Monday, June 2, 2008

IT Security Panel

Robert J. Sawyer moderated a panel with fellow science-fiction writers Greg Bear and Arlan Andrews today at the Gartner IT Security Summit just outside Washington, DC. PC World reports on the panel here.

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


At June 03, 2008 7:20 PM , Blogger Myr said...

Rob's lead on the panel owned the show and his absolute comfort with the "command chair" in the centre was well done. Of course, he's owning the gate area seat at DCA while he waits for his flight back to canada. Rock the shirt Rob. You pwn.

At December 27, 2008 12:04 AM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Thanks, Myr! I got some very nice feedback from Gartner on this event:


"As conference chair for Gartner's annual Information Security Summit, I contacted Robert J. Sawyer based on a co-worker's recommendation. I asked Robert to assist in producing, and to moderate, a session called Science Fiction Writers Panel: Information Security and the Sci-Fi Future.

"Robert helped us evaluate suitable panel members for this topic, worked to help us contact and contract with them, and when the big day came, moderated the panel with the highest degrees of professionalism, along with considerable wit, humor and clarity. As they occasionally can do, when the panelists wandered off in flights of fancy outside our topic area, Robert skillfully and diplomatically brought the discussion back to relevance with the main theme.

"I have no doubt about Robert Sawyer's ability to hold an audience's attention, either solo or in the more challenging panel discussion format, and recommend him for suitable corporate or other events."

— Victor S. Wheatman
Managing Vice-President, San Jose
Gartner, Inc.


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