I am sure every member will be delighted to learn that we have had the livestream of Brian Finn’s memorial service made available to us by IBM Brand and Communications. Many IBMers will have been disappointed not to be able to pay their respects to Brian and his family on the day – but it is now possible to share that event.
You can access the recording at https://ibm.box.com/s/n16qkn34t639fkau92u0f2cju7q4hyzx
This should remain available for around 12 months.
We are all deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of IBM Australia's most popular and beloved Chief Executive Officers and fellow IBMer, Brian Finn. Brian passed away in the last few days after a stoic battle against cancer.
Brian was a pivotal CEO in IBM Australia's near-90-year history and we can do no better than recommend you read a tribute to his legacy by current IBM Australia CEO, Nicholas Flood, posted on LinkedIn here.
There would be few of us reading this post that would not have at least one memory of our own interaction with Brian, as he was wonderful with people and often took time in his Branch visits around the country to just walk around and talk to people.
You can read a personal look-back by Brian on his significant career which was recorded in 2022 by the Australian Computer Society (of which he was a Fellow) here.
He will always be very fondly remembered. Our sincere condolences go out to the Finn family.
An interactive map showing the geographic distribution of members by suburb/postcode is available here: https://www.mapcustomizer.com/map/IBM%20QCC
Further work is needed to fix some missing or incorrect postcodes but this map provides a useful guide to where QCC members reside.
Our second newsletter for 2019 features:
The Newsletter is available for viewing/download here: IBM QCC VIC Newsletter – May 2019