This will be my last blog for CNBC as I close out my last day as the network'sSilicon Valley Bureau Chief today.
It's hard enough to write those words, but to read them is even more difficult. I am comforted, emboldened, even exhilarated, however, because of the new adventure I'm pursuing. As some of you may already know, after nearly 7 years at CNBC, literally thousands of live-shots on the frontlines of the network's tech coverage, I will be taking on an ambitious new role in an entirely different industry: I have accepted an offer to become Group Chair of Burson-Marsteller's US Technology Practice.
A great deal of soul-searching went into this decision and it is something I have been considering for the past several months. With so many changes in the way cable channels cover the news today, and the dramatic revolution taking shape in digital media, I came to the conclusion that there was simply no better time to change careers and stake my claim on this new landscape. I have been so fortunate to spend the past 25 years with a front row seat to some of the most exciting developments in the world of tech. I'll now be able to move from the front row to backstage, collaborating with many of the companies I have been covering for so long.