Introducing our Adapt Blog Series

You may have noticed a post on our blog recently by a new author – Steve Bianciardi, Solution Architect Manager for Adapt, a Datapipe company. Steve’s is the first part of a series we’re introducing from Adapt’s content contributors, which takes a look at some of the potential pitfalls of utilizing the cloud, how to overcome them, and how to facilitate a successful integration.

We’re excited to learn from Adapt’s knowledgeable team, and happy to share their insights with you. Before we get any further in this great series, I’d like to take a moment to introduce just a few of the content contributors we’ll be hearing from:

  • As Solution Architect Manager, Steve Bianciardi has more than 20 years of experience, in business-focused IT, delivering technical solutions to enhance IT service delivery, drive down costs, and bring strategic direction and innovation to businesses. Steve writes about infrastructure transformation and simplification to enable agility, flexibility, and achievement of core objectives. In his spare time, Steve enjoys renovating properties, traveling and is a keen walker.
  • As Director of Strategy & Architecture, Kevin Linsell has more than 20 years experience in the telecommunications, Managed Services, and IT sectors. Kevin writes about strategy and services for product development. Outside work Kevin has two young sons, shoots small bore rifles, rides mountain bikes, and is an avid motorcyclist.
  • As Head of Transition, Carl Hanssen has 25 years in IT under his belt, with a huge wealth of experience in both internal operational and customer facing IT roles. Carl writes about the cloud and the challenges and opportunities within. Carl is a fanatical collector of vinyl records – ask him about his favorites – and father of five.
  • As Solution Architect Manager, Rob Selby has more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry. Mixing skills and experience gained in development, solution architecture, and infrastructure architecture has armed Rob with broad skills and experience to effectively translate business problems into solutions that provide real business benefits. Rob writes about how to deliver tailored solutions to customers. Rob has two young sons and outside of work enjoys mountain biking, walking, and cooking – preferably on a barbeque!

Stay tuned to the blog to meet additional Adapt authors and read their entries in this series, and as always, feel free to join in on the conversation on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Rich Dolan briefly served as Senior Director of Corporate Marketing at Rackspace. Before that he was Senior Vice President of Marketing for Datapipe, where he spent 16 years developing and driving its world class marketing team as the company grew into one of the leading global managed service providers, from the early days as a start up to a global enterprise player. He built and oversaw digital marketing and demand generation, event management, content management, internal communications, brand management, partner marketing and web properties. Rich managed the consolidation of marketing resources from five acquisitions, and led Datapipe to thirteen Gartner Magic Quadrant recognitions across the globe, including four placements in the Leaders quadrant. Before Datapipe, Rich spent four years with web design firm RareMedium, where he designed and architected web presences and client facing applications for Madison Square Garden, JP Morgan, Atlantis, XM Radio and Credit Suisse First Boston. Rich graduated summa cum laude from the New York Institute of Technology with a BA in computer graphics. He lives in New York with his wife and daughter.