One of the first press interviews I ever did was for the HP World magazine. And HP World and the old InterWorks were my introductions to the bizarre world of conference speaking.
Ever since Lew Platt retired, HP never really seemed to engage satisfactorily with Interex. Sure, there was plenty of rank-and-file support, but HP didn't seem to see much strategic value in having an independent advocacy group.
Worse, Interex and Encompass (the old DEC/Compaq user group) never really got along.
I don't expect the HP-run conference to be quote the same, somehow.
Tags: Interex, HP World, HP, HPQ.