Time Management at RSA Conference

Published: April 24th, 2009

Before the RSA Conference started,if you had asked me how my time would be spent during the week, Iprobably would have said 40% attending sessions, 20% checking outtechnologies, 20% networking/socializing, 10% at the company booth, 10%blogging, and 10% in meetings… wait that’s 110%… maybe that sayssomething about my time management.

What has surprise me is how much time I actually spent withmeetings.  It seemed like I was always preparing for a meeting, in ameeting, or following up from a meeting.  Meetings, meetings,meetings.  Not that I mind meetings, as some of the meetings have beenvery valuable, I just didn’t think there would be so many.

Because of all the time I spent in meetings, I missed a few sessionthat I really would have liked to see.  In particular, Rich Mogull andChris Hoff gave a talk this morning about the future of security, witha bunch of predictions.  Fortunately, RSA Conference records all theirsessions, so I can check it out later.  In my opinion, this ability towatch recorded sessions after the fact offers some real value todelegates.

I’ll check it out online and let you know what they said.  I have to go to another meeting.

Dave Morgan, Director of Privacy Research at Camouflage Software Inc.
Guest blogger for ComputerWorld Canada at RSA Conference 2009
Regular blogger for Cogitatio Privatim by Camouflage

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