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Eric Miquelon

Area President, North AmericaAvanade

Chicago, IL

Member Since May 2023

About

As President of Avanade North America, I’m proud to lead the sales, delivery and operations of Avanade’s largest business – guiding the work of nearly 4,000 IT professionals in the United States and Canada. In my nearly 20 years with Avanade, I’ve had the opportunity to grow from being a solution architect to leading Avanade’s operations in Europe before coming to my current role. I have lived and worked in multiple cities on two continents. I hold a degree in computer science from Northern Illinois University, and, in my free time, you can catch me working on my golf game.

Published content

What do Stanley tumblers and AI have in common?

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As we all face transformative moments within our own companies, we could learn a thing or two (or three) from Stanley.

What Grimes has taught me about AI governance

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In the months and years to come, the two most decisive factors of the AI race will be the technology itself and using it responsibly and ethically.

For business leaders, AI and sustainability should be part of the same conversation

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AI presents incredible possibilities—possibilities that business leaders can and should harness to drive sustainability and responsible business agendas.

What Taylor Swift taught me about technical debt

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You can sing all the right songs. But if you don’t have the proper infrastructure backstage, your audience might not get through the door.

16 ways to recover, regroup, and reset business objectives and goals

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Here's what to do when the best-laid business plans of leadership and teams suddenly go awry.  For many business leaders and their teams, the month of August is an essential time for them to assess how the first half of the year went. Are the current strategies that they have in place really working? It's also a time to set (or reset) their goals and objectives for the upcoming year.  Keeping all that in mind, sometimes plans, unfortunately, fall by the wayside or may require some unexpected tweaking depending on external factors like market conditions, customer needs, or technological innovation. That's why it's important to remain flexible and have an open mind about how to pivot correctly when necessary, considering the current situation of your department or organization. Here, 16 Fast Company Executive Board members offer their solutions to help other business leaders and teams stay focused even when their initial plans begin to get sidetracked or fail altogether.

19 ways to be more confident in your role at work

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Changing your mindset will enable you to achieve more success. In the workplace (and in life), it's perfectly human to sometimes obsess over the three Cs—competing, comparing, and complaining—when it comes to dealing with others and reviewing how our own accomplishments or failures stack up. It becomes a much bigger problem when an individual chooses to stay stuck in that mindset because it can hinder them from moving forward in their career and personal life. Below, 19 members from Fast Company Executive Board share what lessons they've learned from their ability to overcome patterns of previous self-doubt, and how they were able to forge ahead to a better path of success. 

Company details

Avanade

Company bio

With unrivaled skills in the Microsoft ecosystem, Avanade's vision is to advance the world through the power of people and Microsoft. How do we do that? By providing IT consulting and services to organizations across industries, spanning health, manufacturing, retail, financial services and more – with 34% of our clients on the Fortune 500. We partner with each client to help them innovate, transform and accelerate their growth while creating exceptional experiences for their customers and employees.

Industry

Technology