Off Track, but Correcting

I had an experience in the professional part of my life that I let throw me off track.  Something very unexpected, out of “left field” so to speak.  A month after and I’m realizing the impact.  Despite the experience I’ve done some of my best work of late.  But unfortunately…

What Are You Grateful For?

My son’s 18th birthday.  Me?  Up at 3:30am, vending machine breakfast before boarding a 5:30 flight to Dallas Fort Worth. We got to have dinner with him the night before.  Nice BBQ on the back patio.  Watched him open his present, listened to him talk about the college dorm he’d…

Better Company Productivity? Look at Calendar Hygiene as Culture

The pandemic has forced companies to be remote.  We were already seeing more and more companies that are “remote-first” or “remote only.”  In this environment, teamwork is even more critical, and slipping deadlines hurt the bottom line.  Want to increase revenue and work satisfaction?  Build a culture where people take…

Enhancing your Raspberry Pi Experience

A few years into working with RaspberryPi Single Board Computers (SBCs) I’ve come across a few items that enhance the experience.  The systems are already remarkably inexpensive, and for a few dollars more you can become even more efficient working with them. Good For All The first item I ran…
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First 3 Months on the CognigyCrew

Just wrapping up my first 3 months at Cognigy.  It has been an enjoyable time with people I respect and trust.  Not to mention the technology does everything they say it will.  There is a lot of hype in tech, and many firms paint a picture that really isn’t realistic. …

Sales Engineer and Early to the Team?

With age comes experience.  Hopefully.  I’ve had the fortune of being in the Sales Engineering space for more than a decade now.  During that time I’ve gotten to experience or observe multiple SE onboarding for firms from 20 to over 4000 employees.  Some have worked amazingly well, others were beyond…

Conversational AI Automation Hands-On

As a disclaimer here, I currently work for Cognigy as a Sales Engineer.  During the interview process I signed up for their Free Trial and Academy.  The experience there was a huge part of my desire to work there.  What follows is my guide for getting started with Conversational AI.…

Conversational AI Automation Primer

There’s been huge advances in the power, as well as ease of use, of Conversational AI.  If you are going to venture into the technology, there is massive potential for return on that investment.  Unfortunately anything that involves AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning) these days is overloaded with…