Just a quick post to announce that I’ve joined the diverse group of practitioners, consultants, investors, journalists, analysts, tech executives, and full-time bloggers — known as the Enterprise Irregulars — who share a common passion for enterprise technology and its application to business in the 21st century.
I was quite honored to be asked to join the group and am very happy to be on board. In so doing, I’m reconnecting with many old friends and colleagues:
- Anshu Sharma, with whom I worked at Salesforce.
- Evangelos Simoudis, for whom I currently work at Host Analytics, since he sits on our board of directors.
- Dennis Moore, with whom I worked at Ingres.
- Esteban Kolsky, a customer strategist who followed us when I was at Salesforce on the Service Cloud.
- John Taschek, with whom I worked at Salesforce and who I knew in his journalistic life prior.
- Jeff Nolan, who I’ve met in and about the Valley and with whom I’ve had some lovely Brunello di Montalcino.
- Jevon McDonald, who I met during the GoInstant acquisition at Salesforce.
- Merv Adrian, a fellow data aficionado and someone who I’ve known since his days at Giga.
- Paul Greenberg, a CRM author and expert … and ditto on the Brunello
- Ramana Rao, with whom we partnered when he was at Inxight and I was running MarkLogic.
- Sameer Patel, who I’ve met in and about the Valley.
- Zoli Erdos, publisher of Enterprise Irregulars and Cloud Ave, and who I’ve met in and about the Valley.
And those are just the folks I already know in some way! The full list of Enterprise Irregulars is here.
Now all I have to do is to finish the labor-of-love that I’ve been writing on SaaS renewals rates. I should be done in about a week.
(Cross-posted @ Kellblog)