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Business. Architecture. Technology. Strategy.

May, 2007

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About Beyond | IT

I joined Microsoft in June 2006 as a Platform Strategy Advisor.  I approach the intersection of business and technology as a business person first, and a technologist second.  This blog is a place to share my passion for how technology can enable business and IT strategy, and how businesses can use technology to enable people to achieve the results that really matter in their lives. 

In years past, I've held a variety of strategic technical and business roles at Ford Motor Company.  Prior to joining Ford in 2000, I was a public sector consultant focused on preventing the type of election debacle that later happened in Florida in 2000.    Before that, I served as Director of Elections for Douglas County, Washington, USA, where we conducted the first all mail-in ballot federal election in the United States. 

Beyond strategy and technology in general, other related passions include systems thinking, continuous learning, global business, and innovation. 

 

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    Popfly - new Silverlight mash-up maker - is now alpha!

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    Popfly is a new tool from Microsoft for people who have great some ideas about how to use technology, but might lack the software development skills to realize them. Basically, it's a fun and easy way to build and share mash-ups, gadgets and Web pages...
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    Bill Gates' Keynote at the CEO Summit

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    Yesterday BillG keynoted Microsoft's CEO Summit. You can see the full keynote for yourself by following the link on Roberdan's post here. In fact, I'm watching it right now myself. Among other things, Bill is describing the digitization of the economy...
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    Identity -- It's not just for people! (Part 2)

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    Thanks to both Kevin Hammond, Cardspace guru of Casa de Hambone fame, as well as Delbert Murphey, former Architect Evangelist, former managing/chief architect at General Motors, and now Biztalk wunderkind, for their critical insights on this topic! This...
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    If you care about mobile development...

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    This is both hysterical and useful. The Windows Mobile team has put a spoof video from MIX'07 and MEDC on the team blog. Oh yeah -- there's also a pointer to some really useful information about designing device independent applications . This is a...
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    Is Jon Box Related to Don Box?

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    You may remember Jon from the .Net Developers Journal or .Net Rocks. He's just posted his inaugural post titled "Who Is Jon Box?" on his new msdn blog: "Out of the Box". Check it out. He's a serious architect luminary that doesn't take himself too seriously...
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    Empowered Consumer Experiences Drive Loyalty, Profits

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    We don’t get a physical newspaper at our house, but sometimes my wife will go buy one – and then throw it away (!) – to get the coupons inside. It’s not just my family abandoning newspapers -- newspaper circulations have been declining for over 15 years...
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