The best leaders, not just tech leaders, are mission oriented. They understand the idea of their calling to be focused on something bigger than themselves. They seek to both inspire and accomplish a goal which encourages and excites the organization. The mission they define is tangible, audacious, and time bound. It brings with it a […]Read more "7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (2) Agent of Mission"
I’ve had the opportunity to work with hundreds of tech leaders in various positions. In discerning 7 qualities of Inspiring Tech Leaders, the first, and most important quality that sets a person apart is their pursuit of virtue. There are few traits of a leader that are absolute qualifiers or disqualifiers, but for most of […]Read more "7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (1) An Agent of Virtue"
The cloud can be a somewhat imprecise term. What does it mean to talk about migrating to the cloud or refactoring an application? In order to clear up some of this ambiguity I’ve found it useful to apply Horizon Models to cloud migration efforts. The use of a Horizon Model is to define the states […]Read more "Cloud Horizon Models and Changing Responsibility"
I love the use of a whiteboard in collaborative meetings. It was one of my favorite things about meeting in-person and felt like it was a major loss when moving to a largely remote culture. I needed to replace the collaborative experience with something and also make way for a Hybrid workplace. Enter, Microsoft Whiteboard. […]Read more "5 Things I Love and 5 Things I Hate about Microsoft Whiteboard"
So, if you’ve been following me for a while you know that I’ve been playing with AI for Earth and using Logic Apps to pull images from OneDrive for analysis. I had the fortune of working with Elmbrook Launch for two seasons and over that time we’ve incrementally improved the platform. The iterations went like […]Read more "Building a Wildlife AI Twitter Bot with Logic Apps and Microsoft AI for Earth"
Most large enterprises have built sophisticated corporate support organizations to handle tasks that can be consolidated and executed from a degree of standard. The goal of the centralization is to create consistency and operationalize the services being delivered. They aren’t wrong to desire this and much of this work is good. Seeking this end, many […]Read more "Why Shadow IT isn’t the Enemy"
Microsoft kicked off a great Inspire conference this year, with a number of tech announcements, as well as indication of the market through the lens of partners. Check out this 30m of content on the Best of Microsoft Inspire 2021.Read more "Best of Microsoft Inspire 2021"
A great conversation with Loomis US CIO Kendall Knight. Tremendous transformation happening in the armored car, cash management, and payment space. Don’t miss this episode!Read more "Change Agent CTO Podcast Episode 10"
Was excited to talk with the President of Health Payment Systems Terry Rowinski about customer service, the digitization of the health payment industry, and moving forward with their business.Read more "Change Agent CTO Podcast Episode 9"
Was excited to have Dr. Robert Hall on the program talking about the transformation of education. We talk about legacy education, the changes due, and the go-forward opportunities.Read more "Change Agent CTO Podcast Episode 8"