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Ever since I entered the business world almost 20 years ago I have recognized a significant gap between people and information technology. Throughout my career, I’ve often found myself navigating the uncharted territory of bringing an industry into the digital age. Trained in the user-experience discipline, software design and development was my first practical experience in identifying problems and building solutions. As my career has progressed, I have found great joy in addressing the challenges of mapping software solutions to complex business goals and shifting market opportunities.
From consulting for large multi-national corporations to founding startups, I have enjoyed every minute of my journey as a technology translator with titles and roles ranging as widely as the challenges I have faced.
Software Developer /coder for more than 15 years. Full stack developer in any IT space or frontier, including distributed systems, mainframe or mobile apps. Entrepreneur since 2014 and co founder of IT consulting firm called MidWest Advanced Solutions & Services (MASS), Inc.
Currently working as Java services developer / consultant for my client, Mercedes Benz Financial Services Inc.
Don has been President of Servant Systems since 1994. Servant Systems is a Microsoft Partner focused on business operations with a specialization in the franchising industry. Don has a B.S. in Math and Astronomy from UM, an M.S. in Computer Engineering from UM, and an MBA from EMU.
Accomplished human resources leader with Fortune 100 companies as well as start-ups, non-profit and research organizations. Main focus is on leadership/organization development, leadership coaching and career counseling.
Helen Ewing is President of The Ewing Group, LLC a provider of startup and business consultant services. She is currently a Board Member and startup coach for New Enterprise Forum which helps entrepreneurs develop and hone their business pitch to investors. Helen serves as a startup mentor for Detroit Tech Town’s DTX launch boot camp which is a program that assists new startups with coaching using the ICore business model canvas. Helen's coaching activities include; New Enterprise Forum, SPARK, Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, Michigan Angel Fund, Tech Town Detroit, and first-round judge and mentor for the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition. She has a 20+ year procurement career in manufacturing which includes management and senior roles in supply chain management for the automotive, consumer products and banking industries. She holds a MS degree in Industrial Technology and a BBA both from Eastern Michigan University.
Over 30 years of hands on experience in manufacturing operations and consulting services. Proven track record improving productivity, manufacturing process control and bottom line financial performance. Expertise in selecting and implementing a wide variety of management information systems. My project management skills are also useful for bringing in complex engineering projects on time and under budget.
Steve is currently the Membership Director for New Enterprise Forum.
Francis is currently the Managing Partner of Glorie Associates, a NEF board member and coach, and a mentor at Ann Arbor Sparks. Over 25 years successful executive and consulting experience in tech startups in Ann Arbor and Europe.
Assessing, advising, mentoring, and directing emerging companies and start-ups. An independent advisor using experience and discipline to turn passion into value.
Additional Profile: http://www.interslicestudios.com/GaryHazen/
Paul has over twenty five years of experience in developing and marketing healthcare information technology solutions. Paul has headed up product management and product marketing teams in executive positions at leading companies including McKesson and Truven Health Analytics. As a product marketing consultant, Paul has helped accelerate growth at innovative software companies including ArborMetrix and Strata Decision Technologies.