Last Sunday (January 28, 2007), I had a talk, by invition of the Computer Society of the Ateneo and the Management Information Systems Association, in iTalk: IT Conference 2007, an event organized by the Ateneo-based student organizations. I talked about “Winning the 2007 Elections in Cyberspace” and I shared information on how IT and New Media can be leveraged by political candidates (hopefully the good ones) .
How did my talk go? It went as well as I hope it could go, although I did not anticipate that I was going to be short on time. I guess there was too much to cover in 45 minutes. I just hope the audience picked up a thing on two and realize the potential of IT in this year’s elections. Like Abe said in his blog, there is little or no regulation on this wide-open field. Like I say, where there is no regulation, there’s bastardization. (I think I should get that line patented, huh?)
I also had a chance to catch up with fellow speakers Greg Moreno and Rey Mendoza. The speaker from Microsoft gave a preview of Vista and gave a nice showcase of the features. The funny thing was that a later speaker from Avanade was supposed to give his talk from a Windows Vista laptop, but had to change machines because his laptop crashed.