Aaron Kim has resigned today from IBM – as per his blog post. A big loss for IBM – Aaron is an admired and respected brain; really pushing new perspectives on emerging tech & enterprise 2.0 at IBM. Its not surprising to me that his new employer was also one of his biggest clients at IBM. A quick view to his blog comments show a lot of admiration from other ibmers.
I’m fortunate to be a part of Aaron’s social friday 2.0 club; informal meet-ups among us Toronto 2.0 geeks – though he was absent at the last one given a business trip to NICE. (envy). I hope to hear more about his move and sincerely hope he is still involved in emerging tech.
I like his exit post – he shows a deep respect for IBM as many of us did when choosing to leave the tech nest. I concur with him – its a great company too easily attacked by old and dated brand images made popular by mac.
I suspect @aaronjuliuskim will have some major blog separation anxiety from leaving his internal blog at IBM as I did when I left IBM.
Funny – he chooses the same blog title I did in 2006 ‘leaving ibm‘ (okay – the title is pretty obvious and simple but do a google search and you will find hundreds of exit letters from IBMers).
Well – best of luck to Aaron.