Extreme Digital Transformation – Stories from the community

So Microsoft Ignite 2020 is underway and I am fortunate to be presenting a Table Topic this year with these four IT professionals, Loryan Strant, Kirsty McGrath, Rene Modery and Ashish Trivedi    The topic is: Extreme Digital Transformation – Stories from the community It was while both preparing for this event and a recent Facebook post by a very good friend, who mentioned a friend of hers making a well-meaning comment around her personal businesses potentially impacting her current job.  Now I understand that the comment was said with all the best intentions, but it really does highlight some…

TheUptake Podcast

OK, somethings very cool happened to me yesterday…  Well, at least I think it’s pretty cool. A wee while ago, Anna Chu reached out to me and my good friend Chris Gill about appearing on her podcast – The Uptake with Anna Chu.  The topic being something very personal to me – Neurodiversity. I’ll be honest, being on an actual podcast terrified me!!  Sure, I can easily listen to podcasts, but being on one, well it’s not something I ever thought I’d do. My good (bad) friend Impostor Syndrome decided to hitch a ride with me throughout the experience, but…

Introducing thenewnumber2.com

Wow, A lot has happened since my last post on this site… Winter has come and gone, as has most of 2019, and what a year it’s been! I’ve moved to a new job, I was awarded the Windows Insider MVP award and I was SUPER fortunate to have been selected to speak at Microsoft Ignite 2019 in Orlando not once, but FOUR times.  There’s a neat write up on my work’s website here, and I’ll be doing my own recap soon. So yes, a lot of change. I finally got myself organized this past weekend and purchased my very…

Reflecting on 2018

Well, 2018 has been consigned to the history books and as I sit here recovering from another Christmas/New Years in the New Zealand summer with the Cricket on the radio, I find myself thinking of the year that has past. On the last working day of 2018, I walked past my first desk (I’ve had three this year for anyone counting). On the windows was a 2018 ‘to do’ list, a list that to be honest, I’d forgotten about (I have moved desks three times as well as two floors). The list had several tasks that I wanted to achieve…

That’s a Wrap!!

I’m sitting in Orlando airport awaiting the first of three two flights on my long journey back to New Zealand. It has been an incredible six days and I have so many memories that will be with me forever. UPDATE – It’s now two as my original flight broke down and I’m on the miracle flight – Orlando to LA to Auckland.  The Orlando flight is scheduled to land four minutes after the flight to Auckland begins boarding. First and foremost – there are two people who I want to thank. The first person is Dona Sarkar. Dona began scheming…