Craig Isakson

Craig Isakson

Team Lead of Technical Architecture

Certifications

  • Salesforce Certified Administrator
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Developer
  • Salesforce Certified Application Architect
  • Salesforce Certified Developer
  • Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant
  • Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant
  • Salesforce Certified Systems Architect

Fun Facts

  • Specializes in mobile and enterprise level applications
  • Creative, sarcastic and wicked-smart
  • Stays active with running, cycling, hiking, rock climbing, fishing, boating and photography

Cannot Live Without

His wife Alicia, son Zander and daughter Zoey. “Everything else is just stuff.”

What Inspires Me?

Every day I have more computing power in the palm of my hand than Apollo 11. I’ve always had a passion for technology, mobile and pushing devices to their limits.

Words of Wisdom

Be prepared. (I was in the Boy Scouts.)

Sundogger since 2011

Works With

Craig researches and does work related to: Android, Apps, Cloud, Digital Experience, iOS, Mobile, Programming, Salesforce, Technology, Wearables

Recent Blogs

5 Jan 2018

The Importance of Simplifying System Architecture

Posted in: Data Management, Integration, System Architecture, Technical Architecture

As a Technical Architect at Sundog, I have the opportunity to help a number of our clients determine and shape the landscape of their system architecture. It’s honestly one of my favorite parts of the job. Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of different types of implementations. And the more we see, the more patterns start to emerge. We get to see what works really well - and what can leave room for improvement.

2 Aug 2017

Manufacturing & MDM: From Cleaner Data to Better Forecasting

Posted in: B2B, Data Integration, Data Management, Data Quality, Manufacturing

Different departments use different systems to work with the same or similar information. You may even have purchased other smaller companies and have to shoehorn their systems in to work with yours. All of these types of scenarios create inefficiencies and inaccuracies, which cost your company money. Nobody wants to spend money on wasteful issues like that, right?

19 Oct 2015

Customizable CMS & Search for Salesforce Communities

Posted in: CMS, Communities, Community Cloud, CRM, JavaScript, Salesforce

What do I love about working at Sundog? The tough challenges that our clients bring us, not to mention the way Sundoggers challenge ourselves. Around here, we’re all obsessed with quality and the drive to make our clients heroes in everything we do. And as a Systems Architect, that means I get to do some really cool things.

18 Jun 2015

5 Lessons I’ve Learned From User Experience

Posted in: Google, Marketing, Online Marketing, Search Engine Marketing, SEO, Technology, User Experience (UX)

I have been around technology for a long time – just about as long as I can remember. Back when I started computing, the concept of user experience (UX) wasn’t even a thing. You knew the commands to tell your computer what to do. And if you didn’t know a specific one, you’d have a way of finding it. Soon after, graphical user interfaces (GUI) came to be, and UX became vital even before people really knew what to call it. Just like today, everybody was looking for the most pleasing way to present information – and trying to make every action a little easier.

17 Jun 2015

Context Matters: How to Engage Your Customers with Mobile

Posted in: Apps, IT, Mobile, Online Marketing, Technology

It’s safe to say that the customer is the lifeblood of any business. Without customers buying your products or using your services, your business would cease to exist. That’s why it’s so important to engage with your customers and provide them with personal journeys tailored to their personas. And the best way to start? Use the platform preferred most by your customers.