Earlier this year, when Unisys announced the cancellation of the Universe conference for 2015, the UNITE Board of Directors and advisors met and decided it was important for the user community to have a face-to-face conference this year. They took on the Herculean task of pulling it together in just a few short months. And they did an excellent job. Due to the very short notice the attendance was understandably lower than previous conferences, hovering somewhere around 100 individuals, but they were all dedicated and enthusiastic supporters of Unisys ClearPath systems and related products and services. The Expo area had several of the usual vendors, and even many of those who chose not to rent booth space this year sent representatives as delegates, so there were many opportunities for users to connect with Unisys sales and marketing and thirds party vendors, alike.
Many positive comments were heard from delegates and vendors. In the closing session, Guy Bonney, this year’s President of UNITE, said “there will be a conference in 2016”. Whether it is in conjunction with a Unisys Universe conference, or another one like this, organized by the user group, UNITE will be represented in a conference in North America. Kudos to the UNITE organization for pulling off another excellence conference. We hope to see even more of you at the next one.
For more information about the UNITE organization, or to get on their mailing list, visit their web site at www.UNITE.org.