It’s been a while since I’ve have something of great interest to blog about and I know that’s probably left a huge void in your lives; for that, I apologize unreservedly. The news that’s brought me back to my faithful Blog is that I am leaving CA Technologies’ Mainframe group and will be joining Covance to head up a new product management team tasked with working on their Informatics Platform “Xcellerate”.
Changing jobs is always both exciting and unnerving. I remember reading an article that espoused making sure that you were not running away from an opportunity but that you were running towards the new one. This is certainly the case and I cannot wait to get engaged with the team at Covance. In general, informatics is a huge growth area with the recent advances in both data analytics and visualization but in the drug development space, these advances allow companies to bring more effective products to market faster - improving and extending patients’ lives. I remembers that Howard Shao, one of Documentum’s founders, said that he’d started the company because he believed that content management could help cure cancer…I guess some things come back around in a career!
Note: I have moved Mainframe and Linux content over to a separate area (there's a link in the header) because, to be honest, it doesn’t really belong in this blog. The content from Covance will bring me back to the worlds of compliance, workflow efficiency, process control, content management, visualization, etc.