I recently had a challenging hotel situation I needed to resolve. I had booked a hotel in Minnesota for a customer visit and had mistakenly selected the wrong date. This oddly enough happens to me more often than I’d want to admit. In any case… I showed up to the hotel, asked to check in, […]Read more "How Orbitz Implemented an Excellent Chatbot Experience (and why you should too)"
We’ve heard the story… five people wearing blindfolds walk up to an Elephant. Each interprets what they feel and experiences a part of the entirety of the elephant. “It’s a tree trunk!”… “it’s a rope”… “it’s a hose”… only when combined together do they arrive at the conclusion of what they are looking at. Most […]Read more "Is Purview the Picture of the Elephant?"
I presented to the Appleton PM circle on Planning for 2022 success. A great session with great people. We covered these topics: What it means to be a change agent What areas can you impact in your business Technology maturity curves Creating a plan with Horizon Planning Tech stack planning Skill development Bringing it all […]Read more "Planning for 2022 Success for Appleton PM Circle"
Loved this session on Ask the Expert. Myself, Lwin Maung (another Microsoft MVP), Chris Blackburn, Swami Venkatesh, and Brandon Hartman had a session to take questions on the modern environment, Azure, cloud, and M365. Love the questions, great discussion, and a great honor to be among these interesting and intelligent gentlemen. Swami certainly wins “best […]Read more "Azure: Ask the Expert"
In this session with Launch we took the previous work on AI for Earth and Wildlife AI and built out a Power App around the AI platform. The team from Launch built out a fantastic PowerApp, leveraging the great work done by Microsoft’s AI for Earth, as well as help from Anthony Escabedo, Megan Stoffel, […]Read more "AI Wildlife PowerApp v1"
I presented on the Best of Microsoft Ignite 2021 Fall Edition. A great conversation about 10 big things that were presented at Ignite across Secure Modern Workplace, Cloud, Data, and Innovation.Read more "Best of Microsoft Ignite 2021 Fall Edition"
I presented along with fellow Microsoft MVP Lwin Maung on Cloud Product Development Best Practices. A great conversation around disruptive innovation and how a company adopts capabilities in the cloud.Read more "Product Development Best Practices"
Great conversation with Dustin Schimek, from Masterlock Corp, talking about Data and Analytics strategy. We discussed adoption, the right incremental approach, and tips in building a data culture. Podcast Episode 15: Data Analytics Expert Dustin Schimek – Change Agent Podcast (thechangeagentpodcast.com)Read more "Change Agent CTO Podcast: Episode 15"
I had the privilege of participating in IC Stars Milwaukee as a speaker and presenter on “Hi Tea”. IC Stars is an organization that enables the community to re-train and engage in IT as a career. I had the opportunity to speak with the resident class on cloud, Azure governance, disruption, and data oriented jobs. […]Read more "IC Stars Milwaukee"
The best tech leaders are Agents of Disruption. They view the existing ecosystem as something with a sunk cost and are willing to disrupt the current state in order to achieve a bigger gain. There are two types of change that can be implemented in a business. The first is iterative, simply building on something […]Read more "7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (4) Agent of Disruption"