Thursday night's Governor's Reception was a well prepared event, set in the courtyard behind the Westin Resort overlooking the Savannah River.

I met a couple of fellow entrepreneurs early, including Michael Wilmoth, COO of Advanced Patient Advocacy, and Frank Edens, CEO of

With so many attendees at the reception, I was curious whether I'd run into anyone else in the software industry, especially a company in ScriptLogic's space of desktop, server and Active Directory management solutions. Sure enough, I met Ray Wright, VP of SMB Global Marketing at Computer Associates.

It's always refreshing to meet a representative of such a large public software company whose focus is the SMB space, which is also a focus for ScriptLogic's desktop management product.

After the reception, a number of us took the water ferry across the river to experience the Savannah nightlife. After dinner, we played billiards at The Warehouse. Later at the Bar Bar, it was evident that those of us in executive management can still teach anyone who dares to challenge us at foosball a lesson they won't soon forget.

Brian Styles is CTO and founder of ScriptLogic.

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