I'm as happy to blow my own trumpet as anyone, more than most. So the fact that after delivering a Keynote at the eHealth Forum in Hong Kong two weeks ago on "Deployment, Access and Infrastructural Preparation of an ICT Response to the Outbreak of Human Transmission Avian Influenza" its been good to find myself
- talking about a couple of roles with the WHO,
- fielding invites to deliver the same message to Bernie Huang's students at USC, Mike Popovich's staff at STC and maybe some of ESRI's clients at a couple of conference's coming up.
It was even more gratifying to get this little note from the Forum organisers.
I would also like to let you know that, with an unofficial roadside poll, your presentation is simply voted the most impressive one out of the 2 days. Congratulations. Many people still discuss about your ideas now.
Yep, I'll take that any time. Then, at the end of the email, this;
I am also nominating you as one of the thought leaders speakers in the coming May 2007 Singapore AsiaPac Conference organized by HIMSS of USA. They wanted to start an Asia Pac Chapter of HIMSS next year. I hope they would approach you in due course.
I make a damned good speech and I can string together a case on pretty nearly anything given a week and internet access, and I have no fear of making an ass of myself which lets me say stuff that people with a reputation to lose can't touch. Hell I even get invites to speak at places BECAUSE they know I will throw some rocks.
And I'll back myself as pretty smart in nearly any company, if only for the chance to drown under waves of other people's brilliance.
But when I think about hairy, scary stuff like a global pandemic outbreak, I know what I know, I know how I know it, and I sure as hell don't want to be any kind of leader.
No indeed, I want to be struggling along behind the people who really know what's shaking and how to deal with it and who are doing cutting edge adventurous, ground breaking iconoclastic stuff way, waaaay over my horizon.
If someone, anyone, wants to push this turkey out in front,I want to know where the real guys are. Really.