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Technology Awards Winner Weili Dai: Role Model for Women in High Tech

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 @ 02:09 PM

Weili Dai, president and co-founder of Marvell Technology Group, was named Technology Innovator of the Year in the the 2012 Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the world's top honors for women entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run.  (The final entry deadline for the 2013 edition of the awards is September 25.) Here we look at some of her remarkable achievements.

Weili Dai

Weili Dai has the distinction of being the only female co-founder of a global semiconductor company. The Chinese-born, U.S.-educated—and self-described geek—co-founded Marvell Technology Group in 1995. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide and annual revenues in excess of $3.4 billion, Marvell is now one of the world's top fabless semiconductor companies.

Foundation for Success

Dai has a strong belief in principles and values, which she maintains are essential for success. Dai states: “Passion and Integrity are the foundations for all success; Fair and Care are the principles for all successful leaders.” Dai brings this philosophy to her work at Marvell. 

Under Dai’s leadership, Marvell has brought many groundbreaking innovations to market that have made a tremendous impact on the world of technology and the interconnectedness of people. Dai’s personal passion and commitment to empowering people around the world with innovation and technology has taken hold at Marvell, serving as the cornerstone of the company’s culture and values. “Success is a team effort. The credit goes to the whole ecosystem: our customers, partners, and the Marvell team,” says Dai.

Business Mission

Dai serves as the public face of Marvell while helping chart the company’s business strategy. Marvell designs semiconductor solutions that power digital storage, mobile devices, infrastructure and networking equipment, and Smart Home solutions. Marvell’s semiconductor solutions–Dai refers to them as “the guts of electronic products”—power devices for some of the world's most powerful and high-profile brands in the technology sector.

Dai firmly believes in the notion of the “connected lifestyle.” Marvell’s goal is to provide solutions that enable people around the world to access interactive content on any screen of any size for the always-on, always-connected lifestyle globally. Dai maintains that the new era of the digital lifestyle is increasingly making the world better connected and enabling better lives for all. She sees even greater opportunity ahead.

Advocacy for Women in Technology

Dai feels that having more women in technology would have an even greater positive impact on the next generation of technology products. Dai states that while the current technology revolution is primarily centered on function, women are often strong at meshing function and design for ease of use and a beautiful look and feel. She also notes how women can bring a unique set of problem-solving skills and fresh thinking to today’s technology challenges in day-to-day life.

As such, Dai has become a leading advocate of increasing the number of women in engineering jobs and corporate leadership positions. In addition to receiving her Stevie Award for Technology Innovation, Dai was recently named one of 11 women honored by the California Assembly with its "Breaking the Glass Ceiling" award, which recognizes female pioneers in science, civil rights and government. Dai’s accomplishment is a step forward for all women who might want to pursue a career in science and technology.

An Active Philanthropist

Dai is the face of Marvell's global civic engagements including a major partnership with One Laptop Per Child, an organization that provides low-cost laptops to children in developing countries. She is also a member of the executive committees for TechNet and Bay Area Council; sits on the board of the disaster relief organization, Give2Asia; and was named to the prestigious Committee of 100, an organization representing the most-influential Chinese Americans. Dai’s latest project turns existing public school laboratory spaces into tech labs with the capability of writing new software and creating new hardware.

Dai graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in computer science and she continues to support her alma mater both financially and with her time. In recognition of her generosity, UC Berkeley established Sutardja Dai Hall, which is home to the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS). Dai was selected as the first woman commencement speaker at the University of California, Berkeley, College of Engineering graduation ceremony on May 12, 2012.

About Weili Dai
Weili Dai is one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in the world today. Widely considered a technology visionary, she is the co-founder of the global semiconductor company Marvell, and since it began in 1995, she has helped Marvell's rise to become one of the top semiconductor companies in the world. Dai has held a number of significant positions within Marvell: she has served as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, and General Manager of the Communications Business Group. She has also been a Director of Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and Corporate Secretary of the Board. Prior to co-founding Marvell, Dai was involved in software development and project management at Canon Research Center America, Inc.  Dai has become a driving force in expanding access to technology in the developing world and an ambassador of opportunity between the US and China, particularly in the arenas of education and green technology. She has become a powerful advocate for the better use of technology to improve the human condition.

For her contributions to technology and society, Newsweek named Dai one of the "150 Women Who Shake the World."  She was recently profiled by CNN International for the Leading Women Series, and Forbes Magazine lists Dai as one of the "World’s 100 Most Powerful Women".

Dai holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.  She is the proud mother of two sons: Christopher and Nicholas are Electrical Engineering graduate students at UC Berkeley and are currently PhD candidates.

About Marvell Technology Group Ltd
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in providing complete silicon solutions enabling the digital connected lifestyle. From mobile communications to storage, cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment, and in-home content delivery, Marvell's diverse product portfolio aligns complete platform designs with industry-leading performance, security, reliability and efficiency. At the core of the world's most powerful consumer, network, and enterprise systems, Marvell empowers partners and their customers to always stand at the forefront of innovation, performance, and mass appeal. Marvell is committed to enhancing the human experience by adding value to people’s social, private and work lives and providing people around the world with mobility and ease of access to services. For more information, please visit www.Marvell.com.

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Protect Your Business: Tips for Preventing Cyber Attacks, From a Stevie® Awards Chair

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, May 01, 2013 @ 04:27 PM

Craig Lund, CEO of SecureAuth Corporation in Irvine, California, USA, is the Chair of the Final Judging Committee for the company awards and organization awards categories in The 2013 American Business Awards, the premier business awards program in the USA.

We talked with him about cyber terrorism, career advice, and what inspires him.

Craig Lund, CEO of SecureAuth CorporationU.S. Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper recently identified cyber attacks and cyber espionage as the nation’s biggest threat, surpassing that of terrorism. What would you recommend businesses should do to avert such a threat?
The type of cyber attack companies should be most worried about is a data breach, similar to those that occurred with Facebook, CNN, Apple, and LinkedIn. Data breaches seriously undermine the credibility and viability of a company. According to a 2011 report sponsored by Symantec on the cost of data breaches in the United States, the average breach costs companies $5.5 million, which includes forensic costs, fines, legal fees, etc. Moreover, companies that experience a breach lose customers and experience increased churn in their customer base.

Data breaches aren't just a concern for big companies. They can hit businesses of any size, in any industry. According to Verizon's 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report, small businesses with between 1 and 100 employees reported 612 data breaches last year. The number of reported breaches—especially for small businesses—is usually just the tip of the iceberg.

To avert these types of attacks, businesses need to hold on and secure their own authentication credentials, and implement a multi-factor authentication process that is non-intrusive to their users.

What other item of news recently caught your eye and why?
Bring your own device (BYOD) and mobile security are hot topics right now. Companies are understandably concerned about the corporate apps on employees’ mobile devices. These devices are often used for personal as well as business use, and can leave corporate apps and their content vulnerable.

What is your favorite business app?
Docusign
is my favorite. I travel a lot, and being able to review and execute documents from the road is a lifesaver.

What career advice would you give to young people starting out in business?
Begin with your goal in mind and then believe in yourself. Decide what it is you want to do and then do it. Act as if failure is not possible. Positive belief combined with positive action are the most powerful tools you have to achieve your career ambitions.

As someone at the top of your profession, what keeps you inspired or makes you hit the ground running in the morning?
I happen to be a runner, and as any runner will know, it’s a mental game. You need discipline, self-motivation, and endurance to keep striving to exceed your goals. You also need a great support team. In my work, I’m fortunate to have a team of talented and ambitious people that keep me pushing for more.

About Craig Lund:
CEO Craig Lund is a seasoned technology-industry veteran with over 25 years of experience managing high-performing teams in some of the world’s leading technology companies and startups.

Before joining SecureAuth in 2005, Lund worked for IBM where he was a member of the World Wide Security Management division and was responsible for Security Sales Teams for the United States, Canada, and Latin America. He developed and managed the execution of sales strategy for five security product lines that resulted in more than $100 million of annual revenue.

Prior to joining IBM, Lund was the vice president of sales and operations--western region for Netegrity. He has also held sales and sales management positions at Dassault Systèmes, Intelligent Environments, Prime Computer, and Digital Equipment Corporation. Lund holds a B.S. in business administration from Utah State University.

About SecureAuth Corporation:
SecureAuth is a technology leader in universal identity enforcement for mobile devices, cloud applications, and networks that serves hundreds of customers and over 10 million users worldwide. Its SecureAuth IdP products offer Global 5000 companies a uniquely extensible, enterprise-proven method of administering corporate identity governance on cloud-based applications, mobile devices, and networks. These all-in-one solutions provide IT departments with a simplified way of managing and enforcing access, authentication, approval, and assertion based on existing user entitlements. For the latest insight on enterprise identity governance and issues follow the SecureAuth Blog, follow @SecureAuth on Twitter, or visit www.gosecureauth.com for additional information.

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4 Ways to Win IT Awards in The 2013 American Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Tue, Nov 06, 2012 @ 01:29 PM

As the first early-bird entry deadline for The 11th Annual American Business Awards, the premier business awards program in the U.S.A., approaches on Friday, November 16, we'd like to help you recognize your organization's achievements by highlighting our IT awards categories. If you haven't already done so, you can request your entry kit here and you will receive it right away.

The 2013 ABA IT award categories are:The Stevie Awards

Information to be submitted online for entries in these categories include:

  • An essay of up to 525 words describing the nominee's accomplishments since January 1 2012,
  • A biography of the nominee or the leader of the nominated department or team of up to 125 words, and
  • Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges.

To help make the most out of your entries, we suggest reviewing the 2012 Gold information technology awards winners:

Want more ways to highlight your organization's IT efforts? We have several corporate awards categories that may be of interest including: app awards, live event awards, video awards, and website awards.

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2 Resources to Help You Win IT Awards in the 2012 Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, Aug 08, 2012 @ 03:45 PM

The entry deadline for the 2012 Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, the world's premier business awards for women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run, is quickly approaching on August 29. (If you haven't already done so, you can request your entry kit here.)

Stevie Awards for Women in BusinessTo help make the most of your IT awards entries, we suggest the following:  

  1. Download our 10 Tips for Winning Technology Awards tipsheet. 
    Our tipsheet will provide helpful tips and tools for making the most out of your entries. 
  2. Review past winners' entries.
    The 8th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business were presented in November 2011 in New York City, USA. Click here to view 2011 winning entries for website awards, app awards, video awards, and blog awards.

Winners of the 2012 competition will be celebrated at the ninth annual awards banquet on November 9 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.

Need help? Contact us at help@stevieawards.com and we'll direct you to categories that are right for your organization.

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4 Tips for Winning IT Awards in The 2012 International Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, May 30, 2012 @ 01:54 PM

As the final entry deadline for The 2012 International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition, approaches on 27 June, we wanted to provide you with several tips for submitting winning IT awards entries. (If you haven't yet done so, you can request your entry kit here.)

To make the most out of your IT award entries, we suggest the following tips:

1. Review the corporate awards categories.

There are three award categories that are specifically labeled as information technology The Stevie Awardsawards:

  • Information Technology Department of the Year
  • Information Technology Team of the Year
  • Information Technology Executive of the Year

We have several other award categories that may be of interest to IT professionals including our website awards categories, app awards categories, video awards categories, and live event awards categories.

2. Review the entry submission criteria.
Information to be submitted online for these categories include:

  1. An essay of up to 500 words describing the nominee's accomplishments since January 1 2011
  2. A biography of the nominee or the leader of the nominated department or team of up to 100 words
  3. Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges

3. Download our 10 Tips for Winning Technology Awards tipsheet. 
Our tipsheet will provide helpful tips and tools for making the most out of your entries

4. Review past winners' entries.
The 8th Annual International Business Awards were presented in October 2011 in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. 2011 IT award honorees included Quality Systems, Inc., PetRays, and Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters.

Winners of the competition will be celebrated at the ninth annual awards banquet on Monday, 15 October at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Seoul, South Korea.

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3 IT Awards Categories in The 2012 International Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Mon, May 07, 2012 @ 09:42 AM

The entry deadline for The 2012 International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition is quickly approaching on 16 May. (All individuals and organizations worldwide may submit nominations to The International Business Awards. If you haven't already done so, you can request your entry kit today.) Here we highlight three IT awards categories to help showcase your organization's emerging technology successes.

2012 IBA IT award categories include:

  1. Information Technology Department of the YearInternational Business Awards
  2. Information Technology Team of the Year
  3. Information Technology Executive of the Year

Information to be submitted online for entries in these categories include:

  • An essay of up to 500 words describing the nominee's accomplishments since January 1 2011,
  • A biography of the nominee or the leader of the nominated department or team of up to 100 words, and
  • Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges.

The 8th Annual International Business Awards were presented in October 2011 in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. 2011 information technology awards winners included PetRays, Quality Systems, Inc., and Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters.

Entries submitted after 16 May, through the final entry deadline of 27 June, will be assessed a late fee in addition to any entry fee. 2012 Finalists will be announced late July and 2012 IBA winners will be announced at the Seoul, South Korea awards ceremony on 15 October. Click here to see the complete IBA calendar.

Want more ways to highlight your organization's IT efforts? We have several corporate awards categories that may be of interest including: app awards, live event awards, video awards, and website awards.

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4 IT Awards Categories to Be Honored at The 2012 American Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Fri, Apr 20, 2012 @ 10:46 AM

As the entry deadline for The 2012 (10th Annual) American Business Awards, the premier business awards program in the U.S.A., quickly approaches on Wednesday, April 25,  we'd like to help you recognize your organization's achievements by highlighting our IT awards categories. If you haven't already done so, you can request your entry kit here and you will receive it right away.

The 2012 ABA IT award categories are:The Stevie Awards

Information to be submitted online for entries in these categories include:

  • An essay of up to 500 words describing the nominee's accomplishments since January 1 2011,
  • A biography of the nominee or the leader of the nominated department or team of up to 100 words, and
  • Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges.

The following departments, teams, and individuals were honored with information technology awards at the 2011 ABAs:

2012 ABA Finalists will be announced mid-May and the 10th Annual award winners will be announced at our tech awards ceremony in San Francisco on September 17th at the Julia Morgan Ballroom.

Want more ways to highlight your organization's IT efforts? We have several corporate awards categories that may be of interest including: app awards, live event awards, video awards, and website awards.

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3 Tips for Winning IT Awards in The 2012 American Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Fri, Apr 13, 2012 @ 09:38 AM

As the entry deadline for The 2012 American Business Awards, the premier business awards program in the U.S.A., approaches on Wednesday, April 25, we wanted to provide you with several tips for submitting winning IT awards entries. (If you haven't already done so, request your entry kit here and you will receive it right away.)

To make the most out of your IT award entries, we suggest the following tips:

1. Review the corporate awards categories.

There are four award categories that are specifically labeled as information technology awards:The Stevie Awards

  1. Information Technology Department of the Year
  2. Information Technology Team of the Year
  3. Information Technology Executive of the Year
  4. Technical Professional of the Year (for non-executive technical professionals includes software developers, web developers, technical writers, etc.)

We have several other award categories that may be of interest to IT professionals including our app awards categories, live event awards categories, and website awards categories.  

2. Review the entry submission criteria.
Information to be submitted online for these technology awards categories include:

  1. An essay of up to 500 words describing the nominee's accomplishments since January 1 2011
  2. A biography of the nominee or the leader of the nominated department or team of up to 100 words
  3. Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges

3. Download our 10 Tips for Winning Technology Awards tipsheet. 
Our tipsheet will provide helpful tips and tools for making the most out of your entries

2012 ABA Finalists will be announced mid-May and the 10th Annual award winners will be announced at our tech awards ceremony in San Francisco on September 17th at the Julia Morgan Ballroom.

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How a Technology Innovation Winner Helps Reduce Crime in the UAE

Posted by Liz Dean on Fri, Mar 23, 2012 @ 04:40 PM

Abu Dhabi Police - General Headquarters of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, won a Stevie® Award for IT Team of the Year in the information technology award categories of The 2011 International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards program. (The 2012 IBAs are now open for entries. Request your entry kit here and submit entries by the April 11 early-bird deadline for discounted entry fees.) Here we look at how the IT award winning team transformed the Abu Dhabi Police's (ADP) communications system.

Abu Dhabi PoliceThe Problem
Abu Dhabi Police's communication system was no longer keeping up with current security and emerging technology demands, leading to increased security risks. ADP's communication system had limited coverage, a lack of integration across all of Abu Dhabi, and an inadequate information security system, causing information leaks due to eavesdropping on police conversations.

The Project
The IT awards winning team, composed of four members with no less than ten years experience and previous knowledge of the current system, was given the task of updating ADP's system. The four had to research various solutions, select the best system, and monitor all of its development and operations.  The new system had to meet technology innovations including:

  • Ability of reducing processing time and increasing customer satisfaction,
  • Coverage of the Emirate's land and sea (95% coverage was initially targeted), and
  • Security for the protection of Police Operations privacy.

The Solution
After several inquiries and significant research, the tech awards winner decided to introduce TErrestrial Trunked RAdio (TETRA) as ADP's new communications system. TETRA's capabilities include:

  • Collective voice communications,
  • Wireless telephony, and
  • Data services.

The Results
Through ADP's introduction of TETRA, the communications system has become the first integrated wireless system in the Arab world. TETRA has contributed to better crime control and safer roads - advancing the UAE to the 11th most reliable police force in the world according to the 2011 World Economic Report. ADP's TETRA system has helped the police force in several ways, including:

  • Automatically identifying the location of the police patrols and the person making the call.
  • Automatically identifying the location of chased cars and illegal drivers.
  • Allowing decisions to be made on site without having to be in the command and control center.
  • Enabling coordination between paramedics and victims.

Other benefits include:

  • The TETRA communication system is a cost-effective system reducing maintenance costs by 32.9%
  • TETRA has contributed to higher customer satisfaction:

            o  Customer satisfaction with the security levels reached 94.8%
            o  Satisfaction of businessmen with the security levels reached 97.5%

  • Crimes per 1,000 residents was reduced to 0.6 %
  • Percentage of solved crimes reached 96.6%
  • Current coverage: 98% of Abu Dhabi
  • Since its implementation, there have been 0 security violations
  • Satisfaction with the clarity of the voice is 100%
  • Availability of communication channels when calling: 98.47%

About Abu Dhabi Police
The Abu Dhabi Police - General Headquarters is located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The police department strives to make a safer society by preserving stability, reducing crime and contributing justice to the general public. The force values are integrity, honesty and respect for all human rights. The force serves with responsibility, tact, kindness and promotes teamwork and recognition of the contributions of both individuals and teams on the force.

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From Girl Scouts to Geeks: Tip from Technology Award Winner

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Thu, Dec 08, 2011 @ 11:56 AM

tmg-e*media, inc. of New York  received a Stevie Award for Smartphone or Tablet App of the Year in the 2011 Stevie Awards for Women in Business.  (The 2012 edition of the awards will open next May - join the mailing list to learn when entries open.)  Many of the Stevie Awards competitions have tech awards categories.

Anna MurrayAnna Murray, principal of tmg-e*media, inc. and key technical consultant to Little Brownie Bakers, served as technical strategist in the development of the Stevie Award-winning Little Brownie Bakers mobile application. The app allows consumers to search for Girl Scout® Cookie sales.  Users can type in their location using their phone’s GPS feature to view a list of upcoming Cookie Booth Sales, an activity organized by Girl Scout® troops and councils at local venues such as a malls and supermarkets. The app has been used by hundreds of thousands of people to find Girl Scout® Cookies.

Anna is a recognized authority on technology and Internet strategy, and has provided us with a technology tip that may be equally relevant in other fields:

The Pile of Snow

It’s an icy day with snow piling up outside. Someone presents you with two choices of task. You could

(a) Stay inside and sort out the mess in your jewelry box, or

(b) Go outside and shovel the walk.

Who wouldn’t choose (a)?

Then, five hours later, you’re still sitting cross-legged on the floor, a straight pin in each hand, trying to pick apart a Gordian knot containing a brooch, three necklaces, and four dangle earrings. The shoveler finished hours ago and is sipping hot chocolate while watching football.

Software Development Rule: The Pile of Snow Is Always Simpler.

Developers by their very nature avoid tasks that seem boring and laborious. You write programs to do the heavy lifting! So rather than spend an hour doing data entry, a developer will opt to write a program that does it for him. He’ll argue: “The program can be re-used.”

But what if it isn’t? I’m amazed by the number of times “re-use” never happens. Furthermore, what if the simple just-write-a-script tasks ends up in a five-hour jewelry box disentanglement? Leadership needs to be on the lookout for when tech folks simply need to shovel that pile of snow.

Management themselves are often attracted to whiz-bang. Who wants to hear about a boring, low-tech approach that saves $3,000? Is that why I have all those cool, tattooed tech guys in the basement talking about things that I don’t understand (but pretend to)? No, I want to hear about a $50,000 tech investment that will increase sales 400%! That’s the pitch I listen to!

But six months into a tech project now vastly over budget I may look longingly at the shovel.

So, beware. And ask yourself, what unglamorous “pile of snow” tasks and initiatives are you and your tech folks avoiding?

About Anna Murray

Anna Murray has more than 20 years of interactive technology and marketing experience and is a nationally recognized expert for her ability to implement technology and Internet strategy. She began her career working for news organizations including ABC News before founding the interactive agency, e*media, in 1996. In 2004, e*media was acquired by the Technology Management Group to form tmg-e*media, Inc. where she now serves as President.

Anna is recognized as a dynamic thought leader who works with many nationally and internationally prominent clients crafting and leading their technology initiatives. Her expertise includes media, pharmaceuticals, consumer packaged goods, technology, non-profit, and ecommerce companies. Her client list includes Slate, The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, Salvage Sale, SkyMall, Time Out New York, Kellogg Corporation, The National Institutes of Health, Toll Brothers, and Summit Business Media.

Anna graduated Summa Cum Laude from Yale University and has a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Columbia University. She is a highly sought after speaker and has presented for numerous industry organizations including: Ad:Tech, Jupiter Media, the Direct Marketing Association, DrupalCon, and the Yale School of Management. Anna contributes articles for Marketing Sherpa, Retail Wire, Small Business News, and others. She is also the author of the “CPG eMarketing Guidebook: Stop Wasting Money & Get Measurable Results” (Marketing Sherpa, August 2003), and a board member of the International Women’s Writers’ Guild.

Anna maintains a blog, Content is Queen, and also contributes to Open Salon with a blog on New York’s Upper East Side.  She can be found on Twitter @tmgemedia and LinkedIn.

About tmg-e*media

Founded in 1989, tmg-e*media, inc. helps customers leverage technology to achieve business goals. With its powerful combination of innovative thinking, leadership, and experience, tmg-e*media provides end-to-end technology consulting.

The American Business Awards have a slew of new app awards categories.  Will you be entering?

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