I stayed in the Meridian Etoile Hotel and in the Club president floor. It was cool…you had you’re on swipe card access to the floor and it was great watching peoples faces as you jumped into the lift and pressed “club president”..I overheard one american couple talking softly saying “who is that guy ..is he famous?” …i wish.
To be honest I’ve no idea how I ended up on the club president floor..it was all booked by my secretary, the most efficient Marilyn.
Global Crossing have been in touch..this is what the email I recieved said.."GC is trying to start growing the business now that they are out of chapter 11".
It’s just interesting to hear they are back.
I’m currently sat in a smoky bar at terminal 2 CDG airport, Paris..again. This time the wireless is working and for 10 euro’s I’m online. I’ve just done my mail and have grabbed some podcasts to listen to on the plane. But now I’m just surfing around.
I’ve spend two days with our telco procurement team building upon our superb relationship and explaining to them where I’m trying to take my Purchased Telecom teams across EMEA.
We had some great conversations in a superb resturant last night around disintermediation and specifically podcasting and skype. Skype was used even by the less ‘techy’ members of the team which was interesting news.
My health kick is still going well as I’m drinking "The verte".
I find the flickr tag "what’s in my bag" interesting, it’s great to see into people’s bags and see what they carry around with them. I used to carry a whole heap of junk as a techie, serial cables, cisco roll over cables, screwdrivers and other assorted junk.
I’m determined to have a go doing one, maybe tomorrow, before I leave. But it’ll be dull as I try and travel as light as possible.
Another Sunday afternoon spent packing and sorting stuff out. I’m off to Paris tomorrow and returning Wednesday. I’m staying somewhere nearer the centre of Paris this time, so I may get to see the eifel tower even closer this time.
I can’t believe this is still going on..but it looks like Qwest, who never gave up, may have got what they wanted.
OFCOM came back to me earlier in the week following the questions I asked them. It appears their website is about 2 years out of date!. I spoke to someone in our legal yesterday and she also commented that the site isn’t much use.
I also managed to find the guy that lobbies the Government on technology strategy, and had a bit of a chat with Chris, which was interesting. He mentioned that apparently OFCOM weren’t too happy with the UKonline offer that I mentioned a few days back.
I’ve just been out in the Garden teak oiling the furniture ready for the summer. It’s a really nice day, it’s in the high teens (17-19 degrees) so we’re gonna go for a walk to the park.
i installed the bluetooth app to control powerpoint from my smartphone, but I couldn’t get it to work. There’s a few more things to try but I’m not too hopefull i’ll get it to work. The idea was I’d have a remote control for my next presentation (wednesday morning in Paris).
I’ve got some spare time monday afternoon, as I’ve agreed to wait somewhere between and hour and forty minutes for a coworker to turn up at CDG, so we can share a cab to the centre of Paris.
I’ll give it a whirl again then, with better luck I hope.
Just spent all of lunchtime and most of the afternoon in Le Pont de la Tour, which was very nice. I walked back to IBM southbank to walk off the food.