itSMF Norway Annual Conference and Expo, Oslo, Norway


What can I say? I got to go to Norway and speak at the itSMF Norway annual conference! What an absolute adventure. My adventures in Norway were one of the most incredible trips I have taken.

The event host let me stay in her home before the conference and learn about Norway life and culture. Meeting her family and hanging out in Trondheim before the conference was such an extraordinary experience. We were joined by other international speakers.

Group of International Speakers on a Night Out in Trondheim

Then, we took a road trip into the country to Roros. The visit was extraordinary and I am so thankful to the event coordinators for putting the trip together. We stayed in this amazing country cabin, ate fantastic local cuisine prepared by our host, and spent a day walking the streets in Roros.

A Wedding Chariot in Roros

After our excursion in Roros, we headed back to the conference venue in Oslo. At the conference, it was a great mixture of speakers from across Europe, Australia, and the U.S. Another tremendous itSMF event – although I didn’t understand a word the comedian said – and he still made me laugh 🙂

Greg Sanker and I at the Photo booth at the Conference

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