So…. we have our teams and our projects for the Marketing Leadership Development Program I started this blog about! Very excited as the team I have been put on looks amazing. We have Miaoli and Susan based in the US, Carol and Zaheer in India, Yong in Korea and Ling in China. As you can probably guess from that, finding a time we can all talk on the phone is tricky!
However, we some of us have had our first call, feeling very lucky as it was lunchtime in the UKI, but sadly very early or very late for my team mates – but it was the only time that worked. We agreed to have our first team meet when we go out to New York in mid March – and I cannot wait to meet them all! It will definitely be one of the most interesting dinners I will ever attend I am sure! We are spending four days at the IBM Learning Centre in Armonk, then one day at the IBM Client Centre in New York.
We also agreed that we are staying on an extra weekend in New York to really get stuck in to working on our new project.
Speaking of the project, ours is going to be aligned to IBM’s Cloud offerings – which is one of IBM’s key areas as most of you will know, so really looking forward to understanding this more and working with/learning from the Worldwide sponsor of this particular project – Diane Brink.
We have our first call of the year with the other teams tomorrow, so we should know then all the steps we need to work through during our project. We also have a call next week on Storyboarding with IBM expert Susie Schiffler – so really looking forward to that.
Now that the teams and projects have been announced, I am going to try to blog once a week – as sure I will have more to say! But remember you can always keep up with what I am doing by following me @RSwindell.
In other news….
We have booked our honeymoon! Very excited, we are going to be spending some time in Paris, the Basel, then a week by Lake Como, before returning to Paris for one night and back to London. Bring on the French, Swiss and Italian cheese!!