Episode 39: Humanitarian and Tech Maven Steven Fowler

Episode 39 of the Mavens Do It Better Podcast features CEO of Jivoo and Microsoft Azure MVP, Steven Fowler. Steven is a Microsoft Azure MVP, entrepreneur, and Board Member of the Atlanta Chapter of the IAMCP.  

Steven and Heather caught up virtually from Atlanta, GA and Marina del Rey, CA. 

Listen in as Steven and Heather talk about:

  •  His start in technology with basic programming on the Atari 400 to be an entrepreneur System Integrator in the SharePoint world to his new start up, Jivoo, which will launch a new product for Cloud governance and becoming a Microsoft Azure MVP.

  • His work in IoT and winning an award for working with a small lettuce farm in Georgia by bringing efficiencies, new revenue streams by modeling data and create new product lines that were not possible before launching their IoT solution.

  • An explanation into what it is like to be an Azure MVP and thoughts on how the 152 or so services and workloads are brought into clients – with the best use of cloud – moving CAPEX and OPEX, virtualization (lift and shift) and darker containers and serverless for enterprise and medium-sized businesses.

  • How to love what you do, have a positive impact in the world in everything you do and a look into his humanitarian work  in Puerto Rico and Honduras with his family working with orphanages and assisting college students to get the support they need in their local communities. 

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Steven Fowler is a Founding Partner of Sevenbrook a DX company focused on IoT, Cloud, and Data Analytics. Steven is a top 50 IoT Influencer, award winning IoT Leader, and Microsoft Azure MVP. Steven presents at prominent conferences such as IoT Evolution EXPO, Predictive Analytics World, and IoT Solutions World Congress.

Heather Newman

Heather Newman is an award-winning marketing maven, technology entrepreneur and an epic connector that brings many worlds together. She has extensive experience marketing products and services for Enterprise businesses, startups and emerging markets. Heather builds plans and processes that are nimble, human and different. She is an adept storyteller and is passionate about growth for both employees and the corporate bottom-line. Heather hails from the arts and the bulk of her career has been working with the largest technology companies in the world (Microsoft, Google, Amazon, NetApp, Hewlett Packard, and Dell). Her nineteen years of experience working at technology companies and building global high-tech marketing strategy has driven millions of dollars of revenue and multiple award-winning campaigns. She has led global marketing teams for many technology companies including AvePoint, IT Unity & KnowledgeLake. Heather was a part of the original Microsoft SharePoint Marketing team. During her tenure, she helped launch multiple versions of the product, build the SharePoint Partner Ecosystem and conceived of and produced the first three Microsoft SharePoint Conferences. Creative Maven has produced thousands of global marketing campaigns and events. Currently CM is focusing on go to market strategies for Microsoft and its partners as well as a new site sister site launching in 2015 called Marketingfixer.com. Heather also serves as Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Content Panda, an innovative technology startup looking to actively disrupt how content is delivered inside software.