• MICHAEL WOODSIDE

    Principal Systems Engineer

    Oklahoma

What’s your work-life philosophy?  
My work life philosophy is pretty straightforward, find something you love you to do, and do it to your best. This will allow you to enjoy your work and as a result it can also lead you to having a better Life.  Most people work to live, or live to work; but if you can enjoy both it never seems like work.

What do you like best about working at UDT?
I love the culture of the company. Many companies say “family first” but hardly follow through. However with UDT, you truly become part of an amazing, extended family.

What is your favorite technology solution?
Predictive analytics

What solution do you depend on the most?
Cloud.  Whether we like to admit it or not, everything we touch is affected by the cloud. From bills, to Facebook to banking … everything is moving to the cloud.

How do the solutions you work on help to make clients’ lives easier?
The solutions I tend to design are built around meeting the requirements while making life easier. Whether it is accelerated deployment, or ease of management and troubleshooting.

What do you think is the next big idea in technology?
Micro segmentation and automated security. As it has become painfully aware in 2017, security breaches are becoming more common and customers changing to minimize exposure, increase resiliency and reduce change complexity.

How does technology accelerate progress toward delivery services?
I think technology helps accelerate progress toward delivery of services by creating a template or container for deployment of services. This change to a container-based micro-segmentation is allowing customers to control costs, grow and shrink services as needed and reduce overhead.

What is the best professional advice you would give?
Don’t let people tell you that you can’t do something because you don’t have a specific certification. If you have a desire and the drive, then prove to those around you that you can do what you set your mind to.

People would be surprised if they knew you…
Am currently working on finishing my private pilot’s license.

Michael will soon have his private pilot’s license creates solutions to make others’ lives easier loves the family friendly culture at UDT