A MindShare Moment with friend and Colleague, Vicki Bigham, EdTech Legend who founded TCEA, and managed the World’s Leading EdTech Strategy Summit for Over 25 Years. Congrats on a Successful Career!
EdNet 2017 in Phoenix last month marked my 20th year of attending this global B2B thought leader conference. What high value are the relationships and community that evolved over attending. Having said that, there is always a connector as I’m often referred to. However, in this case, Vicki Bigham, also known as ‘Snoops4Scoops’ has taught me a thing or two about the craft of networking. I first met Vicki in Toronto at EdNET 1998, when my old boss Kevin O’Leary keynoted.
Over the course of 20 years Vicki has remained one of the most loyal collaborative, caring and positive individuals I’ve met in my career in education. Perhaps we can all pause and take note of what’s important and valued as we connect and do ‘business’ with education. We all need to live and work and pay bills, but there is a bigger purpose that we all strive for, “doing good things for kids and the leaders who support and nurture their growth and success as education and technology leaders.”
Vicki, I thank you for your mentorship and friendship. I’ve learned a ton from you as a mentor and friend. You have inspired me in many ways to do the same. The greatest challenge is the massive void that will present itself next year at EdNET. Fingers crossed! Enjoy your retirement with George to do the things you enjoy most, family and friends. Watch for the icewine coming your way soon! R.M.