AGL 178: Tech Debt 2.0 with Michael Fillios

About Michael

Tech Debt 2.0Michael C. Fillios is the founder and CEO of the IT Ally Institute, a nonprofit organization providing small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) access to knowledge, research, and practical tools to improve their tech bottom line. A senior global business and technology executive with more than 25 years of experience in IT, finance, operations management, and change leadership, he lives in Mason, Ohio. Learn more at

Today We Talked About

  • Michael’s Past
  • What is Technical Debt
  • Business knowledge for IT Leaders
  • COVID’s impact
  • Operation vs. Cap X expense
  • COVID-19 Tech Debt Playbook
    • Understanding Risk
    • Document more of your systems
    • Understand Vendor Management
    • Move to the Cloud
  • Technical Debt
  • Tech Debt 2.0
    • Business Processes
    • Data
    • Talent
    • Hardware
  • Training Budgets
  • Tech Diagnostic

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