I was very excited to interview Rick Hartline on the Change Agent Podcast and talk about the transformation happening on data in the financial services industry. Podcast Episode 12: PLS Financial Senior Director of IT Rick Hartline – Change Agent Podcast (thechangeagentpodcast.com)Read more "Change Agent CTO Podcast Episode 12"
Had a great conversation with fellow MVP Chris Wagner on building communities in the technology space. The why, what, and how of building communities. Podcast Episode 11: Microsoft MVP Chris Wagner – Change Agent Podcast (thechangeagentpodcast.com)Read more "Change Agent CTO Podcast Episode 11"
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 […]Read more "United Way Tech Video"
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 […]Read more "7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (3) Agent of Democratization"
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 […]Read more "Whiteboard… there you go and totally redeem yourself… well, almost"
The best leaders, not just tech leaders, are mission oriented. They understand the idea of their calling to be focused on something bigger than themselves. They seek to both inspire and accomplish a goal which encourages and excites the organization. The mission they define is tangible, audacious, and time bound. It brings with it a […]Read more "7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (2) Agent of Mission"
I’ve had the opportunity to work with hundreds of tech leaders in various positions. In discerning 7 qualities of Inspiring Tech Leaders, the first, and most important quality that sets a person apart is their pursuit of virtue. There are few traits of a leader that are absolute qualifiers or disqualifiers, but for most of […]Read more "7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (1) An Agent of Virtue"
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 […]Read more "Cloud Horizon Models and Changing Responsibility"
I love the use of a whiteboard in collaborative meetings. It was one of my favorite things about meeting in-person and felt like it was a major loss when moving to a largely remote culture. I needed to replace the collaborative experience with something and also make way for a Hybrid workplace. Enter, Microsoft Whiteboard. […]Read more "5 Things I Love and 5 Things I Hate about Microsoft Whiteboard"
So, if you’ve been following me for a while you know that I’ve been playing with AI for Earth and using Logic Apps to pull images from OneDrive for analysis. I had the fortune of working with Elmbrook Launch for two seasons and over that time we’ve incrementally improved the platform. The iterations went like […]Read more "Building a Wildlife AI Twitter Bot with Logic Apps and Microsoft AI for Earth"