The month of April was a month in which I had three public speaking appearances. It started out on April 16 when I addressed the New York Higher Education Technology Forum at Hofstra University. The talk tried to drill home the point that all this Cloud stuff is all nice and fluffy, but that we, as cloud consumers, must make sure that our vendors deliver better service for less money. If we fail to do that, we are not making any progress, and Cloud will just be another concept that is doomed to fail.

The second talk was on April 20 at SOURCE Boston, where I was in the fortunate position to mentor a panel about career development, and especially about the role that mentors in that process.

In the third and final talk, on April 29, I addressed a gathering of non-technology people about the risks of social networking, and how to mitigate the risk for themselves. The most important point that I tried to make in that presentation was that on social networks, people may actually read what you write.

Both presentations are available for download, although they might not do you much good without the narrative.