Update: Down in San Jose

Ian Andrew Bell (ibell@cisco.com)
Thu, 08 Oct 1998 16:41:21 -0700

Hi everybody. I'm now down in Silicon Valley getting adjusted to my new
[read: NO] life among the digerati. I apologize if you get this message
more than once -- I just merged of a few recent outbound semi-spams
announcing various whereabouts, business matters, etc.

The move from Vancouver was somewhat crazy. INS was very sticky. As
I've now started work here @ Cisco Systems I can be a little less
circumspect about what I'm doing for a living.

I'm working in Cisco's Global Alliances business unit, focusing on
developing opportunities and building partnerships in VOIP (Voice Over
Internet Protocol) and Consumer Wireless Networks. Both are obviously
growing and rapidly changing fields and I'm finding the pace harried but
invigorating. Cisco pushes their employees but rewards them by
empowering them to be active participants in the evolution of the
company -- and of course Cisco makes us all stake holders in our
collective future via generous Stock Options etc.

For those concerned about my net worth [read: MOM] my option price will
be set at market close on Friday. Until then, I'd encourage all of you
to SELL SELL SELL! (I'm probably the only guy who actually benefits from
the current market downturn). From all experience thus far this is a
difficult but VERY exciting and rewarding place to work. I'm looking
forward to years of fun in the Valley.

The Valley is expensive but comfortable and I haven't really begun to
look for a place in earnest yet. When I find one, I'll let you know. I
should be visiting Vancouver over Christmas so I look forward to
visiting y'all. In the meantime, I'm always connected.

Ian Andrew Bell
Business Development Manager - Global Alliances
Cisco Systems, Inc.
170 West Tasman Drive,
San Jose CA 95134-1706

Work: (408) 525-8630
Mobile: (408) 921-4873

Feel free to propagate this information to anyone who asks.

BTW, no more spams. If you need to find me or want to know what's up
I'll publish info @ this URL: http://ian.cafe.net


Ian Andrew Bell ibell@cisco.com
Business Development Manager (408) 525-8630
VOIP - Global Alliances www.cisco.com
Cisco Systems Inc. .:|:..:|:.