Hello Apache community:

I would like to piggy-back on Eric's introduction as well. I am a worldwide Marketing Manager for IBM Collaboration Solutions, with primary responsibility for our Lotus Notes, Lotus Domino, and Office Productivity Solutions, including Lotus Symphony. I am based in sunny San Diego :-)

I and my colleague Jyoti Bagaria, also a marketing manager based in Bangalore India, are also looking at ways to support the marketing efforts for Apache OpenOffice. Although I could not join the kickoff call today that Eric Otchet hosted, I will be attending future calls where possible, and collaborating with you all through the Wiki and whatever other tools we decide will help us successfully market Apache OpenOffice.

Looking forward to our future discussions.


Jacques Pavlenyi
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From:        Eric Otchet/Cranford/IBM@IBMUS
To:        ooo-marketing@incubator.apache.org,
Date:        03/22/2012 06:37 AM
Subject:        Introduction


My name is Eric Otchet and I am the product manager for IBM Lotus Symphony. I've been managing the Symphony activities within IBM since 2007 and also manage our Lotus Smartsuite product. I've been at IBM for 23 years and over that time I've had technical, sales and product management roles.

I've been working behind the scenes with the developers from IBM working on the project and with the upcoming release of Apache OpenOffice 3.4 coming ... I thought it was time to step out of the shadows and help with the marketing efforts.

I have access to some IBM tools that we can use to help us manage the activities around the release.

I'll send another email with [propose] in the subject line with some additional information.

I look forward to working with the community and helping to rejuvenate the marketing efforts in the community.



Eric Otchet

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