My career as an HCL ambassador is at an end and you have to get assistance from someone other than me.
I’ve been an IBM Champion, and then an HCL ambassador, for many years now. But it’s over now. So if you are a customer or business partner who have relied on me for help, assistance, software and contact directly with product managers, you will now have to find help elsewhere. Arne Nielsen at Brainworker is your man here in Norway, as he will still be an ambassador for 2023.
Here is how HCL explains what an HCL Ambassador is:
HCL Ambassador is a distinction that HCL awards select members of the community that are both experts in their field and are passionate about sharing their HCL knowledge with others.
HCL Ambassadors are exactly that, ambassadors. Importantly they are not employees, but their commitment to sharing their expertise has a huge impact on the HCL community. Whether they are blogging, writing books, speaking, running workshops, creating tutorials and classes, offering support in forums, or organizing and contributing to local events – they help make HCL’s mission of making technology play nice, possible.
For some reason I didn’t pass the mustard this year, which I did find a bit surprising. However, looking in my blog, it would seem that my passion about the HCL portfolio hasn’t been as big this year as earlier years. But I did do a lot ot stuff behind the scenes that you guys didn’t see.
I will miss the ambassador community. In addition to receiving much help, and hopefully they have gotten help from me, I’ve become mates with many of them. Some of us are Facebook friends and hopefully they and others will look me up if they come to Norway.
As many of you know, this isn’t even my day job anymore. But I still do a bit of Domino development, and I use Connections for my task management in my consultant business. I’m going to contemplate now what my relationship with these products will be in the future. I haven’t blogged much this autumn, so I don’t know what will happen with the blog. It might change focus to more general collaboration. I don’t know. Another cord has been cut, and it’s time to see what other things life has in store for me.