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 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 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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]