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I strive to design systems that positively impact peoples lives. My focus is being a catalyst for technology innovations by creating products and services that improve human interaction and engagement. I have start-up, management consulting, education, manufacturing, and supply chain experience.
INTEGRATION OF HOME VISITING AND THE FAMILY-CENTERED MEDICAL HOME
Research paper talking about the findings of home visits for better health and child development and the Children's Center of the Carolina Health Center's. They explore different mo
Preflight challenges bring professionals into the classroom to engage with students through real world business challenges.
The challenges give students a glimpse of career opportunities through role models, experience using relevant design-thinkin
Joint idea between Leigh Cullen + Alex Mokori. Pop Up Buses are workshops on wheels that travel the globe, popping up in developing and developed countries to cultivate opportunities for youth while extending employment networks throughout communitie
The Social Getwork is a one-stop web/mobile app to explore career-opportunities leading towards many employment pathways for youth using social media.
[Idea Title by Dave Zinsman]
Note: Social media includes professional media sites too.
Create a mobile platform to connect youth with project based work they can learn real job skills and earn money to support their families and education.
In the way that oDesk.com connects employees to project based work we can connect youth to pro
A program which provides a structure for youth to support each other in small groups, focusing on network building within each group and between groups, as they navigate a path to employment. Each member will identify and reach out to their connecti
At ework.pk, we are building a platform to offer digital micro-work based by connecting workers with micro-work opportunities using the power of Internet. Current models of finding online work is based on brokerage model. Our model of work is conne
Often, youth must travel into urban centers, sleeping in train or bus stations until a temporary job is found. Imagine instead that the same youth can sign up for SMS alerts for jobs that match his/her skills, thereby avoiding the cost, wasted time,
Through SenseiHub, users at enterprises like Verizon, HCL, Wharton Equity Partners instantly offload work to PhDs, MBAs, Undergrads at universities around the world. Students leverage local resources- professors, labs, libraries, databases, peers to
This idea is the creation of educational programs that will function as bridges between student and community needs, in underserved resource poor communities. By focusing on identifying local needs and opportunities, educational programs can be cre
From the PepsiCo perspective... The real question is 'is it cheaper'. They spend cents per bottle and justifying an increase is hard. In reality these companies that market 'eco friendly' packaging with thinner bottles and less cardboard - they are on board because it means less money to produce - the positive press is a bonus.
On the concept: If the bottles mostly end up in the giant triangle in the ocean - does having the cap stuck to it really change the game? I think its a cool idea, but may be incremental more than revolutionary. Just an opinion - I would be wrong - rather be super honest and provoke thought than think it, be polite, and not let you wrestle with a something that may be critical .
On the engineering: What kind of tolerances does the bottle need to have for the cap to always slip in? This is more on the engineer side of making these bottles at scale and seeing if they perform in manufacturing at the same level as the regular bottles - because if the production yield is lower that means a higher cost per bottle - higher cost per bottle means harder adoption.
Thank you for the comments. I will give some insights from our numerous conversations. First, the concern by "staff and students". Yes, some staff express concern, but students have not and in our cases were we observed a student taking a class the other students did not even notice they were not a 'full-time' student, so while it is a 'worry' in reality, from what we see there is no/limited impact. Actually when we speaking to people taking courses we have heard cases of the opposite result, where the individual - who works and is bringing outside experience into the classroom is actually enriching the conversation and adding more value than a student full-time who does not bring that experience (feedback from continuing professional education classes).
Second concern: "Students may also think it unfair that people who did not go through the same application process" For advanced courses there is still a 'filter'. The school has to agree based on the transcript and/or they have to complete an 'open enrollment' course first to demonstrate they are ready. We have not seen this as an issue, but we would argue, it creates a more transparent process to get to the class and learning you want. When you apply it is often a black box, where you get a decision without feedback, making it clear that if a student successfully completes certain classes before the advanced class creates a clear pathway for progress. We hope that it will help streamline the traditional process.
On class quality - the school is in full control, they determine the number of seats we post and manager there own quality.
For advanced courses they can review a 'blind' transcript and say yes/no and share what they have to complete prior, but the school in the end is making the decision.