Time for a change... FNB calls...

Every now and again, an opportunity comes along which forces you to take a step back and examine life, the universe... and everything. That happened a week or so ago - was tying up some loose ends, so can only really chat about it now.

It's a sad day, announcing that I'm leaving Jon Hall and The Virtual Works - but an incredible challenge awaits. I'll be moving to FNB in August, specifically their Premier Banking department in a strategic role - helping to drive and develop Web 2.0 solutions to engage their banking communities. Make banking sexy. Make it user friendly. Make it new media. Give it a personality and get a working case study of using Web 2.0 for real business return.

It's just too good to pass up. Bring it on. I'm pretty excited!

So - time to say goodbye to The Virtual Works - a company that is really going places. I'll miss the blend of old school business strategy with new school web strategy. We've achieved some great things and I hope to continue working together in the future. I'll miss the clients that were brave enough to innovate with us... We pioneered Enterprise 2.0 at Deloitte. We took glass onto Google - and used technology to engage a non-technological industry. 4 years was a good innings - and created some incredible memories.

But for now... Banking baby!


  1. FNB? Who would have guessed? ;)

    Good luck. Looking forward to the "How can we help you?" widget.

  2. Sounds very interesting. Good luck! I'm struggling to get a Web 2.0 culture here at Sanlam :(

  3. Wow - good one...I think the banks are probably the most progressive when it comes to web 2.0 concepts so you should be able to do some cool stuff. Good luck!

  4. @thescott Yeah. Surprise!

    @igitur. Sanlam. Interesting. Beer?

    @melissa Thanks man... Yip, my general feeling from chatting to the FNB guys is that they're looking to do some really progressive stuff. It's a helluva opportunity to do big picture strategic stuff in the Web 2.0 field. Fits nicely with my new corporate motto: NO MORE POKING!

  5. Congrats on the new opportunity. It sounds like an awesome opportunity!


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