Proximo 3 Take on Tallinn
Cloud Technology Townhall Tallinn was an amazing event, however, the 3:30am wake-up call for a 6am flight from Edinburgh to Frankfurt was not so great especially when it lands later than expected. Although at least now I can say I’ve had a private escort through an airport after my late flight nearly caused me to miss my connecting flight (big thanks to Ana Inés Urrutia and Yannick Reekmans for holding the plane for me!)
The event was hosted in Tallinn Creative Hub and I LOVED the setting. It was dark, grungy, and very different from other event settings that I’ve attended. I also found that this event had drawn in many new people, and it was great to network, and I had some interesting conversations.
Fast forward to event day and it’s fair to say I thoroughly enjoyed watching everyone handing out Proximo 3 lanyards to all the attendees on arrival! After everyone was dressed in their Proximo 3 swag, we headed to the Cauldron Hall for the event introduction, hosted by Vivian Voss. After the introduction, it was time for a fun packed day full of sessions!
At 11am, I attended Karoliina Kettukari’s session on Microsoft Viva. I found this session really engaging because she gave a good overview of what is available through Microsoft Viva, the different apps, and the benefits of those apps. I also convinced her to speak about Viva at Scottish Summit 2023, so watch out for her session there!
When the sessions stopped for lunch, there was a good mix of food for everyone! I had the roasted cauliflower in satay sauce (the vegan option) and it was delicious, as expected.
After the event, I headed to the town square in Tallinn for the organiser’s and speakers’ meal. As everyone arrived at the town square, we were met by a crier and a procession led us toward the Olde Hansa Restaurant. This was a medieval-themed restaurant that included dessert served in an old Viking ship and the master of the table (Vivian Voss) having to test and approve the food before anyone else could begin eating.
All in all, my first trip to Tallinn was a huge success and I can’t wait for my next event of 2023!