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Spotlight on a Vivit Volunteer- February 2012

Posted By Lyndsey Zajac, Friday, January 27, 2012

Paul Peissner

Director Business Development CollabNet

Silicon Valley/San Jose
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My Enterprise IT passions…

For more than a decade, I have built my IT Solutions career with a belief in two things... 

1) User Communities and the collective wisdom it holds...and willingly shares to help its members solve a problem

2) IT Platform offerings' critical need for an Innovation Network of fast-moving 3rd parties' technologies that have the expertise and resources to solve complex and new problems that the Platform could not address in the short-term.

What drives me…

In working with IT customers, system integrators and technology providers, I have been amazed at how quickly people innovate when the "core problem” is presented to the "right person”. I sit in awe of how many "long-standing problems” can be permanently and globally fixed when the "right data and right relationships” can be connected. People have said that I have the "heart of IT development” in mind when I engage with business users and IT Operations teams. I believe DevOps is the effort that will pull all of IT together for organizations of all sizes.

What inspires me…

There are organizations that solve bigger problems than IT performance issues. One organization that I love to track, support and talk with is Convoy of Hope. As a disaster relief organization to the US and the world, they have incredible challenges to overcome in short periods of time…and in many cases "while the crisis” is still being played out.

I am inspired by the way Convoy of Hope defines:

The "currency most needed” in the crisis environment…

The existing resources "they have” and who they could trade with to get the "right stuff” to the people in need…

The challenges with distance-to-travel, people-culture, and boarder-crossings that may need to be addressed…

The relationships they need to have and networks of people who could help the most…

The "achievable success goals” and the timeframe for measurement…

And how they set-up repeatable processes for future relief efforts…

It puts my efforts in perspective and inspires me to look at IT problems and fixes differently…


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