Phil Spokas

Vice President of Professional Services

Phil Spokas is the Vice President of Professional Services for IntelliTect. He comes to the company with extensive executive management and leadership experience.  Phil’s accomplishments include strategy, architecture and design of several innovative Software as a Service solutions, development of agile management practices and the original design, architecture and development of the OnTrack Manufacturing Execution System. In addition to Scrum and several other industry certifications, Phil holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from Benedictine University. When not assisting clients, Phil enjoys hikes with his family, completing marathons, and exploring the Inland Northwest.

Starting the DevOps Journey

July 19, 2018 / No Comment

Is your team ready for DevOps?

DevOps, or Development and Operations, is the integration of the people, process and tools required to deliver high-quality software in an agile manner from concept all the way to production.
In its simplest terms, DevOps is the what holds a development team and operations team together so that they understand what each other […]
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Data Demystified-Strengthening Your Enterprise Through Data & Analytics

April 13, 2018 / No Comment

At IntelliTect, we use cloud services to extract, load and transform transactional data to create agile and scalable data warehouses capable of creating reports for any user. The advanced analytics we designed have been used in various industries throughout the Inland Northwest.
This past month, I had the privilege of teaching a crash course at SQLSaturday Spokane on how […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: 2018 Spring Edition

Convert UTC to Local Time with Daylight Savings Support in Power BI

December 19, 2017 / 2 Comments

Power BI provides exceptional business analytic services, and the Power BI component Power Query, provides a very powerful and dynamic tool for loading that transform data into Power BI’s data model. However, one shortcoming Power Query has is a good way to convert a Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) to a local time of your choosing while preserving Daylight Savings Time […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Blog, Cloud, Data Analytics, Power BI

IntelliTect is a Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform Partner

July 28, 2017 / No Comment

** UPDATE  ** IntelliTect has achieved GOLD status within the Microsoft DevOps Partner competency, joining an elite tier of Microsoft partners in the country to have achieved this status. We needed to provide several customer references to reach this status as well as achieve certain certification and sales requirements to confirm our service was of a high standard. This new […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Azure, Blog, Headlines

“You’re agile, why are you using Project?”

July 30, 2015 / No Comment

Recently, as I was putting together an enterprise scale SharePoint migration plan for a client, a colleague asked “Why are you using Microsoft Project? Why don’t you use a Scrum style Product Backlog instead?”
An excellent question I thought and one I’ve encountered before. For the record, Scrum is my project management framework of choice for complex technical projects. That […]
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Mark Michaelis Presents at January 2015 Spokane SharePoint User Group

December 19, 2014 / Comments Off on Mark Michaelis Presents at January 2015 Spokane SharePoint User Group

Reserve the evening of January 21st, 2015 for the next Spokane and Inland Northwest SharePoint User’s Group.
IntelliTect’s own Mark Michaelis will be presenting the following topic:
A Pragmatic Understanding of SharePoint 2013 Architecture for Business User
In this interactive discussion, Mark Michaelis will clear up all the confusion surrounding the technical details of all that is SharePoint 2013. […]
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Join IntelliTect’s Mark Michaelis as he leads you down the Road to the Cloud!

December 3, 2014 / No Comment

Business leaders face increasing challenges in today’s software market. Let industry peers who have leveraged the benefits of the opportunity in the cloud help you develop a successful business strategy. Register now for this free Road to the Cloud event in Seattle, WA on February, 17, 2015. Navigate to to register.
This event focuses on business strategy and is not a […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Azure, Cloud, Events, Headlines