I recently launched a personal web site and blog, Yellow Jeep Journey, to provide a personal canvas where I can document my efforts to reach an aggressive weight loss goal, and more importantly, share my experiences in finding personal freedom, light, power and joy along the way.
But the Yellow Jeep Journey and Discovering Identity blogs are now coming together in an exciting way. I am exploring how to more effectively integrate my professional pursuits into my quest for personal improvement. I will cross-post my ideas about this pursuit on both blogs. I hope to garner the insight and support of my professional colleagues and associates as I move forward on this exciting endeavor.
So, here we go …
If you were to take the journey of your lifetime in a Yellow Jeep, how would you customize the Jeep for the journey? Tires? Lift? Engine? Lights? Yep – an integral part of the Jeep Mystique is modifying your own vehicle to suite your individual taste.
However, crazy engineer that I am, I have been thinking deeply about equipping my Yellow Jeep in a different way. Of course, the tires and lift will be there, but I can envision more. Suppose I could make my Yellow Jeep into a rolling laboratory of sorts, to test, play with and demonstrate the convergence of some of the most important technology trends in the world today?
I have been heavily involved for the last decade in Identity and Access Management technology. It has been a great ride, but I want to explore how to apply that technology in new and different ways. Our world is experiencing great growth and innovation in the areas of cloud computing, mobile technology, social media and the most exciting to me – the Internet of Things. What if my Yellow Jeep could go beyond the traditional Jeep configuration and be equipped with the latest computing equipment and electronics that leverage and even break new ground in these converging forces?
Over the next several weeks, I will use this blog to record and refine my thoughts about how to leverage these technology trends to make my Yellow Jeep a powerful and exciting example of how these trends can all be leveraged together to enrich and enlighten our lives like never before.
Hope you will come along for the ride!
Roll on Yellow Jeep Journey!