About me

I’ve been living at the intersection of business and technology for more than 40 years. After graduating Yale in 1979, I worked for AT&T Bell Laboratories during its heyday as a hotbed of innovation. I then began an independent practice that sucked me into the vortex of every successive revolution in IT—from distributed computing, the Internet, and convergence to mobile, social, analytics, and cloud.

I am also cited on Wikipedia as the coiner of the term “DataOps.”

Nowadays, I stay busy consulting, writing, moderating, speaking, and doing research for a diverse clientele.  This work keeps me in close contact with front-line practitioners in markets ranging from finance and insurance to retail and energy, allowing me to continually refine my understanding of their challenges, concerns and aspirations.

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