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 talked in the past about “above the line and below the line” engagement for tech leaders. The “below the line” functions are those that are most frequently ripe for democratization. In a business sense, democratization is the act of making a capability common, for it to be a shared and indistinguishable ability to get […]
The best leaders, not just tech leaders, are mission oriented. They understand the idea of their calling to be focused on something bigger than themselves. They seek to both inspire and accomplish a goal which encourages and excites the organization. The mission they define is tangible, audacious, and time bound. It brings with it a […]
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 […]
In this episode of the Change Agent Podcast I had a conversation with John Dyck, the CEO of CESMII, the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Intuit. We talk about how Industry 4.0 motions need commoditization, lower cost of entry, and how CESMII is helping.
Brian Haydin and I had a great conversation on creating digital lines of business. We discussed the way organizations should look at creating digital products, ways to leverage technology, and models to disrupt the market. We also shared practical examples of companies navigating this transformation.
I’m proud to announce that I have the opportunity to join the board of Clean Energy, Smart Manufacturing Institute (CESMII), an organization that strives to democratize Industry 4.0 across the United States through an innovative set of capabilities and accelerators. I’ll be working as part of the platform advisory board to accelerate usage of AI […]
Ever hear that multi-tasking is a fraud? There is always an opportunity cost. When we choose to spend time on one thing, we lose the time from something else. The switching time has a cost, the time spent has a cost, and the choice between alternatives is always present. What we don’t always do is […]
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