We had a great conversation on the Top 10 announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2021. We talked about Azure platform, data, AI, Viva, Power Platform, and others.Read more "Top 10 Ignite 2021 Spring Announcements"
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.Read more "Creating Digital Lines of Business"
I’m proud to announce an effort that has been months in the making, the Change Agent CTO Podcast. I was inspired to launch this because I experienced qualities of change agents in the most successful projects I’ve been part of. I wanted to highlight the heros of the technology industry who are doing more to […]Read more "Launching Change Agent CTO Podcast"
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 […]Read more "Workplace Analytics and AI to Optimize Sales Energy"
The pen and the laptop… I’ve always had an interest in the idea of it working, but for many years it was a solution looking for a problem. Early on I wanted one of those spin around laptops from Acer so I could take digital notes on the clunky 10 pound laptop in class. It […]Read more "Ways to Use Your Digital Pen to Increase Effectiveness"
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
This isn’t an easy time to be in business. Frankly, I think it is one of the most challenging times in recent memory due to the uncertainty that exists in the economic climate. However, it is during uncertainty that real leaders transform markets and bring about instrumental change. This is the time when bold manufacturers […]Read more "6 Transformations for Manufacturing for Change Agents"
I had a great conversation with Michael Walton, Microsoft lead for Manufacturing solutions. We talked about 6 different manufacturing solutions based on AI technologies that influence the way manufacturers can engage their customers, partners, and employees.Read more "Manufacturing Solutions Interview"
This year at Ignite was a little different in that it was virtual, but it was the same in the increase in capabilities brought from a widely diverse set of areas. Not surprisingly, huge amounts of effort has been placed in advancing Artificial Intelligence capabilities both in commodity AI (Cognitive Services) and custom AL/ML (Azure […]Read more "Top Updates Artificial Intelligence Updates Microsoft Ignite 2020"
I’ll be talking with students at Marquette University’s Business School career night, Tuesday October 20th. If you’re a student at Marquette and interested in learning more about careers in technology, don’t miss the opportunity to have a great discussion. I’m happy to provide any feedback or direction for individuals interested in creating a meaningful career.Read more "Marquette University Career Night"