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Nathan Lasnoski

Nathan Lasnoski

Nathan Lasnoski is Concurrency's Chief Technology Officer, a Datacenter MVP and a recognized leader in Core Infrastructure Design, SharePoint Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Unified Communications technologies.

Contributions by Nathan Lasnoski

7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (2) Agent of Mission

The best leaders, not just tech leaders, are mission oriented.  They understand the idea of their calling to be focused on something bigger than themselves.  They seek to both inspire and accomplish a goal which encourages and excites the organization.  The mission they define is tangible, audacious, and time bound.  It brings with it a […]

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7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (1) An Agent of Virtue

I’ve had the opportunity to work with hundreds of tech leaders in various positions. In discerning 7 qualities of Inspiring Tech Leaders, the first, and most important quality that sets a person apart is their pursuit of virtue. There are few traits of a leader that are absolute qualifiers or disqualifiers, but for most of […]

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Cloud Horizon Models and Changing Responsibility

The cloud can be a somewhat imprecise term. What does it mean to talk about migrating to the cloud or refactoring an application? In order to clear up some of this ambiguity I’ve found it useful to apply Horizon Models to cloud migration efforts. The use of a Horizon Model is to define the states […]

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5 Things I Love and 5 Things I Hate about Microsoft Whiteboard

I love the use of a whiteboard in collaborative meetings. It was one of my favorite things about meeting in-person and felt like it was a major loss when moving to a largely remote culture. I needed to replace the collaborative experience with something and also make way for a Hybrid workplace. Enter, Microsoft Whiteboard. […]

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Building a Wildlife AI Twitter Bot with Logic Apps and Microsoft AI for Earth

So, if you’ve been following me for a while you know that I’ve been playing with AI for Earth and using Logic Apps to pull images from OneDrive for analysis. I had the fortune of working with Elmbrook Launch for two seasons and over that time we’ve incrementally improved the platform. The iterations went like […]

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Why Shadow IT isn’t the Enemy

Most large enterprises have built sophisticated corporate support organizations to handle tasks that can be consolidated and executed from a degree of standard. The goal of the centralization is to create consistency and operationalize the services being delivered. They aren’t wrong to desire this and much of this work is good. Seeking this end, many […]

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No… the cloud is “not just someone else’s computer”

There is a common laptop sticker or underhanded tweet that says “the cloud is just someone else’s computer”. This is a defense mechanism against modernization and seeks to state that the existing environment is sufficient. It is often paired with the comment, “we have a private cloud”. The reality however is very different. 100% of […]

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Change Agent CTO Podcast Episode 7

Was thrilled to talk with Kathy Henrich about growing tech in Milwaukee, reskilling, and her influences. The story of Milwaukee’s growth is tech is inspiring and helps understand how it is both a talent and employer challenge.

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Improving Inventory with Forecast Accuracy

Had a great conversation with Swami Venkatesh on leveraging Machine Learning to improve forecast accuracy and achieve better business efficiency. We talked about the stages of building models, inputs, and decisions.

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Microsoft Viva Insights

Loved this conversation with Anthony Escabedo and Kate Weiland on Hybrid Workplace and Microsoft Viva Insights. Understanding the new way of working in its own context, not just in the pre-pandemic and during-pandemic work-from-home status is important. This is an operational state of its own.

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