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When I started our little company, I had a vision of working only with people that have, in addition to camaraderie, my utmost respect. So far, I share that with every single member of the GigaOM team, and today I would like to announce two more […]

When I started our little company, I had a vision of working only with people that have, in addition to camaraderie, my utmost respect. So far, I share that with every single member of the GigaOM team, and today I would like to announce two more additions: Michael Wolf, who is taking over as VP of Research, and Jaime Chen, who is our new Director of Product Management.

Wolf comes to us from ABI Research, where he served as digital home practice director, tracking the rapidly changing world of consumer electronics and the digital home. His views on topics such as networked devices, machine-to-machine networks and the growing importance of user interfaces in consumer products mirrored my own worldview. Over a period of two years, he became one of my favorite analysts, thanks mostly to his ability to connect the dots; it was only a matter of time before we offered him a position at our scrappy little startup helping with our own research efforts.

I met Jaime Chen through friends in the web design and development community, while she was working for San Francisco-based Second Life. During our conversations about the future of web design and architecture, she brought a user-centric point of view that was all about enhancing user experience. She is helping us improve the current line-up of blogs and also managing some exciting future efforts.

Join me in welcoming this very talented duo!

  1. Yay for Mike and Jaime!

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  2. Excellent Om & team. Welcome Mike & Jaime to the community and we look fwd to see more+new discussions here…. Uday.

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  3. I look forward to Michael’s insights on GigaOm. Michael is a great addition to the team.

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  4. Excellent!

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  5. Nice hires, Om! Good luck and have fun over there folks, we at RWW look forward to seeing what kinds of things you do.

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  6. Best of luck guys, Om’s building quite an empire!

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  7. Loved working with Jaime at Linden, glad to see she’s continuing to do well.

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  8. congrats for the expansion, Om. how about your plans for expaning international …?

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    1. Jochen,

      As you might have noticed all our growth has been planned and we are executing according to our plans — thanks for the reminder. Stay tuned for international news expansion.

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  9. I worked with Jaime at Linden — she rocks! Congratulations, guys.

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  10. [...] or start boutique firms specializing in the emerging technologies on which we’re focused. Michael Wolf, who heads up our research effort, helped put together a strong line-up of those experts, including occasional GigaOM contributors [...]

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