BEYA’s mission is to honor professionals and students who have made achievements in engineering over the previous year. It is a celebration of accomplishments as well as an opportunity to inspire future scientists, engineers, and disruptors.
Its been three years since I have posted to this blog. I paused from writing to take care of my family following the devastating loss of my mom, who courageously battled Ovarian Cancer. In thinking about what she wanted for my life, I believe that she would be disappointed to know that I was not fully engaged in life. So I am back, hoping the information that I share will help at least one.
The primary focus of this blog will to offer useful information for leaders in business and technology related disciples, career development and all things STEM. Lastly, will provide information on upcoming technology and business events in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
In case you forget who we are (or if we have not had the pleasure to meet) E-Region Enterprises is a boutique strategy company that uses PIE (performance, image and exposure) strategies to design solutions to promote our clients’ brand and increase revenues.
We have also partnered with JumpButton Studios to provide mobile applications and animation solutions.
Starting in 2018, we will be offering workshops to help side-hustlers, start-ups and small businesses develop the tactical and strategic skills they need to run successful ventures.
For complimentary one-hour consulting on small business strategy and/or our animation services, please free to contact our offices.
BDPA is a professional organization that uses its influence in the community to ” Advance Careers from the Classroom to the Boardroom” by providing training, scholarships, mentors, and job opportunities for its members and others who are interested in pursuing IT and other STEM related careers. “BDPA (45 chapters nationwide) could not accomplish this mission without the dedicated support of our coproate parnters.” Eileen Gadsden, Philadelphia Chapter President.
On June 2, 2014, Hilton Worldwide announced its newest brand “Curio” to the Hilton Family of Hotels. This move will increase Hilton Worldwide’s portfolio to eleven world-class brands. The Curio Collection was created for “travelers who seek local discovery and authentic experiences” (see official press release). Each hotel in the “Collection” will be carefully selected four to five-star hotels. The only thing this collection will have in common is how distinctly different each property will be.
The goal of the new brand is to provide Hilton a competitive advantage in the hospitality industry (competitors Marriott and Starwood) by offering guests a truly unique experience and allowing hotel owners to leverage Hilton’s scale, scope and expertise while maintaining the character of their property. Guests staying at Curio hotels will be able to earn and redeem points from the Hilton HHonors loyalty program.
The purpose of this event is to provide an environment in which CIOs and their direct reports can have candid conversations about the changes that impact technology, day to day operations, and leadership. One of the most dynamic of those changes is the role of the CIO and his/ her contribution to the C-suite.
In the past the technology departments were seen as cost centers; CIOs were tactical, responsible for managing data centers, focused on “speeds and feeds” of hardware and software that supported the business.
Today, the CIO is expected to be a business leader; demonstrate how IT can provide a competittive advantage, grow market share, drive innovation and differeniate their companies by strategically leveraging data. With this change comes more questions; about perceptions, values and ways CIOs can become true partners with other C-Level Executives.
Other topics focused on developing successful teams, how to protect corporate data in a BYOD era, and how manage successful cloud projects.
For an upcoming conference in your city, please visit PEM CIO .
On Wednesday May 21st, BDPA Philadelphia (nation’s most influential professional IT organization) will get a rare look inside SEPTA’s Command Center at 1234 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. 19107
SEPTA’s Command Center, the first of its kind, opened ten years ago to to bring together all essential personnel and under one roof and on one floor to improve efficiency, safety and communications between departments with the goal to increase customer service.
As the nation’s fifth last mass transit system, SEPTA offers all modes of public transportation including bus, subway, trolley, light rail, commuter rail and paratransit services. The tour will provide attendees an opportunity to see first hand how SEPTA personnel manage day-to-day operations and emergencies. Continue reading →