Features Information Technologies

Cortney Thompson – Lunavi

In tech speak, it’s called a lift and shift—the moving of an existing application and data into cloud infrastructure with little or no redesign. It’s one of several options for companies that prefer not to maintain a data center. But there being no single approach to the cloud in general, a company might need the […]

Marc Knoop – Traffix

There’s a pit stop coming for Traffix, the largest provider of freight arrangement services in Canada. As Chief Technology Officer Marc Knoop explains, that doesn’t mean trucks are coming off the road. Instead Traffix is introducing PitStop, a new portal that can be used by customers, carriers and staff to share details about shipments, invoices […]

Pat Patterson – LegalShield

You were out running errands, nearly done and headed home. Then came the fender bender in the parking lot. But beyond the crunching noise of the collision and some dents covered with paint streaks from the other car, this seems more an annoyance than a life-changing event. After all, both of you drove away from […]

Weldon Wu – Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

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 […]

Gina Ehrlich – AHEAD

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 […]

Yvonne Holland – Kinaxis

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 […]

Ryan Neuharth – King Solutions

Anyone who’s awaited the “immediate” delivery of freights or goods knows the word has an uncertain definition in the transportation and logistics industry. Bad weather, road construction or delays by the manufacturer are common holdups, but not something customers want to hear about. While Ryan Neuharth can’t prevent delays, as CIO at King Solutions Inc., […]

Tom Rodden – Varian Medical Systems

As CIO at Varian Medical Systems over the last four years, Tom Rodden claims he’s had a different focus from his tech peers. While productivity, efficiency and cost savings are important at Varian, like everywhere else, he and his team have concentrated on enabling growth. Promoted to senior vice president and CIO in October 2017, […]

Dawn Bridges – KTGY

If you ask Dawn Bridges to think outside of the box, understand she’s already there—in front of the box, on top of it, behind it. If KTGY’s director of technology could get her hands on a set of virtual reality goggles, she’d even wander back inside, she jokes. Owing to her experience in IT, engineering […]

William “Buck” Buckingham – XChange and DistributorX

With automation often in the news, both as a productive and destructive force, William (“Buck”) Buckingham has doggedly worked for three decades to streamline companies in the print and publishing industry. “It was such a manual process before, which made it difficult for people to wrap their minds around it,” Buckingham says. “I saw a […]


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