Imagine the following; you travel from Sweden to Dallas in the US to attend a real estate conference focusing on IT and you end up in a presentation about the famous Swedish botanist Carl von Linné. Surprised is an understatement!
However, there was two good reasons why this occurred;
1. First of all, the presentation was about the benefits of standards
Linné created what should became known as the Linné taxonomy, a system of scientific classification.
2. The speaker, Mark R. Linné, was a relative to Carl von Linné!
I've attended many presentations but a better storyline is hard to find. Finally, the presentation was indeed interesting and put an interesting point to standards. It also introduced me to the abbreviation AVM (Automated Valuation Models).