IBM Champion for Cloud 2018

IBM Champion Logo

This morning I received an email from IBM letting me know that I was named an IBM Champion for Cloud. I’m honored to be part of this group of technology professionals. A huge thank you to those people who nominated me for this designation.

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What I Can Offer You and Your Company

A year ago I re-opened my professional consultancy and have had the pleasure of working with several local and global companies and organizations. Here’s a partial list of some of the things I can do for you:
  • Provide an honest assessment of your information technology operation
  • Offer executives a “plain English” explanation of technology
  • Provide you a motivated and expert speaker for company events and conferences
  • Personalized executive technology coaching and training
  • Help you answer the question “IT tells me everything is perfect but is it really?”
  • Offer you the cold hard facts about social media
  • Provide opinions and constructive feedback for new software and hardware initiatives
  • Help you learn more about the “cloud”, its benefits and how it can be implemented
  • Assist you in determining if your company’s data is secure

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9 Microsoft MTA’s Now Completed

Today I completed my ninth Microsoft Certified Technology Associate (MTA) exam. The test was the “Cloud Fundamentals (Exam 98-369). This exam focussed on the following:

  • Understand the cloud
  • Enable Microsoft cloud services
  • Administer Office 365 and Microsoft Intune
  • Use and configure Microsoft cloud services
  • Support cloud users

Here is a list of the MTA’s that I have completed:

  1. Microsoft Technology Associate: Cloud Fundamentals (June 1, 2016)
  2. Microsoft Technology Associate: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (January 15, 2015)
  3. Microsoft Technology Associate: HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals, July 17, 2014
  4. Microsoft Technology Associate: Networking Fundamentals, June 18, 2014
  5. Microsoft Technology Associate: Security Fundamentals, June 11, 2014
  6. Microsoft Technology Associate: Database Administration Fundamentals, June 09, 2014
  7. Microsoft Technology Associate: Web Development Fundamentals, June 09, 2014
  8. Microsoft Technology Associate: Windows Operating System Fundamentals, June 04, 2014
  9. Microsoft Technology Associate: Software Development Fundamentals, February 25, 2014

My New Motto

While talking to my long time friend Dan Sickles about app dev and education, Dan said this:

Start them in the cloud as that’s where they will be living

Amen. I’m about to order the t-shirt.

 

Now Open For Business

A few months ago I re-opened my professional consultancy and here’s what I have to offer companies and executives:

  • Provide an honest assessment of your information technology operation
  • Offer executives a “plain English” explanation of technology
  • Personalized executive technology coaching and training
  • Help you answer the question “IT tells me everything is perfect but is it really?”
  • Offer you the cold hard facts about social media
  • Provide opinions and constructive feedback for new software and hardware initiatives
  • Help you learn more about the “cloud”, its benefits and how it can be implemented
  • Assist you in determining if your company’s data is secure
  • Provide you a motivated and expert speaker for company events and conferences

Here’s a partial list of the companies I have and continue to work with:

  • US Department of Agriculture
  • Washington State Department of Utilities and Transportation
  • Social Security Administration
  • Vulture Street Innovation
  • Systems Advisory Services
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • IBM
  • TNT Shipping Services
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • HSBC
  • Agfa
  • Honda Research
  • EPIC Aviation

Let’s talk.