Networking in Nashville Technology Community

This past week ISI partnered with Polycom and Microsoft to present new video conferencing and collaboration technologies to over 20 Nashville area technology and business professionals at Microsoft's office just outside of Nashville in Cool Springs. The event included tips on seamlessly unifying video collaboration across SKYPE for business and non-business SKYPE environments with Polycom technologies. In addition, there were interactive demos of Polycom video solutions for Microsoft Lync (CX8000) built specifically for SKYPE for Business/Lync Room Systems.

Exciting new technology that created so much interest that many attendees stayed long after the demos to ask questions, take a deeper dive on technical issues etc. Very exciting stuff that generated a number of new ISI prospects to follow up with! The event was definitely a home run thanks to a lot of hard work from the ISI sales team and support from Polycom and Microsoft. A true collaborative effort that represents a blueprint for future ISI marketing/sales events in 2015 and beyond.   

Later that same day we attended the Nashville Tech Council (NTC) Summer Party/Reception that was held in downtown Nashville. I must say that I was not only impressed with the really good barbeque that was served at the event but also the attendance (considering the afternoon heat and humidity). It was a great chance to network with still more Nashville tech professionals that day who represented a wide array of companies and organizations. Lots of exciting companies in the Music City!  

One conversation that we had that was particularly interesting (with the local economic development director) was how Google made the decision to choose Nashville over many other cities (like Austin) for the prestigious Google Fiber project. Seems Nashville not only represented huge potential for Google with forecasted population and business growth but also the local representatives made it “easier to do business” with them versus other cities in consideration.  

Pretty impressive and it’s obvious that Nashville is definitely on the move! And I have to say it made me feel really good that ISI recognized Nashville’s potential a long time ago (back in 2005) when made the investment in our first office in Franklin. 10 years later and still a winner for us! 

Posted by Jay Myers at 9:00 AM