Chateau du Versailles, walk towards the Summer Palace

Transforming with an Open Garden

Leadership Open Source

I was invited to speak at one of the TODO meetings, 17 Jan 2017, at the Yahoo Sunnyvale offices. My talk was centered around Open Source First as a strategy using the Open Garden Development and Project to Product concepts. What is the TODO group The primary purpose of the TODO group is to bring together companies […]

Public Product Management Transforms Private at Walmart

Open Source OpenStack

For those of you that know me, know that I am more a of engineer than a product guy. Even so, I was hired on to transform the Walmart Platform Products using my engineering and open source experience as the Walmart Platform Product Director. It’s been very interesting so far. Not without some bumps and […]

Open Source First

Leadership Open Source

This is a manifesto that any private organization can use to frame their collaboration transformation. Take a read. Let me know what you think. I presented a talk at the Linux TODO group ( TODO Open Source Presentation 17 January 2017) using this post as my material. For those of you that are not familiar with […]

What does it take to run a business cloud?

Open Source OpenStack

There are consistent truths that cannot be ignored. Speed of light is one. There are others below. Cloud means distributed systems connected by networks. A vast majority of cloud implementations are really rebranded platform services with their infrastructure in a fluffy icon. So I’m going to replace cloud with platform for the rest of this […]

OpenStack Seattle 2016 Keynote

Open Source OpenStack

I was fortunate enough to be asked to give the opening keynote to the OpenStack Seattle Days 2016 conference. These types of events are mini-conferences put on in partnership with the local OpenStack user group. The user group gets tickets at a discount that is subsidized by the vendor sponsorships. We generally follow the user […]