Microsoft released the Manufacturing Sustainability Manager for the holidays and I couldn’t be more excited for the impact this can have in business in the new year. I got a chance to play with this for a bit and it’s very interesting. A few things at first glance that were interesting to me: The decomposition […]Read more "A Lap Around Microsoft Sustainability Manager"
I recently had a challenging hotel situation I needed to resolve. I had booked a hotel in Minnesota for a customer visit and had mistakenly selected the wrong date. This oddly enough happens to me more often than I’d want to admit. In any case… I showed up to the hotel, asked to check in, […]Read more "How Orbitz Implemented an Excellent Chatbot Experience (and why you should too)"
I’ve been seeing an acceleration of refactor scenarios that I’m seeing as companies are adopting cloud capabilities. In terms of scenarios with high value, I’ve often doubted refactor as a serious investment area. The reason is that it takes time, effort, and the monetary pay-off can be minimal. There are however scenarios that has immense […]Read more "Five Recent Cloud Refactor Scenarios"
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"
In moments of transition often weak leaders freeze, unable to move or act until those around them move. The weak leader is unable to gather the team to move forward through the malaise and is challenged to reflect, think, and act. In contrast, the effective leader is able to use moments of transition to accomplish […]Read more "Top Tech Leadership Priorities for 2022"
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"
Great conversation with Dustin Schimek, from Masterlock Corp, talking about Data and Analytics strategy. We discussed adoption, the right incremental approach, and tips in building a data culture. Podcast Episode 15: Data Analytics Expert Dustin Schimek – Change Agent Podcast (thechangeagentpodcast.com)Read more "Change Agent CTO Podcast: Episode 15"
Great interview with Matt Bingham, who is the Director of Development for JJ Keller. Loved the conversation with Matt about modern development practices, cloud, and DevOps. Don’t miss this one! Podcast Episode 14: J. J. Keller & Associates Director of Development Matt Bingham – Change Agent Podcast (thechangeagentpodcast.com)Read more "Change Agent CTO Podcast: Episode 14"