I had a great time recording a webinar with Anthony Escobedo, Lwin Maung, Min Maung, and Steven Campbell on the best of Microsoft Ignite. We talked about IoT, data, productivity, Viva, Power BI, and many other topics.Read more "Best of Microsoft Ignite"
I delivered a video on manufacturing transformation where we talked about ways businesses are using AI/ML, IoT, and data to transform their forecasting, picking, manufacturing, maintenance, and product development practices. Lwin Maung, Brian Haydin and I talked through several scenarios and example companies, as well as the technology involved.Read more "Manufacturing 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 […]Read more "Launching Change Agent CTO Podcast"
I presented at an online education session on “Getting out of the Datacenter Business”. We talked about why companies are moving out, what they are moving, and how they are moving it. We explored Azure Governance and Policy, as well as migration approaches.Read more "Getting out of the Datacenter Business"
Ever send a meeting request to someone and have them not respond? You wait, wait, and wait but they never click accept, deny, or tentative? Then, you get to the meeting and they decline because they have something else? Or, they show up and are an active participant? Well… that someone is me. Today, My […]Read more "My Analytics Called Me Out"
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 week I was in the market for two new computers for my kids. The ones they had been using were getting a little long in the tooth and it became apparent that we needed to replace them. This went from annoyance to emergency as they started school again and virtually needed to do classwork. […]Read more "Simplicity Wins in the Zero Trust Game"
The best organizations are ones that balance growth mindset in the cloud with effective cloud governance. The growth mindset is the company challenging itself, its previous assumptions, it’s understanding of what the future looks like. The partner is governance that accelerates the transformation while ensuring protection and responsibility. The goal of cloud governance is not […]Read more "5 Disciplines of Cloud Governance"
We talked on this video about how to perform cloud assessment engagements within a business. The goal of cloud assessment is to drive understanding of the current estate, the framework of optimization, and migration opportunities. We also talk about the relationship of CAF to this.Read more "Cloud Assessments"
The transition to the cloud represents an opportunity… an opportunity to change the framework of how the traditional IT organization interacts with the business. When I was first starting my career in IT it was untouchable, in the sense that the business didn’t understand what IT did… they just knew that it was important. It […]Read more "Cloud Operating Model Comparisons"