Mr. Michon is an internally recognized expert in Software as a Service. He is also the author of a best selling book on the subject. He has advised to both startups and establish software companies on being successful in the SaaS space.
He was formerly Vice-President of IT Operations at Taleo. At Taleo, he was responsible for all aspects of Software as a Service operations as well as internal IT. This involved the management of three major data centres, operating 24/7, an operating and capital expenditure budget of several million dollars as well as corporate security and business continuity planning.
Advisor to CA Technologies’ SaaS Operations group. Review of current operations and development of a new world-wide hosting strategy that would reduce hosting costs by 50%. Program management for the consolidation of 8 US data centers into a single consolidated data center.
Project Manager for client migration and data center consolidations for Taleo subsequent to their acquisitions of VURV and Learn.com.
Implementation of SaaS for a software company. The mandate was to assist Kinaxis to transform its business model from a subscription basis to a Software as a Service model. Assistance in the selection of a collocation service and an Internet access service. Validation of rack design and power requirements. Review of operational and support processes. Definition of the SaaS value statement.
Project Manager for the transfer of DELL’s worldwide career sites from an internally hosted solution to a Software as a Service solution provided by Taleo. Establish of test and cutover plans including database migration between data centers, development of integration points, single sign-on, custom reports. migration.