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CIO Visions Summit 2018

CIO Visions Summit 2018

The 2018 CIO Visions Mid-Market Summit by Quartz Events was held in Chicago IL in October.  This was my first time attending these meetings and I was not only attending I was presenting on Ransomware.   The conference allowed for natural interaction between both attendees, speakers, and vendors: solution providers from every angel of the industry. This made it an awesome…

Fresh Flowers Premiere

Fresh Flowers Premiere

“Fresh Flowers” Premieres on Thursday November 29, 2018 at 7 pm CST (8pm EST). A short film is any motion picture not long enough to be considered a feature film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences defines a short film as “an original motion picture that has a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all credits”. In the United States, short films were generally…

The Trifecta is Complete

The Trifecta is Complete

In March of this year I wrote a post about getting the PMP Certification and the path God took me through to get it.  At the bottom of that post I mentioned I’d be pursuing a 3rd Certification hopefully before I started my Masters Program, that certification is called CGEIT.  I’m sure your wondering: “What is it?” I’m glad you…

Health Money Faith 2018 Convention

Health Money Faith 2018 Convention

Good friend and brother, Nda Masuku (CFO for the Adventist Church in West Zimbabwe), dropped me a line to tell me about the Health Money Faith 2018 Convention he and others were planning for Bulawayo Zimbabwe.  We talked about Tech Night and Social Enterprise Nights as possible collaboration points.  Of course I would’ve preferred to physically travel to that great…

1st Week @ Wallace State

1st Week @ Wallace State

There is something special about new beginnings and yet one should not get lost in that newness feeling cause your first weeks and first impressions have a way of coming back later for better or worse.  This first week at Wallace State Community College was excellent!  I felt a little like a Technology Auditor looking at the IT Operations for…

Last Days @ OU

Last Days @ OU

Goodbye or Farewell or See you Later or whatever parting words you’re used to saying can be said in a flippant, matter-of-fact, routine way because the assumption is you’ll see this person again very shortly.  This week those same routine words to express parting were especially more difficult to say not only because the campus community experienced the tragic loss…

Transition

Transition

It’s been a while since my last blog post. It’s not for the lack of content cause it’s been a busy year. I guess the reality is I may have to lower my expectations about how often I can post to the blog……. OK, enough stalling.  I have some rather big news to share and it was far easier to…

AAUA 2018 Seminar and Awards Luncheon

AAUA 2018 Seminar and Awards Luncheon

I wrote a post a while back sharing that the Oakwood University Information Technology Division was selected for the American Association of University Administrators (AAUA) 2018 Exemplary Models Award. Well the Awards Luncheon and Seminar has finally come.  As you can imagine I dont have a lot of experience with accepting awards but I knew we were selected, I flew…

Fredrick Russell

Fredrick Russell

In a tribute to the late Elder Bev Miles I wrote: “I am blessed to have an awesome Father who is my rock but God loves me so much he has given me some strong male figures who have shaped me along the way.  One of those men is Elder Bev Miles.” Another man God placed in my life around…

Purpose

Purpose

An Elder during Sabbath Service is preparing the congregation for Intercessory Prayer.  In an attempt to get the people to think how often we take Gods unseen blessings for granted he says these words: “God is performing Miracles literally every day, we just file them under Normal…” A baby began to cry, but not a normal cry one that parents…