23 Oct

If I leave here tomorrow Would you still remember me? For I must be travelling on, now, ‘Cause there’s too many places I’ve got to see. But, if I stayed here with you, girl, Things just couldn’t be the same. ‘Cause I’m as free as a bird now, And this bird you can not change. Lord knows, I can’t change. Bye, bye, its been a sweet love. Though this feeling I can’t change. But please don’t take it badly, ‘Cause Lord knows I’m to blame. But, if I stayed here with you girl, Things just couldn’t be the same. Cause I’m as free as a bird now, And this bird you’ll never change. And this bird you can not change. Lord knows, I can’t change. Lord help me, I can’t change. – Freebird (Lynyrd Skynyrd).

October 23th, 2009 marks the last day of my professional engagement with SAP Labs India Ltd. It’s been a little less than 4 years of a very fruitful tenure here at the lush Labs campus in Bangalore. I learnt all that I could have ever have about enterprise software, manufacturing and shop-floor integration and that too from possibly the largest enterprise software vendor in the world : SAP, a company with a heart 🙂 I got introduced to the SAP Community Network and a lot of awesome friends some of whom even fall into, what my wife Haimanti and I refer to as our extended family. Add on top of that an awesome team and awesome colleagues and my current manager of one year, with whom I wish I could have spent my entire professional career. He’s just that good. Period.

I was a fledgling and mother SAP molded me into what I am now, and now I am ready to spread my wings and soar the blue skies.

October 26th, 2009 I join IBM India as an Advisory Systems Analyst. I look forward towards more responsibility to shoulder, more innovation and a zeal towards solving real life customer pain-points. It’s quite a change from the generally peaceful life one leads at a product based organisation to the daily hustle and bustle of a customer projects driven service industry and I am looking forward to take up that challenge. I would also be joining my very good friend (he’s like an elder brother to me), college senior, ex-SAP colleague and Co-Author Dipankar Saha who is a wonderful person to work with and a great team in Kolkata whom I personally know to be a delightful and enthusiastic bunch. But due to some personal constraints I’ll be operating out of Bangalore.

So thank you everyone, for being a part of my life and my professional journey and for wonderful love and support that I have received from you guys. I hope and I know that you guys will be there for me whenever I reach out to you.

Wish me luck…