Architect Summit

Allow me to begin by saying our first ever Architect Summit was a huge success.  Some of the topics we covered focused on managing security around user and account management, multiple third-party vendor fulfillments, custom catalog fulfillment by contracts, search based navigation and support of social media and marketing initiatives, as seen here: http://bit.ly/p3PyKG. We strive to facilitate the functional business objectives of eCommerce solutions to provide value for all parties.  From the concept’s very inception, I spoke to a large number of customers; the genuinely enthusiastic responses I received were the sparks that truly ignited this idea. With the help of our talented staff, peers and customers, Briteskies hopes to continue to be trail blazers, and I think the story of how we arrived at this point should be shared. Wikipedia defines wisdom as “…a deep understanding and realizing of people, things, events or situations, which results in the ability to choose, act or inspire to consistently produce the optimum results with a minimum of time, energy or thought”. During a discussion among our internal leadership team, we realized the breadth of expertise we have in architecting solutions for our customers.  As someone who cares deeply about delivering value to everyone I interact with, customer and colleague, I wanted the ability to say that not only is our team knowledgeable, but they are wise; I wanted our team to feel empowered.  The challenge then became:  How do we obtain wisdom and promote it among team members?  Confucius suggests: “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and...