Randy Holloway joined Microsoft in 2004, and brings with him deep experiences working with global businesses, and leading private cloud and public cloud specialty teams. Now, as the leader of the Intelligent Cloud solutions team in the Southwest, his focus is centered around helping customers transform, adopt solutions, and creating an internal culture that drives business outcomes. Randy has the look and feel of a true visionary, and his excitement around building technology that focuses on creating tremendous business impact, while also delivering novel business models, makes this episode a must listen!
Alexandre Delarue, a Sr. Solution Architect on the Data & AI enterprise team at Microsoft, joins us for a deep conversation around unblocking seemingly impossible challenges, as fast as possible, and with as little resources as possible. In the ever evolving world of data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and deep learning, quick thinking, robust learning frameworks, and ambitious philosophies are the key to driving a business's competitive edge. Alex shares his secret sauce for high performance problem solving, the "Awesome Minimum".
Connie Fan, a data solution architect at Microsoft, joins us to share her experiences in the computer sciences, her journey as a female immigrant in a male dominated technology industry, and her perspective on the importance of diversity in this new era of AI. Some of the things we underscore in this episode: how homogeneous groups in AI programming are ultimately not good for business and for the world, how businesses should acquire high performance talent, and the importance of growth mindset in a dynamic field that is constantly changing.