Master Data Management, enterprise architecture & IT governance 1525_ 4/3/14 - We are at the Future of Technology Conference where they are discussing 'Software Defined Technology' and our next guest Michael Wall and his organization are sponsors of the Communications Technology Professionals. We like to see organizations that are really involved with the community as a whole. Michael tells us that is important to them "A Precious Child and non profits, we like to help those companies that are giving back to the community as well." So we asked Michael to tell us about his organization. He said, "Apoorva is an IT consulting company but it concentrates on three foundations within IT, master data management, enterprise architecture and IT governance. Not treating each one individually, but intertwining the three together when we come in to the solution. Effectively we come in and find where you might be having data integrity issues - clean up the data, make sure you have better performance and can trust the data that sits in front of you.' While every situation is different, the process used is the same - but each client is different because they have customized data and different data needs. Enterprise architecture and master data management typically has been done by some larger consulting companies. But, it's on page 7 or 8 of their 'services provided'. So they're not really providing the due diligence and the focus that you need in master data management. That is our only focus, so my job is to reach out to different companies to educate them on different ways to do master data management and of course, architecture as a consultant and also bring in our CEO who is just a genius when it comes to identifying areas of risk... RELATED LINKS: Apoorva || Communications Technology Professionals || CTP Channel || A Precious Child || w3w3.com Blog || In the News || KEYWORDS: Michael Wall, Client Services, Apoorva, Communications Technology Professionals, CTP, A Precious Child, Master Data Management, Enterprise Architecture, IT Governance, bytes=5413305 LISTEN TO: Michael Wall, VP, Client Services, Apoorva and CTP Sponsor
She advocates for folks connecting and networking with one another 1524_ 4/2/14 - Larry and Pat attended a key event, put on by the Communications Technology Professionals (CTP). Larry interviewed Kira Swift who is a Vice President at CTP and also on the board at A Precious Child. Kira is the owner of Swift Technology Advocates and the Director of Global Consulting for Global Communications Group. She was recognized as one of the Top 25 Most powerful Sales people in Colorado by Colorado Biz Magazine in 2013. Kira serves on three different Board of Directors seats, and is the 1st VP for CTP for 2014. She is also on the Advisory Board for “A Precious Child”. Kira’s practice is around connecting technology leaders with technology buyers and help them vet and compare the costs to ensure that competition brings a healthy understanding of the most current and best solution in the tech space. Larry asked Kira, what advice she would give a person in high tech, who may be wondering about their organization. What steps should they take or where should they go? Kira said, "Well I think it's always good to do your research. So understanding what options are out there, partnering with someone who has a good handle on the tech community, networking with the partners that are out there. C-Level and technology people don't stay well networked. Then as things move and shift they find themselves, sometimes not ready for that next step in their careers - and so, I advocate for folks connecting, networking with one another at that level." RELATED LINKS: Global Communications Group || Communications Technology Professionals || CTP Channel || PodCast Directory || A Precious Child || Future of Technology Event Recap || KEYWORDS: GCG, Global Communications Group, Kira Swift, Software Defined Technology, Communications Technology Professionals, CTP, Bandwidth, Fiber, Telecom, A Precious Child, bytes=5413305 LISTEN TO: Kira Swift, Director, Global Consulting, GCG and Vice President, CTP
Software Defined: Anything, Network, Storage, and Security 1511_ 3/10/14 - Larry was getting the details of a big event from the president of the Communications Technology Professionals (CTP), Stephanie Lindquist. She is also an entrepreneur. She said, "Colorado’s top subject matter experts will discuss: Software Defined: Anything – Network, Storage, and Security. What you need to know right now. Software defined is the next stage in the evolution of data centers and the cloud. It will dramatically alter the entire IT landscape. you will learn how to use software defined anything to empower IT and your company." The Panelists include Nagesh Anupindi – Founder & CEO, Apoorva; Mike Clark – CTO, Photobucket; Dave Frymier – VP and CISO, Unisys; Scott Hicar – SVP, Integration, DigitalGlobe; Pete Khanna – CEO, TrackVia; Mark Hughes – Moderator. Communication Technology Professionals (CTP) is a non-profit, communications technology organization that focuses on promoting growth, innovation and leadership of communications companies and individuals in Colorado. The organization accomplishes its mission through knowledge sharing, networking and collaboration amongst members of the communications ecosystem. RELATED LINKS: The Future of Technology Event || Communication Technology Pros || CTP Channel || Podcast Directory || KEYWORDS: Stephanie Lindquist, Communications Technology Professionals, CTP, Future of Technology, Network, Storage, Security, Bandwidth, Fiber, Telecom, Networking Event, Nagesh Anupindi, Apoorva; Mike Clark, Photobucket; Dave Frymier, Unisys; Scott Hicar,DigitalGlobe; Pete Khanna, TrackVia; Mark Hughes, bytes=4887513 LISTEN TO: Stephanie Lindquist, President, Communications Technology Professionals
Defrag Conference 2013 WHAT IS DEFRAG?
Defrag started in 2007 as a forum for exploring information overload and building implicit tools for the web. In years 2-4, Defrag's focus shifted to things like enterprise collaboration, social media and big data. As Defrag entered its 5th year, it firmly established itself as one of the premiere thought leader discussions about "what's coming next" in technology, where Defrag's time horizon is usually looking out 18-24 months. Defrag is now where the influencers gather.
Will they find you or your competition 1451_ 10/11/2013 -
We have been hearing a great deal about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) as organizations are trying to figure out how to get more individuals and organizations to visit their website and buy more. The 'World Wide Web' offers many opportunities as well as challenges. Larry called Ray Hutchins (a hands-on expert in SEO) to give us another view on Search Engine Optimization because it continues to morph and is becoming a very complex, hard to fathom piece of our Internet business strategy. Making it to the first page of the search engines when you are operating in a competitive keyword environment is not easy. It takes SEO experience, business experience, persistence, and time - and in many ways, it's more of an art than a science. To succeed, a business owner needs an SEO company that knows how to: Identify and target the right keywords; Structure and organize your website so it best accommodates the search engines; Build the right link program for your business needs; Stay on top of the constantly evolving SEO processes, strategies and procedures and make sure YOU stay on top! Ray also brings something else to the table. He owns a Web Development company, Denver Web Services. Ray says, "No use doing a great SEO campaign and getting a customer to visit a site that won't convert them into a sale. Your business needs a site that builds trust and converts leads into sales. But if you are like most business owners, you just cannot afford to spend a fortune to make this happen. ...Listen for more, this is part 1 of 2...
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The biggest problem for companies is between the keyboard and the chair 1438_ 9/26/13 - Larry talked with Ray Hutchins, a serial entrepreneur, president of TiE Rockies and has several companies, including Denver Cyber Security, involved in web site development, SEO, and cyber security.
Ray Hutchins said, "If you want to be a criminal, be a cyber criminal - because you won't get caught. And the guys running the business are asleep at the wheel, I'm sorry to say. They don't understand cyber security, they don't understand the process of defending their corporate crown jewels. They don't know how to manage their IT people to get the job done - It is a big problem for the country and for the world. So what to do? Coming from Def Con again, The biggest problem for any company is between the keyboard and the chair. It's your people and these people can be tricked very easily to let the 'enemy' into your network. A hacker can easily attack your network with a fishing attack, with a fake email from the CEO, CFO, CIO... it's going to come from one of the leaders in the company and it's going to go to company personnel. When that email comes in the employees are going to open it up to see what their leaders are saying. But, they're not going to be trained to check and see if it is indeed an authentic email. Once they open that email up and click on the link they've been directed to, BING, the hacker is in and started the journey inside your network." This is Part 2 of 2... RELATED LINKS: Denver Cyber Security || TiE Rockies Network || Denver Web Services || Podcasting Directory || KEYWORDS: Cyber Security, Denver SEO, Ray Hutchins, Corporate Espionage, Hackers,
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Links that will make a difference 914_ 10/25/10- w3w3® Media Network is all about supporting business and technology in Colorado. We specialize in creating valuable links and relationships to help you grow your company, build your team, get insights to various industries, keep you up-to-date, raise money, increase your income and profits, and so much more...Venture Capital; Tech Transfer; Communications Technology Professionals; Mergers and Acquisitions; It's the Law; Training Trends; Colorado Companies to Watch; Mastering Change; Looking for Money; In the News; and more...Just click on the topic of your interest and you'll find treasure trove of information...
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Companies are starting to do more dynamic pricing 1390_ 6/6/13 - At the Glue conference, Larry corralled Thomas Grassl, the Director of Developer Relations at SAP Global Marketing, Inc. - he is looking after all of their developer outreach programs and Glue was the perfect conference for Thomas because there are tons of developers here. SAP, as most people know, is big enterprise and process software for the enterprise, and has over 200,000 customers. They're keeping an eye on new technologies and how they can help their customers to enhance the business processes, putting these new technologies into the customer's hands. SAP is globally focused, in fact Thomas said, "I don't know which country SAP isn't in, and we really do work from the small business up to the giant companies out there. This can be a developer from the system integrator to an individual who does their own consulting practice or a mobile developer who starts their own business around developing mobile apps for the enterprise business space. So, basically we are looking at all types of developers and helping them to get kick-started on these things and also helping them to learn about the enterprise and what to build for the enterprise. It's a little bit different than if you are building mobile apps for example, in the consumer space. Larry asks, "With all the different changes we've been through, what are the biggest challenges for businesses today?" Thomas said, "Businesses definitely need to be very agile. It's no longer like you've figured out a product, and you know how to produce it and sell it. There are always new challenges coming up. It's like new economies are coming up and they're eating into your market. So these companies are constantly looking at what new technologies, the latest technologies will help them improve their business processes. A good example is we have this new memory data base, it's called SAP HANA and it allows..." There's more... RELATED LINKS: SAP Global Marketing, Inc. || Glue 2012 || Defrag Conference 2013 || Defrag || Software Channel || Economy Builders || KEYWORDS: Thomas Grassl, SAP, Eric Norlin, Gluecon, Defrag, Cloud Computing, Mobile
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Penny Lewandowski Second Stage Development and Growth 1373_ 4/10/13 -
We're here with keynote speaker, at the ACG Denver's April Luncheon, Penny Lewandowski director of entrepreneurship development for the Edward Lowe Foundation. Lewandowski works with entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs) as they develop creative ways to grow their communities by serving second-stage businesses. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of building an entrepreneurial culture, as well as the importance of working with growth companies. She also directs the foundation’s Entrepreneurship Team and manages the technology services for the organization. It's been six months since Lewandowski was in Denver, Larry asked for an update on what's happening with Colorado Companies to Watch. Penny said, "Tomorrow evening we will be at the Governor's Residence with all of the finalists - and I think we have 184 finalists. We had a record number of nominations this year. Colorado is always out front when it comes to nominations. Then on Thursday we're going to be judging those companies, and they go through a pretty intensive process with that. We'll probably make an announcement in the next several weeks after we do the judging."
ACG Denver’s David Sloan Scholarship Program. Set your goal to become an ACG Scholar! Each year the Denver Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) awards one scholarship to a promising 1st or 2ndyear student at each of five area graduate business programs, in the amount of $2,500 annually. The scholarship is renewable for a second year based on both the academic performance and the career ambition of the student. To be eligible for the award, the recipient must be currently enrolled in one of five programs with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better...Listen for much more...
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