Yesterday was my last day working for Intergraph, where I have held the role of Chief Technology Officer for the past 18 months. I very much enjoyed my time at Intergraph and was sorry to leave in many ways - I worked with a lot of great people there and will miss them. But I had really grown tired of the traveling - for personal reasons I am not in a position to move from Denver, so I was traveling to Huntsville, Alabama, every second week or so, and generally somewhere else in the intervening weeks. While I enjoy travel and have been to some great places along the way, it's tough to keep up that sort of schedule forever. You can see where I went using Google Earth here, or using Google Maps here for North America, and here for the rest of the world (needed to split the Google Maps version as it won't handle a single KML file this large).
Secondly, I decided I would really like to get back to a role where I have more hands-on involvement with technology, probably in a startup or small company environment ... I may well start my own company, and have a few ideas I'm exploring, but will think about my options for a while. I'm open to interesting offers or discussion of ideas :) !!
I think we made some good progress in various areas during my time at Intergraph, and there are some great people in place to take over the things I was working on, so I look forward to seeing Intergraph continue to be successful.