I’ve been working with companies going through mergers and acquisitions for years. They are painful and take a lot of investment to get right. The better transitions are proactively managed on the tech side and include time and effort to improve the operational state of both organizations. As tech modernization has happened over recent years, […]Read more "M&A Strategy with Microsoft 365 / Office 365"
All cloud environments have inefficiency and waste, but those without cloud governance are really asking for it #msbuild … here are the things you must have to operationalize the cloud: * A team focusing on cost management analysis… they need to be empowered to find it, engage, and reduce. They WILL pay for themselves if you let […]Read more "Cloud Governance Hit List"
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"
To kick off 2022 and to follow-up on a blog of the same name, I started the year with a video on planning for your 2022 success. In this video I talk about all the tremendous opportunities for business engagement in 2022 leveraging technology to drive your company forward. I talk about disruption, structure, and […]Read more "Planning for 2022 Success: Live Edition"
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 on the Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) and general Azure best practices. Loved talking about the capabilities delivered by cloud governance and the best approached to adoption.Read more "Cloud Adoption Framework Review"
Have you ever tried to make a sand castle survive against the waves? I’ll admit, it can be fun for a while. The kids and I will build sand castles with extravagant moats and then create barriers between the lake and the castle. We’ll use driftwood, boards, more-sand, and… more sand. As fun as it […]Read more "7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (5) Agent of Architecture"
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"