Welcome!

Java IoT Authors: Zakia Bouachraoui, Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski, Yeshim Deniz

News Feed Item

GuideSpark Announces Two New Executive Hires

GuideSpark, the leader in employee communications and engagement, today announced recent additions to the company’s executive team to meet the needs of their growing workforce and expanding customer demand for their platform. Theresa Strickland was appointed to Vice President of People and Culture and Dharam Rai was named Vice President of Content Services.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Theresa and Dharam aboard during this exciting period of growth for the company,” says Keith Kitani, GuideSpark CEO. “Their respective experience building high-performance cultures and scalable customer-centric organizations will help support GuideSpark’s infrastructure as we rapidly expand.”

Strickland will focus on maintaining GuideSpark’s collaborative culture as the company expands its growing employee base across multiple offices. In order to sustain employee engagement, she will leverage the company’s employee communications platform and collection of best practice materials. “Theresa will be an essential part of our efforts in maintaining GuideSpark as a great place to work,” says Kitani. Strickland joins GuideSpark with 18-plus years of recruitment and human resources experience. Most recently, she was the Vice President of Human Resources at Adap.tv Inc., a leading global, programmatic video advertising platform.

Leading the company’s content team, Rai will ensure GuideSpark’s new and existing clients receive the highest quality service to engage employees and meet their HR goals. “Dharam’s expertise is key to growing our business,” Kitani says. Rai has more than 23 years of experience in global support and education services, customer satisfaction, and partner management. Before joining GuideSpark, he was the Vice President of Global Support Services at ServiceSource, where he created a scalable, 24x7 organization from the ground up with centers in 5 countries. He has also held leadership roles at Oracle and Sun Microsystems.

In addition to these new hires, GuideSpark is expanding its investment in data science in order to leverage, in aggregate, the volumes of data being collected to improve employee communications across the globe. The team’s work will provide insights into best practices, industry benchmarking and predictive analytics that clients can use to optimize employee engagement.

About GuideSpark

GuideSpark, the leader in employee communications and engagement, offers a robust employee communications platform, featuring HR-related multimedia content, including an expansive library of cost-effective and customizable videos. The platform is accessible from any device, including mobile, and provides an interactive user experience and deep analytics on user engagement. GuideSpark, named to Forbes “Most Promising Companies” list, serves hundreds of enterprise customers and more than 1 million employees. By transforming the traditional methods of employee communications, GuideSpark significantly increases employee engagement while decreasing overall HR costs. For more information, visit www.guidespark.com.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Nicolas Fierro is CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions. He is a programmer, technologist, and operations dev who has worked with Ethereum and blockchain since 2014. His knowledge in blockchain dates to when he performed dev ops services to the Ethereum Foundation as one the privileged few developers to work with the original core team in Switzerland.
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it will solve all their business problems. Blockchain is one of those technologies. According to Gartner's latest report on the hype cycle of emerging technologies, blockchain has just passed the peak of their hype cycle curve. If you read the news articles about it, one would think it has taken over the technology world. No disruptive technology is without its challenges and potential impediments t...
If a machine can invent, does this mean the end of the patent system as we know it? The patent system, both in the US and Europe, allows companies to protect their inventions and helps foster innovation. However, Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be set to disrupt the patent system as we know it. This talk will examine how AI may change the patent landscape in the years to come. Furthermore, ways in which companies can best protect their AI related inventions will be examined from both a US and...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Bill Schmarzo, Tech Chair of "Big Data | Analytics" of upcoming CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York (November 12-13, 2018, New York City) today announced the outline and schedule of the track. "The track has been designed in experience/degree order," said Schmarzo. "So, that folks who attend the entire track can leave the conference with some of the skills necessary to get their work done when they get back to their offices. It actually ties back to some work that I'm doing at the University of San...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...