Throughout my career, I've never shied away from doing something just because I'd never done it before. Over the years, this simple philosophy has paid off more than I ever imagined. Starting out as a guy with a screwdriver and a volt meter in my pocket, repairing hardware for Wang Laboratories back in the 80's, I've been fortunate enough to spend time fulfilling a wide range of roles, including, Pre-sales Technical Manager, Sales Executive, Enterprise Application Designer/Architect/Developer, CTO, CIO, Product/Solution Manager and Industry/Product/Solution Marketing Manager. I've worked for one of the largest software companies in the world as well as companies as small as 10 employees, giving me a diverse perspective on the varying states of maturation companies go through. In the same way I've performed numerous roles, my curious nature has offered me the opportunity to learn about and solve an interesting set of business and technology problems for both private and public sector.
With this relatively diverse set of skills and experiences, I have discovered three commonalities that have emerged as my core principles. First, I am a people person. I am at my best when I am working with others to solve a problem. Second, I am an entertainer/educator. I am extremely comfortable in front of an audience, so much so, that, I am always looking forward to my next opportunity. Third, while I like technology, I do not love technology. What I actually love is the application of technology. While I can easily understand a technical innovation, I do not fully appreciate it until it is leveraged into something meaningful to people.
Specialties: Some of my favorite topics and areas of interest include Improving Customer/Citizen Experience, the Impact of Social Media on the Enterprise, Telework for Public Sector, Redefining Collaboration, Information Assurance beyond the Enterprise and Making the Cloud Relevant to the Entire Enterprise.