It is only on rare occasions that you get the benefit of experiencing yourself the message you are delivering as a speaker at a conference. The Gartner ITXPO Symposium where I delivered the session on Technology Innovation driving Business Differentiation was one such occasion. Even though I had submitted an abstract about my session several weeks back, the actual content of my presentation continued to grow and take shape even after the conference keynotes had been delivered. For you see, Collaboration — as Gartner asserts — drives the best form of innovation. Let us just say, that the environment at the Gartner conference was such that there was a continuous injection of innovative themes, ideas and concepts that resulted in thought provoking interactions — including a casual conversation I had with Chief Gartner Fellow, Daryl Plummer who delivered one of the keynotes.