I just got back from a week in Istanbul, Turkey, a place I never in my life expected to visit. That's just one way Net Optics keeps its annual Channel Partner Conference fresh and exciting, by choosing a wonderful location. With 66 attendees representing 32 partners from 24 countries, it was a great opportunity for partners to share success stories and ideas, and to learn about Net Optics's plans for the upcoming year and beyond. The two-and-a-half day event seemed all too short, barely squeezing in time for presentations, hands-on product demonstrations, and deep-dive technical training. However, the highest value of the event is the chance to meet and build relationships with other members of the extended Net Optics family, so that together we can "Architect Visibility and Success" (the theme of the conference) going forward. To facilitate this goal, we had plenty of time for social activities, touring the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, known by tourists as "The Blue Mosque" (pictured above), visiting the Higia Sophia museum, enjoying a cocktail cruise on the Bosphorous strait, and dining at the stunning 360 Restaurant, which afforded us a 360-degree view of the beautiful Istanbul city lights from 10 stories up. We thank our super-partners NPC in Europe and Triplelayer Networks in Australia for helping plan and co-host the event, and we look forward to topping ourselves with an even more spectacular event next year!
- Lannie Rhodes, Product Manager