Final thoughts on ChemITC 2008 Spring Cyber Security Meeting

It was a great few days at the ChemITC spring meeting on Cyber Security.  Not the least of which was enjoying cuban food and great company on Thursday night in South Beach.  Thanks again to Dow Corning for jointly presenting their journey with us.  It was a great presentation. A funny thing happened on Thursday.  We…

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First Day at the ChemITC Conference in Miami

It was a busy first day at the ChemITC Spring Cyber Security meeting down in Miami, Florida.  While we have participated in activities over the past year, this is the first conference where we are actual affiliate members.  It was good to catch up with everyone and meet some new folks.  We have a few…

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Next Week at the ACC Spring Cyber Security Program Meeting for the ChemITC

I will be down in beautiful Miami next week for the American Chemistry Council’s Spring Cyber Security meeting for the ChemITC.  We are affiliate members of the ChemITC, and are scheduled for a joint presentation with Dow Corning on work we did with them around rights management and secure external collaboration.  If you aren’t heading to…

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A Great Time in Philly…

What a great day today.  I’d like to thank all of the customers who took the afternoon off to join us for the game.  Also, a big thank you to Bill Polk from AMR for giving an update on the chemical industry outlook and trends.


In Philly Hosting an Event…

I landed in Philadelphia this evening to sunny skies.  I am here hosting an event tomorrow at the Phillies game.  It is supposed to be 70 degrees and sunny for the game.  There is always a risk when you schedule an event at a baseball game in mid-April, but it should work out well. Of…

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A Rainy Friday Afternoon

I’m staring out the window at the 3rd straight day of rain.  Sounds gloomy, except when you live in the Southeast, USA – and are experiencing Level-3 Exceptional Drought conditions.  It is actually quite lovely.  Sorry for the lack of posts this week.  I was up in Philadelphia for the CSCMP conference.  They run a…

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Microsoft at Council for Supply Chain Management (CSCMP) Annual Conference

In less than two weeks we will be at the annual CSCMP event in Philadelphia as the Premier sponsor for the conference.  A host of Microsoft folks will be in attendance including me, Enrique Andaluz, Greg Walker, and Marc Monplaisir who you may have met late last month at LogiChem 2007.  We will be continuing…

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Final LogiChem 2007 Thoughts and pointer to the Microsoft and SAP Alliance site

I can’t believe a week has already passed since LogiChem ended.  I am still catching up on things after being out most of last week.  I enjoyed all of my conversations with customers and partners – it was a great time.  As Marc mentioned in the previous post, I kicked things off on Day 2 with…

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Report from Day 2 of LogiChem

Today kicked off with Brian Willson, Chemicals Industry Director from Microsoft, hosting the morning general sessions. Brian introduced and moderated discussion with representatives from Ashland, BASF, and the Transportation Security Administration. The afternoon focused on a panel discussion on RFID case studies and a discussion on Responsible Care. Brian Willson hosting LogiChem Day 2 General…

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Morning Report from LogiChem 2007

Hello from the LogiChem 2007 conference in Scottsdale, Arizona! The morning kicked off with Jack Weiss, CEO of Microsoft partner WAM systems, who introduced the speakers and set the stage by discussing industry macro issues such as M&A, the rise of markets and capacity in China, India, and the Middle East, and sustainability. Dr. Mahender…

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