Greetings from SAPPHIRE NOW

(By Pat Green)

SAPPHIRE NOW has officially started with Bill McDermott’s keynote speech kicking off the activities.  I’d like to take a moment to reflect on how perfect that man’s head of hair really is, certainly deserving of the COE position. Can a presidential run be far off?  We can only dream.  The theme of this year’s event is SIMPLE.  Well Bill, your hair is simply awesome!

All kidding aside, it’s really great to be part of ASUG and SAPPHIRE and I’m very much looking forward to the upcoming week’s events.  SCM Connections will have a strong showing this year.  Not only will we be giving several presentations on new technologies, best practices and sharing customer success stories, this year we have our very own 3’X3’ corner of the SAPPHIRE world, dedicated solely to SCM Connections.  Although there’s a bit of booth envy towards our friends from PwC and HP, it’s our closet space and we’re happy to be here.  From this “command center” we’ll blog, tweet, post and share our experiences for the week.

It’s at events like this that it’s fun to look back on the past few years and see how far we’ve come as a company. There’s been a tremendous amount of work and effort that’s gone into building this company so far, and there’s a tremendous amount of work ahead of us to accomplish all of the goals we’ve set for ourselves.  We don’t often take the time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished and tend to look forward to the challenges ahead.  But for me personally, this is a time to do that.

So yeah, it’s a 3’X3’ pod, but to me, it represents the validation of our business model and the value we provide to our clients.  So if you’re here at the conference this week, stop by and say hello.  Booth #286B.

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