Technology is at the heart of the transformation of modern society and business. I engage in innovation, artificial intelligence, disruption, and ethics under the lense that we only do this because people matter.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Top 10 Lessons Learned from Azure Migrations Assertively move toward a cloud operating model The traditional information technology organization will need to shift toward a modern technology organization, with a focus on becoming a Governance and Center of Excellence (CoE) org vs. a delivery organization. Draw a clear line between the modern organization and the […]
Great conversation with Chris Blackburn and Laura Spence on Zero Trust security concepts. In this discussion we talked about how Zero Trust applies to complex environments, frequent blockers, and how to make progress.
I had a great time recording a webinar with Anthony Escobedo, Lwin Maung, Min Maung, and Steven Campbell on the best of Microsoft Ignite. We talked about IoT, data, productivity, Viva, Power BI, and many other topics.
I presented at an online education session on “Getting out of the Datacenter Business”. We talked about why companies are moving out, what they are moving, and how they are moving it. We explored Azure Governance and Policy, as well as migration approaches.