Some of you have heard the rumor and reacted with delight (scarcely believable but possible), others have heard and recoiled in horror (arguably correctly), and the vast majority of the 42 or so people who read this blog haven’t heard and if they did wouldn’t care (definitely the right reaction) but regardless the change is upon us. Or me.
What Cameron, what oh what oh what is the change?
I’m gonna change my way of livin ’, And if that ain’t enough, I’m gonna change the way I strut my stuff
The change is I’ll no longer work (and write and present and whatever else I do – send letters care of this address if you’ve figured that out ‘cos I haven’t) with just one technology. It’s a multiproduct CPM (or EPM if you prefer) world and for me at least to stick with just one approach to solving problems simply isn’t enough.
In the past it was Arbor-Hyperion-Oracle, then OneStream, and it will now be about both. And there may be more.
Some would argue that this wider scope simply means that I can be bad in more than one product but such are the fortunes of war.
There are other changes afoot, viz. I now work for MindStream Analytics as the planning-with-a-small-p Practice Lead. Even more stunningly (stunning? Whatever), my younger-taller-smarter-better-looking-brother-from-totally-different-parents, aka Celvin Kattokaran, is– technically speaking – working for me. I will share with you that some of my closest comrades and friends have reacted to this with a snort that variously represents derision, disbelief, and quite possibly despair.
At least my mother said it was a nice thing.
No matter, Celvin and I are going to do great things, much of which you, Gentle Reader, will benefit from (we will try to save a bit for our actual paying clients). Seriously, we have some really cool stuff up our sleeve. Watch our blogs and other media (ermagwad that’s a hint) for more in the nearest of near futures.
This Gibraltar will not crumble
I’ll still be known as Yr. Obt. Svt. and probably a few more choice and NSFW terms that I thankfully have not as yet heard. This blog will continue in a manner similar to my Old Blog. Twitter will be (well, this one has gone away a bit but I’ve started it back up) in shipshape fashion. In other words: All Present and Correct.
Totes obvs, what isn’t going to be a change in is my
excruciating wonderful written voice. Imagine how I have to tone it down when writing work-related emails. Or with people who have the dubious pleasure don’t yet have the honor of knowing me. Sorry, but them’s the facts.
What’s also not going to change is my commitment to you, Gentle Reader: you’ll get the Truth About CPM (or EPM take your pick) and nothing else.
I am superduperwhooper excited about all of this: my so-called career now reflects the changing face of C/EPM, I’m working with Brother Celvin, I’m working for a consulting company that really, really, really gets it, and I shall be focusing on the cool outreach stuff that I pretty much live for. That last bit’s sad but, why try to change me now.
But wait there’s more
As in years past, I’ll be live blogging this as well as live Tweeting (follow me on @CameronLackpour) and heaven help us, even video out on Periscope (it’ll show up on Twitter).