Hello World - My Name is Christian Finn and I'm a WebCenter Evangelist
By Michael Snow on Nov 11, 2011
Good Morning World! I'd like to introduce a new member of the Oracle WebCenter Team, Christian Finn. We decided to let him do his own intros today. Look for his guest posts next week and he'll be a frequent contributor to WebCenter blog and voice of the community.
Hello (Oracle) World!
Hi everyone, my name is Christian Finn. It’s a coder’s
tradition to have “hello world” be the first output from a new program or in a
new language. While I have left my
coding days far behind, it still seems fitting to start my new role here at
Oracle by saying hello to all of you—our customers, partners and my colleagues.
So by way of introduction, a little background about me. I am the new senior director for evangelism on the WebCenter product management team. Not only am I new to Oracle, but the evangelism team is also brand new. Our mission is to raise the profile of Oracle in all of the markets/conversations in which WebCenter competes—social business, collaboration, portals, Internet sites, and customer/audience engagement.
This is all pretty familiar turf for me because, as some of you may know, until recently I was the director of product management at Microsoft for Microsoft SharePoint Server and several other SharePoint products. And prior to that, I held management roles at Microsoft in marketing, channels, learning, and enterprise sales. Before Microsoft, I got my start in the industry as a software trainer and Lotus Notes consultant.
I am incredibly excited to be joining Oracle at this time
because of the tremendous opportunity that lies ahead to improve how people and
businesses work. Of all the vendors
offering a vision for social business, Oracle is unique in having best of breed
strength in market (or coming soon) in all three critical areas: customer
experience management; the middleware and back-end applications that run your
business; and in the social, collaboration, and content technologies that are
the connective tissue between them. Everyone else can offer one or two of the above, but not all three unified
together. So it is a great time to come
board and there’s a fantastic team of people hard at work on building great
products for you.
In the coming weeks and months you’ll be hearing much more from us. For now, we’ll kick things off with some blog posts here on the WebCenter blog. Enjoy the reads and please share your thoughts with me over Twitter on @cfinn.