Last week I traveled to New Orleans, also knows as NOLA, for the Microsoft Envision conference. I had the pleasure of hosting an executive panel made up of Judson Althoff, Chris Capossella and Dave O’Hara. We talked about sales, marketing and finance alignment. Fun session that you can view here, if you are so inclined.
It has been years since I had been to New Orleans. Last time I was there, I was hanging out at Pat O’Brien’s bar, and let a local favorite – the hurricane – get the best of me. The French Quarter fascinates me, and this current trip to NOLA was no exception. No hurricanes though. I learned my lesson the first time!
This wonderful Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico is nicknamed the “Big Easy,” and known for its round-the-clock nightlife, beignets, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famed for raucous costumed parades and public partying.
On Sunday afternoon, after checking out the conference to be sure I knew where I was going, I went walking along the water. My hotel, The Hilton Riverside was right on the water, which I loved. Had an amazing view from my room, and all I can say is that once again my customers truly treat me right.
On my last night there, enjoyed a wonderful dinner with my friends from InsideView and Microsoft at Mr. B’s Bistro. Some of the tasty seafood I think I’ve had. Great atmosphere, great food and wine. What else is there?