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Technologist Services

For over 20 years I’ve been trudging through depths of ever changing “technology” roles in a number of different industries. This has given me a unique and constantly expanding skill set you can view here on my Resumé.

If you’re local to the Long Beach Peninsula of Washington State, I’m offering workshops, classes and one-on-one consultation on numerous technology topics. Check out more about “Techs on the Beach”.

Software Supply Chain Transparency

  • Are you a software developer or company looking for assistance in generating Software Bill of Materials?
  • Do you need to setup your Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) to efficiently and effectively manage dependencies and their vulnerabilities?
  • Have you been challenged to get the results you need from Software Composition Analysis (SCA) tools or haven’t chosen a solution yet?
  • Does your IT Procurement or ITAM team have a way to ingest and manage SBOMs received from third party producers?

If you’re looking for someone with advanced knowledge of the Software Bill of Materials landscape as it quickly evolves to meet government regulations, you’ve found your champion!

I’ve setup Open Source Policy Offices/Orgs (OSPO) from ground to greenfield, created vendor compliance practices and implemented Software Composition Analysis (SCA) processes in complex and varied development environments.

Regardless of your size, customers, development language, tooling, deployment practices and infrastructure, I can achieve the results you need through policies, procedures, training and automation.

IT Asset Management (ITAM)

Understanding your business technology landscape is more critical than it has ever been. With broad adoption of Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and remote work, the role of IT Asset Management (ITAM) has become part of Cyber Security along with its existing Administrative, Legal and Financial value.

A company is never too small (or too large) to ignore the different technology products and services your employees are using. Without proper intake, tracking and management of these tools, technical and legal issues can quickly arise and overspend is almost a guarantee!

If you’re ready to take control of your SaaS, Public Cloud(s), Physical and Virtual Devices and all the connections and services that go along with them, then you’ve found your resource! From Start-ups to billion-dollar revenue Enterprises, I’ve managed to “wrangle the cats” and bring functionality and cost savings to many organizations.

  • Not sure where to start with an ITAM function for your company?
  • Already unable to manage all the SaaS platforms your employees are using?
  • Concerned about Legal obligations involved in using Artificial Intelligence or other technologies?
  • Want to ensure your technology services and devices are both financially and legally optimal?

I can help you to manage the complete IT Asset Life Cycle from acquisition to disposal (and yes you have to dispose of digital assets properly too!). Regardless of the nature of your business, traditional brick and mortar data centers with onsite employees or fully remote, public cloud first with advanced automation, I have solutions to improve your management of technology assets of any kind!

IT Procurement

In today’s economy, every company needs to minimize their costs; technology services and devices are some of the largest expenses companies face and many struggle to manage these costs. Negotiations with Software Manufacturers can be frustrating and fruitless for many small businesses and even large Enterprises without dedicated IT Procurement associates are challenged to keep up with terminology and quickly evolving license models. Even worse, many companies are facing internal challenges with “Shadow IT” eating up budgets and committing companies to terms they typically could have avoided if properly negotiated such as auto-renewal, automatic increase and lack of data protection.

  • Is your organization just starting to understand the costs of allowing employees to subscribe SaaS independently and looking to reign in the spend?
  • Are you ready to engage a large manufacturer like Microsoft, Amazon, Google or Oracle, but don’t know where to start?
  • Do you need to optimize your technology spend across your organization but aren’t sure how to find out what your employees are using?
  • Already have a strong IT Procurement team or practice but need insights on new and emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and Quantum?

If you’re struggling to manage your IT spend, optimize your employees tooling and increase productivity, then you’re in the right spot! Budgets large and small can all benefit from proper IT Procurement policies and practices. I’ve implemented and improved IT Procurement for a number of organizations and achieved savings year over year on software maintenance, subscription services and public cloud services.

Creative Services

I may have been knee-deep in the tech world, but that hasn’t slowed down my creative skills! I’m ready to add my spark to your project, just let me know what you need!

  • Creative writing; Lyrics, Stories, Poems and Articles
  • Singing
  • Public Speaking or Presenting
  • Voice Overs
  • Content review
  • Web and Graphic Design
  • Video Editing

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