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Business. Architecture. Technology. Strategy.

March, 2009

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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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    View MIX09 sessions all online!

    Thanks to the MIX team for getting a nice, organized list of all the   MIX09 session videos up – complete with multiple video formats, as well as slides! Not as good as being there, but essentially great...
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    Interview: AMD in Microsoft booth at SxSW showing best of cloud and PC together

    Down at South by Southwest Interactive (aka, SxSWi) for the first time this year.  What a great event!  Spent most of the day working the Microsoft booth – had a great day in the booth starting out with Hanu , as well as special guest and Casey...
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    Social graph analytics for the *benefit* of users

    Angus Logan, a Product Manager on the Live Services team, came out with an interesting post recently on address book portability between social sites/services.  The thrust of his argument is that the various address book repositories in the world...
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    Have you heard of Living Ink yet?

    My last post talked about an envisioning video that shows how we may use technology 10 years into the future. Turns out, not all of the technology concepts are that far away. In fact, one of the interesting technology innovations is already here: It’s...
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    The Next Next Next Big Thing

    Stephen Elop is an interesting guy.  He’s President of Microsoft’s Business Division, but he’s also been a leader at Juniper, Lotus, Macromedia, and Adobe.  He spoke recently to Wharton students about the future of business technology. Most...
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