• Change is hard... but F5 is doing it

    (10 Dec 2018)
    So we all know change is not easy, especially when it involves moving away from what you have be doing successfully for many years. Last week I had the opportunity to attend **F5 Networks - North American Partner Leadership Summit** along with many of F5's top North American Partners. The message from the senior management team was crystal clear, F5 is **changing its stance** in the market and is very serious about rapidly evolving to meet these new market and customer demands.
  • Fireside chat with Hitesh Patel from f5

    (06 Dec 2018)
    I had the opportunity to attend the f5 Networks North American Partner Leadership Summit December 4th and 5th. They certainly picked a sweet spot the host the event, the Ritz Carlton - Half Moon Bay is an amazing property on the edge of the west coast. Hitesh and I were able to step away during lunch to have a conversation about what's going on with f5, the thriving community, emerging technology and all the change that is rolling out across the organization.
  • From Teaching to Consulting

    (27 Nov 2018)
    My story about transitioning from an educational role as a professor in college, leading into a new branch of my career as a consultant.
  • Welcoming Change

    (09 Mar 2018)
    Hard to believe it has been 3 months on-board the fast-moving, exciting adventure that is Arctiq...
  • First Months at Arctiq - Drinking From The Fire Hose

    (02 Jan 2018)
    new technology I was learning and working with, new cool tools to get my job done, a different way of working, and cranking out more work from a pub then I ever have before. It was like trying to get a drink of water from a fire hose.
  • 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.