Summary: The Silicon Slopes Podcast provides an in-depth look inside Utah’s growing startup and tech community from the perspective of the entrepreneurs, executives, and community leaders at the forefront of the industry.
In this episode, we are joined by Martin Senn who is the CEO and Co-Founder of Davinci Virtual Office Solutions. We discuss the founding of the company and why their model is a great fit for small startups as well as bigger enterprise companies. We learn how Martin and his team have grown the company over the years, how they strategize their next moves, deal with good and bad economies, and work in various markets.
In this episode, we talk with Lyle Ball who is the CEO of Avii. We learn how and why the company was founded and what problems they are solving. Insights are shared on how to build a software product from scratch while involving the end customer. We lament on how much time is wasted going back and forth between software applications and how it could be better. Lastly, we learn what the future plans on for Avii as they look to incorporate their product into other markets.
Thank you for joining us for another edition of Silicon Slopes Live. At today’s town hall event we’ll hear from a Medtech panel with Collective Medical CEO Chris Klomp, Recursion Pharmaceuticals VP of Data Science Imran Haque, and HealthEquity Founder & Vice Chairman Steve Neeleman. Moderated by media veteran Brittany Graham, the panel discusses health industry issues along with the future of technology in their field.
In this episode, we chat with Siobhan Nolan Mangini, President of Castlight Health. We learn about Siobhan’s career and her path to Castlight. We learn about her passion for improving healthcare and her plan to have Castlight be a major part of solving this complex problem. We also learn how she manages being President of a mission-driven public company, and how she manages her time. We also get an update on Castlight’s new Customer Center of Excellence which recently opened in Sandy.
In this edition of Silicon Slopes Live our guest is Kylie Chenn, CEO and Founder of Acanela Expeditions. Acanela Expeditions allows individuals the opportunity to immerse themselves in hands-on cultural experiences around the world. Kylie, herself has visited over 100 countries, and has spent numerous years both living abroad and leading tours across the continents of Europe, Asia, South America, Oceania, and Africa.In our live event Kylie discusses her experience starting Acanela Expeditions.
In this episode, we sit down with Trina Limpert who is the President of Women @ eBay Technology Programs. We learn about her program, how it started, works, and ultimate goals. We talk about how programs like this benefit everyone and how folks can be supportive. We learn how she manages her time and team across various time zones and what she most likes about her job. We wrap up with some news on her recent work with MotherCoders.org and how companies can get involved with that program.
In this episode, we are joined by Thom Carter who is the Executive Director of UCAIR. We get an update on the progress being made by Thom and his team on air quality and learn more about the history of UCAIR. We talk about the partnership between Silicon Slopes and UCAIR and how people can get involved. Lastly, we talk a bit about the Town Hall event with UCAIR here at Silicon Slopes HQ on November, 18th at 10 am.
In this episode, we're joined by Rep. Suzanne Harrison who represents District 32. We learn about the legislation she is championing around childcare and why it is important for the Silicon Slopes community. We talk about her progress to date and her plans to make this legislation a reality. We learn how she manages her time as a Physician Anesthesiologist, a Mom, and a State Representative. Lastly, we learn how people and companies can get involved with this initiative in the upcoming session.
Thank you for joining us for another edition of Silicon Slopes Live. Our guests at today’s event are Lucid CEO Karl Sun, and his wife Lisa Grow Sun, an associate professor at the BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School. Karl and Lisa share the story of how they met, their journey back to Utah, and how they work together to balance caring for their family and nurturing not one, but two successful careers.
In this episode, we chat with Brent Andersen,Founder and CEO of Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. We discuss his journey in building the aquarium from a dream to what it is today. We learn about the educational programming currently being done and their plans for the Science Learning Campus expansion. Stories are shared of how impactful the aquarium is for kids and how STEM learning ties into the aquarium programming. We also share how people and companies can support this important facility.
In this edition of Silicon Slopes Live our guest is Nu Skin CEO, Ritch Wood. Founded in 1984, Nu Skin is a direct sell company that distributes more than 200 premium-quality anti-aging products in personal care and nutritional supplements. Their mission is to be a force for good in the world by empowering people to improve lives with rewarding business opportunities, innovative products, and an enriching, uplifting culture. Rich shares his experience with Nu Skin and its leading innovations.
In this episode, we are joined by Beau Oyler, CEO of Enlisted Design. Josh Fowlke from the Silicon Slopes team joins as a co-host. We talk about the early days of Beau's career and Enlisted Design. We learn how his team works with client partners to design next-level brands and products, how they get inspired, and how they assure their clients are happy. Beau and Josh discuss the finer points of design and a great brand, and we learn why Beau and his team chose SLC for their new office.
In this episode, we talk to Shane Reese who is the Academic Vice President at BYU. We talk about data science and cybersecurity, new majors offered at BYU. We talk about why BYU created these majors, the process to get them implemented, and why the market needs these specialties. We deviate to talking sports, and sports statistics and learn about Shane’s background in the field. Lastly, we chat about how your “gut” feeling might impact decisions even when it runs counter to the data.
In this edition of Silicon Slopes Live our guest is Landon Ainge the Senior Vice President at Gabb Wireless. Gabb Wireless is a company that provides cell phones that are safe for children and teens. Landon talks about upcoming products and the Gabb wireless mission to protect children.
In this episode we talk with Vivint Smart Home COO Scott Hardy. Founded in 1999, Vivint Smart Home is a leading smart home company in North America. Vivint provides smart home products and services for the broad consumer market. Scott is responsible for the customer-facing operations of the company, including customer care, monitoring, field service, and business analytics. Scott discusses his experience and background with Vivint in addition to advice and insights he’s learned along the way.