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Diane Alsing

VP, Executive, Business Applications LeadAvanade

Boston, MA

Member Since July 2023


Digital Strategy
Team Building
Growth Strategy and Execution


Diane Alsing is the executive business applications lead of Avanade, a management consulting company that works within the Microsoft ecosystem to help clients succeed in an ever-evolving digital landscape. Alsing has over two decades of leadership in technology and IT. Her previous roles include serving as a director at Experis and as a solution architect at Geneva Group. Throughout her career, she’s driven organizational growth and innovation, creating leading global and regional enterprise IT practices that have driven results for clients in various industries. An avid believer in continuous learning, Alsing just completed her Doctor of Engineering degree from George Washington University. She also serves on the board of directors for the Project Management Institute.

Published content

12 certifications that are worth your time and investment

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What's your business specialty? Use this list as a starting point for growth, development, and long-term career success in design. As the current market continues to evolve and grow more complex, it's a benefit to have years of practical, on-the-job training on your resume. It's a bonus if you can also find the time to become certified in a niche industry or specialization in your specific field that will put you in the driver's seat when determining the direction you want to take in your career. Here, 12 experts from Fast Company Executive Board each suggest one certification that every aspiring design leader should consider to enhance their current and future business options in their field of choice.  

From data to decisions: Harnessing AI for boardroom efficiency and global impact


By harnessing advanced algorithms, boards can efficiently process vast amounts of data, streamlining decision-making and instilling confidence among board members.

Creating AI-resilient project teams


We need to be able to adopt and adapt to take advantage of all the functions and features and efficiencies we’ll get from AI, while also keeping a mindful eye to the risks that are out there.

The key to future-proofing organizations? Effective project management


In addition to collaborative support from the top, Alsing says that effective project management requires other elements.

What's blocking your potential to flourish in the workplace? 

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13 business leaders share their best practices for breaking through career and business challenges. As an unpredictable marketplace remains at the forefront across industries, it can be difficult for businesses and nonprofits to stay afloat at a sustainable rate. It is also stifling for professionals who feel stuck in their current roles—especially as it relates to personal career growth and longevity. Lack of funding and slow bureaucracy can cause any business team or professional to lose hope and become unmotivated to reach their short- and long-term goals. Here, 13 Fast Company Executive Board members each name one of the biggest challenges they have faced and how they made a breakthrough. Implementing their suggestions may help you and your team members overcome similar hardships.

Are you overwhelmed with juggling work and night classes?

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16 ways to find a happy medium in reaching your personal and professional life goals. Working a nine-to-five career can be overwhelming depending on the types of responsibilities you have on your daily plate. Add to the mix, the pursuit of a certification or degree through continued education after work—while building on personal friendships or raising a new family—and it's understandable for anyone to feel burned out from a lack of work-life balance if they're struggling. Below, Fast Company Executive Board members each offer one tip for maintaining a healthy lifestyle while juggling work duties and attending evening classes.

Company details


Company bio

Avanade is a management consulting company that works within the Microsoft ecosystem to help clients succeed in an ever-evolving digital landscape—and positively impact the world. Avanade was established over two decades ago by Accenture and Microsoft. Today, the company employs a team of 60,000 people who bring diverse expertise and skills to clients in various industries, including aviation, capital markets, and manufacturing—ultimately driving growth, innovation, and better workplaces.



Area of focus

Information Technology

Company size

10,001 plus