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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Cloud Operating Model Comparisons

The transition to the cloud represents an opportunity… an opportunity to change the framework of how the traditional IT organization interacts with the business. When I was first starting my career in IT it was untouchable, in the sense that the business didn’t understand what IT did… they just knew that it was important. It […]

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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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Mentorship

I have had a lot of great mentors in my life. They have made a difference to who I am and how I’ve progressed as a man, husband, father, and professional. I continue to depend on these mentors as I chart my path as a person. I’m announcing that I’m signed up for the Tribute […]

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Why accelerate cloud migration now?

The last several months have been challenging. We’ve experienced incredible disruption to the economic market that has left businesses in challenging positions financially and competitively. Some companies have seen the challenging times and stopped everything except the most critical “keeping the lights on” activities. This might even seem intuitive to many companies… like, “why wouldn’t […]

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