Entrepreneurship / Innovation
Hello there, it is an honor to meet you.
I am most passionate about the business of software, with a strong combination of business and technical acumen. On the technical side, I have written 3 books on Azure, a degree in computer science from Stanford, and have been designing and building complex solutions for almost 20 years.
However, since I began my consulting business as a junior in high school it was never lost on me that excellent software without a profitable business is just vaporware.
Today, I’m a Microsoft Regional Director and have authored 5 books capturing strategies to help Microsoft Partners build, grow and optimize successful consulting practices, just like I have done with my partners at Solliance. I am fortunate that I get to work with amazing clients to help them deliver profitable innovation.
One of my favorite business of software success stories is a small mom and pop startup that we worked with- the matriarch and CEO had a big vision for where she wanted to take her media company that was selling PDFs to help special needs students learn to read. We helped them move away from selling static PDF's of news and lessons to offering highly interactive experiences that included narration and drag & drop puzzles and only required a browser. We enabled their digital transformation by realizing there was more value in this business than just providing the interactive article- we built a web-based digital publishing platform (running entirely in Azure) that let their staff build beautiful, interactive experiences and publish it for their subscribers to see without having to use any other tools. The end result? They grew quickly and were acquired at a significant valuation.
How can I help you deliver profitable innovation?
Talk to me about: Azure, Big Data, Data Science, Machine Learning, Cloud, Consulting, Systems Integration and Profitability