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!

The Wicked Problem of Interoperability

“Now, if someone tries to monopolize the Web, for example pushes proprietary variations on network protocols, then that would make me unhappy.”  Tim Berners-Lee Before I discuss interoperability in the building industry, I want you to think about a few scenarios from our not-too-distant past: What if web developers had accepted perpetual 'warfare' between Microsoft … Continue reading The Wicked Problem of Interoperability

What Will Change Everything?

One of the most difficult tasks I am faced with as a consultant is in setting expectations.  With respect to technology, our modern culture has adopted exceedingly high ones. ‘It should just work’ is a familiar mantra that is often echoed throughout many of my discussions with project leaders, managers, and executives. Less discussed within … Continue reading What Will Change Everything?