In this episode, I sit down with Michael Smith, CIO of the American Academy of Family Physicians, headquartered in Kansas City. Michael and his team are nearing the end of a three-year transformation journey, moving from a traditional on-premises model to a hybrid cloud architecture. 

Michael spent much of his career in the world of consulting. He was able to leverage the experience of serving a variety of industries to dive into the unfamiliar space of associations and make an impact. 

The story of his arrival in October of 2015, learning the complexities of associations, and being willing to adjust his initial expectations is a great lesson for leaders in all sectors, not just technology. 

I was particularly drawn to our discussion of negotiation and the way he was able to educate and increase the size of the pie. A technique we could all use to advance our cause and create a win for everyone involved. 

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