Over the past week, I have been speaking at the Midwest Management Summit 2017 Conference, in the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This conference has a reputation for being an Excellent Conference and this year certainly lived up to those standards!

At this years MMS, I was on-stage for 6 Sessions, 1 Usergroup Presentation, and helped produce and participated in about a dozen Podcasts/Videos. I also attended some fantastic sessions, the speaker selection this year was a bit more selective so I was happy to be selected again and have a number of my sessions come into the “Top 10” highest rated sessions. As always catching up with all the great folks I am happy to call my friends was as always a highlight of the week!

In this post, I will include links to the code and an outline of my activities at the conference this year. This year was a not-stop barrage of activity that I feel I am still recovering from but it was all worth it and hope to participate again next year!


GitHub Repo for my MMS 2017 Demos





  • IT Service Management Mashup!
    • Presented with Sam Erskine on a fun and informative session on the shift from “Traditional ITSM” to “Modern ITSM”
    • Demos:
      • “IT Panic Button” - Amazon Dash Button to create incidents, slack posts, and more
      • “Alexa ITSM” - Using Amazon Alexa to check Incident status and reassign incidents using just my voice!
  • Automating for DevOps with Azure Functions
    • Presented with Pete Zerger on “Advanced” functionality of Azure Functions for a number of dev ops scenarios.
    • Demo packed sessions including: Deploying Azure Functions via GitHub, Deploying Azure Functions via VSTS, Managaing and Monitoring Azure Functions.