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When you've finished taking this short course, you will:
When James and Arnold teamed up, they decided they would have, not an open-door policy, but a NO-DOOR policy. James says that communication's a two-way street. "Got any concerns? Stop by! Ideas for improving any aspect of the business? Stop by! Just want to shoot the breeze? You guessed it: STOP BY!"
Arnold, founder and CEO of KKD Trust, shares James love of openness and transparency—so the merger was a perfect fit! Arnold's also got a big thing for corporate social responsibility: "You might say CSR's my middle name. For Studio, CSR's not just an option—it's the way to do business."
Elon's the one who follows the money for Studio. He confesses to running a tight ship, but as he like to say: "It's not about the money, money—it's all about the people." That's why everyone loves him!
Elizabeth's actual job title is "Head People Person": Her specialty? "I just love putting myself in other people's shoes. It's something I'd recommend to anyone." You might say that, when it comes to empathy others, she walks the talk!
Logan is behind the technology that's behind Studio's ground-breaking process-automation software. He may look like he has recently quit a boy band, but as he says himself, appearances can be deceptive: "Warm and fuzzy outside—nerdy as they come inside." Oh, and did we mention? He's also passionate about leveraging technology to make people's lives easier.
Emma owns the design of the entire product suite. She manages no fewer than 12 design teams. Count them—12! And still she finds time to roll up her sleeves and get stuck into UXD prototyping-slash-brainstorming sessions with her teams in the sprawling design space. "It's like Brecht said: I love production, because you never know what's going to come out in the end." Well we know: whizz-bang next-gen products!
These are just a few of our clients. The full list reads like the Who's Who of Process Automation. And still, we're growing—because what counts for us is not just getting the client, but growing the relationship with them. That's our secret sauce, and the reason our clients stick with us.
Kobe is a super-talented software professional who never goes less than the extra mile to get the job done—whether on his own projects or for something one of his mentees is working on. We quickly spotted Ron's keen eye for leveraging technology for social good, we recently asked him to head up a school-to-work transition project in a school we've adopted as part of our Adopt-a-School Program—so in addition to his mentoring at Studio, he also helps younger mentees get on the right track, whatever that turns out to be. He's been doing so well that we've suggested he work remotely two days a week. That way, he can strike a balance between his on-site work and the transition project.
Keanu brings a rare combination of intellectual prowess and a real feel for the business. He's one of those rare gems who knows how to wave a magic wand to press a faulty bit of hardware back into service. Studio knew it was onto something when it recruited her directly from University College Cork in Ireland—before the ink on his first master's degree was dry. First? That's right. "Studio has sponsored my second master's—this time in artificial intelligence. I suggested developing a new machine-learning algorithm to predict customer segments and preferences—and they said yes! Exciting times ahead, with the first release just around the corner!"
Frances has been with Studio for the last 10 years, and has grown exponentially: having started out as a technical writer, she's now our resident Best Practices Evangelist and Product Design Guru. Thanks to our cross-functional employee-transfer program, Frances has had—and taken—a number of opportunities to upskill herself, delving along the way into a wide range of portfolios, making remarkable contributions in CRM, and helping incubate whole new product lines. And as if all that weren't enough, Frances also runs Studio Women in Technology Program, which is all about empowering women through the reach of technology, both inside and outside Studio. A keen marathoner, she recently finished the Honolulu Marathon with a PB of 3:20. "I'm all about pushing back boundaries—whether that's my PB, or barriers to women's having the place we deserve at the table."
We undertook several social initiatives and sponsored employees who were interested in either initiating, or taking part in, them. We are keen to nurture talent—both among our people and more broadly. These initiatives have helped bring about real change in a number of areas:
- vocational education for schools
- programming skills for women
- basic education for underprivileged children in each of the markets we have a presence in
- apprenticeships designed to help those who've been struggling to finish their studies get back on track
The article above, from Rush magazine, is about Studio's contributions to vocational education.