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 […]
I recently wrote a blog on 5 Things I Love About Microsoft Whiteboard and 5 Things I Hate. This was a pretty accurate view of the capabilities of Microsoft Whiteboard (at the time). Then… something amazing happened… Microsoft released their new Whiteboard platform and TOTALLY REDEEMED THEMSELVES… (dumb and dumber fans rejoice). Let’s talk about […]
Had a great conversation with Swami Venkatesh on leveraging Machine Learning to improve forecast accuracy and achieve better business efficiency. We talked about the stages of building models, inputs, and decisions.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 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. […]