delivery lifecycle focus → digital experience focus
creating and promoting open technologies → evaluating and using open technologies
communication and evangelism → communication and evangelism
client and business partner enablement → client and business partner enablement
Well, as you can see, maybe not completely different, although exactly what I’ll be doing is still emergent, even to me.
Another big change is that we’re moving from Toronto to Raleigh. This is likely the most stressful and adventurous part of the package! Hopefully the hard work of the actual move will be uneventful, like the part of the story that the movie always leaves out, but that we’ll have (at least family) movie-worthy adventures in North Carolina!
It has been an incredible 33 months working on OSLC, and an amazing 8+ years at IBM. I’ve been privileged to work with some of the best people in the industry – at IBM and at clients and partners – and I’ve made friends from among them.
Nominations are open for the OSLC Steering Committee – self nominations are OK 😉
On May 30 OASIS COO Scott McGrath opened the nomination period for the OSLC Steering Committee. This year 4 of 7 seats are available, those having been held by: Dave Ingram of Accenture, Mark Schulte of Boeing, Bola Rotibi of Creative Intellect, and Mik Kersten of Tasktop.
Tasktop’s interest in OSLC is increasing … Dave West, Tasktop’s Chief Product Officer, is responsible for our product strategy and delivery … [and] his passion and vision for the future of ALM, DevOps and integration makes him a fantastic candidate for the role.
So we “know” one candidate, and I’ve heard rumors of up to another 4. But don’t let that scare you! If you believe you can contribute a valuable perspective to the direction of OSLC, get yourself nominated! (Scott’s email has more details about that.)
The nomination period closes on Friday, June 13, and the election period should run June 16-30.
This year’s IBM Innovate conference opens this coming Sunday, June 1, and it’s theme is Innovate @ speed. From 4-6 PM that Sunday, the Open Technology Summit will explore how open technologies can be used deliver the right product and software faster and with higher quality. Not only will the event feature a series of infotaining lightning talks and a panel discussion (more details below), there’ll be beer and gourmet popcorn! (If you prefer wine, no need to whine, there’ll be some of that too.)
Whether you’re looking to (improve how you) leverage the Cloud or get your Mobile strategy in order; to deliver more complex planes, trains, and automobiles faster, while proving compliance with more complex regulations; or managing out-sourced projects using established and emerging technologies, you won’t want to miss the Open Technology Summit!
Full Details: Open Technology Summit @ IBM Innovate
Date & Time: Sunday, June 1, 4-6 PM Location: Southern III ballroom (Dolphin) Sponsors: Array Networks and SODIUS