My goodbye song……

Posted by Gina Rosenthal in emc | Tagged , | 14 Comments

I couldn’t think of a good way to say this – so I’m just going to cut to the chase. I’m leaving EMC. In fact, yesterday was my last full day of work.

My time at EMC has been filled with interesting and challenging roles. I started as a developer for the SAN courses. I moved on to develop courses in the Ionix space, specifically the Voyence Control suite.

At the same time I was developing the Voyence courses, I was part of the group that jumped at the chance to do social media internally at EMC. I started a blog internally that rounded up all the stories I could find about the storage industry, and I eventually created this blog. I’ve trained and mentored lots of folks, and set the strategy for social media for Education Services.

I’m going to miss working daily with so many people! First of all, members of our Proven Professional Community …. representing you internally, making sure what you share is heard by the right people, has been without a doubt the most satisfying part of my job. Everyone working with social media – how fun has this been! We’re all connected and I hope it stays that way.

Inside Ed Services – I’m going to miss you all. From the operations team (who make me miss being a sysadmin every time we chat!), to the course developers, to the instructors, to the folks that market the product, to the ladies that answer the phones and help people get registered for class – y’all are amazing. This organization is filled with so many talented, incredible people. Saying goodbye to you all is the hardest part of this transition.

Ed Services folks will know the background story on this dollar:


Its hard to see I know, but here is what is written on it:

Think big

Think different

Connect all

Connect all – that is my mantra. The storage industry in which we work is really a very small industry. But it is probably one of the most important industries there is – we are responsible for storing the world’s information. I believe its vital to connect all to live up to this responsibility.

So please let’s stay connected! Or connect with me if you haven’t already! For me, its on to new, exciting adventures. 🙂

14 Responses to My goodbye song……

  1. Good luck on your new venture!!!

  2. Roy Mikes says:

    You are leaving EMC.?!?!?! nevertheless I wish you all the best.

  3. Koset Surakomol says:

    Aw gee I’m gonna miss you but I hope you’ll stay in touch!

  4. Kris says:

    Gina, what a way for you to kick off a new year! I’m so excited for you to be starting a new journey – although your leaving is a big loss to EMC. And although I know we’ll stay in touch, let me still thank you here for all of your help and support with starting up the Unified community. Plus, you were my first Hopkinton friend at EMC and meeting you – first on Twitter and then in person – really helped me feel a part of this big organization from 3,000 miles away. Best of luck, can’t wait to hear what’s next!

  5. Manni says:

    Gina – you’re a thought leader and I’ve to say, very lucky to have met you! So thankful for your support and insight with my own Documentum Communities. We’ll miss you on our Friday meetings and look forward to what other adventures come your way! All the best! Take care 🙂

  6. AnnaRoine says:

    Gina! I step away from the hootsuite for 5 minutes and look what I miss! Your mentorship has been much much appreciated. Thank you for all your help with everything. Congratulations and all the best to you!!

  7. I do hope you’ll keep writing here, so we can continue to follow what you’re doing.

  8. Best of luck to you in your next adventure. I hope you’ll continue to blog and keep us posted what you’re working on next.

  9. Mark Browne says:


    I am shocked and stunned and not a little amazed:) Really sorry to see you go from EMC. It’s a big loss there. But I wish you only the best in your new endeavors. You have been an inspiration, mentor and good friend. All of these which you still are just not with EMC. I’ll miss you at EMC World (if I get to go). But do stay in touch.


  10. gminks says:

    Thanks everyone for the well wishes. I am definitely going to miss working with you so closely, and I’m sorry for the abrupt announcement. Don’t worry, I’ll still be around! 🙂

  11. varun says:

    Hi Gina!

    Had a great time with you but as i saw that the ‘journey has just began’ it was cut short.
    Nevertheless, it was good to be with you on social media front.
    As a ‘virtual team member’ (you know why i said it)
    i wish you a great time ahead.

    Stay connected

  12. Chilkuru Ragunath says:

    We miss u a lot. Hope u will be in touch with us in EMC Community Network.

  13. gminks says:

    awww! thanks! I’ll try to make it over there soon. How did your paper do in the Knowledge Sharing contest??

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