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First and foremost and always, I’m a helper. I’m a CIO who tries hard to make IT serve real people and solve real problems. I’m a writer that tries hard to give practical and actionable advice. I’m a speaker that treats you like you’re smart, but also offers a map for journeys that I’ve taken. I’m a runner that runs his own race. I’m a friend and colleague, husband and dad.
This site meshes my experience with business tech, leadership, and running together, and what I’ve learned from each.
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Recent & Upcoming Talks
- National League of Cities
Seattle, WA – November 2013
- InfraGard Charlotte
Charlotte, NC - September 2013
Charlotte, NC - August 2013
Las Vegas, NV - May 2013
- NC Geographic Information Systems
Raleigh, NC - February 2013
I love my community, I love my profession, and I get involved.
In addition to this blog and my work with InformationWeek, I recently contributed to a book about government and open data innovation for Code for America, which was published both traditionally as well as electronically.
I’m an organizer with Asheville Startup Weekend. Every now and again, I talk to the media and think-tanks about the cool stuff that my team and I do.