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9 minutes | 5 months ago
IT and Operations and Business -- Oh My!
Did you know that zoos, in fact, need IT? If you didn’t, you’re not alone. Mike Owens, VP of IT for the Chicago Zoological Society and the Brookfield Zoo, dives deep into how his IT team supports the day-to-day operations & growth of a non-profit and its subsidiary -- which happens to be a zoo. Furthermore, Owens highlights what has made their organization so efficient: finding synergy between IT and operations.
9 minutes | 6 months ago
Without IT, There is No Growth
How does IT management vary across industries? Kevin Torres, Senior Corporate IT Manager at Betterment, knows this better than anyone. We sit down with him to discuss the varying complexities of managing IT in-house for orgs across 4 different industries and how a solid IT foundation is critical for any organization’s growth.
10 minutes | 6 months ago
IT + Employee Wellness: A Winning Combo for Successful Remote Work
As we round the six month mark of remote work, it has become clear that some businesses were prepared while others were caught flat-footed. In this episode we speak with Anniesh Gupta, CTO of Mytrux, about how businesses who prioritized employee wellness early in their WFH transition have seen the most success during this time.
11 minutes | 7 months ago
IT Isn't Political. It's Just Business.
What does IT have to do with political campaigns? Jake Antelis, IT Support Helpdesk Manager for the Bloomberg 2020 Campaign, walks us through what it looks like to provide IT for a campaign during (and even after) election season.
14 minutes | 7 months ago
Getting Schooled in IT Security
Can IT practitioners apply the knowledge and skills they've learned from one industry to another? During his time supporting students, Luis Martinez, IT Systems Specialist, learned how to stay nimble in his approach to IT security. Today, he is able to apply this quality successfully in the corporate space through his work at Gong.
17 minutes | 7 months ago
Paging Through A Library's IT
Libraries and information technology would appear to be polar opposites, right? Actually, in order to remain connected with their community, high-functioning IT is essential for libraries. Kamila Farshchi, Director of IT at The Newberry Library in Chicago, shares what it is like to provide IT support in the not-for-profit sector.
15 minutes | 7 months ago
Tales From An IT Company's IT Manager
Ever wonder what it's like to be the IT manager of an IT tech & services company? As a graphic designer, Ian Peksa was often on the receiving end of IT support but felt unsatisfied. So, he took matters into his own hands, reading and researching better IT practices. Now he manages internal IT for a rapidly growing start-up that’s revolutionizing the way the world views and manages IT.
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