Cloud Architect | IT Professional | Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Due Diligence and Integration | AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional | AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional
IT professional with a breadth of experience applying both consultative vision and technical IT solutions to a wide array of business cases, technology stacks, and industries: mergers and acquisitions due diligence and integration (M&A), health care, web services platform cloud migrations, high performance computing (HPC), machine learning (ML), and internet of things (IoT).
Served as the IT representative on numerous M&A due diligence and integration projects. This involved both pre-close due diligence activities such as on site documentation trips, IT/Facilities evaluations, and integration planning, as well as post-close implementation of the integration plan.
Responsible for supporting Qualcomm's presence at trade shows around the world, including major events such as CES, CTIA, and Mobile World Congress, as well as numerous other trade events and investor relations meetings.
Responsibilities included the design and implementation of trade show network connectivity for a variety of cutting edge technology demos, as well as support for the Office of the Chair.
I've always been interested in understanding the big picture as well as the technical details.
A career in IT provided the ability to work both in the context of the technology details as well as to apply that knowledge to the big picture business problems.
Being a generalist who came from the infrastructure side of things ultimately created my entry into DevOps, cloud automation, and cloud strategy, as well as the M&A world.
I consider the totality of my career at Qualcomm, a company which enabled a fundamental shift in how the world communicates, to be my greatest accomplishment.
I always felt like the work I was doing at Qualcomm was contributing in a significant way, especially during our major expansion period as we went from a company with ~3,000 employees when I started to over ~33,000.
Wikipedia defines DevOps thusly:
"DevOps is a software engineering culture and practice that aims at unifying software development and software operation. The main characteristic of the DevOps movement is to strongly advocate automation and monitoring at all steps of software construction, from integration, testing, releasing to deployment and infrastructure management."
While the definition above is accurate, it focuses solely on the technical, process, and tooling aspects of DevOps, but...