Who I Am
I ♥ UX: I believe in the best possible user experiences. I probably know more about Windows than is healthy. I also dabble in side projects, mostly light web or app development and I try nearly every beta or new technology that shows up, and have plenty of nerdy opinions about them to bore others. I listen to tech podcasts, digest nerdy blogs, and have even been known to read MSDN or TechNet publications for their entertainment value alone.
When I’m not indulging my nerdy tendencies, I am working out (#beastmode), riding my motorcycle, enjoying the outdoors, or playing video games (CmdrKeene on Xbox). My tunes include classic/alternative rock, or about anything with a solid beat.
This site is a chronicle of all of the above. Explore any category on this site for more details on my interests and progress, and feel free to chime in on any post. I am sometimes a little too opinionated, but I love having discussions and learning others’ points of view too. No topic is taboo to me, just have respect, cool?
What I Do
At present I am proudly employed as an Operational Excellence analyst at Teleflora, a floral wire-service and technology services company owned by Roll Global, where I use big data tools (notably the Power BI stack) to drive analytics, business intelligence, and process improvement.
Both professionally and in my spare time, I engage in light development work. Most often this is web based development, and you can see an example of my work on my Portfolio page.
I’m also a four-time recipient of the Microsoft Global MVP award, beginning in 2011. Microsoft MVPs are technology enthusiasts who are active in a wide field of communities and help others understand technologies and how to use them. MVPs are industry professionals that use Microsoft technologies everyday and are in a position to provide you with objective views of technology.
I also regularly volunteer assistance to technology support discussion sites, including TechNet and Microsoft Community, you can find me in the Windows forums. You can also tweet me publicly @LtCmdrKeene where I will usually respond fairly timely.
I offer technology services to individuals and small business. If you’re interested in exploring how low-cost (or even free) technology can improve your business and bottom line, please contact me or book a free consultation session. See my Services page for details.