Thank You, EMC, for 10 Great Years

There’s no easy way to say this—I’m leaving EMC.

There will be plenty of time to talk later on about where my journey continues. For now, let me say that I’m staying in the industry; will continue to be involved with a mix of technology, innovation and social media; and that I am not going to a competitor of EMC.

I want to thank EMC for all of the opportunities that I’ve had over the past ten years.  I’ve worked with and learned from thousands of passionate and intelligent people on countless projects.  The teams that I worked on made EMC more than just a job.  A few highlights as I look back:

  • The EMC Support Matrix (and online version, E-Lab Navigator) was a project with a global team that touched almost every corner of the company
  • EMC Select – working with numerous EMC groups, with partners and with customers, this very small team functioned like an internal start-up which yielded some fantastic financial results
  • EMC Innovation Conference – the first one in 2007 opened my eyes to the world of social media thanks to Chuck Hollis‘ presentation; 2008 pulled me into the innovation world even more as part of the selection committee; and the 2009 conference is one of the high points of my career – another global, agile, passionate team doing anything it takes to put on an event that has turned me and many others into innovation ambassadors

When I started at EMC, there was no Facebook, no Twitter, not even LinkedIn (there was 1 blogger, but it was many years later before I was even reading blogs).  In my operational role in the company, I always tried to look at processes and tools that could help improve efficiencies. The two things which can not be replaced are relationships and organizational knowledge that are built up over time.  When I got involved in social media, I networked with many Connectors inside and outside EMC.  This exponentially amplified the number of relationships that I had and the knowledge that I could tap into from many sources.

While there are so many people at EMC that I’ll miss interacting with on a daily basis, I hope that I’ll keep in touch with many of them.  Making a change is hard, and I want to thank everyone for the encouragement and support that I’ve received over the years.  I hope that through my discussions on social media internally,  I’ve helped to replace myself on the EMC Blogging Corp. The wave is here and I’ve been humbled to be able to ride some of it with Len, Jamie, Polly, Chad, Chuck, Barry, Mark, Gina, Dave, Dave, Steve and the other bloggers (including the ever-growing vSpecialist guys who have an unbeatable mix of technology and communication skills).  Please stay in touch – you know where to find me.

Stuart Miniman (email, Google Chat, Buzz)

508-561-9626 (mobile)

Twitter @stu



21 Responses to Thank You, EMC, for 10 Great Years

  1. Etherealmind says:

    Congratulations. Very well done. While it’s possible to grow within an organisation, it’s much better to stretch your wings and move on. Much better.

    I look forward to hearing where the flight will take you.

  2. greg schulz says:

    Congratulations Stu and best wishes, stay in touch!

  3. Congratulations Stu!!! Great news…Goodluck on the new gig.
    Hope your Blog still continues as is…


  4. Marc Farley says:

    Best of luck to you Stu. You are a class act, wherever you are going, it will be better off for having you with them.

  5. sunshinemug says:

    Congrats Stu! I wish you all the best in your next endeavor. It’s been great connecting with you about social media over the past year — hope we stay in touch!

  6. The Corfu says:

    You are still required to return to EMC World and do FCoE updates :–)

    • Stuart Miniman says:

      LOL – hopefully I will be at EMC World in my new capacity and would be happy to give an update, although I probably won’t be doing a breakout session.

  7. Scott Lowe says:

    And here I was just getting to know you! Was it something I said? 🙂

    Seriously, though, I’m confident that you will be successful in your new role, wherever that might be. I wish you nothing but the best of luck!

  8. Howard Marks says:


    I wish you best of luck in your new venture. Ride the coaster. It’s fun.

  9. J Michel Metz says:

    Congrats, Stu. I’m really excited for you!

  10. Mauro Ayala says:

    Good luck Stu, in the name of all of us that follow you on twitter and read you blog, people that you do not know but is here.
    Take care and good luck.

  11. Mike Fishman says:

    Good luck to you. We live in a very small world and I am sure our paths will cross once again.

  12. Shaun Walsh says:

    Best of luck…Always great working with you.


  13. Congratulations, Stu! Let’s toast your new job in New York in June, at World Innovation Forum.

    🙂 renee

  14. Brian says:

    best of luck Stu, looking forward to working with you in your new role.


  15. Greg Whtie says:

    Congrats and good luck Stu! Looking forward to hearing what you’ll be doing next – whoever you’ll be working with is lucky!

  16. Bill Petro says:

    Congrats Stu! I wish you the very best of success on your new venture. As a fellow technology blogger, I salute your leadership in this area.

    What a great journey.

  17. wayne adams says:

    Congrats, glad you can spread your wings and help the entire industry. Wikibon is a great place to land for the next chapter of your career and have a ton of fun doing the work too! Catch-up when I’m back in town.

  18. Matt Simmons says:

    wow! Congrats! I missed this entry originally, and caught the one you put up today, and thought “wait, what? I must have missed something…” Sure enough!

    Good luck in the future at Wikibon!

  19. greg roody says:

    As someone who also recently departed EMC after 12 years, I know what you are feeling. It’s a heck of rocket sled ride out here.

    Hold on, and have fun!

    Best of luck……

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