technologist | teacher | mentor | speaker | helper
Create technical training videos and online content for A Cloud Guru's B2B and B2C subscribers. Engage with subscribers and prospective students in person and on discussion forums providing advise, coaching and helping answer technical and career questions.
Launched AWS Practice specializing in SAP on AWS. Additionally, serving as a member of the leadership team responsible for Strategy and Innovation, both internally as well as leading customer-facing initiatives in these areas.
Launched Applexus Labs, a division within Applexus Technologies run as a small start-up to (1) create structure around innovation initiatives and (2) establish a customer-facing brand for our Innovation as a Service concept
Regularly conduct innovation and emerging technology sessions with Fortune 500 C-level execs as part of Applexus’ customer relationship building activities
Chief Architect of omni-channel application roadmap, approach and integrations with SAP ECC, SAP Customer Activity Repository, HANA, Hybris and OneView Commerce all deployed on Amazon Web Services. Future roadmap elements include Call Center Integration, Warehouse Management modernization and Supply Chain Optimization.
Authored, pitched and executed business plan for Innovation Lab, earning budget of $2M in “seed money” from executive board for stand-up of space devoted to innovation and design thinking
Peered with SAP Functional Director and SAP Program Manager on senior project leadership team for Columbia’s global SAP implementation; responsible for strategy, planning, execution and executive report-out to Operating Committee and Executive Steering Committee.
Championed Agile and Lean development practices within the SAP ASAP 7.2 framework. Iteration planning, sprint planning, backlog management, time-boxing, burn-down charts, daily stand-ups, visual management and rapid prototyping were used with measurable success to create transparency into SAP Development activities
Through coaching, leading by example, MBWA and one-on-one mentoring, built SAP development competencies from scratch within the 10 person Applications Development team.
Accountable for all IT operations and service delivery to fourteen Tier 1 automotive parts manufacturing and administrative facilities, $4B annual revenue, in US and Mexico serving approximately 7,000 associates. Responsible for hiring, performance reviews, salary and headcount planning, personal development plans, succession planning for multinational distributed staff of 30. IT Infrastructure project manager for Automotive business mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.