From SI to ISV at Speed with Kevin Francis

From SI to ISV at Speed with Kevin Francis

Kevin Francis


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  • The origin story of Kevin’s life – where he lives and family background 
  • A brief introduction to Kevin’s career background 
  • Kevin’s journey from SI to ISV 
  • What made Kevin focus on Microsoft technology 
  • An introduction to cognitive service 
  • With cognitive services, where does machine learning come to it?  
  • A discussion about the four projects Kevin have landed 
  • The type or areas of industries where it came from  
  • Discusses where the word Wildmouse came from and its history 
  • Introduction to Unearth product?  
  • Explained the four components of Unearth – Ingestion, Analysis, Discover and Intelligent Action 
  • Talks about Kevin’s journey to Unearth product 
  • Shares the lessons Kevin have learnt from Unearth and Wildmouse and the thing he did differently 
  • What part has Microsoft play in Kevin’s journey 
  • Explained the benefits of having an advisory board member in an organization 
  • The source in creating a great partnership with the Microsoft team 
  • Kevin’s thoughts about the engagement right with the Microsoft team  

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Kevin Francis

Kevin Francis started his career in the early 1980s as a programmer. Along the way, he worked as a developer, architect, consultant, CIO. CTO and CEO. He has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry, with strengths in enterprise and solution architecture, channel/partner leadership and team leadership.

Kevin has designed and delivered architecture for many products over many years and across many generations of architecture and spent five years as a Microsoft MVP for Architecture. In addition to that, he is a successful channel manager with a lot of experience in guiding and running Microsoft partner businesses.