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Currently te ASEAN Collabortion Executive for IBM responsible for collaboration and social business initiatives and revenue growth in the countries of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Previously spent 14 years at Microsoft in a career than spanned sales and marketing roles. Christopher is a DZone MVB and is not an employee of DZone and has posted 26 posts at DZone. You can read more from them at their website. View Full User Profile

Whllst others are cutting back, IBM is Investing - Organisational Annoucement

07.25.2013
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 OK, I admit. Purely self centred blog post this time around as it's all about me...

But seriously, above all else, this announcement illustrates IBM's commitment to the IBM Collaboration Solutions Brand (ICS) and willingness to invest in the resources needed,

You should also be seeing this announcement via your favourite RSS feed soon if I'm lucky

At the very least  it should give you a brief insight into who I am, what I do, and why I am so passionate about what I write here in my blog.

(BTW. I love the way PR specialist write this in the third person like I'm not actually here,)


SINGAPORE, June 28 2013 An accomplished executive in the information technology industry with three decades of professional experience, Christopher Blake has taken on new challenges as the IBM Growth Market Business Unit Executive for Messaging & Collaboration Solutions.

This represents an expansion of his previous responsibilities to now encompass the Asia Pacific geographies and India, the Middle East, Africa, Latin American and Eastern European regions.

Christopher has consistently demonstrated the passion, vision, dedication, leadership and diligence necessary to be considered among the elite professionals in his field.

Prior to his promotion Mr. Blake served as the IBM ASEAN Regional Executive of Collaboration Solutions with IBM in Singapore.In his role with the global technology and innovation giant, Christopher was responsible for the revenue and market share growth of IBM Collaboration solutions within ASEAN. An accomplish public speaker, he is actively involved in representing IBM in the areas of Messaging, Collaboration and Social Business at seminars, workshops and with media engagements across the ASEAN region.

Originally from Adelaide in South Australia, Christopher spent fourteen years with Microsoft Corporation in sales and marketing capacities originally in Australia, with many professional assignments in Asia, the USA and across Europe. In 2008 he accepted a role as the Microsoft Learning and Development Consultant for Sales and Enterprise Services in the Asia Pacific and India regions, based out of SIngapore.

Christopher holds both Bachelor and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of South Australia, and post graduate qualifications in Professional Communications as well as E-Business Strategy Development through his studies at the University of Southern Queensland.

An avid user and supporter in the use of Social Media for business, Christopher can be contacted via Twitter (@BuildSocialBiz), through articles he contributes to the Dzone online website on Social Business or via his blog at www.BuildSocialBiz.blogspot.com


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So, that me.... Now onwards and upwards whilst having even more fun.

Thank you for reading.

Chris

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