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As we continue on with this robotics season the next person on the list of must-have interviews is Daniel Sherrill who is the Community Affairs Specialist at Rackspace. I like to think of Daniel as the tip of the spear when it comes to Rackspace’s community outreach.
Daniel shares the vision Rackspace has through their community involvement with Alamo FIRST and other community projects. He also discusses the value in being an active part of FIRST Robotics.
The Alamo First Show is made possible through the continued support of our Title Sponsor, Rackspace who are the #1 managed cloud company and they are famous for providing their customers fanatical support. We thank you, Rackspace for continuing to provide us with fanatical support.
Kelly Long on Culture Instigators at Rackspace
Listen to the show to learn more about:
What makes Rackspace a great place to work?
How do they get their employees to successfully adopt and become a part of all HR initiatives?
Maintaining a winning workplace gets harder as the company gets bigger and expand globally. How do they build, nurture and maintain a sustainable company culture?
How do they track employee satisfaction?
How did they kick off their HR analytics and strategies and how did they get their leaders to buy in?
What are some cool tools that they use?
What HR metrics do they use to measure the culture of the organization?
DriveThruHR was designed to be a captivating and easy-to-digest lunch discourse that covers topics relevant to HR professionals. Each 30-minute episode features a guest speaker who shares her or his knowledge and experience in human resources. Our hosts and special guest cover a wealth of topics, including HR Technology, Recruiting, Talent Management, Leadership, Organizational Culture and Strategic HR, every day at 12:00 pm Central Time. The radio program is hosted by @williamtincup, @thehrbuddy, @TheOneCrystal & @MikeVanDervort. The #1 HR show, with amazing HR conversations and follow us on the twitters at @drivethruhr and #dthr.
One of the things we like to do on the show is shine a spotlight on the sponsors who help make robotics season possible. We are please to announce that Tesoro has joined the Alamo FIRST family as a Co-Sponsor.
Tesoro is one of the largest independent petroleum refiners and marketers in the country. On today's show we are joined by Jared T. Skok is the Director for Community Investments for the Tesoro Companies. He is the person in charge of all community outreach programs which is a valuable component to connecting business with community.
Jared shares the Tesoro business and philanthropic mission within the communities they serve. He also shares valuable insight into how Tesoro came up with their community outreach program as well as offering students advice on what they can do now to improve their opportunities in the workforce.
The Alamo First Show is made possible through the continued support of our Title Sponsor, Rackspace, the #1 managed cloud company famous for providing their customers fanatical support. We thank you, Rackspace for continuing to provide us with fanatical support.
Kelly Long @Kelly_Long drops by @DriveThruHR and talks with @williamtincup & @Thehrbuddy
DriveThruHR was designed to be a captivating and easy-to-digest lunch discourse that covers topics relevant to HR professionals. Each 30-minute episode features a guest speaker who shares her or his knowledge and experience in human resources. Our hosts and special guest cover a wealth of topics, including HR Technology, Recruiting, Talent Management, Leadership, Organizational Culture and Strategic HR, every day at 12:00 pm Central Time. The radio program is hosted by @bryanwempen (Emeritus), @williamtincup and @thehrbuddy The #1 HR show, with amazing HR conversations and follow us on the twitters at @drivethruhr and #dthr.
As we continue on with this robotics season one of the interviews I wanted to make sure to capture was really more of an update show. Last year I spoke with John Reed, who told the story of the growth of FIRST robotics in Del Rio, TX which is a small Texas border town. The reason I wanted to bring John back on the show was because between this year and last year there has been what I’ll call an explosion in the amount of interest and robotics teams along the border. I like to think of John who is a teacher and robotics coach at Del Rio Middle School as the spark that has lit the fuse of this new growth.
The Alamo First Show is made possible through the continued support of our Title Sponsor, Rackspace the #1 managed cloud company, famous for providing their customers fanatical support. We thank you, Rackspace for continuing to provide Alamo FIRST with fanatical support.
To learn more about how you can become involved with FRC, FTC, FLL or JrFLL robotics progams visit Alamo-FIRST.
Kelli Richards is the CEO of The All Access Group and the host of All Access Radio. As a highly sought-after consultant, super-connector, trusted advisor, celebrity wrangler and thought leader, she facilitates strategic business opportunities in digital distribution between innovative technology companies, talent & media companies, and brands in order to foster new revenue streams and deliver compelling consumer experiences. As a trusted advisor, she transforms the quality of people’s lives. She's also the author of the bestselling e-book, “The Magic & Moxie of Apple – An Insider’s View.”
Dr. Geoffrey Moore is an author, speaker, and advisor whose work focuses on the market dynamics surrounding disruptive innovations. As the managing director of Geoffrey Moore consulting, he splits his time between start-up companies in the Mohr Davidow portfolio and established high-tech enterprises, most recently including Salesforce, Microsoft, Intel, Box, Aruba, Cognizant, and Rackspace. Dr Moore’s first book, Crossing the Chasm, has sold over a million copies and focuses on the challenges start-up companies face transitioning from early adopting to mainstream customers. He is also a founder of three firms, including The Chasm Group, Chasm Institute, and TCG Advisors. Today he is chairman emeritus of all three.
The key to growing and maintaining a successful robotics program is strong sponsorship within the business community. On today's Alamo-FIRST show we chat with Lisa Lewis from CPS Energy and Daniel Sherrill from Rackspace. Both companies are Title Sponsors of the Alamo-FIRST Region.
Craig and Lars interview Gild's Brad Warga about how Gild is changing how we assess talent with big data and stack ranking job candidates.
Brad Warga is a veteran Talent professional with experience from top brands such as PWC, Ernst & Young, Sapient, Harrah’s, Caesar’s, and Salesforce.
Gild is a start-up that is changing the way talent is discovered. We help companies hire skilled developers by ensuring that candidates stand out on their proven abilities, not just their resumes. Backed by proprietary data analysis that examines developers’ actual work, Gild’s tech hiring software is used by growing companies like Facebook, Red Hat, and Rackspace to find the developers they need to innovate. Founded in 2011, Gild is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Salt Lake City and Milan. Gild is backed by Globespan, Baseline Ventures, and SAP. www.gild.com.
Brad is keynothing the 2014 TalentNet Interactive conference in Austin at SXSW Interactive on March 7th. Gild is the conference's platinum partner. Registration and info at www.TalentNetInteractive.com
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Robert D. La Gesse, Chief Disruption Officer, Rackspace Discusses The Crucial Necessity Of Knowing Your Customer And Understanding How To Address Everything From A Crisis To The Everyday Question Quickly And Effectively
Rob says, Robert says, "I love Social Media and how I connect to customers there - but I call my team Social Support, because that is more accurate. We support customers using Social Media - we don't pitch. Glad to address the Global Product Management Talk, a great application of social tools in support of the professional product management community!"
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Limitations of Traditional Web Hosting
Hosting it yourself
Coding for the cloud
Cloud options (AWS, Rackspace, etc.)
Advantages of the Cloud
Saving money on the Cloud
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Our guest today is Amanda Nevins, the CFO at CSIdentity in Austin, Texas. She joins us to talk about how she thinks about and practices management.
At CSID she directs all financial-related activities of the company. Before joining CSID, she was CFO at Rackspace, VP of Finance at Zappos, and Vice President, Treasurer & Corporate Controller at GSI Commerce.
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