I was looking through my blog and found that I have not maintained it well. The most interesting development was for me to take a step out of enterprise technology sales from a Fortune 20 firm, and moved to take on another role.
After more than 4 years, I felt it was time to explore other areas of development and personal growth. It was not an easy decision for me to make, given that I have joined the firm upon graduation. I will miss the vibrancy of the company, and definitely my colleagues and close friends there. It will probably
I’ve joined a French software company, ORSYP, who specializes in workload automation, specifically in the area of job scheduling. The plan is to develop business for the APAC region, as part of their globalization effort outside of France. I will be taking care of sales and channels management for the region.
Being a niche player has our advantages – Being more flexible and agile to respond to the clients, and having the pride that we are the subject matter experts in the area of workload automation. It’s kind of like a startup, just that our product is more established after being in the market since 1994.
Nevertheless, there’s still a lot moroe work needed to gain more visibility and traction in the region. It’s nice to have overall control of the entire sales development process, from demand generation, prospecting, sales engagement, closure and delivery.
It was also a good time to touch base with my previous industry contacts whom I did not have much chance to collaborate with. It’s always interesting to exchange pointers on how to develop win-win situations.
Deep inside me, IBM has formed an integral part of my development, and their core values will probably stay with me throughout my career. It’s the company that reinforced my personal belief that
- Trust and integrity are the fundamentals of a successful relationship
- A focus on client success will align the goals of both parties together
- Innovation that matters helps maintain the long term competitive advantage of the company.
I will make a mental note to keep focused to continue blogging. I felt like a part of me was hollow when I stop blogging. Probably because I prefer listening over talking when I meet someone face to face – Blogging still remains a good way for me to share my thoughts without worrying that someone will get bored with my life. I will also make a better distinction between opinion essays and blog posts.