Name: Blake Scarlavai
Position: Principal Consultant
- I’ve been working with Microsoft CRM for 14 years now on the technical side.
- I have worked with a variety of clients across several different industries over the years.
I helped build a Windows app, that was built on top of CRM, for a government contractor that could give departments easier access to insights on their resources. It helped them easily visualize what types of equipment and resources they had, a map visualization to see where they were deployed and the ability to easily capture necessary data as well. It was a very cool and unique concept for CRM!
Recently I’ve gotten into the Application Insights functionality with the Power Platform. It is super easy to connect Power Platform to Application Insights and have access to data that we’ve never been able to access in the cloud version of Dynamics. We can then setup alerts on the data and proactively monitor the system. It has been an extremely helpful tool.
I look forward to working on more AI based projects. Being able to use machine learning against the data in the Power Platform to make predictions. The capabilities that Microsoft keeps releasing with AI Builder are very impressive as well such as intelligent form processing and image capturing.
The people! Root16 is like a family. Everyone here has a great attitude and loves helping each other which creates a fun positive environment.
More than just one place but my favorite trip was a 12-day Mediterranean cruise. We went to Italy, Turkey, Greece, France and Spain and it was amazing. It was my first time overseas and I had a blast.
Waffles because it goes very well with fried chicken which is one of my favorite meals!
My very first job was Sonoma Partners working on CRM! I was there for 10 years before we were acquired and had a great experience. Met a lot of great people who are still my friends to this day. Excited to continue that same experience here at Root16!