I arrived around nine in the morning, just in time to fix a plate of ubiquitous buffet-style breakfast food and coffee. After a lengthy check-in process I sat at one of the tables arranged in rows in front of the area where the performance would take place.
There must surely be some kind of angle here, I had thought to myself while driving to Santa Clara, attending a seminar performance at the IBM Mobile Summit. Some depth of story for artists to learn from, to be inspired by. An artist/painter/motivational speaker was brought in by an IBM executive friend of mine to motivate the allocation of a few more dollars into innovation—an ambiguous term inspiring modern man to ‘think like a child’ or ‘break the rules’. It’s no surprise my friend, Ms. Michele Choate, who was responsible for hiring the artist—a concoction of surfer, techie, and circus performer himself—wanted to inspire