Part II: Can You Present?

Some people are so uncomfortable with public speaking, just the thought of having to face an audience starts the body to perspire, the throat to dry, and vision begin to narrow.  As The CTE, I am extremely comfortable in these environments, but it was not always the case.  Those who know me would never believe…

Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

How the idea for this blog came about This past weekend my daughter asked, “who invented toast?”  So having a little Cliff Clavin in me, I made up a story of how toast was invented by a gentleman called the Toastmaster General.  When she responded, “really?” I quickly said no but I’m sure it can be found…

What is a technology evangelist?

What exactly do you do? It is a question I have been asked more than once, especially after seeing my business card or hear my title, “Chief Technology Evangelist”, mentioned.  Fortunately more and more companies and organizations are becoming familiar with the role of the tech evangelist.  Probably the most well known Technology Evangelist is Guy…

Is innovation still top of mind? Where I believe our industry is headed.

It wasn’t that long ago Apple Computer was started in the Jobs’ family garage, the first Sun workstation was cobbled together with spare parts leading to the founding of Sun Microsystems by  Vinod Khosla, Andy Bechtolsheim, and Scott McNealy.  NetApp’s founders, Hitz, Lau and Malcolm entered the appliance market with its network attached storage solution, competing with…