I'll miss my parking spot!
This Spring, I left IBM and now find myself trying to figure out what I really want to be when I grow up.
While I will very much miss being an "IBMer" and I miss my IBM colleagues terribly, I am looking at this change as an opportunity to explore some new things and reconnect with some older interests.
I'm still very interested in social business and all aspects of technology. I will comment on the latest tech news and trends as often as possible.
I plan on returning to the university, focusing on information technology and project management studies.
I've always wanted to write a book about my parents - they grew up in the Great Depression and personally experienced WW2 and the Cold War. I want to capture those stories before it's too late. Now I have some time to start this project.
I also have a new role in my military career. For over 20 years now, I have been a member of my state's Air National Guard. Recently, I was selected for a new role, concentrating on Massachusetts' emergency management and critical event planning. This is an area that I find extremely interesting and rewarding. Who knows, maybe this will be my new career...
I'm starting this blog because while I've written a blog for IBM Electronic Support for years, it was all about IBM tools and sites, not about the lessons I've learned doing marketing, social business, and emergency management for over a decade now.
I can't promise I'll keep this blog always focused on business - my other love, Jeeps, may sneak in once in a while along with some military articles.
Well, let's see where this takes us - I hope you'll find my ramblings useful and possibly entertaining...
- Pat O'C