Next year, can you please select a more visible font color than yellow for the Vision app, or change the background color to make it more visible? It was nearly impossible to see what room number your next session was in with the small pale yellow font on a white background. At least for this middle aged guy.
One thing I found difficult during the conference was gaining contact detials of different Symantec customers who did not have or forgot business cards.
What would be a great idea, would be if on the back of your ID Pass if there was a Quick Mark barcode with your business card details.
If you wanted to share your contact details you could allow another attendee to scan the back of your ID Pass with a smart phone app.
Then they would have your contact details.
Go and meet your customers - go Mobile and bring Symantec solutions to life.
Take the Symantec products out and about the event. Either complement or replace the static exhibition space with Symantec staff and partners actively approaching delegates with mobile devices to present 30 second key demonstrations. Use iPads and sell the Symantec mobile vision just by being there. Offer follow up with instant booking 121 appointments, offer locations throughout the building to link with ...
Picture this: You leave a session, you are parched... dehydrated. You just can't remember where to go next, or how to get there. You panic, you break into a sweat....
Suddenly, in front of you you find the Vision Kiosk. It looks so cool and enticing, and somehow completely calming.
Entranced you walk forwards to the Kiosk, and find the welcoming big screen with a scanner beside it. It says "Scan Me". You pick it up, and scan yourself. Suddenly, your schedule for that day ...
When moving between sessions, there are plenty of water coolers available (though don't mention the water bottles...). Some people, particularly those who are still adjusting to a different time zone, are fuelled by caffeine. Coffee is available, but not without going to the top floor, and it's not available while the catering staff are setting up for lunch. If there were refreshment stations on the same floor as the break out rooms it would make things easier.
1) Show the sessions in a view like My Schedule i.e. in blocks of time. For example, list all the sessions for Tues. 9 a.m. across the page so that the user can easilty see what is available during that time slot and scheduling conflicts are easily visualised. In the blocks, list the session name and the description. This will make scheduling easier.
Also, show the important events like keynote speeches, etc. so that the schedule is complete.
The session should be colour ...
My idea for the Symantec Vision User Conference is the following:
An iPhone/iPad/Android/other mobile phone App, that users can download for their mobile phone!
Important is, that ALL users should benefit from the application, including users that are unable to visit the conference!
The App should at least have the following features:
The ability for people that can't visit to follow what's going on!
The ability to make photo's/video's on the conference that get auto ...
Win an Apple iPad!
Note: You must be a registered attendee of Symantec Vision 2010 in Barcelona to be eligible for this contest.
Do you have an idea on how to make Vision better? We want to hear it. And by telling us, you could win a brand new, shiny, and completely cool Apple iPad.
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I really enjoyed the whole event, but I would suggest two things about badges:
1. Company name is also important. I know there are some companies with large names, but I would like to have the company name printed bigger, so we can easily identify them.
2. Knowing where are you from. Altough we already known some peers and partners, I think would be very useful to have our country flag (full color, of course) and/or country name of the attendee printed on the badge. I think ...
What would be a great help for events like MF is a live twitter/facebook feed with all timely updates and quotes from best sessions to show what are people missing in next door sessions for them to be able to make final adjustments to their agendas.
Another good thing would be to build a simple iPhone app with ability to exchange business cards fast, read agenda, invite people to mingle etc.
This clearly is an online live year we have here today.
Suggested: 15 Apr 2010 by lisachev | 1 comment - last comment 23 Apr 2010 by EricE