Cloud-first or cloud-native solutions will eventually affect all of us in every technical role we have. Getting cloud certified offers a glimpse into what your career will be like in 5 years when all of this is the new normal, whether it is AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud.
VP of US Operations, Interactive Problem-Solver & Innovation Pro
Happiness for Craig is building successful products with collaborative teams. For him, there is magic to be found at the intersection of business and technology. Craig helps clients nurture new ideas, often in healthcare, and to plan scalable mobile and SaaS architectures. He aims to determine how organizations can successfully implement new technologies like artificial intelligence and cloud architectures.
An electrical engineer with an MBA and a 25-year career as a software developer, clients — from startups to enterprises — look to Craig for his technical and strategic expertise. His previous titles include VP of Engineering, VP of Engineering and Technical Operations, VP of Development at Gearworks, LiquidSpace, and Spok, respectively.
Long interested in improving patient experiences through the thoughtful application of software, Craig is actively involved in founding a non-profit charitable organization that will deliver technology solutions that facilitate better services for children with special health needs. In the past Craig volunteered in the emergency department at Coon Rapids Mercy Hospital.
When he isn’t helping businesses build innovative solutions, Craig enjoys his view of the Mississippi River or taking his Harley Davidson for a ride.
Entries by Craig Knighton
Should you outsource your UX design? In most cases, we’re solidly in the pro-outsourcing camp. We outline some of our top reasons why UX design should be outsourced along with the rest of your project.
Digital health is not the Wild West anymore. Paths have been blazed and tripping points are better understood. Mobile apps are excellent tools for improving patient outcomes and data sharing. But before starting development, leaders should carefully consider whether to build vs buy software is better for business?
Is your business exercising data intelligence? Using cutting edge tools without the right experts risks building a data lake. These are costly and require resources that are better used to enact the necessary changes that convert insights into your next great idea.
When choosing a tech vendor, which matters more: tech certifications, or vendor neutrality? Vendor neutrality in a tech partner makes stronger longterm partners. A parter with diverse technical practices offers expert teams that bridge the gap between business and software strategies, even as both evolve rapidly.
What must businesses know about healthcare data management that on software that is HIPAA compliant? Most business leaders can intuit some of the key steps to securing digital solutions in healthcare settings, but missing even just one component could derail strategic plans to build products in digital health markets.