Digital Transformation Summit 2017 takes Nashville by social storm

by Joe Szynkowski | April 10, 2017 | Workhappy Blog

Tequila Cowboy closed its doors for a portion of Monday night to allow networking for attendees of Sprinklr’s Digital Transformation Summit.

NASHVILLE – Reporting live from the Construction Capital of the United States. I’m not sure if that’s an official moniker, but it should be. My Uber driver says more hotels are to blame for the ‘closed sidewalk’ signs and jackhammers jolting deep into the evening. This tells me that Music City (that’s official) is expecting to cement itself as one of America’s tourism hotspots for years to come. Good for Nashville. It’s an amazing city.

And Sprinklr puts on an amazing conference.

Even though not a single presentation has been given, a standing ovation is due to the social media management company and its hosting of the first ever Digital Transformation Summit. Stretching across the city, this event is sure to be the first of many annual conferences for Sprinklr, which helps the world’s largest brands execute marketing, customer care, sales enablement, research and commerce across the most prominent global social channels – all on one integrated platform.

My Monday afternoon started with a trip into the conference’s ‘transformation hub,’ a lower level of The Westin hotel lined with smiling Sprinklr representatives in yellow shirts ready to show me the way.

As I walked across the artificial green grass to the IBM Innovation Room, Microsoft Digital Playground and SAP Hybris Data Grind Coffee Shop, it struck me that the amount of planning and coordination between Sprinklr and the various locations hosting events for this conference was more extensive than I imagined. All I had to do was register and show up. Not so for the summit planners.

From the hub, I met up with a long-time connection, Linda McGuigan, at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and enjoyed great conversation – what we could hear over the band’s renditions of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and John Michael Montgomery songs. For anyone who hasn’t visited Tootsies, add it to your bucket list immediately.

I met up with more interesting country folk at Tequila Cowboy on famed Broadway Street, enjoyed more beer, conversation and live music before turning in for the night.

Job well done to the planning committee for Sprinklr’s first conference. This may just become an annual must-attend event for The UpWrite Group.

Joe Szynkowski is Owner & Chief Writer with The UpWrite Group. He also plays drums and wishes he could be on the stage at Tootsies.

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