What Are You Grateful For?

My son’s 18th birthday.  Me?  Up at 3:30am, 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 be moving into in…

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…
Cognigy Binder, pens and ID

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

Only a few Conversational AI Automation firms are confident enough in their solution that they’ll give you access without signing a contract.  Those that do are signaling a confidence that should be taken quite serious when selecting a solution.  And if you don’t make an effort to fully evaluate their…

Conversational AI Automation Primer

There’s a lot of hype in the Conversational AI Automation space.  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 rife with charlatans and snake oil salesmen. …

Creative Projects

I recently commented on a LinkedIn Post that a candidate’s hobbies can be relevant for a role.  There should be no pressure for a candidate to answer questions about what they do in their off time.  That being said, a more enlightened candidate can provide honest insight that provides evidence…