is unique to Davos.
I am going to try to keep up my blogging while I am here and try a Twitter or three, as well as keeping my Facebook page up to date.
Ooooh. It's starting to snow now...