I just finished wrapping up all of the logistics for a trip I am making at the end of the month to beautiful San Jose, CA. I will be representing Chesapeake NetCraftsmen at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) 2012 annual conference. A few years ago, a group of NetCraftsmen consultants had the ability to work with a large university healthcare system to design a solution for providing an end-to-end Cisco Telepresence solution.
This is where I developed an interest in healthcare and my interest in video conferencing was renewed. Prior to this project, I had a “hate hate” relationship with video. Telemedicine introduced to me a use case where real time video collaboration actually meant something. Playing a role in facilitating the reach of quality healthcare to more people in more places is a worthwhile effort. At NetCraftsmen, we care about the technology but when our efforts can elevate the technology to a nobler cause such as helping people, we fall over ourselves to build the best solution possible.
That is one of the reasons why NetCraftsmen added Cisco TelePresence to our Collaboration Practice and is also why I will be running around like a mad man at the ATA conference in San Jose. Well, I guess it isn’t the only reason I want to go to the ATA conference. The Great and Terrible Awesome Woz is going to be the keynote speaker. I love this guy!
So, if you are going to the ATA and wanted to meet up let me know! You can use the comments or look for me on twitter @ucguerrilla.