Board of Directors:

To find two opportunities to serve as a veteran Board member on large public or private companies helping to identify growth strategies, including merger and acquisition opportunities.

Mentoring and Consulting:

I offer extensive experience as a mentor who has successfully advanced the careers of many employees and staff members, who have become successful executives and CXOs. I also can provide a proven maturing process for young CEOs in managing priorities, expectations, and Board relations.

With more than thirty-five years experience in management and technology, holding individual contributor roles and senior management positions in engineering, support, marketing, business development, and sales, I have both a hands-on pragmatic view of business, while at the same time I am a visionary with proven strategic leadership, who has created or participated in the launch of more than a dozen transformational technologies from the first desktop computer to the first cloud service provider. Both my experience and my style allow me to dive in deep to analyze a business, and its technology, markets, people and company culture, and to surface with a plan that includes both short term tactical improvements and longer term strategic growth plans.

Speaking Engagements:

During my career in technology I have done thousands of presentation for both small and large groups. I have done strategic sales presentation to many of the F100 CEO’s and CIO’s. I have spoken at several IBM technology conferences, including SHARE, to audiences in the thousands, on topics such as SQL, Token-ring networking, SNA and OS/2. I have been a keynote speaker at Networld + Interop, PLA, Wireless World, ALA, and BrainShare. I have given presentations at COMDEX to thousands on the future of mobile computing in 1993 as CEO of MobileWare, a technology award winner at COMDEX. I have also presented technology at conferences in the US, Canada, Germany, Russia, China, and Brazil with hundreds to thousands in attendance. In 1992, while SVP of Strategic Development at Novell, I was on a very select panel that was brought to Washington by then Senator Al Gore to present, “The Role and Future of the Internet” to Congress, along with an SVP from Microsoft and an SVP from IBM. I have also presented at many VC and Private Equity conferences after more than a dozen highly successful acquisitions at Novell on the topic of “Identifying and Executing Successful M&A”. I have presented on three continents on the topic of “Effective Outsourcing,” based on successful experiences I created at Novell and Dynix, where I was recognized by Jeff Sutherland, often thought of as one of the leading experts on Agile development as creating the most successful multi-continent, large scale, agile development project (here).

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Big Data
Cloud Computing