As I have now written a few blogs, some folks have asked, "who are you and why are you blogging", so here it goes :-)
My name is Eric Naiburg and I am a program director at IBM responsible for product marketing and strategy of the Integrated Data Management products. I started my career working with databases as a product manager at a small company Logic Works where I was responsible for a product called ERwin. I am sure most of you have heard of it. Before getting into product management though, I learned about architecture and modeling in a very different way than computer science, I built about 50 houses in central New Jersey with a few partners. After spending about 5 years with Logic Works which later became Platinum Technologies and is now CA, I left to join Rational Software and build out Rational Rose Data Modeler which was the precursor to InfoSphere Data Architect. Over 7 years with Rational and IBM Rational, I held several positions including product management, solutions marketing and product marketing. I also was privileged enough to work with a good friend and colleague Robert Maksimchuk where we wrote 2 books:
About 3 years after IBM had acquired Rational, I decided to take some time and try my hand working for a much smaller company where I joined Dr. Ivar Jacobson and his consulting company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. I spent more than 2 years helping to grow Ivar’s business, while learning great things from him, but in the end, I decided that IBM was the place for me and last September, I decided to come back. I had a great opportunity to join the Optim (Princeton Softech) team about a year after they had been acquired and here I live happy and enjoying working with a new group of people, new products and a team with a ton of energy.