• A New Adventure…

    (02 Jun 2016)
    My expedition to Arctiq began at the age of eight at the green-screen of my dad’s 286 PC running DOS 5. I was completely fascinated! But not by games, as typical among my grade-3 peers, (although Oregon Trail on my school’s Apple II !)) but simply by how the machine worked. At that age, while most kids were fiddling with their Nintendo NES, my father taught me about config.sys, autoexec.bat, EMM memory tuning, direct memory access, IRQ's, system interrupts and file allocation tables. I would watch over his shoulder as he opened up the case and taught me about CPU's, memory, IDE cables, floppy drives, and all the little gotchas to remember about installing components. . These were not lessons you would find your average kid learning at that time (today is a different story!)
  • The Arctiq Approach - Part 3

    (30 May 2016)
    So here I am, almost 20-years into my IT career, and it was time for a pivot. In this third and final installment of the series I will tell you about that pivot and where “Arctiq” is headed
  • The path forward… A leap of faith - Part 2

    (05 May 2016)
    If you had the chance to read the first part of this blog, you saw that I am very grateful for the opportunities and experience I have gained working for some great Enterprises. Access to cool, game changing projects, emerging technology, great people and team members were the highlights. But, over time, I was losing that feeling of being challenged.