I am in the Rio de Janeiro airport, waiting for my flight back to the U.S. (I’m home for the weekend and then head to India next week). This morning I presented Flex 3 and AIR and a launch event here. And like the events in São Paulo and Brasilia earlier this week, this one was a winner. A standing room only crowd of close to 200 packed the auditorium for a lively and highly interactive event (bringing the total attendance for the launch events here to over 700!). Brazilians are a lively and passionate bunch, and are most definitely not shy. The questions and comments came hard and fast, and good questions and comments at that. 3 hours flew by, and once again I had to omit about half of my content. The rest of the day was spent meeting with customers and partners, right up until I had to head to the airport.
So, 4 days (with no more than 5 hours sleep each night), 3 launch events, 2 press interviews, 5 partner meetings, 8 customer meetings, 1 video shoot … all fueled by more cans of Guaraná Antarctica than I can count.
Tchau, Brazil. And muito obrigado!