This week, Pink Elephant’s annual conference, Pink17, made Vegas a little brighter. This was our first year exhibiting at Pink’s IT Service Management Conference and our team will never forget the energy of the expo floor or the conversations we had with attendees at the show. As we kick off the 2017 trade show season, here are a few of the topics we’ll be bringing with us.
At Pink17, asset management (AM) was key. A major point of interest for nearly every attendee we spoke with was the need for not only a clear and concise asset management strategy, but a solution for AM that is scalable. For many, asset management solutions were top-of-mind though the specific goal for many organizations in 2017 is to find asset management functionality that could be integrated to departments outside of IT.
Pink’s keynote speakers also had a concurrent theme: motivation. Speakers like Alison Levin and J.R. Martinez made sure to drive home the importance of motivation in both personal and professional life. Whether discussing adversity and how to overcome it, or willingness to embrace change, adopting skill sets to monitor that motivation inside the workplace was key in conversations among the expo floor.
Finally, the most frequently mentioned topic at Pink17 was an emphasis on people in addition to products. No longer is the product the only important factor for decision-making. Now companies are recognizing that the products are important, but they can’t stand alone. With a plan in place to support their people with the right product, organizations are facing a shift from legacy products and homegrown solutions to the landscape of service management and asset management solutions that make their employees’ lives easier.
We had a great group of Samanage representatives at the conference so the opportunity to engage with people face-to-face made Pink17 shine just a little brighter than all those neon signs outside The Bellagio.