Well I finally landed a new gig with Ness Technologies. While still in the outsourced product development space it’s a bit of a different mission for me.
My task is to leverage the experience Ness has garnered in the travel technology space through it’s long-standing work with Amadeus, a leading travel global distribution system (GDS) provider based in Europe. Essentially it’s a chance to build a business within a business almost completely on my own. A heck of a challenge and one I’m looking forward to. I’m ready to take the leap.
The fun will be in figuring out yet another new industry with the travel biz. Already see that there is a lot of lingo to learn, new buyer titles and profiles and emerging market dynamics. Should be fun.
The good news for me is that there seems to be a lot of potential to leverage topics and technologies that are already near and dear to me (Cloud, SaaS, SOA, social media).
And while I expect that a lot of the posts on the blog should start reflecting issues in the travel technology space, I will continue to put in my two cents — here, on Twitter and in my new role as contributor to eBizQ — on the goings on in the software business and impact of emerging technologies. In fact, later today I’ll be heading to the Microsoft New England R&D Center for Cloud Camp Boston and hope to emerge with some insights and video to share.