itSMF announce all seven global ITIL Version 3 launch events only weeks away so book now!
The ITIL Version 3 Launch website has announced details of all seven launch events. The last one is only seven weeks away so book now. These have changed from the early plans the IT Skeptic described here. USA wins, Canada loses. Korea chosen over Japan.
Earlier this year, I said "plans called for the launch to run over the three weeks starting June 4th, in London, Copenhagen, Sao Paulo, New York, Vancouver, Tokyo and Sydney, in that order. So you Ockers pencil June 20th orright mate? (Copenhagen?? Only the British would launch to Europe in Copenhagen. Must be the Danes are the only nationality they still like.)"
Copenhagen it is, and I was bang on about Sydney but London is on the 5th, not the 4th. But the big change is that a Canadian launch has been dropped in favour of two US launches on the east and west coasts. I'll leave it to one of you Yanks to enlighten us on why Canada loses. I guess the answer is obvious: the voice of the $$$; but didn't Sharon Taylor have a countering influence?
Less obvious is why they would choose Chicago over New York ...or anywhere else :-D. [Actually that's not fair: I've only seen Chicago in the depth of winter while I've seen NY in all seasons].
The other interesting change is dropping Tokyo in favour of Seoul. The Japanese are represented on both the ITIL Advisory Group (IAG) and the APMG examination panel, Korea on neither. ITIL is big in both countries and Seoul is an interesting place [I was there talking ITIL in 2003] but it seems an odd move. Love to know the reasoning behind that one too, if someone has insight...?? If it was a question of being more geographically central or accessible, then Hong Kong would be the obvious choice.
Well, better late than never: with four weeks until Copenhagen and seven until Sao Paulo I hope they can still get full houses as they already do in London. I guess with the ITIL frenzy still increasing worldwide they will. None of those places are handy to the IT Skeptic, so I'm relying on you folk to report back OK?