After 15 years in the news industry, working in many positions from site consulting to product management, I have made the leap to a new, emerging market: cloud distribution. Starting now in a new position: Technical Trainer, I will be working with major companies from all over the world to understand how they can transition from locked
After 15 years in the news industry, working in many positions from site consulting to product management, I have made the leap to a new, emerging market: cloud distribution. Starting now in a new position: Technical Trainer, I will be working with major companies from all over the world to understand how they can transition from locked in premise or managed hosted solutions to a true multi-cloud architecture.
But even though I am in a new market, my core specialty remains the same: to educate customers on why their lives will be better with our solutions. I began specializing in product evangelism a few years ago after I had great success being a sales engineer. I am the best in the industry at getting customers to understand why my philosophy and product are the best choices for them.
Specialties: Product Evangelism
Adobe Creative Suite Integration
Senior Technical Trainer @ - Deliver instructor-led classroom training to end-user customers and partners on a regular schedule in US and abroad.
- Help shape the ongoing strategy and mission of the AWS training program.
- Assist in developing & maintaining technical training content, lab exercises, presentations, and accompanying materials.
- Work with key vendors and internal stakeholders to ensure accurate, effective training content From April 2014 to Present (1 year 9 months) Senior Technical Trainer @ As a Technical Trainer, I will be working with companies of all sizes from all over the world helping them understand the RightScale platform. Rather than a pure user application, RightScale provides the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) that companies use to distribute and scale their own applications on a private or public cloud, or more importantly across multiple clouds. My job is to show them how the system works (and why it works the way it does), then let them build on this environment. From March 2013 to February 2014 (1 year) ContentPublisher Evangelist @ After working for years in the news industry in Product Management and Sales, I was promoted to Full-Time Product Evangelism. I meet with customers both in person and remotely to discuss ways Digital Technology can solve their critical needs in the newsrooms. I have focused on personal branding through numerous in person contacts as well as blogging through sites like INMA.org. I also make it a point to be involved in conferences such as AdobeMax, MediaXchange, DTIConnect as well as the Online News Association.
As the Lead Evangelist for the site, I have been responsible for organizing internal product training across our entire organization, identifying knowledge gaps and helping teams use the toolset efficiently.
ContentPublisher is a comprehensive editorial suite of software that manages content from early planning phases, through production (InDesign and InCopy based), through digital (web, tablet and mobile strategies) and print publication and archive. From August 2010 to March 2013 (2 years 8 months) Sales Support Engineer @ From July 2008 to January 2012 (3 years 7 months) Editorial Product Manager @ From February 2006 to October 2010 (4 years 9 months) Editorial Certification Trainer @ responsible for managing the quality of the consulting staff From January 2003 to February 2006 (3 years 2 months) Editorial Consultant @ Installed and trained the editorial systems From February 1999 to January 2003 (4 years)
Masters, Information Systems Management @ University of Phoenix From 1999 to 2001 Bachelors, Theatre, Mathematics @ Brigham Young University From 1987 to 1995 Blaine Sundrud is skilled in: Product Evangelism, Product Management, Software Training, Software Design, Software Implementation, Hands-on Training, InDesign, Linux, Content Management, Management, Software Development, Integration, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Cloud Computing