Congratulations to Alfredo and Scott for putting on another great full day of conversation, presentations, networking and entertainment at their annual Brand Summit conference in Palo Alto. Technology experts from various categories were on hand to share real-world examples of what works and what doesn’t in an open and convivial atmosphere. The conclusion of the day’s event was the Brand Awards dinner where companies were recognized for their marketing efforts the past year in categories spanning flat-screen TVs to printers to e-commerce sites. There was even a professional comic on hand to keep the crowd lively. Pictured above is Alfredo Muccino of Liquid Agency and Mark de la Vina of the San Jose Mercury News (my self-portrait skills were clearly rusty here – ooops).