Virtual Think IT Panel Event

Last Friday, we hosted a Virtual Think IT Panel Event on So you think you know what DevOps is? A huge thank you to our panelists, David Cherryhomes, Vice President of Software Engineering at Optum and Robb Neuenschwander, Senior Director – Architecture and Application Engineering at Medica for sharing their knowledge on DevOps. Thank you to everyone who joined us well!  Below you will find…

Virtual Think IT Event

Last Friday, we had Karen Fedyszn of Fortium Partners present to us on the topic of protecting children and seniors online. We started with why digital protection is so important. The main areas we focused on are these; children can experience online bullying, cyber predators, and seniors can be taken advantage of. Karen then led…

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Virtual Think IT Panel Event

Last Friday, we hosted a Virtual Think IT Panel Event on What is the “True” Value of Information Technology in This Ever-Changing Business Climate? A huge thank you to our panelists; Tom Butterfield, EVP, Chief Technology and Operations Officer at TCF Bank, Rob Geyer, Chief Operations Officer at Medica, Jolene Gardner, SVP Automation, Re-Engineering and…

Virtual Think IT Panel Event

Last Friday, we hosted a Virtual Think IT Panel event on Real-Time Issues and Challenges in the IT World of Today. A huge thank you to our panelists; Francois Charette, Chief Information Officer at Optum Rx, Mark Murphy, Global CIO and Vice President, Business and Technology Services at Abbott and Kim Skanson, President, Cargill Business Services at Cargill…

Virtual Think IT Panel Event

Last Friday, we hosted a Virtual Think IT Panel Event. Our panelists lead a discussion on Real-Time Issues in the IT World. A huge thank you to our panelists, Brett Brunick, CIO at TCF Bank, Andy Dulka, Chief Information Officer at Starkey Hearing Technologies, and Carissa Rollins, CIO Employer and Individual at UnitedHealth Group for sharing their thoughts and knowledge with…

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Virtual Consultant Meeting

Last Thursday, we hosted our first-ever virtual consultant meeting. Sayeed Reza, Vice President, Data and Analytics Solution at Optum, Chuck Gallagher, Agile Coach at Maximus, Mihir Thakkar, Technical Lead at JPMC, shared their experience and knowledge on how agile is working in their remote environments during this pandemic. A huge thank you to everyone who joined us!  How is…

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Jon Pederson joined the Barriers to Entry program after spending time in the Marines and then as a Technical Analyst as a civilian. After graduating from Barriers to Entry, Jon worked as a PMO analyst where he was able apply what he learned in B2E, as well as utilize his technical skills and knowledge he gained from the Marines, working as a Technical Analyst.

Virtual Think IT Meeting Recap: Brain Science

Last Friday, we hosted a Virtual Think IT Meeting on Brain Science. Paula Winkler, COO Partner at The Disruptive Element and Laura Woodward, CEO Principle, Senior Consultant at The Disruptive Element, shared their knowledge on brain science and how our brains are being affected during this pandemic. A huge thank you to all those who joined us!  Our brains are hardwired. Their number one function is to…