Author / Speaker / Consultant, “Competing for the Digital Future" and “Creating Insanely Great Customers | Always-On Innovation”
Mike helps executives and companies build insight, skills, and connections to succeed in a world driven by digital innovation. He is a recognized author, analyst, speaker and trainer in digital strategy, innovation, transformation and leadership. He is author of “Competing for the Digital Future | A Leadership Program for Digital Strategy and Transformation, and the book, “Creating Insanely Great Customers | Always On Innovation”.
Mike is the Principal Analyst for the Silicon Valley Innovation Center. There, Mike leads the Industry Innovation Acceleration Program. The Innovation Acceleration Program provides industry executives insight and connections to emerging technology, companies, and trends within silicon valley critical to the future of their organization and the leadership skills they need to capitalize on them.
As a founder and principal of Spice Catalyst, an “Agile Business Acceleration firm”, Mike develops and leads digital strategy, transformation, and leadership training programs for entrepreneurs, executives, product and marketing managers.
Mike worked for Steve Jobs as one of Apple’s first product managers and has also worked in a leadership role for Silicon Graphics and Adobe Systems as well as a number of hi tech startups. He has consulted for start ups and fortune companies including Boeing, AT&T, HP, Shell Oil, IBM Global Services, and CISCO.
He is an experienced leader with background as an entrepreneur, product management, product marketing, business development, technology evangelism, channel development and management, digital transformation, and as industry analyst and strategist. Background that gives him unique insight into what it takes to create insanely great teams, products and companies.
Mike lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and two daughters. His passions include playing jazz drums, skiing, biking, and hiking. He is also plays a key role in theVocari Leadership Venture a transformational leadership program for college students.
- Spice CatalystPrincipal, 2012 - presentChief Innovation Officer