Reflecting on the Future of Work

A drafting studio at Bell Labs, 1942. Source “The future is already here - it’s just not evenly distributed.” - William Gibson As we approach the finish line for 2017, I continue to reflect on the state of the architecture and construction industry as I have in years past. As we contend with global issues … Continue reading Reflecting on the Future of Work

Industry Transformation and the Challenge of Professional Bias

When we work with our clients to create data strategies or custom software, we often find ourselves facilitating and prioritizing a multitude of viewpoints, debating skepticism, and building consensus. In this context we have often found that understanding one variable, more than others, is central to navigating the complexities of stakeholder positions: professional bias. Biases … Continue reading Industry Transformation and the Challenge of Professional Bias

The Success of Your Data Strategy Depends on Healthy Business Practices

It is ten minutes before 9:00 AM and I am about to begin a day of strategic technology discussions with a new client. A whiteboard with markers sits at the ready as I anxiously await the arrival of the first stakeholder group: the executives. While I will be spending nearly the entire day with managers … Continue reading The Success of Your Data Strategy Depends on Healthy Business Practices

Join Us for these Fall Events!

Proving Ground has a very busy fall season ahead. Both Dave Stasiuk and I are hitting the road to several events. We're excited to talk about architecture, data, computation, comics, sci-fi, and anything geeky! If you are at any of these events, don't be shy! ACADIA 2016 Proving Ground is proud sponsor of this year's ACADIA … Continue reading Join Us for these Fall Events!