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If you love somebody, set them free

After some teasing and cryptic thoughts, here the conclusion. Linus Torvald said it in his keynote address during 1999' Lotus DevCon: "If you love somebody, set them free". I put in a lot of work in TAO Consulting over the last 6 years and it is time to set it free. Ms. Ida Cheong will take over as Managing Director, Pitt will run the Notes consulting arm, Dr. Magaret Tan continues the Business consulting, Christoph Schaaf will cover UMsys. The position for a sales director has three hot candidates (more once its closed). We recently signed partner agreements with eWorkplace and CPUSoft to resell our products, so expect more activities there. If you want to have your product represented in SE-Asia talk to the good folks at TAO.

And I? Well think Rock, think Bob

I will be the LTPA ....The Lotus Technology & Productivity Advisor for IBM Asean. I will be based in Singapore covering Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei. Exiting times ahead.

Posted by on 30 March 2006 | Comments (12) | categories: Singapore


  1. posted by Gana on Friday 31 March 2006 AD:

    Goodluck with your new assignment!!
  2. posted by Alan Lepofsky on Friday 31 March 2006 AD:
    Great news! Welcome to the team, see you on the inside.
  3. posted by Vince Schuurman on Friday 31 March 2006 AD:
  4. posted by Mac Guidera on Friday 31 March 2006 AD:
    After three months, things are even better than I imagined they would be with Lotus.. Congrats on your desicion and all the best!
  5. posted by Steve Castledine on Friday 31 March 2006 AD:
    Hey - great news Stephan!
  6. posted by Christopher Byrne on Friday 31 March 2006 AD:
    Much congratulations!
  7. posted by William Tay on Friday 31 March 2006 AD:
    Congratulations Dude - It will be nice to see you at the other side of things Emoticon cheesy.gif

    I am sure our paths will cross many times in the future. Emoticon biggrin.gif
  8. posted by Richard Schwartz on Friday 31 March 2006 AD:
    Good luck in your new adventure!

    I guess I should add you to the hitchhiker's guide to IBM blogs.

  9. posted by Ben Poole on Saturday 01 April 2006 AD:
    Wow, lots of changes for lots of people in 2006! Congratulations Emoticon smile.gif
  10. posted by Brian Benz on Saturday 01 April 2006 AD:
    Congrats! I too am joining IBM on Monday....
  11. posted by Ray "The Lion King" Bilyk on Saturday 01 April 2006 AD:
    Congratulations on your new journey! The best of luck to you!
  12. posted by Dave Harris on Monday 03 April 2006 AD:
    Congratulations, Stephan. Good luck with the move.
  13. posted by Jack Dausman on Monday 03 April 2006 AD:
    Congrats Stephan !! IBM/Lotus is going through a dramatic transformation, and it is impressive to see the brainpower they are attracting. It's not just about being the brightest (you'd win in that category, too), but having a vision.
  14. posted by Senthil Kumar on Monday 03 April 2006 AD:
    Congrats Stephan. As Ben says lotsa changes for lotsa people in year 2006..

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  15. posted by Rob Wunderlich on Friday 07 April 2006 AD:
    Best wishes, Stephan.

    Nice finally meeting you at Lotusphere this year!
  16. posted by David Sandey on Saturday 08 April 2006 AD:
    Good to meet you at LS06. Congratulations on the new position.
  17. posted by Ramasamy on Sunday 09 April 2006 AD:
    Congrats! That's great ! All the best in your new Job.
    Met u 2 years back during a ND6 pre-launch session.
    I currently work for a IBM BP as Team Leader.
    Hope to see u @ LS 2006 Singapore.
    Are u going to do a presentation?
  18. posted by Amy on Thursday 20 July 2006 AD:
    Just to say thanks for all your guidance. All the best in your new job