Next week we will be having our annual SURF event at the Tiki Bar at Paddy’s Beach Club on
Misquamicut Beach. Last year was my first year at the event and I have to say, it was outstanding. I find it always fun and interesting to get folks out of the work environment like this, especially with family members, where we can just relax and interact without the professional agendas. I am always happy to learn more about our membership and our partners this way and I hope to see as many of you as possible.
This year will have a bit of special meaning as it coincides with our 15th year anniversary. We have been spending some time recently reflecting on how far OSHEAN has come in 15 years and conversations often extend to how far the overall industry has progressed. Facebook was still 5 years away from being founded when we started and Netflix was still a full 10 years away from streaming video. Today Facebook has 1.3 billion subscribers and Netflix represents 60% of University Internet WAN traffic! This is truly an amazing industry to be part of.
So, bring the kids and join us for a fun afternoon in the RI sun!