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Teneika Askew: Empowering Decision Making with Data Visualization

Empowering Decision Making with Data Visualization (Extended Episode) Teneika Askew
Teneika Askew, Head of People Analytics, met with us to explore how to utilize data for effective visualization and creating data stories that enable decision-makers to take action. Questions that Teneika answers [1:50] What has changed in Business Analytics?[3:14] What is your approach to creating data visualizations?[5:38] Free/Low cost data visualization tools for small businesses.[7...
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Sanford Hess: Government Information Technology Management and Change

Sanford Hess: Government Information Technology Management Change (Extended Episode)
Sanford Hess, IT Director for the City of Urbana, met with us to discuss Government Information Technology Management, change within government IT, enhancing the relationship between people and government, career opportunities and more. Questions that Sanford Answers [1:11] An interesting fact about Sanford. [4:13] What does Tectonic Speed of Government mean to you? [8:20] Being in a u...
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Chicago’s Public, Nonprofit and Philanthropic Leaders Develop $50 Million Program to Provide Free, High-Speed Internet for Four Years

Chicago Launches Groundbreaking Initiative to Bridge Digital Divide, Providing Free High-Speed Internet Access to Over 100,000 Cps Students CHICAGO – Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced the launch of ‘Chicago Connected,’ a groundbreaking program that will provide free high-speed internet service to approximately 100,000 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students in their households. This f...
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Susanne Tedrick: Developing a Game Plan to Thrive as Technology Evolves

Susanne Tedrick: Developing a Game Plan to Thrive as Technology Evolves (Extended Episode)
Susanne Tedrick, the award-winning author of Women of Color in Tech: A Blueprint for Inspiring and Mentoring the Next Generation of Technology Innovators, met with us to discuss how women of color can jump-start, transition to or further evolve their career in technology. In addition, Susanne shares how tech professionals can stay relevant in today's rapidly evolving job market. In this conver...
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Chris Hyde: Making a Difference with Data Analytics

Chris Hyde, Data Analytics professional, met with us to share his experience with Data Analytics, Business Intelligence and Data Science. In this discussion Chris shares: Data can make a difference in people's lives.Increased use of statistics in data science.Programming languages used to query and manipulate data.The importance of a network and building relationships. Questions tha...
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5 Effective Ways to Integrate Cybersecurity in Web Design

Source: Team Meñez Creatives (5 Effective Ways to integrate Cybersecurity in Web Design)
There is such a high demand for websites to be of high-value in terms of content, design, credibility, and protection. These major factors are important to readers, and search engines reward sites that practice them and penalises those who don’t.  Cybersecurity, then, is such a crucial element to integrate into your web design. Juniper Research predicted that online payment transa...
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New City project “The 78” to bring new educational and economic opportunities to Chicagoans while highlighting the city’s tech economy

Mayor Lightfoot joins Governor Pritzker, University of Illinois and Related Midwest to Announce New Discovery Partners Institute Headquarters in Chicago. CHICAGO— Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today joined Governor JB Pritzker, the University of Illinois System and Near South Side community members to announce the University of Illinois’ Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) will anchor the first phase...
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Eric Schmuttenmaer: Building Executive Presence for Technical Professionals

Eric Schmuttenmaer, Associate Vice President of Digital, Technology and Innovation at AMITA Health, met with us to share why it is important for technical professionals to build their executive presence. In this discussion Eric shares: The value of being trustworthy. Listening with complete attention and without distraction. Being able to clearly communicate your message so that your s...
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Don Alava: Integrating Digital and Traditional Marketing

Interview Don Alava Great Tech Pros
Don Alava, Digital Marketing expert and VP of Marketing Analytics & Technology at Universal Technical Institute, met with us to share his expertise in integrating digital and traditional marketing. In this discussion Don shares: Technology is something that you must keep pace with. Natural curiosity is a valuable trait when hiring a marketing analytics professional. Valuable technical s...
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