Category: Thought Provocation

Speed of Technology Episode 2 with Dux Raymond Sy

On the heels of Microsoft Inspire, the rebranded Worldwide Partner Conference, Craig and I sat down with Dux Raymond Sy, AvePoint CMO and AvePoint Public Sector CTO, to review the conference for Episode Two of On the SPeed Of Technology! We had a great conversation with Dux, talking about the key points of the conference,…




On the SPOT Podcast – Inaugural Episode

I’m excited to announce a new effort that I’ve started with a co-worker, Craig Jahnke. In the past month we’ve partnered with AvePoint to create On the SPOT, a technology focused podcast for business leadership. Our goal is to help business leaders navigate the SPeed Of Technology through interviews with well-known industry influencers around information management, data…




Stewardship Management and my Four-Year-Old’s Toys

My office started a book club and the first book selected was The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I have to admit, I was not excited about this particular choice. It’s tried and true. It’s suggested by a lot of, well, effective people. Problem is I tried to read this in high school (thanks for…




AvePoint Public Sector, Inc.

Happy Quarter-Anniversary to Me! Three months at AvePoint Public Sector

Three months ago I started a new adventure, and so far I’m really happy I did. Turns out I was in a bit of a rut, professionally speaking. I had allowed myself to fit into an operational project management position, and while I can do it, and I can be good at it, I don’t…




What is Fat Arse February?

OK Friends. Last year I lost 25lbs, but I haven’t lost much since early November. I know a number of you started 2015 off strong and have lost 5-10 pounds. I’m jealous – and I’m struggling to get the motivation to join you. And we all know starting is easy, but continuing is hard. Enter…



Information versus Knowledge Management

Technology Implementations versus Business Solutions – IM versus KM

I’m not a strict knowledge manager or a technology-focused architect, but I cover a large range of subjects. The above image popped into my feed from the Cohenization blog as just a snippet. Clicking on the link direct to the Knowledge Management Tools website gives a little more context. After thinking about this graphic for…




Everyone's an expert, but nobody knows!

How Social Tools help Employees engage “Experts”

Throughout my career I have seen organizations, especially large ones, struggle helping their employees identify the right person with the right information in a timely manner. In a flexible workplace it is often even harder to find which geographically disparate employee has the knowledge you are looking for. It is the organization’s responsibility to provide employees…




Risk Failure and Innovation

Risk, Failure, and Innovation

I’m neither an expert in risk or innovation. I’ve experienced my share of both, but at 33 years I can hardly say I’ve experienced more than most. Lately, I’ve noticed a lot of risk aversion; a lot of people wanting great success (Yakshemash!) but a lot less willing take risks to get there. However, common…



Can we Feed the World

American Farmers say they “Feed the World” – but SHOULD they?

On my way to work this morning, after dropping Mache off because she insists on listening to First Wave – thank god for XM Radio –  I heard a story on American farming and how they “feed the world”. If you weren’t listening to NPR at the same time as me it can be found…




Who’s voice do I represent?

Humans are often very self-conscious, poorly motivated, selfish individuals. Yes, this is an incredibly blatant over-generalization; but it is, I believe, an important one. When we find ourselves in situations of incredible pressure many of us crumble.  We curl up on the couch with a tub of bon-bons (god, I love those), pic our favorite, sleaziest drama, and we hide…