Back from Beijing (and Shanghai)...
By mrbill on Dec 22, 2008
I just returned from a week long trip to our Beijing and Shanghai sales offices. I hadn't visited China since about 2001, and much has definitely changed. I suppose I should rewind a few weeks though for context.
Sun's new office in Beijing:
My blahg has been pretty much off-topic for a few months, as I have been transitioning into a new role. I am now the lead for Systems and Storage Professional Services for "Emerging Markets Region". EMR consists of China, Russia and the rest of CIS, India, Latin America, much of the middle east, and any country without a Sun office. Well, it seems that way. Tons of opportunities, tons of great people, tons of great customers.
Beijing's famous hub of "retail negotiations", the Silk Market:
This trip was awesome! The teams in Beijing and Shanghai are definitely on a roll. Lots of complex identity management work, portal integrations, and storage management projects underway. Huge thanks to Dowson for hosting us in both cities, Andy for helping to set everything up, Winston (and Jimmy via mobile phone) for helping with our social activities, Hammer, Jimmy, Arthur, and all the delivery architects for your time and for sharing the information.
Next comes Moscow and Brazil. For now, time to spend the holidays with family and friends. More to come later...