Shawn Shell

Shawn Shell

Shawn Shell is Avanade’s Midwest Advisory Services practice leader, based in Chicago. Shawn has spent 30 years in the information technology field. For more than two decades, Shawn has concentrated on assisting his clients chart their journey to improved operations and employee productivity through various cloud-based applications, portal & collaboration solutions, as well as enabling operational technologies. He is an expert on SharePoint, Office 365, cloud-based application development, and IoT solutions. His personal industry experience is rooted in both manufacturing and healthcare. Shawn is also a Contributing Analyst for the Real Story Group and a frequent conference speaker. Shawn previously led Hitachi Consulting’s Digital Strategy team, as well as the Midwest & East Digital Transformation practices. Prior to Hitachi, Shawn founded and led a Microsoft-centric consulting firm, Consejo, Inc; his team at Consejo built solutions for a variety of large and small organizations from the US Air Force to Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo. Before founding Consejo, Shawn held various management and individual contributor roles at Dell Inc and he started his career at Warner-Lambert Company (now Pfizer).


Business Apps

Intranets are dead: Long live the intranet!

Posted on June 1, 2020

The time is now for companies to think differently about the role the traditional intranet plays and redefine what the term means.


Business of Technology

Creating the resilient organization: Turning disruption into opportunity

Posted on May 13, 2020

The current global disruption requires you to make changes quickly. Shawn Shell explains how Avanade combines business strategy, agile innovation, and deep Microsoft technology expertise to help you transform faster and smarter.



Is your organization ready for innovation?

Posted on February 12, 2020

Shawn Shell gives three factors that often spell the difference between success and failure with an innovation strategy.


Digital Business

Physical experiences are still key for successful digital initiatives

Posted on May 23, 2019

Shawn Shell discusses the three things that enable successful digital initiatives.


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