What’s Your Take? Episode 3 — Security in a Connected World

Join us as we speak with special guest, and Avanade’s own SW Regional Security Lead, Joshua Schouweiler who will explain why the security stakes are higher than ever before. Whether you are concerned with personal safety, your own small business or are head of a multi-billion dollar organisation , security within a connected world is something that affects us all. Tune in to find out why you shouldn’t panic and what you can do to make a plan and stay safe.

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Thor Schueler
Southwest Region Innovation Lead

Thor is leading Avanade’s Innovation Lab and Experience Center in Houston and is responsible for driving innovation internally as well as with Avanade’s clients. Thor has developed innovative solutions and strategies for clients in Oil and Gas, Utilities, Retail, Manufacturing and Consulting, including Schlumberger, McDermott, BHGE, Marathon Oil, Marathon Petroleum, Occidental Petroleum Corp, The Men’s Wearhouse, McDermott, MG&E, and many more.

Thor currently focuses on IoT, Machine Learning and AI and Blockchain to create innovative business solutions. He holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dresden in Germany and has conducted research as a visiting scientist at the Carnegie Mellon University Center for Machine Translation.

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Chris Russo 

Chris Russo
Group Manager, Business Development

Chris Russo joined Houston’s office in May, 2019 with over six years of sales experience. Prior to Avanade, he spent time at both Gartner & Capgemini. Chris’s passion extends into the professional wrestling ring, where he spent a year as a broadcaster & announcer for WWE, making him the perfect fit to moderate guests on What’s your Take. Chris believes in the power of healthy debate, introspective thinking, and a body slam when guests get out of line. He lives in Houston with his wife, Jelena, and their cat, Bob.

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Featured Guest


avanade security lead

Joshua Schouweiler
SW Regional Security Lead

Joshua Schouweiler is the Avanade Southwest Regional Lead for Security. Mr. Schouweiler has over 20 years of experience, working in Infrastructure and Security and performed roles such as a solution architect, technical lead, and delivery lead. He has experience leading large-scale projects with globally dispersed teams, across multiple verticals, with a primary focus on healthcare.


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