Over 300 attended today's Lotusphere Comes to You event in Istanbul.  This was the first ever LCTY here -- in previous years, Lotus has participated in a SWG Forum event, but not a stand-alone Lotus event.  Both of the reporters I interviewed with wanted to know, why now for an LCTY?  The answer -- IBM considers Turkey to be an emerging market, in the same broad category as India, China, Brazil, Russia, Romania, Vietnam, etc.  And when 300+ turn up, that seems to be solid validation of the thinking.

I did not get the chance to have too many one-on-one conversations with customers or partners here -- they were too busy!  Check out these crowd shots from the coffee break...

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Tomorrow's schedule has some internal meetings, and I'm staying here in Istanbul for the weekend.  Plans include an "Istanbul through the lens" tour as well as, hopefully, a flight reschedule that will allow me to get out to Sunday's Formula1 race.  We shall see.......

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