Today, I saw a lovely email from Heidi Votaw:
I want to formally announce the addition of Mac Guidera to our team. Mac is joining our team as a Product Manager for Lotus Connections.
For those of you not familiar with Mac he joined IBM Software Service for Lotus (ISSL), in 2006 after having worked as an independent Business Partner focused on Lotus Domino Web application development. As a Senior IT Specialist within ISSL, he was responsible for designing and developing Domino, Forms, Sametime and Quickr specific solutions for customers worldwide. As Lotus Connections emerged in the field, he worked on many of the key projects for ISSL providing architecture and implementation guidance to customers and colleagues. At the same time he began hosting a weekly internal call, the Lotus Connections Switchboard, for the IBM Social Software Community, which provides answers on all things Connections related for specialists throughout IBM. Last year, Mac began working with the Lotus Greenhouse as their Technical Team Lead and helped bring in many of the Lotus technologies that are hosted there today (Lotus Connections being a cornerstone of that environment). He is also very active in the Lotus Community at large with his public facing blog and as a long time presenter at Lotus technology conferences and events.
I'm VERY excited about this change and can't think of a better person to be the Product Manager for Lotus Connections. Mac, congratulations and very well deserved!!!
I'm also very proud of this, because Mac couldn't have done this without me. Why? Well, as you can see in the screenshot below, I'm Mac's Executive Assistant. Therefore, if it wasn't because of the super awesome job that I do, Mac wouldn't be as super awesome as he is!
Mac, if you are reading this, when can you start travelling? I have several opportunities that I would like to get you involved in!