As many of you know, I have recently started a sabbatical from Brightcove. I'd been thinking of doing so for a while but a confluence of factors made it possible, notably having recently had someone join to take over many of my responsibilities. I'm a big believer in taking some time every 5 – 6 years to step back and take stock – I did just this in 2005 – and I'm looking forward to doing so again. I'll be spending the time learning and absorbing as much as I can, talking to people about what's of interest to them, exploring some ideas that have been floating around in my head, possibly consulting with some Companies and writing more. So if you know any areas for me to explore or people to meet, get in touch!