Chad West

Chad has over 10 years of experience in the application development industry co-innovating with technology pioneers to increase market share. He does this by facilitating complex technology discussions and providing practical, risk-contained solutions to accelerate innovative roadmaps. His passion for what he does stems from his belief that building technology that solves problems, within the constraints of time and resources, is the ultimate expression of creativity. At home with his family, his passion is being an artist and the father of two active children. Chad has a Bachelors of Science in Design, Marketing, and Rhetoric from the University of Minnesota.

How does the Internet of Things impact your enterprise?

The idea of a connected home, one in which appliances communicate with one another seamlessly to simplify your life, was the stuff of science fiction a generation ago. These days, however, it’s very real and it's all thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT). Yet IoT can still be so much more than just a tool to simplify our ...

CIO Forum Recap & Coherent Thoughts

I had the pleasure of attending the Twin Cities Business magazine CIO Forum on July 17th at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley, MN.  What a fantastic venue! This panel event was highly informative, with interesting perspectives from CIOs of diverse companies. I’d like to share what I found to be common themes during...

It's Time to Begin and Lead Your Organization's Blockchain Discussion

The Bitcoin buzz is more than just headlines about speculators making and then losing millions of dollars in a single day. It’s also about an emerging technology called blockchain. The application of blockchain in your industry is a conversation that is taking place at water coolers and boardrooms alike. Worldwide spen...

Custom mobile application: development & costs

If you’re considering developing a custom mobile application (app) for your business, you might be wondering what the cost is and how the cost is arrived to when budgeting. After reading this, you should have a better understanding of not only what to budget for, but also of the variables within the cost of building the app...

5 P's of SaaS

In 2014, IDC estimated that more than one-quarter of enterprise applications would be offered via SaaS model by 2018, up from one-sixth in 2013. According to Transparency Market Research, the overall SaaS market will reach $164.29 billion by 2022. Many software companies today are in the midst of entering the attractive, yet...

What are your innovation bottlenecks?

Mobile app disruption is everywhere as new products are being constantly deployed. To compete, companies of all types are turning to rapid development of their software applications, releasing new versions and products more and more often – even daily....