A few months ago, I announced my resignation from EiS Technologies ("A Crazy Game Of Poker"). Another one of those leaps of faith - agreeing to part months ahead of time, not quite knowing where I was going next. It's a great approach to parting ways with an employer if all parties can step up to behaving like grown-ups. It gives the employer time to find and train a replacement as well as picking your brain for knowledge transfer, and it gives the employee time to search for the next gig without facing huge financial pressures. It works well as long as all parties are mature enough to refrain from any vindictive behavior.
Big kudos to the leadership at EiS for stepping up through this time period and making it all work well. EiS is a special place with a special team...I miss every bit of it.
I started a new adventure with Io Consulting in February. I like the social value of the company's mission: 100% Oracle, 100% Higher Education, 100% Customer Satisfaction. Each and every one of those elements are important to me. My role will be building up Fusion Middleware and Oracle Cloud Applications Services capabilities within the company. So I'll continue to be deeply involved in User Experience, ADF, and the overall Fusion/Cloud Applications architecture. I'll likely get into some PeopleSoft & Campus Solutions areas as well...it's been awhile since I've been intimately involved in either, so it'll be nice to get back there again. So I'm very excited to join the Io Consulting team and look forward to what lies ahead.
In some ways, it will be weird: no more Collaborate or KScope, a little less emphasis on EBS, a more narrowly focused customer set. But I'll get to attend Alliance on a regular basis (rather than the sporadic attendance of the last five years) and I'll still be a regular at OOW. And the new management team uses the word "cool" on a regular basis, so that's a good indicator. And I get to work with Ted Simpson - it gets no better than that!
OK, I'm done being self-centered now. The next post will take us back to our regularly scheduled programming.