Most IT leaders know that IT costs run around 3% of revenue for an average company. The legacy CIO will see their job as keeping the IT costs around that number. But… did you know that technology investment is actually INCREASING year over year? The reason it isn’t visible in the “3%” is that technology […]Read more "7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (6) Agent of Investment"
I presented to the Appleton PM circle on Planning for 2022 success. A great session with great people. We covered these topics: What it means to be a change agent What areas can you impact in your business Technology maturity curves Creating a plan with Horizon Planning Tech stack planning Skill development Bringing it all […]Read more "Planning for 2022 Success for Appleton PM Circle"
Loved this session on Ask the Expert. Myself, Lwin Maung (another Microsoft MVP), Chris Blackburn, Swami Venkatesh, and Brandon Hartman had a session to take questions on the modern environment, Azure, cloud, and M365. Love the questions, great discussion, and a great honor to be among these interesting and intelligent gentlemen. Swami certainly wins “best […]Read more "Azure: Ask the Expert"
To kick off 2022 and to follow-up on a blog of the same name, I started the year with a video on planning for your 2022 success. In this video I talk about all the tremendous opportunities for business engagement in 2022 leveraging technology to drive your company forward. I talk about disruption, structure, and […]Read more "Planning for 2022 Success: Live Edition"
I had a great conversation on the Change Agent Podcast with Sam Hilgendorf, the CIO of Fox World Travel. Fox World Travel had serious reduction in business as a result of COVID and Sam does a great job talking about how the organization led through that change. Podcast Episode 17: Fox World Travel CIO Sam […]Read more "Change Agent CTO Podcast Episode 17"
I had a great conversation with Zach Hughes, the VP of IT for CHS about transformation, leadership in IT, and the responsibilities of change. Zach has a fantastic leadership podcast, blog, and other assets. A huge thanks to Zach for joining the show. Podcast Episode 16: CHS Inc. VP of IT Zach Hughes – Change […]Read more "Change Agent CTO Podcast Episode 16"
In moments of transition often weak leaders freeze, unable to move or act until those around them move. The weak leader is unable to gather the team to move forward through the malaise and is challenged to reflect, think, and act. In contrast, the effective leader is able to use moments of transition to accomplish […]Read more "Top Tech Leadership Priorities for 2022"
You have unfortunately downloaded your GitHub repo to a directory in your OneDrive synced files haven’t you? It’s synchronizing everything twice! Didn’t anyone tell you that OneDrive wasn’t supposed to be used for source code? Don’t worry. This one is actually pretty easy to fix. Close GitHub desktop and any applications currently accessing the code […]Read more "Moving GitHub Desktop Repo Local Directory"
In this session with Launch we took the previous work on AI for Earth and Wildlife AI and built out a Power App around the AI platform. The team from Launch built out a fantastic PowerApp, leveraging the great work done by Microsoft’s AI for Earth, as well as help from Anthony Escabedo, Megan Stoffel, […]Read more "AI Wildlife PowerApp v1"
So… we were working as a company to construct our One Page Strategic Plan. We’d used platforms before that had similar concepts but none of them integrated with Teams or any of the Microsoft ecosystem. I was not happy about implementing another walled garden for our executive team, so I set out to use some […]Read more "Building a One Page Strategic Plan in PowerApps"