As much as 2010 is likely to be a good year, it started with very sad news. Carol Tyler, former president of the IPMI, passed away on December 27, 2009 after a long battle against cancer.
There isn't anyone at the IPMI who didn't like Carol who maintained her charming personality and kept her smile even at times when she was very ill. When she was elected president of the IPMI she said in her acceptance address that, while she was happy to be president she was disappointed because she intended to become Queen of the IPMI instead.
I liked Carol a lot and my chairmanship of this year's annual conference will be overshadowed by her early death. To say we will miss her will not do her justice: she is leaving a void behind which will be very hard to fill.