2021 North Stars with Brian Willson

I had a great opportunity to talk with Microsoft Vice President Brian Willson about the 2021 North Stars that every technology executive should be considering. We talked about each of these five North Stars:

  • Create digital lines of business
  • Deliver on new revenue or operational savings through AI
  • Get out of the datacenter business
  • Make substantive progress on Zero Trust
  • Measure and increase digital productivity
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Marquette University Career Night

I’ll be talking with students at Marquette University’s Business School career night, Tuesday October 20th. If you’re a student at Marquette and interested in learning more about careers in technology, don’t miss the opportunity to have a great discussion. I’m happy to provide any feedback or direction for individuals interested in creating a meaningful career.

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AI for Good

Min Maung and I talked about AI for Good surrounding helping individuals with cognitive disabilities to do jobs they previously could not do. The AI for Good platform made open source by Clover uses Microsoft AI and bot services to provide an augmented reality “buddy” to individuals that helps them with doing work which they previously could only do with a human helper.

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Purpose Driven Digital

You can have anything you want, just not everything you want. This was the advice given to me by my family financial planner when I was a teenager and I’ve never forgotten it. The constant reminder that not only life is short, but that I need to think about what is most important. For me, […]

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