With more than 20 years of combined experience in entrepreneurism and information technology, I contribute significant visionary direction to a wide array of organizations.
As a CIO for a large healthcare company I lead the implementation of some of the leading cloud based services (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) Salesforce.com, Workday, Okta, Amazon Web Services, and Google Apps and can provide input on how organizations should approach a "cloud first" strategy which involves rethinking organizational, process and financial models.
I always recommend starting with a responsive HTML5 site to do your proof of concept. This can help you get some of the server based workflow out of the way. Assuming that the app is designed to run as a cloud based service, you are going to want to have browser access regardless of the platform you build for (iOS/Android/Windows)
The advantage of the app is that you can take advantage of pre-built SDK's from the OS which may expedite UX/UI implementation.
Doug has been a client for many years. He is an innovative CIO who truly understands the importance of leveraging information technology to create meaningful business solutions. His leadership and creativity have brought incredible value to The Schumacher Group.
Doug is one of the most leading edge CIOs that I've ever come across in my career. Rather than just using IT to support his business, he truly utilizes IT and technology to drive strategy and competitive differentiation for his business, The result - Schumacher is America's fastest growing company in its industry today. Every emerging technology sector needs great visionaries and leading-edge adopters and Doug has and continues to be a pioneer for SaaS and Cloud-computing today. Simply put, here is a great IT executive and a pleasure to work with.