So many conferences, so little time. I know that I’m not alone in wishing that I had the time and budget to attend all of the conferences that are available these days to WLAN professionals. There’s one coming up fast (April 18-20) that has my interest piqued, and that’s the Wi-Fi NOW International Expo and Conference, in Washington DC. Given that I just attended the WLAN Professionals Conference in February, my circumstances don’t let me get to Wi-Fi NOW.
But… being a good looking, well-connected gonzo bloggist does afford me certain other little perks- like being able to talk with the man behind Wi-Fi Now to get his perspective on why this event is getting to be very popular. I caught up with Claus Hetting (CEO and Chairman of Wi-Fi NOW, video blogger, and all-around Wi-Fi guy) and gave him a chance to share why he’s passionate about the conference.
Here’s how it went:
ME: I can’t make this one, Claus. But it looks like it’s gonna be awesome.
Claus: we will miss you at the event but very much hoping to get you on board for the next one 🙂
It looks like you have great representation from a variety of wireless spaces and interested parties.
Claus: Indeed. We’re covering all of in-home, enterprise, cities, carriers, emerging markets, and security.
That’s awesome. What are you especially excited about for the attendees?
Claus: For your contacts this is probably the most important: We’ll be taking a deep-dive into all the new standards including ax, HaLow, and WiGig including presentations & panels with the tech & business leaders in Wi-Fi.
What are the bigger players bringing to share?
Claus: We’ll have keynotes by the Wi-Fi Alliance, the FCC will be there, various well known analysts will present, and we’ll have lots of lively debates & discussions.
Is this one of those events that’s only for big companies?
Claus: We’re very happy that a lot of startups are joining us, too.
Wi-Fi NOW looks like a really decent event for anyone in or interested in Wi-Fi, at any level. What else do my blog readers need to know?
Claus: This is the conference agenda. And you can have a look at our Show Guide including main themes here as well.
And there you have it! The lineup of speakers is impressive, and I do look forward to getting to Wi-Fi Now in the future. If you decide to go, make sure you take advantage of the 25 %discount that Claus has created for readers of this blog. It applies to all ticket types (individual days, expo, Gold pass).
To manually claim the discount, enter this code: LeeBWFN25
Finally, if you have any questions on Wi-Fi NOW or want to follow Claus’ various activities (and he is fascinatingly busy), his contact information is below:
As always, thanks for reading!