Expo can stand for a lot of things. In my case, it stands for Exposure… at the ACM 2006 Expo this week.
Having attended last year’s ACM expo during the duration of my Industrial Training last week, I went down by myself today to have a look this week at this year’s expo. I saw a secondary school classmate there working at the still new KLCC Convention Centre. Pretty interesting how we can just bump into people once we start working. Anyway, the trip down was by LRT and it wasn’t really congested.
Back to ACM expo, it really is a good place to go to with all things related to Communications technology. There were huge amounts of wireless broadband providers (probably 10 or more) coming out with many initiatives, apart from competing with the mobile phone sector, and they seemed to intending to have a huge roll out by end of this year or starting of next.
My only regrets were, I did not have a really big business yet. And secondly, that I didn’t have more time. There were loads of things to see from wireless to mobile to sattelite to LANs.
One of the booths that “caught” me was this company promo-ing under the MSC, trying to create a really good functional Instant Messaging for Mobile phones. This company is a local company under the MSC booth and they have plans to connect to the major IM’s like Yahoo Messenger & MSN soon. What really caught my attention was that the offer of getting a free phone after getting a certain number of friends on the list. Apart from that, a user online for more than 10 days will recieve a mystery gift. The lady at the booth managed to coax me into registering and participating in the survey. As of now, I haven’t tried the software, but will come up with another update on that later.
Too bad I didn’t take any pictures, as my camera went a bit haywire. But if you want to search, you could always Google for more info, not sure if u’ll find any, better luck at other blogs though.