It was a pleasure to work in our San Francisco office for the past month, if only to escape the grey Berlin spring for the California sun. So much is said and written about this crucible of technology, innovation and skies the limits thinking, that it was truly amazing to be there and have a chance to absorb it, to go into the offices of theses companies that are revolutionising the world and see behind the curtain. Although Koneo only, currently, plays a small small part you can not help get caught up in the endless possibilities this space has to offer.
Gabe Leydon spoke brilliantly about how global the industry is, and having come from a more traditional background it is amazing to start my day speaking to partners in China, Singapore and India and end talking to people on the west coast, but sometimes it does feel like the human touch is lost through Skype and email. Internally being in SF meant getting to see how the team there works and deals with the 9hrs time difference as well as helping with recruitment (if you know anyone looking for an exciting fresh challenge in account management or ad ops spread the word). Externally it was great to put a face to a name, sit down over lunch or drinks and talk.