A Principal Technical Program Manager living in Seattle. I am very passionate about technology and love working with people – and am lucky to blend both in my day job. Discussing about things that I care, I am constantly looking to learn and evolve as an individual. I love meeting new people. Isn’t listening to people and discussing about things you care about some of the best conversations you have ever had ? mario gerard
This blog is meant to be a journal of the things I learn, a place to start new conversations. Several of my current posts deal with the very basics of complex problems development teams solve. I do plan to drive deeper into these topics over time but it is also important to note that as Program Manager (PGM) or a Technical Program Manager (TPM) one would need to know most these areas to a certain depth and then have the technical acumen dig deeper when required.
In my free time I enjoy reading and keeping myself abreast with the latest advances in technology. I also enjoy meeting people, sailing, fishing, volunteering at the PMI, working on home projects and traveling.
In my previous life I delivered several ERP solutions (SAP, Oracle, Siebel, Microsoft Dynamics) as well as custom solutions for enterprises. Now am in the process of learning, developing and building cutting edge products for startups and for apps which are used by millions users.
Fortunately I am where I want to be and have the opportunity to learn and experiment with emerging technologies. I am also opening up this blogs to all my readers to contribute and collaborate on topics here.
Mario Gerard (Senior Technical Program Manager Seattle)