I can't believe that I've been with Forrester for three weeks.  I am still learning cool new things every day but also feeling more at home as each day passes.  I've been very fortunate to have already had many interactions with so many sourcing and vendor management professionals.  I've really enjoyed getting to know so many of you and I'm totally psyched about all the questions you are asking and the things you want to talk about.  Keep them coming!  And speaking about psyched, I'm a huge fan of the TV show "Psych."  Shawn and Gus are the best!  Thank heavens for the invention of the DVR and the ability to watch the episodes I missed, all at once.  But I digress . . .

Despite being so psyched, I also have to deal with a lot of changes in my life:  leaving my previous company after nearly 28 years; moving from an office in downtown Minneapolis to a home office out in the suburbs; traveling more than working from home; working with a new team and meeting many new colleagues; switching to an iPhone after using a Blackberry for over 8 years; learning a whole new set of company applications, benefits, policies, procedures, tools and templates; and becoming a writer and a researcher.  But I'm still psyched.

Amidst all of this change, some key things in my life remain the same.  I’m still focused on offshore outsourcing, global delivery, and vendor management. These key areas of concentration have been my passion for the past 11+ years.  The thought of being able to focus on these areas full time is very exciting.  I’m so anxious to work with all of our clients.  I was in your shoes, I know what you are going through, and I know that I have a lot I can share with you and your company.

 I hope I will get to meet many of you at our upcoming Sourcing and Vendor Management Forums in Chicago (Nov. 8-9) or London (Nov. 16-17) .  If you are there, please come and introduce yourself to me and tell me what you are working on and what is happening at your company. 

This is a link to my Twitter Account.  I hope you’ll follow me. 

Here is a link to a YouTube video that I created to introduce myself. 

Get psyched, I am!!

Jan Erik