I’m off to Dubai for GITEX 2007

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A short note to let everyone know that I’ll be heading to Dubai later today to participate in Pythian’s exhibit in the Business Solutions Hall.

For those of you who haven’t heard of it, GITEX is like COMDEX for the Middle-East – it’s literally the third largest tradeshow in the world where COMDEX is #1 – and it’s big, really really big, like 120,000 attendees big.

I would like to invite everyone who plans to attend GITEX this year to stop by and visit me. Our new COO Roger Hatch will also be there, as will our VP Sales Martin Wisniewski, so there will be no shortage of company executives on hand to discuss your database infrastructure issues and how Pythian might be a help. Or we can just shoot the breeze!

If you’re already in Dubai and want to attend, please send me a note at [email protected] (I’ll have my blackberry) and I’ll hook you up with one of our free guest passes if I have any left.

If you’d like to find us, we’re in the Business Solutions Pavilion, Hall 6 Stand C6-40, right near the cafeteria (so we hope for good and varied passers-by!), and between Oracle and SAP. Oracle is a huge presenter at this show, as is Microsoft, but MySQL does not yet attend. If you are a MySQL customer and at the show, I have a very good idea of the services on offer over there now (thanks to a budding partnership between us – more to come on that later) and you can drop by at the Pythian booth to find out how Pythian and MySQL together might be able to contribute to your database administration strategy.

Hope to see some of you there.




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As Pythian’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul leads this center of excellence for expert, outsourced technical services for companies whose systems are directly tied to revenue growth and business success. His passion and foresight for using data and technology to drive business success has helped Pythian become a high-growth global company with over 400 employees and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Paul, who started his career as a data scientist, founded Pythian when he was 25 years old. In addition to driving the business, Paul is a vocal proponent of diversity in the workplace, human rights, and economic empowerment. He supports his commitment through Pythian’s hiring and retention practices, his role as board member for the Basic Income Canada Network, and as a supporter of women in technology.

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Cool, may see you there then ;-) I’ll be there as a part of EmiratesMac Apple User Group (www.emiratesmac.com) at the Apple IMC ME stand.


Excellent, I look forward to meeting you there Magnus.




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