I was a software executive back in the Wild West days of Silicon Valley. I did all sorts of cool stuff for some of the biggest names in technology. After 13 years I began to split my time between Silicon Valley and Silicon Prairie, traveling between the two. Now I'm living a relaxed life in my little slice of Heaven in a golf course community no one has heard of. Prestbury. See - I knew you haven't heard of it.
Over my career I've worked with:
Now I work exclusively with small and medium businesses (SMB's). Together we solve their problems by applying objective management and appropriate technology 3 ways:
If you are a small business you may not have an IT staff - you probably
do a lot of the work yourself or hire the neighbor kid when you need. If
you are a medium business you may have one IT person, but he is busy running
cable and resetting passwords. SMB's hire me on an ad hoc basis to pick
up some of the work - especially the tasks which require a higher level
of experience to complete.
You can wait until something breaks to call me. Or you can buy a block of hours in advance and use them as the need arises.
For two years I traveled the United States and Canada speaking as an evangelist
for a bleeding edge technology just released by IBM. It was an amazing
breakthrough that allowed the largest companies to reduce their batch program
runtimes from hours to minutes. This was a hot topic and I was invited
to speak at huge companies, international user groups, and trade shows.
And I accepted every invitation I received.
Now, I'm available to speak to your company or group. I can speak on a variety of subjects, mostly technical -- but I can teach you how to make 99% of the free throws you shoot if you like -- or I can just wing it and do an improvisation. Contact me to discuss how I can present useful information to your company or group.
I started training co-workers back in the mainframe days -- the administrative staff didn't understand how a mainframe worked because no one had ever shown them. At first I set up informal classes and trained at lunch and after work. Then the demand grew to the point where the classes became formal and I ended up training our users from all over the country. That became a recurring theme with me -- almost all my clients ask me to perform some level of training for their staffs.
At Hewlett-Packard I was offered official Trainer status. I trained 1000+ users in Microsoft NT, Lotus, and many internal applications. They even flew me to Denver regularly to teach Engineers how to use an Informix database application.
I can train you and your staff on almost any component of Microsoft Office, Windows, internet safety and anonymity, security, and encryption.
Contact me to discuss how I can train your staff to use their computers more efficiently and more effectively.