I wanted to share with you my latest news. A little over a year ago Steve Duplessie and I created ESG EMEA to help reach out and serve new European clients as well as provide local support for many of our ESG US based relationships. We have been immensely successful in building this business, working with clients at senior levels to help them better understand the market and target their products and services into the right segments armed with the right message and solutions. Late last year, ESG EMEA and I had the most unexpected honor of being named as one of the top 50 most influential IT analysts in the world.
I have been offered a fantastic opportunity to lead an enormous IT undertaking with the Qatar Foundation in Doha to create a visionary 21st Century cloud IT operation for the Middle East and North Africa. I will be leading that effort directly, and as a result I will be unavailable to take briefings or to provide direct services to clients for the foreseeable future. Please continue to leverage the expertise and talents of the other fine ESG analysts in this regard.
I will continue to keep you updated on our progress, challenges, and thoughts on data centre and IT operations via the Hot Aisle and on the ESG site.