My Analytics Called Me Out

Ever send a meeting request to someone and have them not respond? You wait, wait, and wait but they never click accept, deny, or tentative? Then, you get to the meeting and they decline because they have something else? Or, they show up and are an active participant? Well… that someone is me. Today, My […]

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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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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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Five Tips for Cloud Adoption

Did your dad ever say, “are you going to learn from your own mistakes or someone else’s?” Well… mine did. Having been through a large number of cloud adoption journeys I wanted to share a few tips that have been very helpful as we’ve considered what a new customer should do, especially given the current […]

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