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The cat’s out of the bag. Yes I have a new job. Thrilled to be an IBMer!

Mat Newman  August 27 2013 22:56:17
The last few weeks have been a roller-coaster for myself and my family. And it all began during a quick chat with Brian Cheng, whom many of you would know as one of the Demo Gods from the last couple of Lotusphere/Connect conferences.

After 18 years of being a Notes / Domino / SMTPMTA / Pump / DB2 / LearningSpace / DominoDoc / QuickR / Sametime / Traveler / Protector / Connections ... consultant, Brian asked me a simple question:

"How would you like to be responsible for Notes in one of the largest growth markets in the world?"


Let me think about that for a moment ... oh wait ...  

So here I am. In Singapore as the IBM ASEAN Collaboration Executive.

I've been tasked to work with the Notes/Domino/Sametime/Smartcloud team for ICS that includes Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Singapore and Brunei to consolidate our customer base and help grow IBM Collaboration Solutions adoption in the region.

It's been a few couple of weeks settling into the role, meeting customers, partners and IBMers.  Now the fun begins.

And finally I can say something that's been 18 years in the making: I'm proud to be an IBMer.

Thanks Brian.
Comments

1Per Henrik Lausten  10/02/2013 15:09:03  
The cat’s out of the bag. Yes I have a new job. Thrilled to be an IBMer!

Mat, congratulations with your new and exciting challenges!

2Bill Malchisky  10/02/2013 15:28:03  
The cat’s out of the bag. Yes I have a new job. Thrilled to be an IBMer!

Continued success to you, sir. Congratulations on the new gig. Notes is in good hands in that region.

3Albert Buendia  10/02/2013 18:37:16  
The cat’s out of the bag. Yes I have a new job. Thrilled to be an IBMer!

Mat, congratulations !! I'm sure you will influence the IBM Notes developer/designer team to fix and enhance some still poor desing elements ;)

4Giuseppe Grasso  10/02/2013 18:39:21  
The cat’s out of the bag. Yes I have a new job. Thrilled to be an IBMer!

Congratulations Mat, you're going to be a stellar addition to the IBM team!

5Mike Smith  10/02/2013 18:54:42  
The cat’s out of the bag. Yes I have a new job. Thrilled to be an IBMer!

Great news. Congratulations Mat and wishing you every success.

6Theo Heselmans  10/02/2013 18:59:10  
The cat’s out of the bag. Yes I have a new job. Thrilled to be an IBMer!

Congrats Mat.

Hope you'll still do hugs at Connect ?

7Stuart McIntyre  10/02/2013 20:54:36  
Lucky IBM

Mat, they're gonna love your passion and your energy and probably wonder what him 'em too!

Go do great business, sir...

8Erich Schmidt  10/02/2013 21:51:13  
The cat’s out of the bag. Yes I have a new job. Thrilled to be an IBMer!

Congratulations, Mat; you'll be great, of course. Nice coup for the demo god, scoring someone of your passion and skill.

9Andy Donaldson  10/03/2013 1:20:43  
The cat’s out of the bag. Yes I have a new job. Thrilled to be an IBMer!

They are lucky to have you, mate! All the best!

10Peter Presnell  10/03/2013 7:08:37  
The cat’s out of the bag. Yes I have a new job. Thrilled to be an IBMer!

Congratulation Mat. I believe you now have the distinction of being the first IBM Champion from IBM....

11Richard Schwartz  10/03/2013 11:55:21  
The cat’s out of the bag. Yes I have a new job. Thrilled to be an IBMer!

Congratuations, Mat!

12Pierre  10/03/2013 15:58:44  
Stop by when you land in Manila

Surprisingly Notes is bigger than Exchange for Enterprises in Manila

13Steve Castledine  10/03/2013 20:34:00  
The cat’s out of the bag. Yes I have a new job. Thrilled to be an IBMer!

Congratulations Mat! If you need to find the coffee machine, ping me :)

14Christian Petters  10/04/2013 5:29:02  
The cat’s out of the bag. Yes I have a new job. Thrilled to be an IBMer!

Congratulations Mat, if anyone deserves a leading role at IBM ICS it is you! All the best for your new endeavours!

15Eric Mack  10/04/2013 7:12:45  
The cat’s out of the bag. Yes I have a new job. Thrilled to be an IBMer!

Congratulations, Mat. I expect big things from IBM now that you are on the team.

Eric

16Lars Berntrop-Bos  10/07/2013 20:30:12  
The cat’s out of the bag. Yes I have a new job. Thrilled to be an IBMer!

Congratulations, Mat! I am sure you will do an awesome job!

17Mat Newman

10/14/2013 0:00:32  The cat’s out of the bag. Yes I have a new job. Thrilled to be an IBMer!

Thanks everyone for the kind well-wishes, I look forward to seeing you all at Connect in January, and of course @Theo ... there will be (HUG)'s ;-)

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