Features July 2021

Joe Carr – American Academy of Ophthalmology

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Founded in 1896, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology was the first organization of its kind in the U.S.—a professional medical association dedicated to eye, ear, nose and throat doctors. In 1979, the organization split into two entities: the American Academy of Otolaryngology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Now known simply as the […]

Joshua Patchak – Green Bay Area Public School District

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Lights, camera, education. The scenario played out routinely as the COVID-19 pandemic spread through the U.S. in 2020-21, leading to virtual classrooms at all levels of education. In Green Bay, Wisconsin, Joshua Patchak recalls the scramble of getting public schools ready for remote learning, and says perhaps the most enduring lesson is that some students […]

Scott Cole – Quail Tools

Est. reading time: 4 mins

For more than 40 years, energy companies, including Halliburton, ExxonMobil and Baker Hughes, have turned to Quail Tools for the pipes, tools and other equipment needed to extract valuable energy resources—including those buried 5,000 feet beneath the earth’s surface. But while Quail’s wares have long been considered some of the best in the industry, by […]

Yarrow Diamond – CNB Bank

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Yarrow Diamond can laugh now about how desperate life seemed 15 years ago. There she was, a single mom having studied psychology and international business as a Hawaii Pacific University undergrad, pondering how she could earn a doctorate. Maybe even find a way to combine psychology with her passion for dancing. But there she was, […]

Weldon Wu – Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When the COVID-19 pandemic started last year, the phones at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank wouldn’t stop ringing. People were worried about having enough food. According to a study from the University of Southern California, one in four residents in LA County have experienced food insecurity during the pandemic, compared to one in five […]

Daryl Clark – Washington Trust

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In the world of IT, there’s a certain pressure to keep up—to adopt the latest and greatest tools regardless of how well they suit an organization. Some, like the Rhode Island-based Washington Trust, have taken a somewhat different approach. Located in Westerly, just minutes from the Connecticut border, the bank was founded over 200 years […]

Gina Ehrlich – AHEAD

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s easy to picture the stereotypical IT department. It’s filled with computers, servers and tech tools, and the only sounds are the clacking of keyboards and sporadic digitized beeps. It’s a quiet environment where staff are a little nerdy, but supposed geniuses. Oh, and they’re all men. Gina Ehrlich’s department at AHEAD does not look […]

Doug Liddell – NorthRiver Midstream Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Configuration over customization. Done with the right people, it’s a game plan for efficiency. So says Doug Liddell, who’s done much of it since being hired in late 2018 to build IT infrastructure at a new Western Canadian midstream energy company. NorthRiver Midstream Inc., based in Calgary, is the result of Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management […]

Yvonne Holland – Kinaxis

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Imagine you work at a supply chain management company, helping global manufacturers respond to volatility in the markets. Disruption of any kind—like a slow computer of not having access to the right information—can put a dent in profitability. So when the disruptions happen, you’d better get help—fast! So says Yvonne Holland, the company’s vice president […]

Rob Bruno – Achieve3000

Est. reading time: 3 mins

Rob Bruno is no stranger to ensuring technology can be a valuable teaching tool for students. In fact, he says fostering equity in education is one of the greatest rewards of his IT career. As chief technology officer for Achieve3000, Bruno was already bringing about changes in how the online educational content provider operates. He […]


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