Retirement – 6 Months Checkpoint

The beginning of 2024 marked the 6 month point since I officially retired.  I must admit, time has absolutely zipped by.  I have managed to stay quite busy as I ease my way to the new normal.  Much of July was spent in Spain, I also went to the Reno Air Races in September, we… Read More »

Edge Computing

Below is a link to a whitepaper I published on edge computing.  With the rollout of 5G networking, the number of smart endpoints will grow exponentially. This will drive the evolution to a new computing model where we perform processing and data persistence closer to the endpoints by the introduction of an Edge Computing layer.… Read More »

COVID-19 and the impact on the banking industry

Below is my latest blog post on the HCL Software blogging site discussing how the COVID-19 virus could change the way we bank as well as how we run banking operations:

Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim 10/7/2019

I completed my 2019 “big event” on Monday 10/7, a solo Grand Canyon “Rim to Rim to Rim” hike/run where I started on the south rim going down South Kaibab trail, across the river, up the North Kaibab trail to the north rim and returned via the Bright Angel trail the same day. 47+ miles… Read More »

Introduction of HCL Software

I recently took a new role as Global Director of Solution Architecture for banking and insurance at a newly formed division within HCL Technologies known as “HCL Software”.  This division is a result of HCL acquiring a number of IBM software assets detailed in the attached announcement link.  HCL, a 137K person technology services organization… Read More »

First Trail Race

This past Saturday, 3/23/19 I did my first trail race which was at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte.  This race was a half marathon which turned out to be a challenge.  What appears to be a flat area had some challenging hills to run on the narrow trails.  I ended up falling twice… Read More »

2019 Chesapeake Bay Swim

I officially got selected for the 2019 Bay Swim scheduled for 6/9/19.  This 4.4 mile swim across the Chesapeake bay is a challenging, well organized and a very popular event.  The organizers do a lottery every year as the demand exceeds the available slots.  You swim between the two bay bridges so it is easy… Read More »

2019 “To-do” list

January is often filled with resolutions for the new year.  I like to create “to-do lists” and review them on a regular (weekly) basis to make sure progress is being made.  The list has several categories but I wanted to post my fitness plans for the year which includes races/events to compete in.  I consider… Read More »