Pictures of NT Konferenca 2019

NT Konference 2019

Two weeks ago, I travelled to Portorož in Slovenia to deliver two 60-minute sessions at NT Konferenca.

I started early at one of my regular customers at 06:45 on Monday morning. After eight hours of work, I decided to drive to Schiphol airport. As I already saw notices of delays, I decided to take it easy and check in to KLM’s Crown Lounge for dinner.

With 90 minutes delay, we arrived at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, where I promptly missed my connecting flight to Ljubljana. No worries, because Air France had no trouble booking me into a flight to Venice instead. After arriving there and a 2-hour cab ride, I arrived at the Grand Hotel in Portorož at 01:30. With nothing to see, I decided to go to bed.

The next morning I decided to go for a walk around the premises. Although the sun wasn’t out, Portorož showed its beautiful potential and history.

A lonely olive tree at Hotel Vile Park in Portoroz (click for larger photo)
An overview of the St Bernardin Resort with Croatia on the horizon (click for larger photo)The 15th-century St. Bernardin Church (click for larger photo)
Portoroz (click for larger photo, by the NTK organization)

After my walk, I checked out the entrance and decided to register.

GrandHotel St Bernardin Entrance (click for larger photo by NTK Organization)GrandHotel St Bernardin Entrance (click for larger photo by NTK Organization)NTK 19 Speaker Badge (click for larger photo)

At 11:30, it was time for me to present my first presentation. In room Adria 2, we discussed the way organization may transition from on-premises identity to cloud-only identity and how some choices are not the brightest choices to make. That was fun.

Introduction Slide for 'Your Identity Roadmap to 2022'

After the presentation, I met up with the other speakers for lunch and for some coffee on the patio of the Grand Hotel.

Coffee Moment with the Community (click for larger photo)

At 16:30, I presented my second session on the eight common mistakes organizations make with Hybrid Identity, Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Azure AD Connect. Good fun!

After the session, everyone gathered in front of the Grand Hotel to enjoy beer and network with other attendees, for NTK’s Beer 2 Beer event.

Taking it easy at the NTK Party with water. Vladimir approves. (Click for larger photo)

In the evening, we went for the ‘Hot and Heavy by St. Louis Band’ down the road in Portorož. We enjoyed food and drinks. I decided to take it easy, drink water and go to bed early.

At 03:00 my alarm went off to alert me of the cab ride that was scheduled for me at 03:30 to Ljubljana airport and back to the Netherlands…


Thank you! Thumbs up

Thank you to the NT Konferenca organization for organizing yet another successful event and inviting me as a speaker, to all my Balkan community friends and, of course, to all the people attending, sitting in on my sessions and, of course, the people with whom I had interesting discussions.

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