Last week, I spent a long weekend in New York, NY for the inaugural Hybrid Identity Protection Conference.
I flew in on Saturday November 4 via Paris, where I boarded an Air France Boeing 777, that had its seats, at best, filled for 30%. There was ample space and I enjoyed working on a couple of designs and other documents during the 8-hour flight in. Unfortunately, I landed late and, therefore, had some trouble getting from JFK to Manhattan. By the time I arrived at the Holiday Inn, it was around midnight (6AM European time).
The next day, Roelf Zomerman and I went on a tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. We went for a quick breakfast and then off to Battery Park, where we met our guide.
On Monday, the inaugural Hybrid Identity Protection Conference kicked off at 7 World Trade Center.
On Monday night, we all had drinks at the Roaring Twenties-inspired Wooley at Woolsworth Building, where we snapped a picture of all the speakers, much at the amusement of the attendees present.
Tuesday marked Day 2 and Roelf and I had a lot of fun, explaining Azure AD Connect and its many facets during the 135 minutes we ended up with by combining our two sessions into a back to back two-fold exposé of our favourite tool.
After our sessions, I had to go check out and leave New York, to get back to the Netherlands in time to deliver yet another presentation, but not before I said goodbye to all my good DSMVP friends.
I owe a big bag of gratitude to Mickey, Guy, Sean, Darren, Gil, Brian, Christoffer, Henrik, John, Tomasz, Michael, Joe and especially Roelf and the Hybrid Identity Protection Conference attendees for making this my favourite conference next to the MVP Summit.
Let’s do this again sometime soon!