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 had the privilege of participating in IC Stars Milwaukee as a speaker and presenter on “Hi Tea”. IC Stars is an organization that enables the community to re-train and engage in IT as a career. I had the opportunity to speak with the resident class on cloud, Azure governance, disruption, and data oriented jobs. […]
The best tech leaders are Agents of Disruption. They view the existing ecosystem as something with a sunk cost and are willing to disrupt the current state in order to achieve a bigger gain. There are two types of change that can be implemented in a business. The first is iterative, simply building on something […]
I had the opportunity to record a video for the United Way about tech careers and a little about my journey in technology. A few things I highlighted were: Pick a lane and go at it 100%. You can pursue development, data, machine learning, cloud architecture, productivity, security… but pick a lane and go at […]
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.