My amazing week with Lenovo at the 2016 Mobile World Congress!! (#MWC16)

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My amazing week with Lenovo at the 2016 Mobile World Congress!! (#MWC16)

My week at the 2016 Mobile World Congress (#MWC16) in Barcelona is wrapping up… so much to talk about! I attended the conference as one of a handful of people selected as a Lenovo INsider, a group of Lenovo superfans with a diverse background ranging from technology to social media.

Lenovo treated us like royalty the entire week with a swanky hotel, tours of the city and absolutely amazing Spanish cuisine. Even better was the treatment we received at the actual conference, with the opportunity to learn about the latest products and apps directly from Lenovo’s top brass. I’m still traveling but upon my return home will do some in-depth pieces and videos on some of the products, they blew my mind! For now, here are some highlights of what I saw and learned while meeting and interviewing Lenovo’s leadership team:


· A major highlight for me was the opportunity to interview Lenovo’s CEO, Yang Yuanqing (YY)! He was very kind sharing of big visions for the future of Lenovo. YY is leading the company that is redefining how we use our devices and interact with technology at work, at home and everywhere in-between. He is the well-deserved winner of the Edison Award for the innovative products at Lenovo, which just keep getting better.

· Our INsider team had a wonderful time dining with Rick Osterloh, President and COO of Motorola. He was beaming when speaking about the future of Motorola, which is now part of Lenovo. Check out the Moto 360 Sport, the Moto X Force or Moto X Style, just a few of the new line of Moto phones with some serious fun and big technology behind them!

· I also learned about Lenovo’s strategy and products during my interview with SVP Xudong Chen. He was so full of life, I can’t believe how cool all of the Lenovo employees are! With executives like this I can see why they attract great talent.

· The Lenovo executive that may have the most fun job was David Roman, Chief Marketing Officer. He’s the brains behind launching and marketing all of Lenovo’s products. It was great to interview him and to see how in-touch with social media he and the rest of the team are at Lenovo.

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· George He and Peter Hortensius are two Lenovo executives and geniuses behind their technology, cloud and ecosystem. Our INsiders group had a great time sponging as much knowledge as we could from our hour-long session on the future of innovation and technology, right from two leaders behind it. What an honor!

· Connie Bryant was another dynamic person to interview and learn from, as she heads up Lenovo’s Apps. Apps were everywhere at this conference, and the REACHit, WRITEit, SHAREit apps that Lenovo launched simplify and elevate experiences in all areas of life. This is really exciting stuff, from being able to remote access to your PC from anywhere, to a real-time handwriting-to-text converter.

The Lenovo booth was booming the entire conference, definitely a highlight for so many conference-goers. The setup matched the products and was, in a word, vibrant! I especially loved the projection room for the Yoga tablets, and the water tank showing Lenovo’s durable products (I even saw some underwater selfies going on!). The conference as a whole was an absolute blast.

Stay tuned, once I get back from this gorgeous city of Barcelona I will share more from my first look at the best in everything mobile!

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51 Comments

  • Reply marianne Feb 26, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    I am not familiar with Lenovo. I’ll have to look into the technology.

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Feb 28, 2016 at 12:23 pm

      Marianne, go to http://www.lenovo.com and I think you’ll be impressed! The first time I had heard of them was when my husband’s company switched from using Dell to Lenovo about 4 years ago… they never looked back.

  • Reply Terri Ramsey Beavers Feb 26, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    I’m typing on a Lenovo laptop right now. I love it so much that I also bought my sister the same one. It’s a great laptop for a great price and I’m happy with mine.

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Feb 28, 2016 at 12:25 pm

      Awesome, yes my husband loves his laptop too. It’s lighter and less expensive but actually packs more punch than the competitors.

  • Reply Lana B. Feb 26, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Your week does look amazing. It sounds like apps were big at the conference.

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Feb 28, 2016 at 12:26 pm

      Yes the apps were a big part and really exciting / inspiring. All of the social media giants were there, too.

  • Reply parentingpatch Feb 26, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    I am using a Lenova laptop right now. Fabulous brand. Your week looks amazing!

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Feb 28, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      That’s cool, sounds like those of you already using Lenovo products are really happy!

  • Reply Agnes Dela Cruz Feb 26, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    I would love to own a Lenovo lappy because of the good reviews I have been reading about this product. Cool event there.

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Feb 28, 2016 at 12:28 pm

      Haha love that, “lappy”. Yes they are killing it as far as reviews!

  • Reply tara pittman Feb 26, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    The under water selfies sound so fun> I need to look into a Lenovo laptop.

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Feb 28, 2016 at 12:33 pm

      Yes that was so cool 🙂

  • Reply patricemfoster Feb 27, 2016 at 3:50 am

    Never heard of Lenova laptop will have to check it out. The reviews are great thanks for sharing.

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Feb 28, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      Yes definitely, keep them in-mind. Based on other comments from this post, my personal experience and all of the people I spoke to at the conference they make amazing laptops.

  • Reply Ana De Jesus Feb 27, 2016 at 6:01 am

    I have never heard of them before but I like how you were given five star treatment that is lovely!

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Feb 28, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      Most people have heard of IBM laptops and Motorolla (Moto) phones, and those now roll up to Lenovo!

  • Reply Claudette Esterine Feb 27, 2016 at 8:05 am

    I had a Lenovo laptop once and it worked well enough!

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Feb 28, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      That’s cool, thanks for sharing! Check out their tablets sometime too.

  • Reply Euge Nia Feb 27, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Lenovo seems like a good brand. I would like to check it out this new laptop. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Feb 28, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      I personally love the red color they use, I feel like I’m accessorizing just by carrying it around, haha

  • Reply mindmart2014 Feb 27, 2016 at 10:22 am

    My current laptop is a Lenovo and I love it.

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Feb 28, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      Awesome. What do you love about it? I’m always curious to hear why.

  • Reply Elizabeth O. Feb 27, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Lenovo has been upping their gadget game for a couple of years now. And I have to say they have been very impressive. It looks like you had a fantastic week!

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Feb 28, 2016 at 12:38 pm

      I agree, they are for real and everything from picture, sound and all of the groundbreaking extras are making their newly launched products really stand out. I thought their booth had the most buzz at the conference.

  • Reply Debbie Denny Feb 27, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    What a spectacular event for you to experience. Sounds like a good time with many ideaas.

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Feb 28, 2016 at 12:39 pm

      Thanks Debbie, I had to pinch myself about 50 times a day, couldn’t believe it happened!

  • Reply milenabarrett Feb 28, 2016 at 6:27 am

    This looks it was great opportunity. I love learning more about brands.

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Feb 28, 2016 at 12:40 pm

      Me too Milena. There was more to learn at this conference than anywhere I’ve ever been… I just scratched the surface.

  • Reply Rosey Feb 28, 2016 at 7:06 am

    How wonderful that you got to go. The location is prime too. 😉

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Feb 28, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      My first time to Spain. I loved everything about it!

  • Reply Tammilee Tips Feb 28, 2016 at 8:36 am

    What aan amazing event to get to attend. I love to see how much technology changes and improves every year.

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Feb 28, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      Yeah it’s pretty crazy Tammilee how fast this stuff evolves. At car shows you get to see concept cars that might launch in 5 years, if ever. At the MWC you get to see technology that seems like futuristic concept stuff but it’s launching now, for all of us to use. It’s so exciting.

  • Reply Katarzyna Feb 28, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    I’ve heard about this event, it’s great that you had an opportunity to visit and meet these awesome people!

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Feb 28, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      Thanks Katarzyna! The people at Lenovo were all so friendly and eager to share, it made the week so amazing.

  • Reply beckysbestbites Feb 28, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    What an amazing opportunity for you!! Lenovo is a solid company with quality products! Congrats!

  • Reply Cara (@StylishGeek) Feb 28, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    I did a blogging campaign for Lenovo as a tastemaker and I was fortunate to receive the Yoga Pro 3. I love it til this day! I am so excited for you because Lenovo definitely has a lot of innovative products! Congratulations!

  • Reply threekidsandafishc Feb 28, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    What a great experience! It looks like a great place and venue! It’s always fun when collaborating with a group!
    Cathy

  • Reply Marielle Altenor Feb 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    I saw a few of these pictures when you posted them on Facebook! Looks like a wonderful week and lots of new prodcuts!

  • Reply Heather Feb 28, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    What a fun experience. I love learning about new technology. I would have loved eating dinner with the big guys and learning what the inspiration was behind their new apps.

  • Reply Run For Life (@uprun4life) Feb 28, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    That is neat that you got to chat with the ceo. I know my husband could use a new laptop.

  • Reply helenalemon Feb 28, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Wow! What an amazing opportunity you had! Shows what social media influencers can do these days! Very motivating! I see some of the readers have Lenovo, so it must be making its mark! Will have to do some research on it!

  • Reply Stephanie Pass Feb 28, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    How exciting! Before I upgraded, I had a Lenovo computer for years. It was a workhorse.

  • Reply Angie@chasingmyhalo Feb 29, 2016 at 12:59 am

    What a great experience and opportunity! I hear that Barcelona is pretty amazing too!

  • Reply Kiwi Feb 29, 2016 at 1:01 am

    I have heard so many great stories about the LEnovo! I would love one to do some work on!

  • Reply Ryan Escat Feb 29, 2016 at 3:11 am

    Looks you have a great time! Great experience. So exciting!

  • Reply Vicki Feb 29, 2016 at 5:39 am

    I absolutely love my Lenovo laptop! It is so much more reliable than my brand new desktop! It looks like you had a wonderful time!

  • Reply coolchillmom Feb 29, 2016 at 8:26 am

    What a great event! Glad you were there to share with us. I love how the executive was beaming as he shared his product

  • Reply Amy Jones Feb 29, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    I love Lenovo It’s such a great brand with a great variety of products and amazing quality I’ve had a few computers Lenovo and I definitely recommend their products and services

  • Reply Coach Donna L Ward Feb 29, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Wow! Congratulations for such a grand opportunity to interview Lenovo’s CEO and go to the conference! I am so jealous! We’ve not had a Lenova laptop, and will have to check into it next time – thx for the great info

  • Reply Yona Williams Feb 29, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Funny I am seeing this today…my Mom and I were at OfficeMax today and she was asking me about the Lenovo brand. Looks like you attended a tech-lovers dream of an event – lots of cool stuff…and very nice to meet and greet with the CEO.

  • Reply Colette S Mar 2, 2016 at 10:35 am

    I have heard about Lenovo and have been wondering if I should get a laptop from them. I am saving up. I really need a good laptop.
    Looks like you had a great time!

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