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United Technologies Corporation (UTC) is a multinational corporation known for its building and aerospace businesses. It had net sales of US$57.2 million in 2016. The company employs more than 200,000 people. Gregory Hayes is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company.

In a July 2017 LinkedIn posting, Hayes explained the importance of two kinds of UTC investments. These investments are critical for the company and its wider environment.

As a company where technology is key to its triumph, one important investment for UTC is in innovation. Hayes mentioned the successful Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan engine as an example. Developing the engine cost over $10 billion and took more than 20 years. With the engine’s factories and suppliers across the United States, investing in the engine’s technology benefited locations and the economy around the country.

According to Hayes, another kind of investment is critical to continued innovation. Investing in the people who innovate is another UTC hallmark. Hayes noted proudly that UTC employees have earned 39,000 degrees through UTC’s Employee Scholar program. This program enables employees to pursue degrees in any field, and the company pays for that education. As with innovation investments, these investments in employee education echo across the company’s many US locations.

Hayes was preceded in office by Louis Chenêvert. Born in Quebec, Chenêvert worked at General Motors for 14 years before being hired by Pratt & Whitney in 1993. From April 1999 through March 2006, he was president of Pratt & Whitney. At UTC, Chenêvert was a Director, President & Chief Operating Officer, and was President & Chief Executive Officer till the end of 2014.

During Chenêvert’s tenure, UTC successfully balanced its business interests, profitability, employee satisfaction, and environmental sustainability. Indeed, the National Building Museum honored UTC and Chenêvert as one of its 2009 Visionaries in Sustainability.

Chenêvert, who is currently an Exclusive Advisor at Goldman Sachs, has also received other honors. These include an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, HEC Montreal, and being named Person of the Year by Aviation Week & Space Technology. He has served on several boards in the corporate and non-profit sectors.

In Jan 2016, Securus Technologies announced they had appointed a highly experienced sales executive to join the leadership team at the company. John Bell was appointed to serve as Senior Vice President of Sales, effective December 30, 2015. Mr. Bell was responsible for developing tech-based sales team to aggressively market the over 800 products and services offered to corrections and law enforcement institutions. This announcement was made by Securus Technologies’ Chief Executive Officer, Rick Smith, who has served at the company since mid-2008.According to Rick Smith, Securus had invested about $600 million in the development and acquisition of a range of products meant to enhance safety and security at corrections facilities. Therefore, it was necessary to add a key sales executive to bring new techniques to the company’s sales team and enable them present effectively the expanded range of products. John Bell has amassed an experience of over 30 years throughout his professional career, making him the perfect person to lead Securus’ sales team to success. He had previously worked for IBM, NNT Verio, Verizon, Time Warner Cable and AT&T. John Bell received his undergraduate degree from Holy Cross, and later joined Wharton School of Business for his postgraduate studies.

Rick Smith’s Career Life

Securus Technologies has emerged as a leader in providing tech-based services to the corrections industry in United States since Rick Smith joined the company as the CEO. Rick has a wealth of experience in operations, finance, information technology and other key business areas which have him the expertise to lead Securus. Through his excellent leadership, Rick has played critical role of transforming several organizations including Global Crossing, Eschelon Telecom and now Securus Technologies.From 1972 to 1998, Rick worked for Global Crossing, where he held several positions in the IT department. He held executive positions such as Frontier Information Technologies’ President and VP Midwest Telephone Operations. In 1998, Rick Smith left Global Crossing and joined Eschelon Telecom, where he served until 2008. Initially, he was hired as the company’s Chief Financial Officer, but later became the President and CEO. He guided the company through a successful IPO in 2005 as well as growing its revenue from $30 million to $350 million.

Rick’s Comments about Positive Emails and Letters

According to CEO Rick Smith of Securus, they receive thousands of emails and letters from clients appreciating the services provided by the company. They appreciate how Securus has continued to provide exceptional services with the aim to ensure adequate security for inmates, their families and the society in general. Reporters have used these emails to produce blogs. According to Rick Smith, the emails explain the positive steps made by Securus in ensuring incarcerations are safer and secure place to live.

If you ask Jason Hope what he thinks about the internet of things, you will get an answer loud and clear: It is the thing of the future. Although as of now, it is still regarded as a convenience, it will soon become a part of everyone’s lives. It will change the way businesses work as well.

In fact, there will be a huge rush to create solutions for consumers who use the internet of things, because everyone will be using it. It will cause a rush of investing in the internet of things and applications and products that are related to the internet of things.

The internet of things can also help better the world. It can help lower pollution, simply by improving public transportation so that people use their cars less. It can help traffic and transportation services such as trains. It can help in rural areas, especially with emergency responders. It can help with GPS and location tracking so that emergency responders know where to go.

Jason Hope is a well known entrepreneur and author in the mobile industry. He develops things like mobile apps, mobile websites and gaming software. He is also a coach and mentor who helps people invest in startups. Young people who want to start a business but don’t know how turn to him for support.

Jason Hope is also a well-known philanthropist. He always wants to give back to the community. He helps and supports organizations and humanitarian causes, both with his influence, time and resources.

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Talk Fusion was proud to add another award to their collection this past summer. On August 15, 2016 the company’s Video Chat product was the winner of the 2016 Communications Solutions Products of the Year Award, given out by the Technology Marketing Corporation.

Talk Fusion is the brain child of Bob Reina, a man with 20 years of network marketing experience. The company’s revolutionary system can basically help anyone promote their business through their many ways to connect with people including Video Chat, Video Email, Fusion On The Go, Video Newsletters, E-subscriptions, Video Auto Responders, Video Blogging, Video Sharing, Connecting with others to host things like webinars, and the patented Fusion Wall.

The Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award honors and recognizes products that have been shown to exceptionally improve video, voice, and data communications as well as making big improvements over the past twelve months. Talk Fusion’s Video Chat service is the company’s top product. Rich Tehrani, CEO of Technology Marketing Corporation, stated that Talk Fusion deserved this award because they are leaders in their industries and their products represent some of the best solutions available on the market today.

Talk Fusion uses the power of WebRTC technology which allows users to communicate face to face on nearly any device. The apps are available in both the iTunes and Google Play Stores. This is the second award the company has received in 2016 that honors and recognizes their continued momentum and success behind their communications services.

Talk Fusion stated that this was simply the beginning. Their IT team is hard at work on big plans for the future of their services, and as always, they are striving to always stay ahead of the curve. This award is a testament to all their hard work in creating an innovative product, and they are proud to be a part of this company.

For more information on this award and Talk Fusion, head to this PR Newswire article.

 

In the traditional workforce, the employee has no choice but to play the game. As a matter of fact, the employee often finds himself working job that he is not interested in working. As a result, it seems as if the employee stops living for the hours that he is working. Fortunately, there is an alternative. This is being an entrepreneur. The entrepreneur gets to decide on the type of work he wants to do. One example of an entrepreneur is Bob Reina. He is a very unique entrepreneur because he has thought through what his purpose.

 

Bob Reina has found helping people to be his motivation. He has looked at the state of the world and has found plenty of people in poverty and struggling. He has also found a lack of opportunity. Therefore, he has worked on ways that he could help bring forth more employment opportunities to take advantage of. This has resulted in the foundation of Talk Fusion. Bob Reina has founded the company and created the app of the same name. The app is designed to help entrepreneurs in their pursuit for business success. Entrepreneurs that are successful are more likely to hire people.

 

Bob Reina has also designed Talk Fusion for communication. One thing he has seen with communication is that there is a limit in connection. People are either hearing or reading the conversation. However, they are not seeing each other when they talk. Bob has taken the opportunity to close the gap so that people will connect better when they talk with each other. Talk Fusion has solved many issues in the online world. Business owners could use it for marketing. Among the methods for marketing with Talk Fusion is video email. Marketers could more easily sell their product with this method.

 

Class Dojo, a popular educational app, has raised 21 million in funding in the second round of capital raising. This app is free and so are its features, so the start up company needs to raise funds to help keep it that way. This communication platform connects teacher and student’s parents constantly through messages, reports, and shared classroom moments.

This communication gives parents the empowerment to know how their children are doing. This continuous communication allows parents to know how their student is doing without surprises at the quarterly or semester meetings. The co-founders Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don are hoping to find features that parents can use at home, not just for when their child is at school. For example, a way to help parents ave conversations at home with their children.

ClassDojo has allowed for a ground up change in schools and is very popular, being used 2 in 3 schools. This app lets teachers send schedules almost daily, and it allows the teachers to send moments in the classroom or examples of work to keep parents connected. These features give the classroom a community feel.

This 25 person start up has kept its focused on the teachers and parents, not even generating revenue yet. They are hoping to grow ClassDojo from the early version to something similar to social media. They eventually foresee making money, like having parents pay for features, such as video yearbooks or guides. Also, they may be able to have features in the future, like paying school fees or lunches online.

Class Dojo is a mobile app/website that allows teachers to sign up their classes and customize behaviors. This easy to use program eases the burden of paperwork, allowing teachers easy sign up, pre-made templates, and automatic reports. They are allowed to instantly send parents precious moments within the classroom to create a community like feel within the class.

This app became popular quickly, and it has managed to stay free. The price and the features make it an attractive choice for teachers to make parent contact, giving them a connection to help their child at school. ClassDojo continuously looks for ways to update their app and make changes, like integrating videos about Growth Mindset.

 

Learn more about Class Dojo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TgSaMydfG8