BT hosted a magical dinner for the Traveling Geeks at the BT Tower in West London last night. BT’s CEO Ian Livingston greeted us (below) and JP Rangaswami followed up with introductions to countless meet-and-greets, which included BT and NESTA managers and directors, as well as other partners and affiliates, such as a team from Ribbit, over from Silicon Valley for a board meeting. (they were acquired by BT roughly a year ago).
The view was incredible:
The food a treat (scallop salad, jersey royal potato pancetta frisse sauce with slow roasted beef fillet, girolles, baby carrot broad beans and summer truffles with red wine reduction).
The hospitality and service incredible (our telecom giants could learn a thing or two). Below a few fun snapshots from our evening.
The BT creative mastermind behind our a collage with character-like images of each of the Geeks…
Ribbit’s Don Thorson, Tom Foremski, Rocky
Howard Rheingold, Sarah Lacy, Joe, Renee Blodgett, Meghan Asha, Jeff Saperstein
Ian and Jeff Saperstein at dinner
Two of our BT hosts and Renee Blodgett, Sarah Lacy and Susan Bratton
Susan Bratton and Sky Schuyler
The Geeks crowd into one of the last elevators south for the night…
London even delivered us a sunset…
And Robert Scoble wasn’t quite done shooting…..all the way home