I am an Information Manager. My friends and family have no idea what that is, or what I do. To complicate things, my fellow information managers describe themselves quite differently than I do.
In fact, the fact that I’ve been doing Information Management (IM) for so long in so many industries and in so many countries has led to some amusing assumptions on the part of some of my nieces and nephews.
When you meet Rick Reader, you’ll feel comfortable chatting to him within minutes. He’s likeable, knowledgeable, and doesn’t have to prove anything. Yeah, he’s been working on software for many years and has seen all sorts of teams and encountered a wide range of workable and not so workable solutions. In fact, for Rick, technology is even a big part of his down time.
Recently, I had a good chat with Rick about his role at Askari. You see we’re at the point of needing more developers on our team, and given Rick’s experience it made sense to chat to him about some of the things he’s learned about working under the Askari name. He was very willing to share some of his experiences and answer a few questions.
When I was asked recently about the value of networking, I was immediately uncomfortable. ‘Networking’ somehow brings into question one’s motives. At a networking event, am I there to meet people, to enjoy their company, to learn something new, or to fish for opportunities?
Listen to Alicia Puritt, Marketing Lead at Askari Solutions Inc., explain the process involved in determining appropriate swag for suitability and greater brand recognition. Making use of independent research, focus groups, and style trials, Alicia outlines how she determined a roller ball ink pen should be part of the Askari corporate branding effort.
Bruce Levis, co-founder/partner of Askari Solutions Inc. outlines how each of the three partners at Askari are thought leaders in their spheres. Bruce himself is an expert in contracting and sales. Edan Puritt is a thought leader on all things records and document management and is highly respected when it comes to large, enterprise-style project management. The third partner, Gregory Natran, is a thought leader on matters related to service transformation, currently a significant trend in federal government projects.