I have a passion for storytelling with over thirty-five years experience working in the tech industry. I enjoy telling stories around how technology enables companies to deliver exceptional experiences while also meeting to exceeding their outcome requirements.
A few other things to know about me, include:
- I have experience in several architectures, including Full Stack Observability, hybrid work, hybrid cloud, IOT, cloud computing, mobility, networking, data center, collaboration, AI/ML and security.
- I create content for executive, technical and consumer audiences, along with offer consulting services with a focus on developing sell-with partner messaging
- I work with a broad range of clients, including industry titans (such as Cisco, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and IBM), VARs, ISVs, IHVs, managed service providers and emerging startups.
Today’s CIO faces three enormous challenges: Complex technology landscape For one, technology is a critical resource in today’s enterprise. But the sheer number of different technologies businesses rely on – spanning endpoints like mobile phones and laptops to on-premises and...Read More
In the world of IT, one glaring reality is that most organizations harbor doubts about the accuracy of their Configuration Management Database (CMDB). The consequences of inaccuracies in technology asset inventory control are far-reaching, encompassing security vulnerabilities, audit failures, compliance...Read More
It has been a year since I first published my Amazon bestselling book “The Next CIO,” and I’d like to share two foundational lessons I’ve learned promoting the new ETM application category, along with invite you to see a demo...Read More
In an era of stringent regulatory demands, compliance frameworks like NIST, HIPAA, SOC 2, and ISO 27001 have become pivotal in dictating an organization’s approach to data security and regulatory adherence. These frameworks outline the necessary compliance standards and business...Read More
Across industries, we’re experiencing a wave of automation, from smart factories to self-driving cars. With so many industries moving to autonomous operations, the modern CIO should also think about moving IT to an autonomous, self-driving operation as well. Why? Every...Read More
There was a time when most (somewhat organized) salespeople managed their contacts with a Rolodex, hand writing names and phone numbers on flip cards. Then — after observing this relatively standard process — some smart people figured out they could...Read More
As a CIO, your team is no doubt constantly barraged with the “what abouts.” What about Web 3.0? What about cryptocurrency? What about security? Why aren’t we doing more in artificial intelligence and machine learning? What about IOT? What is...Read More
In the Five Levels of Enterprise Technology (ET) Process Maturity, I discussed how IT’s enterprise technology processes – the processes that touch the entire technology portfolio deployed by a company – can operate at one of five levels: Level 1:...Read More
ET processes need to manage an organization’s technology portfolio throughout the entire technology lifecycle, from technology planning to procurement through EOL (Plan-to-EOL). For instance, an accurate budget requires accurate demand forecasting. The required input is not only planned new technology...Read More
In Three Options to Help CIOs Fund Digital Transformation, I discuss how CIOs and their staffs can improve IT productivity and find budget to fund transformational initiatives like digital transformation by digitally transforming their enterprise technology (ET) management processes —...Read More
In an earlier article, I shared The Five Levels of Enterprise Technology (ET) Process Maturity. In that article, I discussed how CIOs and their staffs could fund transformational initiatives like digital transformation by improving the maturity of their processes that...Read More
With so many industries moving to autonomous operations, from self-driving cars to smart factories, the next CIO needs to think about also moving IT to an autonomous, self-driving operation. A big obstacle are the processes that span siloed management tools...Read More