Firstly, I don't speak for PASS generally. Denise McInerny has already written a statement of support and you're welcome to read it. I encourage you to learn about all the candidates campaign platforms on the PASS Elections site and to vote. The voting period is Oct. 5-11. "Don't be the first to do something. Be second." -… Continue reading What I learned from David Bowie, and Statement of Support for Wendy Pastrick for PASS Board of Directors
I'm delighted to announce that I'm now the holder of the EMEA Regional Seat on the Board of Directors for The Professional Association for SQL Server Thank you to everyone who participated in the election, whether they voted for me or not...! I will do my best for you all. I am honoured to be… Continue reading Thank you SQLPass and SQLFamily
This is a repost from the SQLPass Discussion Board. A blog post has asked a series of questions on PASS by Mark Stacey, who is based in Africa and has previously spoken at PASS. I won't repeat his blog post here but you can read it here:http://markgstacey.net/2013/09/27/m...ass-board/ The other candidates have commented on the blog, but in… Continue reading PASS in Africa discussion
Kendal Van Dyke asked a great question on the PASS Board of Directors election candidacy today:Candidates, If elected, what do you envision is your top strategic goal for PASS? How do you anticipate gaining support from your fellow board members to pursue that goal and what are some examples of tactical activities you would engage in… Continue reading SQLPass Board of Directors Election: Top Strategic Goal for PASS?
Tom LaRock asked an excellent question on the SQLPass Board of Directors election campaign discussion boards:I'd like to hear thoughts about the new PASS Mission statement and how each candidate expects to be able to contribute to the PASS mission during the next two years.Here is my answer:Hi Tom, Great question and thank you for asking. PASS’s… Continue reading SQLPass Board of Elections: ‘Doing’ the Mission Statement
Denise McInerny posed the following question on the PASS Election Discussion Board, and I have posted my answer here:PASS has a lot of passionate and creative people with many good ideas. Like all organizations we have finite resources, which means we can't do everything we want to do.One of the hardest things about being on the… Continue reading Leadership Styles: My perspective on how to say no to ideas
One thing that hasn't come up in this election much so far is the 'ME' and 'A' in 'EMEA'. Notice that they take up 3/4 of the acronym! Let's not forget the growing communities here.I believe that there is a community to be forged and supported in these regions too. I'd like to see more… Continue reading PASSVotes SQLPass Board of Elections: What about the ME and A in EMEA?
Denise McInerny posed a great question on the SQLPass Board of Elections discussion Board. "Recently PASS has begun to reach out to a new group of data professionals by hosting the Business Analytics Conference in Chicago and launching the Business Analytics Virtual Chapter. The 2nd BAC will be held in May 2014. What is your… Continue reading PASS Business Analytics Strategy
One of the SQLFamily I was lucky to meet at SQLRally Dallas, TJay Belt, posted a great question on the SQLPass Election Discussion Board:What are your top 5 tasks you would implement right now, if you had the manpower, the approvals, the money and the time? Why would these be so important to our community… Continue reading My top 5 tasks for implementing as a PASS Board member, and a cheeky number 6!
I'm delighted to be in the final 7 for the slate for the PASS Board of Elections. Watch out for your ballot email tomorrow, the 25th September. Information about all of the candidates can be found here and I can assure you that they are all immense. I hope for a strong, good and fair election… Continue reading What I hope to achieve by being a PASS Board of Director member