Best Tech Work Culture (Chicago) | As a data-driven business, the technology team at Infutor is a large contributor to the success of the company. Infutor’s commitment to maintain a company culture of innovation, transparency and support are all factors that have helped place them in the top 20 on the 2018 Crain’s Chicago Business Best Places to Work List.
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Best Tech Manager (Boston) | Gwen engages with the entire upstream and downstream teams outside of UX and works with PM, ENG, and others to foster relationships that build influence and impact.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Chicago) | We foster a creative and free thinking, work hard/play hard environment by providing for employee wellbeing. As a mission-driven culture, we give back through a lot of community events like food drives and volunteer work. On a weekly basis, employees have access to holistic benefits like healthy organic food, yoga, massages and personal trainers.
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Best Tech Startup (Chicago) | Codeverse is the world's first fully interactive coding studio for kids aged 6-13, founded on the mission to teach a billion kids to code.
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Best TeBest Tech Startup (NYC) |Imbrex is founded on the principle that all stakeholders in the real estate industry should be in control of their proprietary data, and the belief that maintaining individual ownership. To Imbrex, decentralizing access is the path to a truly global network in listing and transacting real estate.ch Startup (NYC) |Imbrex is founded on the principle that all stakeholders in the real estate industry should be in control of their proprietary data, and the belief that maintaining individual ownership, while decentralizing access is the path to a truly global network in listing and transacting real estate.
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Best Tech Startup (Washington DC) | MarginEdge is changing the way restaurants do business. We are the first solution for restaurants that combines paperless invoice processing with Point of Sale and Accounting software integrations. For restaurateurs, this means never having to manually enter an invoice or sales data into an accounting system again. Our technology is as disruptive to the marketplace as mobile check depositing has been for banks (when was the last time you went into a bank branch?!).
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Best Tech Startup (NYC) |Health Recovery Solutions (HRS) was founded in 2012 by CEO, Jarrett Bauer following his grandmother’s readmission to the hospital for heart failure, due to a lack of access and tools at hand including clinician supervision, caregiver support and personal care. Following this, Jarrett along with his co-founders, mobilized the industry’s top doctors, nurses, developers and engineers to found HRS, a software company, focused on reducing readmissions and increasing patient engagement through the integration of clinical and caregiver support.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Boston) | Inside of Tamr, CEO, Andy Palmer, has a simple philosophy for ensuring that the organization is strong enough to sustain innovation over time: “happy people, healthy company,” where personal and professional development are held with equally high regard.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Chicago) | Noirefy’s mission is to connect ethnically diverse professionals, specifically from underrepresented backgrounds, directly to established professionals as well as employee-seeking companies. As a company that's sole mission to expand diversity in companies, she undoubtedly implements diverse practices within her own company. As an overall voice for diversity in the industry (as echoed in the Chicago Tribune, Windy City Live, Marie Claire, etc.) Shaniqua and Noirefy are continually promoting collaboration, and diverse thinking and Noirefy itself is a resource to explore diverse talents.
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Best Tech Manager (Boston) | Jeanne Hopkins leads Ipswitch’s worldwide marketing organization, building a metrics-based powerhouse to fuel demand for the company’s IT management tools.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Washington DC) | Upskill proudly fosters innovation by creating an environment where everyone has a voice -- solutions and ideas can come from anyone, anywhere within the organization. Ou recent move to an open office space (“town hall” format) is a testament to our commitment to teamwork and collaboration. We have always believed in providing employees with rich benefits and a flexible environment that empowers them to make their own decisions for how they do work. The operative word here is “flexible.”
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Best Tech Startup (Toronto) | Coinsquare employs forward-thinking tech leaders by embracing the fact that the digital currency/cryptocurrency space is just getting started. The most important thing is everyone has been given permission to make mistakes because there are very few companies that have grown this quickly in an industry that is brand new, the are no playbooks to look through, we're given the authority and trust to do what we think is best and have succeeded so far because of that.
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Best Tech Startup (Los Angeles) | Described as the ‘Uber’ for content, Social Native is making high-quality custom content available to all brands with the click of a button. By paying talented consumers, globally, to create content for the brands they love, Social Native is bridging the gap between content supply and demand to create unparalleled efficiency and scale in the creative industry.
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Best Tech Startup (Philadelphia) | Everyone at MilkCrate is dedicated to advancing our clients' missions by building them incredible engaging mobile apps within their budget. Our company has grown from an early stage startup by seeking out ways to be more impactful and better serve customers - all while building a team and company culture where learning and impact are valued above all.
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Best Tech Manager (Chicago) | Throughout his 20-year career Erik Brown, a senior director in West Monroe’s Technology practice, has honed his skills as a trusted business consultant and deep technologist, enhancing his ability to serve as an exemplary advisor to both his team and senior client executives. As an early employee of the firm, joining West Monroe in 2002, Erik has played an integral role in leading the people first culture at West Monroe. He has a passion for delivering complex technology-enabled business solutions in a variety of platforms, and he’s known for mentoring engineers and technical managers both within West Monroe and on client teams.
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Best Tech Manager (Washington DC) | After being named CIO in 2015, Amy Doherty focused on continuing the evolution of IT into a value creator and innovator within AARP. She has creatively built bonds and lines of communications with the ITS team through regular meetings to better understand how things are progressing. Shortly after, delivery of projects were up ninety-six percent and there were thirty-four percent fewer outages.
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Best Tech Manager (Silicon Valley) | Manju is a steadfast advocate in investing in our professional development. He advocates and encourages lateral moves (in terms of encouraging us to broaden our skillset) in addition to championing his team for more senior roles that open within the company. He allows for flexibility in progress, that factors in an employee’s personal desires and current life circumstances, and provides great situational leadership by providing ether ample leeway or hand holding depending on the team member’s preferred management style and their subject matter knowledge.
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Best Tech Manager (San Francisco) | As founder of Infield Digital, Marc leads a team of engineers, designers, and marketing specialists helping companies in multiple industries with their digital transformation. A deep knowledge of strategic communications has led him to guide numerous multi-channel campaigns bridging online and offline media.
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Best Workplace for Diversity (Orange County) | “Diversity and Inclusion is a strategic topic for Thales.” – Patrice Caine, Chairman of Thales. We know it will help us foster innovation and creativity through a greater variety of approaches, perspectives and ideas. Having a diverse Thales culture and working environment is the only way to go if we want to attract and retain the best talent. At Thales we celebrate a number of events that promote our employees uniqueness to educate and encourage inclusivity not only in the U.S., but globally.
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Best Tech Startup (Chicago) | YCharts’ vision is to democratize investment research under the belief that it shouldn’t require a PhD, nor a large budget for research tools & reports to make smart investment decisions.
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Best Tech Startup (Orange County) | NGD Systems aims to create the world’s first computational storage system. They are focused on bringing computation to data and in doing so, changing the economics and footprint requirements of real-time big data analytics. NGD’s advanced storage technology deploys patented In-Situ Processing technology to provide a computational storage capability that achieves unparalleled scalability for near real-time data processing.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Chicago) | Having a fun, dynamic company culture is one of our top priorities. With offsites, continuing education opportunities, volunteering events, quarterly social events, and snacks (so many snacks!) we're always investing in our team. This dedication to culture allows us to attract and retain top talent in the digital industry.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Los Angeles) | Our diversity is the foundation for a dynamic company culture that brings creativity and rigor to every new challenge, and we have worked to develop equality of opportunity through our cultural foundations and organizational structure.
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Best Tech Startup (Silicon Valley) |Our SaaS solutions, iQueue for Operating Rooms and iQueue for Infusion Centers create significant impact for both patients, surgeons, and cancer/infusion centers. With regards to iQueue for Operating Rooms, imagine a system similar to "Open Table" that allows surgeons to reserve or release surgical block time, thereby ensuring a hospital's operating room is effectively and efficiently used. Our iQueue for Infusion Centers SaaS is used by 30 of the top cancer centers across the US, ensuring patients are seen within 15 minutes (versus a 60-90 minute wait time, w/o our SaaS) and maximizing nursing staff and infusion chair count.
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Best Tech Workplace For Diversity (Los Angeles) | Evite fosters a best-in-class environment in which all employees can excel, regardless of gender, race or belief. While Evite does not set a specific quota for the diversity mix for any team or the company overall, Evite's hiring process strives to find the best candidate possible and that is achieved by its unique hiring criteria. Candidates are evaluated based on three core measures: required capabilities, energy accretive and real output. By looking at each candidate holistically, Evite boasts a leadership team comprised of 54% women, and across the organization, women account for 55% of all employees. Diversity and inclusion play a critical role in employee development. Whether it be through our monthly "Lunch and Learn" highlighting International Women’s Day, guest speakers from various backgrounds or a men's bake off, embracing and celebrating diversity is a key reason for Evite's growth.
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Best Tech Startup (Los Angeles) | Phyn’s first product, Phyn Plus, finally brings innovation to one of the most critical and often overlooked aspects of a smart home – water. Utilizing machine learning & AI, Phyn Plus measures tiny changes in pressure - 240 times a second - to accurately and quickly identify all types of leaks and plumbing issues in real time and can remotely shut off the main water supply to prevent costly damage.
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Best Tech Manager (Silicon Valley) | Claudia promotes career growth by listening to her team and allowing them to explore different aspects of design including project management, design systems, motion design. When the team first came together, we all did a career compass workshop to discover each others strengths, interests and areas for improvement.
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Best Tech Manager (Boston) | Eric joined Ellevation co-founders Teddy and Jordan right at the beginning in 2012 as the VP of Engineering. Over the last 6 years, he’s worked diligently to build a strong, diverse and collaborative team that designs and creates products that enable English Language Learners to achieve their highest aspirations.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Chicago) | The cleverbridge executive and management team designed a culture of empowerment which built off the successful organizational values, attitudes and ground rules that have been in place since the founding of the company.
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Best Tech Manager (San Francisco) | Christina's main focus is on promoting the careers of her team and inspiring innovation (with the make it happen spirit). She is dedicated to the success of our team but through the lens of the individual's growth which enables a collaborative and supportive team culture.
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Best Tech Manager (Philadelphia) | Mitko has created an environment in which everyone is free to use their imagination to come up with strategies and figure out how they want to do things. He encourages everyone to look at the big picture, not just focus on one application, but how upcoming projects will be tested. He promotes experimentation, trying new things, and even failing, as part of the job.
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Best Workplace for Diversity (San Francisco) | At Quizlet, they believe investing in a diverse workforce creates a strong and innovative community and gives them a competitive advantage. Their efforts start with measurement — being able to track at every stage of the candidate experience and understanding what is working and where they are falling short.
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Best Workplace for Diversity (Orange County) | This year, Numecent’s CEO was recognized for creating one of the best working environments for diversity. He is a leader who creates cultures that support and encourage employees of color, providing a positive framework for other executives to model. The company celebrates the diverse backgrounds of its employees while being united by its commitment to providing quality enterprise software to maximize productivity and minimize frustrations. From beers around the world on Fridays to multi-cultural potlucks, voluntary activities for the company’s diverse population are unanimously attended.
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Best Tech Workplace Diversity (Boston) | MineralTree breaks the mold of a typical startup by employing team members that span a broad range of age groups.
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Best Tech Startup (Chicago) | vPeer is first-to-market with a high-quality, virtual peer-to-peer mentoring platform. Our Match-Meet-Mentor process is evidence-based, and initial users say it is fun!
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Best Tech Work Culture (Philadelphia) | O3 promotes technical creativity by sending employees to local and national conferences and have recently hosted their own internal Design Slam. One of the ways the company promotes innovation is through their labs program, where they brainstorm to create internal projects and actually create them to show clients the possibilities in emerging tech.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Philadelphia) | Interactive Mechanics advocates for diversity across the organization, from their hiring practices to how they collaborate with their clients on projects. They have worked hard to make their hiring practice inclusive. The company conducts unconscious bias training on an annual basis with their entire team & utilizes a blind application review process.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (San Francisco) | Asana is setting a precedent for other companies to follow. At Asana, diversity is not the end goal, but a means to a more inclusive, more just, and more effective workplace. In 2015, Asana hired its first Head of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I), Sonja Gittens-Ottley, to spearhead programming around D&I and Belonging.
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Best Tech Manager (Silicon Valley) | Dani created the Engineer LifeCycle project at Mercari that looks into each engineer's career goals and creates a concrete plan to make it happen by providing special support to individuals.
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Best Tech Manager (Boston) | Gina's greatest strength as Chief of Product for Ovia Health is that she knows the women and families who use our apps better than anyone. When Ovia launched its first app, Ovia Fertility, Gina spent countless hours and days interviewing women who were pregnant or trying to conceive. Women in her life, women in her friends' lives, women who were brave enough to answer a Craigslist ad: if you were pregnant or trying to get pregnant in the Greater Boston Area at that time, chances are, you talked to Gina. This is because the business of women's health is so personal to her: she cares deeply about supporting women and families at home, in the workplace, and beyond. She's a user of Ovia's three apps herself, using Ovia Fertility, Ovia Pregnancy, and Ovia Parenting on her own path to parenthood with her two daughters, Hazel and Quentin.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Toronto) | Destiny Solutions hire employees based on skills and qualifications and are not biased against gender and/or ethnicity. During our hiring process, we focus on the candidate’s cultural fit and their alignment with our core values, which allows us to build a diverse team. Our team composition is 40% female and 60% male and our employees also come from different cultural and social backgrounds which cultivates different opinions and views. We also actively hire students and new graduates to help evolve our company with new ideas.
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Best Tech Manager (Chicago) | Sam oversees the entire Production department at Jellyvision: 53 people. Not only does she inspire those 53 people to do the nigh impossible, year after year, but she’s made it her goal to help them climb the ranks of the department, from Production Associate to Production Specialist, from Senior Production Specialist to Production Manager. Sam leads her reports to build great software, and she builds up her reports to lead great careers.
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Best Tech Work Culture (NYC) | Everyone at Viventium plays a major role in driving the bus. Developers constantly recommend their own UI/UX modifications to the system and are encouraged to design new features as they see fit. Every two weeks, at least one developer is working on improving an area in the system that he/she discovered to be problematic or outdated. This shared passion for improvement keeps the software as up-to-date as can be.
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Best Tech Work Culture (NYC) | Beyond understands that successful teams are based on diverse people with different backgrounds, collaborating in safe and positive environments. Beyond organizes into cross-functional teams allowing the tech team to be involved far earlier, learn from others and help influence the direction of their projects.
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Best Tech Manager (Los Angeles) | With over 10 years of B2B and B2C custom software experience, RJ has developed noteworthy expertise in tech. Her impressive background working with esteemed companies such as Google, AB InBev, and DuPont coupled with her unique management style make her a beloved leader. RJ is a compassionate mentor, a fiercely efficient manager, and an incredible female role model. She directs her attention not just to senior leadership but also to junior employees. RJ takes the time to mold junior employees -- taking them under her wing to help them recognize their strengths and become the best versions of themselves.
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Best Tech Manager (Silicon Valley) | Steve is not your typical NASA scientist. He's been my only division chief in my three years at NASA and he's only improved. He holds regular meetings wherein he informs us about mission goals, directives from NASA HQ in Washington, DC, and where he listens to us. He encourages us to talk to him about our issues and he's dealt with everything from issues funding proposed research projects to the state of the nasty bathroom on the third floor of this building that's never been cleaned. He sat with me recently as he explained that he knew I ran a blog and could write well, so would I be interested in writing longer, Nat-Geo type stories about our work at the center? He thought our social media presence wasn't enough and that there's so much more to share with the public about what NASA is up to. I agree, and he gave me full reign to write from the heart and he promised to be involved with that project. He's organizing his contacts with major magazines & news sources to get our work out there. In an attempt to get the larger workforce as excited about outreach as he is, he started a "scientist of the month" nomination on the NASA Ames SS division website - our website - and he volunteered to go first.
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Best Tech Startup (Silicon Valley)|The passion for retail innovation runs through our blood, starting with our CEO and beating through the heart of each employee. DynamicaAction’s desire to see retail succeed drives our passion to create an intelligent solution that enhances retailers’ digital vision and gives forward-thinking retailers the tools to view the entire retail picture without drowning in deep pools of data. Our ability to create success for our customers is directly related to our collaboration across teams, functions and geographies. We support, respect and rely on one another to collectively succeed. Through our culture club and directly from our CEO’s very “open door” policy, each person is given the platform to ask the tough questions, the tools to grow and the support to go beyond their titles. We have the ability to be nimble—employees at every level can express curiosity about other areas of the business and join meetings/projects to contribute in a real way. This is a company where new thinking is valued, big ideas come to fruition and where we have the unique chance to be on the leading edge of the industry.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Silicon Valley) | Since its founding in 2005, Xactly has become the unquestioned leader in the SPM space by helping businesses of all sizes - from SMBs to the Fortune 1000 - realize the value of eliminating error-prone processes and manual spreadsheets by automating incentive compensation practices.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Silicon Valley) | We take equal input from anyone and everyone. There is complete transparency with the administration, and administrators often look to employees for new, innovative ideas. Everyone at AutoGrid is here for a reason, and one of the things that makes AutoGrid great is that all of its employees trust in one another, regardless of where they came from or how long they’ve been in the office. If there is one phrase that sums up the ideation and execution process of AutoGrid it is: Diverse minds create the best products.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Philadelphia) | Penji's core strength is their diversity. Everyone in the company has come from a unique/diverse background and permeates through their marketing. The company make up is predominantly women and also people of color. They have also started an internal podcast called Shades of Success that highlights individuals making strides in the world of diversity and inclusion, with the focus of making positive change within their community.
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Best Tech Work Culture (NYC) | Headquartered in New York City, the company’s collegial atmosphere, special employee perks, a shared drive to innovate, and a commitment to the outside community all add to Outbrain’s distinctive culture. Outbrainers like to move fast and pivot quickly — all our employees know how to adapt to and thrive in change.
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Best Workplace for Diversity (Orange County) | Jabil Inc is a global company which promotes and understand the added value of diversity and inclusion. In an industry dominated by man, Jabil is proud to present a year over year growth of women representation in manufacturing, management and support roles. Our engineering teams consist a mix if genders, nationalities and religions. Those teams are the main reason why Jabil Inc is considered as one the global leaders in manufacturing automation, especially for custom applications.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Los Angeles) | Creating a diverse workplace is multifaceted. We’ve implemented ways to encourage diversity of thought & empower team members to come up with alternative ways of doing things. We also survey employees on a quarterly basis to ensure that we are keeping our finger on the pulse and inspire diversity through anonymity for those who don’t feel comfortable speaking up on company practices.
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Best Tech Startup (San Francisco) | OverOps is disrupting IT operations and the software delivery supply chain by equipping development and DevOps teams with unprecedented insight into the functional quality of applications to help them ensure software reliability and avoid costly downtime.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Boston) | Mendix developed a digital maturity assessment to guide their customers though a session that makes it easier to identify what applications they would like to build using the Mendix low-code platform. They consider all aspects of the team and organization with what they call the 4"ps" - people, process, platform and portfolio of applications.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Toronto) | Diversity is a goal Rubikloud prides itself on achieving; our senior leadership team sets an example by achieving a 50% women executive ratio and spans diverse backgrounds and experience. Our diverse teams fill different gaps in different ways - when we find the right “fit” we have to have that person because of who they are and what they bring to the table in regards to skills, experience, fit, talent, stamina, etc. It’s Rubikloud’s belief that, when building a team of the “collective best” people to create a high potential team, then diversity has to be integral to that strategy to fill all the gaps by thinkers who together, use all sides of the brain and bring diverse backgrounds & life experiences that inform their perspectives.
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Best Tech Manger (Chicago) | Traveling abroad is about breaking down barriers and playing bass guitar in a band is about communication. According to Reverb Chief Operating Officer (and Crum’s manager) Dan Melnick, these are two of Crum's biggest strengths. “Kyle is a connector, constantly facilitating crucial face-to-face communication across teams. It’s such an asset to our tech team and Reverb as a whole because, at the end of the day, tech isn’t about code. It’s about communicating: Understanding problems and who are impacted by them, communicating that to the tech team, and then communicating those solutions back to the stakeholders.”
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Best Tech Startup (Philadelphia) | Guest-Rm is innovative and disruptive by being the first of its kind to focus on a network of friends and friends of friends; encouraging travel in a safe and cost effective way to inspire users to travel and explore the world.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (NYC) | Pager's success is based on hiring people according to five core values: Brave leaders, Work with Grit, Have Heart, Always Think and Deliver Results. Pager hires according to these values to simply find the best people for the job whose personal values align to their mission. Their high standard for hiring has resulted in an employee base representing 22 nationalities and a 55/45 Female/Male ratio.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Silicon Valley)| HP has long been committed to diversity and creating an inclusive environment where all voices and perspectives are heard, valued, and respected. It’s embedded in our values and our culture – The HP Way. Innovation at HP springs from teams of individuals collaborating and contributing varied perspectives, knowledge, and experience to advance how the world works and lives. We are driven to create products that work for everyone, everywhere. Diverse teams create transformative solutions that better serve our customers and the communities where we work and live. To find, develop, and keep the very best people, we embrace and celebrate difference. Leadership: When Hewlett-Packard Co. separated into two new independent, publicly traded companies in November 2015 (creating Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.), Chief Human Resources Officer Tracy Keogh saw an opportunity to model HP’s commitment to diversity and inclusion at the highest levels of the company. This started with creating one of the most diverse Board of Directors in the tech industry, an intentional, nine-month process that required a commitment from both CEOs and existing board members, pressure on the search firm to look broadly for diverse candidates, and strategic partnerships with affinity groups to reach a more diverse pool of candidates. It continued with assembling an Executive Leadership Team representing different genders, nationalities, and experiences. HP’s executive leadership team is 27% minority and 27% women. Women hold the roles of Chief Human Resources Officer, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel, Chief Communications Officer, and interim Chief Operating Officer. In June 2017, Dion Weisler, HP President and CEO, took a pledge as part of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion on behalf of HP. This sign of public support has set the tone of our values and priorities for our leadership, employees, partners and customers. We operate a Global Diversity Advisory Board with senior leaders from across our regions, functions, and lines of business. These executives are diveristy thought leaders and advocates who are establishing strategic priorities and building teams at the business and local levels to drive progress. Across the company, diversity oversight spans our business groups who manage this via diversity councils, task force efforts and PMO’s. Strategy: Through our BIG strategy (Belong, Innovate, Grow), we are seeding the importance of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences across the company and working to minimize bias in our systems, processes, and programs – from the talent we seek to hire, to the ways we develop and grow our talent, to how we engage, communicate, and reward.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Washington DC) | Whereoware employees are “geek chic” – combining nerd smarts and style into every design, development, and marketing project. It’s a fitting tagline. We’re playful and creative, and we get killer results. Being geek chic is simply celebrating whatever weird and wonderful hobbies, talents, and experiences make each employee unique. We’ve incorporated this mindset into our brand, company culture, and marketing initiatives.
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Best Tech Startup (Washington DC) | MetiStream is passionate about innovation and creativity and is always pushing the boundaries of technology. As a healthcare analytics company using the bleeding edge of AI and ML techniques, we help healthcare organizations maximize the use of their data assets to improve patient outcomes, decrease risks and accelerate healthcare discoveries. Through our product, Ember, we can integrate all healthcare data types, from clinical, claims, and genomics, and provide end-to-end search, analysis, and prediction. Deeply engaged and connected with the big data community, we are also the Founders and organizers of the Washington DC Area Apache Spark Interactive and AI and Big Data Healthcare Meetups with ~5000 members.
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Best Tech Manager (Washington DC) | Career Growth is personal. Rochelle takes an active interest in all employees personal development and encourages them to embrace their own career development. She individually works with employees on becoming better at enhancing their strengths and skills. Rochelle advocates for our employees to apply to any position within the organization. She uses it as an opportunity to understand their interests while providing them with adequate coaching and feedback. She believes in the importance of developing employees so they can be successful both at and beyond mHelpDesk.
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Best Tech Startup (Silicon Valley) |Founded as a resource to help working mothers achieve work-life balance, Zūm was born out of an idea for better, more equitable future. Zūm’s CEO and co-founder, Ritu Narayan, is a working mother herself and faced a choice after moving to Silicon Valley: she juggled caring for her family and working a demanding career managing $1billion+ of eCommerce at eBay. Rather than sacrifice quality work or family time, Ritu founded a company to solve a major childcare issue parents face: safe, reliable transportation. Together, Ritu and her employees are on a mission to improve the lives of busy working moms through social innovation, transportation expertise and technology. Not only are they helping women (and men, too) safely and efficiently get their children from various places throughout the day, they are empowering parents to achieve their professional and personal goals while creating a wonderful life for their families. Not only does Zūm’s leadership team and employees have one foot in the future, but the company also employs forward-thinking drivers, or Zūmers. It’s creating jobs for parents and other professionals, like teachers, nurses, etc., who want a flexible schedule and to earn extra income. Ritu’s mission-based company is helping parents pursue their passions while keeping their kids engaged and is also offering unique and flexible career opportunities for people around the country. Finally, the service inspires a sense of independence for the children who use it, and helps them to pursue extracurricular opportunities that may have not been previously available due to logistics. In effect, Zūm is fostering the next generation of forward-thinking leaders as well.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Los Angeles) | Our employees invest a lot in the work they do. We recognize that, and take a multi-faceted approach to rewards in an effort to ensure that all team members feel acknowledged and appreciated for the hard work they put in every day.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Toronto) | Localcoin provides an open-space work environment that allows their employees to collaborate on ideas and work together in a free setting. With food provided every day, along with complimentary coffee and drinks to recharge, Localcoin accommodates their employees with the necessary supplies for a successful day. In addition, the directors are very hands-on with their employees, providing guidance whenever necessary as well as the freedom to pursue projects without micro-management.
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Best Tech Startup (NYC) | LeafLink is the largest wholesale marketplace for the cannabis industry with over $600MM in annualized revenue moving through its many verticals. They allow 600+ brands and over 2,100 retailers to create efficiencies with its custom-built cannabis commerce platform, including inventory management, streamlined ordering processes, and CRM capabilities. Leaflink boasts more than 40+ employees from top schools (Cornell, Georgetown, etc) and top tech companies (Ebay, Yelp), who lead their growing team.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Silicon Valley) | Rubrik implements diverse hiring practices by allowing managers to design their own hiring processes that best suit the teams' needs. Rubrik promotes collaboration and diverse thinking to produce and innovative product by allowing teams to explore different processes that best suit the problems they are trying to solve.
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Best Tech Startup (Boston) | botkeeper offers a breakthrough solution to an age-old problem by automating bookkeeping tasks. The result: Round-the-clock and virtual accounting services for half the cost.
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Best Tech Startup (NYC) |Zipari is a technology start-up company based in DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY. They’re on a mission is to disrupt the insurance industry by introducing consumer-centric solutions powered by data analytics. They employ individuals who want to build a company, a culture and solve complex challenges.
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