It was with quite a bit of surprise when I received the email a few weeks ago:
Congratulations, you’re an IBM Champion! On behalf of IBM, it is with great pleasure that I invite you to join the IBM Champion program for 2014….
This really wasn’t something I was expecting but it is appreciated. Â The list of new champions contains people I do not know, which is a great thing to see. Â I’m curious to see what the Lotus/IBM Collaboration world holds for all of us in 2014 and equally curious to see the performance of IBM as a whole over the next 12 months.
Whomever nominated me, and the people that have attended my sessions over the years have my deepest appreciation. Â I cut my teeth with the Lotus technology and community and I will always be very grateful to the server technology, Â the people that engineered it and the people that promoted it when it seemed many didn’t care. Â Hope to see some of you in Florida and who knows, maybe even at a few LUGs in the future.