Wow! Time has really passed by quickly this past year. It has been exactly 1 year to the day since I joined NetApp. Forget about all the personal changes my family and I have been through, I have seen a whole different side of the industry working for a partner. I have taken my customer background and applied it directly into feedback to product management both internally and with our partners. I get feedback from our customers everyday that I feed back into that same system and really enjoy facilitating customer goals.
I had an amazing time at my 1st VMworld as a partner. I was really busy preparing for the show and at the show itself, but I did have some good opportunities to catch up with friends and colleagues, albeit in very small spurts. I also had some very positive meetings with customers and partners that I think will help move the needle in the right direction.
I feel like I am just getting started here and have some really exciting projects that I am looking forward to sharing with you.
Hope you'll join me for the ride in the coming year!