2015 has been Bamboo’s most eventful year…so far.
All of our team members have returned from their travels, and boy, do we enjoy
the leg space under our desks in the office! We unpacked our bags and
distributed the candy we brought from abroad. Our 2015 shows were certainly not
our first rodeos – some of us have been touring with Bamboo for many, many
years – yet we’ve learned a lot from this year’s experiences. Now that we are
finished with our travels, we can regroup and deliberate on our takeaways. The
one thing we all have concluded is that, for one reason or another, we love attending
and exhibiting at shows.
And we have plenty of reasons we enjoy events. The
various team players at Bamboo identify different aspects of the shows as their
favorites. Our Product Managers enjoy seeing the impact of their work on our
users’ everyday lives and receiving positive feedback on our products. The
Sales team is thrilled to interact with clients with whom they’ve been talking
on the phone or via email for years. For first-time travelers, it’s the
surprise of being so well-known in the SharePoint® community that makes events
incredible. As you can see, our highlights are all centered around one idea:
Meeting our customers face-to-face and feeling validated for what we do.
We always eagerly anticipate events because they
offer a wealth of information about the future of SharePoint and other
important industry trends. We are just as excited about attending sessions hosted
thought leaders as any other attendee. The information we obtain at events are
crucial to our evolution, especially because they give us the opportunity to
gain a better understanding of what our current and future clients expect from
us. We’re glad to have learned about your concerns and your plans about moving
to the Cloud, staying in an on-premises environment, or going hybrid in this
past year. We can come up with better solutions for your problems, knowing
exactly what they are. Based on conversations in Sweden and Germany, we now
also see that our road map for years to come needs to press for a stronger
Bamboo presence in Europe.
We appreciate that many of you stopped to say
hello, even if you didn’t have specific questions for us. We’ve received
countless compliments on our new booth design and marketing collateral. We
can’t wait to organize another giveaway after the success of our
“Answer-Scratch-Win” promotion at the European SharePoint Conference in
Stockholm. We loved seeing the excitement and joy on our participants’ faces. (One
of our favorite moments of 2015 was witnessing one of our players win a Surface
3: Our friend almost fainted!) Our team feels rewarded your kind feedback
and we cannot wait to continue to impress next year. Thank you for a wonderful
We hope to see you again – or maybe for the first
time – in 2016!