VMware Enterprise Blockchain

  At the beginning of this year I did an interview with Dahlia Mahlki of VMware research on the evolution of distributed ledger technologies (DLT) and some of the advances that VMware was contributing to in the industry. For a recap of that interview, click here. There was a lot of buzz generated from that interview, [...]

Organizing your mind, for fun and profit.

Are there fire escapes in your mind palace? The method of loci (loci being Latin for "places") is a method of memory enhancement which uses visualizations with the use of spatial memory, familiar information about one's environment, to quickly and efficiently recall information. The method of loci is also known as the memory journey, memory palace, or mind palace technique. There [...]

Question everything.

As a Solution Architect, I engage clients on many types of projects with many stakeholders. Too often, things are taken for granted. Assumptions are made but not spoken. The easiest way to set back, or derail a project is to not have enough communication and assume that everybody is on the same page and thinks [...]

IT infrastructure and operational risk of global organizations in the wake of a ballistic missile attack

In this long-form interview, I talk with Martin Zorn, the President and COO of the world's leading provider of risk management solutions, Kamakura Corporation. I reached out to Kamakura recently because of their unique position in relation to what could have been ground zero for a catastrophic event to the likes that we have not [...]

Advanced Architect Course with VMware Center for Advanced Learning

In the beginning of January 2018 VMware launched a 2 week pilot course for Architects that is meant to teach a set of methodologies of engagement called the IT Value Model and the Digital Workspace Journey. This methodologies are foundational for Architects to utilize as a means of deriving business outcomes from IT problems and business requirements. [...]