Technology Today by Skip Sharrer and Tom Tyler Skip Sharrer: Skip attained his B.A. in pure mathematics from UCLA in 1978 and followed it up with an M.A. in mathematics from
Technology Today by Skip Sharrer and Tom Tyler
Skip Sharrer: Skip attained his B.A. in pure mathematics from UCLA in 1978 and followed it up with an M.A. in mathematics from UCLA with an emphasis in numerical analysis in 1981. He taught math at the college level for 6 years prior to entering the technical field. He worked with defense research firms in the Washington, DC area for 6 years, writing code to analyze munitions models in such areas as thermal, radar and infrared signature analysis, obscuration effects, and direct fire systems hit probabilities. He then migrated to the information systems consulting arena, where he has been for the past 30 years. During that time he has provided design, programming, analysis, workflow, and support services for clients of all sizes. He founded his own firm, ShareVista, 25 years ago with a focus on applying technology to optimize a client’s business processes. He has held a Microsoft Certified IT Professional, Cisco Certified Network and Design Associate,, and Citrix Certified Administrator certs in the past. His current staff services its clients with various managed services, including system design/analysis, remote connectivity, maintenance, security analysis, help desk support, and programming services. In his spare time he enjoys nearly all sports and fantasizes about joining the Senior Golf tour one day (with an emphasis on fantasizes).
Tom Tyler: Thomas has over a decade of experience in the information technology sector. As Cybersecurity Advisor, he performs information security assessments for numerous nonprofit organizations, provides guidance relating to data privacy and data security regulations and serves as an advisor on internal and external service and software strategies. Previously, Thomas has served as a state administrator and advisor for digital media and software development companies and has performed information security review engagements for financial institutions, medical entities, CPA firms, and other numerous other industries. His work included regulatory reviews covering a variety of guidelines including FFIEC, GLBA, HIPAA, and NACHA.
(Thursday) 7:20 am - 8:45 am
Kirk Vidrine - The Science of Change Most health programs fail due, not due to having the wrong information but instead because people are
Kirk Vidrine – The Science of Change
Most health programs fail due, not due to having the wrong information but instead because people are unable to effectively change their behavior. The problem isn’t knowledge or tools. The problem is using ineffective behavior change models. Recent scientific findings give us a better understanding of how our habits are created and what the most effective methods for changing them are. This presentation discusses the most effective methods for changing habits as it relates to health and wellness and provides simple tools for implementing those changes.
Vidrine is a health expert who educates with the heart of a teacher. He strives to demystify the science of nutrition and provides practical solutions to modern food lifestyles. He has 20 years of experience working with business and individuals from all walks of life become healthier, happier and more productive.
(Thursday) 7:19 am - 9:04 am