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Mark Panthofer

Mark Panthofer is the Vice President overseeing NVISIA's Technology Centers in Chicago and Milwaukee. He started his career with NVISIA in 1996 and spent most of his career in the field as a leader in NVISIA's service delivery organization. After more than 20 years as a computer engineer, he enjoys exploring and applying the latest software technologies as the leader of NVISIA's Technology Center. Mark is also an Accredited Docker Consultant and Instructor.

Recent Posts

Docker Public Training Dates Announced for Q1 of 2018

on 1/10/18 4:23 PM By | Mark Panthofer | 0 Comments | Events News Workshops Microservice Docker
NVISIA's Technology Center is pleased to announce the first quater Docker public training schedule for Chicago and Milwaukee. 
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NVISIA Presents Keynote at Milwaukee Technology Executive Summit

on 11/27/17 11:46 AM By | Mark Panthofer | 0 Comments | Events
NVISIA Keynote Presentation: A Proven Framework for the Successful Introduction of Emerging Technologies
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Your team is using Docker, but are they at a pro level?

on 10/10/17 2:58 PM By | Mark Panthofer | 0 Comments | Docker
Ok, it kills me to admit this as a devoted and successful DIY guy, but when it comes to using Docker for your day-job, you probably need some good old-fashioned instructor led training to become professionally competent. Yes, for the first time in a long time I have run into a technology platform where structured classroom guidance from "the source" is not just helpful, it appears to be critically important for software professionals.
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How to talk to my boss about Docker

on 9/21/17 9:59 AM By | Mark Panthofer | 0 Comments | DevOps Docker Executive Insights
Since my last blog post on enterprise containers, I have been getting requests to help answer "the why Docker" question, where technologist are trying to educate their executive management.  While there is no shortage of information available, I ran across this eBook from Docker that frames up the Docker business case very well. It also uses a real case study to back it up. 
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Are Enterprise Containers for Real? VMware, Pivotal and Google vote yes.

on 9/1/17 2:13 PM By | Mark Panthofer | 0 Comments | Docker
If you haven't been paying attention to software containers and Docker, you might want to start now. Based on the new strategic partnership announced by Google, VMware and Pivotal called Pivotal Container Service (PKS - that's not a typo), it would appear the enterprise container market is for real. In fact many IT insiders consider the potential impact of software containers on IT to be along the same scale as server virtualization.
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Microservices and Containers: From the Lab to the Enterprise

on 3/22/17 3:51 PM By | Mark Panthofer | 0 Comments | Docker Software Development Microservice
Today Courtney Faulkner and I preseted to the Chicago Microservices meetup - slides are below or on slideshare. We discussed the maturity of containerized microservices technologies, featuring Docker's latest Enterprise Edition/Datacenter platform. We demonstarted a live deploy of microservice services (build in Angular CLI and Java Spring Boot) into a docker swarm cluster using Gitlab, Jenkins, Docker Trusted Registry (DTR) and Universal Control Plane (UCP).  If you are interested in an executive briefing or lunch and learn version of this presentation, please contact us!
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Emerging Patterns for Application & Product Modernization

OK, I admit I have a pretty cool job. I run NVISIA's technology centers and get to explore the architecture and technology used by our software product innovation teams across a wide variety of clients. Lately, I have noticed a couple of architectural patterns emerge in the product modernization world.
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Need disruptive software innovation...? Put your team on an island!

on 11/29/16 6:02 PM By | Mark Panthofer | 0 Comments | Software Development Agile Tech Center Executive Insights
Mark Panthofer, Vice President - NVISIA Technology Center 
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Breakfast: Agile + DevOps = Better Software Faster

on 11/15/16 8:58 AM By | Mark Panthofer | 0 Comments | News Tech Center DevOps Lean Startup
NVISIA Delivers "Agile + DevOps = Better Software Faster" Breakfast at Milwaukee Intercontinental Hotel to group of local technology and application development executives. The Milwaukee breakfast event featured NVISIA's software product development experts showcased how key techniques can increase the speed and quality of software development initiatives.   Topics Leveraging Prototyping Tools to Improve Requirements Gathering
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NVISIA's Courtney Falkner Delivers DevOps Tech Briefing

on 11/11/16 12:22 PM By | Mark Panthofer | 0 Comments | News Tech Center DevOps
NVISIA's Courtney Faulkner hosted a casual Beer & Tech briefing on DevOps in NVISIA's Technology Center. Courtney discussed core technology topics in the DevOps space and shared how our clients, both big and small are using DevOps technology to shorten delivery cycles while improving quality.
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NVISIA Discusses MACRA at PCPI 2016 Fall Conference Program

on 10/26/16 3:32 PM By | Mark Panthofer | 0 Comments | News Healthcare Tech
On Thursday October 27, 2016 NVISIA's managing director and healthcare expert, Raymond D’Onofrio, will present at the PCPI 2016 Fall conference at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare. In a session titled, Aligning next-generation data collection with measurement and improvement needs in MACRA, Ray will discuss how advances in data science are transforming how data are collected and analyzed both in healthcare and other industries. The panel addresses the increasingly important question, "who collect, measure, analyze and improve with health data, including health system data warehouse and clinical registry stewards and users, leverage these opportunities?"
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A Great Evening at the Ronald McDonald House Milwaukee

on 7/21/16 2:21 PM By | Mark Panthofer | 0 Comments | News
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25 Years of Connected Delivery

on 7/13/16 12:56 PM By | Mark Panthofer | 0 Comments | News
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NVISIA Celebrates 25th Anniversary

on 7/13/16 11:21 AM By | Mark Panthofer | 0 Comments | News
 
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Top 5 tips for deploying DevOps

We started the journey down the DevOps path with our clients back in 2010, and we have learned some important things along the way. We learned that success with DevOps has a lot to do with transforming team culture, process and architecture across the traditional silos of business requirements, software development, QA and technical operations.
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What is DevOps?

on 5/20/16 1:37 PM By | Mark Panthofer | 0 Comments | Software Development Executive Insights DevOps
In today's connected world, software development's relationship with the business is both complex and critical. In order to create breakthrough applications for business and consumer use, organizations need a strategy in place that brings business and IT teams together around a shared, common goal of delivering better software and doing it faster. This need to build better products more quickly is driving the adoption of both Agile and DevOps methodologies within software development organizations.
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Pathfinders Win Champion's Award in FLL Competition

on 3/22/16 8:01 AM By | Mark Panthofer | 0 Comments | News
Congratulations to the Pathfinders for winning the Champion’s award at the recent First Lego League competition. The Champion's award recognizes a team that embodies the FIRST LEGO League experience, by fully embracing our Core Values while achieving excellence and innovation in both the Robot Game and Project. The team is a member of Fox Valley & Batavia Robotics, the largest independent robotics team in the US. For more information on the teams remarkable research, technical thinking and robot missions, check out their website: https://pathfindersfvr.wordpress.com/
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NVISIA Named a 2016 Milwaukee’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For® Winner

NVISIA is honored to be a 2016 Milwaukee's Best and Brightest Companies To Work For® Winner.  
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NVISIA Launches Data Management Practice

on 11/19/15 10:13 AM By | Mark Panthofer | 0 Comments | Enterprise Data Management Data Quality Big Data News
NVISIA is pleased to announce the launch of its data management practice. The new practice is being led by Michael Vogt, a Managing Director at NVISIA with 20 years of applied data and enterprise integration experience.
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NVISIA Invited to Present at 2015 Technology Innovation & Leadership Summit

on 7/17/15 5:12 PM By | Mark Panthofer | 0 Comments | News
NVISIA will present "Blueprints for Innovation" at The Technology Executives Club's Technology Innovation & Leadership Summit on August 20, 2015 at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Attendees will include CIOs, VPs and Directors from Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison firms.  For more information... Presentation Summary IT analysts talk about the rise of the digital enterprise as a certainty in response to mounting business demands for innovation. Gartner predicts 75% of these aspiring digital enterprises will develop Bimodal IT capabilities by 2017. Unfortunately, Gartner further predicts that 50% of those will mess it up! ...related information from Gartner. NVISIA's presenters will spend this session preparing you to succeed with Mode 2 projects and avoid a Bimodal mess. We will share proven Bimodal-ready (pace layered) blueprints from real projects in addition to giving attendees our template designed to help you avoid unnecessary technical debt with your Mode 2 initiatives. About NVISIA NVISIA transforms software platforms and the people who build them. As a software development partner, NVISIA has a 24-year track record of introducing new software technology to leading enterprises. Serving clients in the Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison markets, NVISIA has established a strong reputation for collaborating with clients to turn innovative ideas into highly integrated software platforms.    
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