Atlanta Business Impact Radio with Veanne Smith

Veanne Smith is the co-founder of SOLTECH, Inc. - a long established software and staffing firm in Atlanta, GA. In this podcast series, Veanne interviews local technology executives to see how technology is shaping business and industry today.
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Nov 30, 2016
In this episode, Justin Orcutt, a Strategic Account Manager, and Keyaan Williams, a Senior Consultant for the Risk Management and Governance department, both at NCC Group, discuss all things IT Security. They dive in to cyber security and its rapid growth as a career, what it takes to be successful in the field, as well as insight on how to protect your data from both a professional and consumer perspective.
Justin has worked with Fortune 500 companies to help design, implement, and validate IT security systems. He has assisted numerous investment advisors, brokers, and dealers navigate the new SEC guideline on cyber security. With these firms, he has helped apply risk management processes to drive process improvements and greater security.
Keyaan has dedicated two decades to the information security profession as a leader, educator, and mentor. He has experience developing programs and strategies for critical infrastructure, high-security systems, large enterprises, and small businesses. Prior to joining NCC as a Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC) leader, he directed and managed security for two large divisions of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nov 15, 2016

In Episode 9, Prakash Muthukrishnan, CIO at Purchasing Power, discusses the traits and characteristics of successful leaders in his experience, the importance of storytelling and being a good listener, as well as transparency and communication in the workplace.

At Purchasing Power, Prakash manages the E-Commerce and Oracle E-Business development, Project Management, Business Analysis, Architecture, Quality Assurance, Information Security and Infrastructure teams – a “jack of all trades” if you will.
Prakash has always worked with industry influencers where he has learned first-hand what leadership qualities support success in this industry. He is eager to inspire others, and encourages folks to take control of their destiny by positioning themselves to be thoughtful and iterative in their approach to leadership.
Nov 2, 2016

In Episode 8 we interview Steve Seidner of Yancey Bros. Before becoming the CIO for Yancey Brothers, the Caterpillar dealership for the state of Georgia, he started his career working as a consultant and was placed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation as a software developer. After being promoted several times within 12 years, including moving to corporate roles, Steve held the responsibility for the company’s Technology Planning Process and ultimately, as GP’s Chief Technologist. In this episode Seidner will discuss the personality traits of a good manager, what it takes to be a CTO/CIO and his journey from going from entry level to C-Suite.

Oct 19, 2016

Hear from our Business Development Executive, Ann Mooney, and our Account Executive, Jeff Bond as we discuss all-things-clients: an essential part of both sides of the SOLTECH business - software development and staffing solutions!

Oct 5, 2016

Learn how SOLTECH has grown over the past 18 years, along with some of the most memorable moments as told by founders Tim and Veanne Smith.

Sep 19, 2016

In Episode 7 we interview Ravi Venkatesan of Bridge2 Solutions. Ravi is currently the CTO at Bridge2 Solutions which is his latest adventure in his 15 year journey being a technology leader. With a mission to lead with purpose, Ravi encourages culture changes; specializing in driving business and technology alignment with a “business outcomes first, and technology solutions second” approach. 

Sep 8, 2016

Episode 6 we interview Leslie Kuban of FranNet. Leslie’s specialty is helping her clients determine if franchise ownership is right for them, and identifying franchise businesses that will offer them the best opportunity for success with the lowest risk. She has helped more than 400 people successfully transition from corporate life to business ownership. As a franchise owner, Leslie is able to give an insider perspective that helps her clients assess their real opportunities, risks and timing so they can make sound decisions.

Jul 7, 2016

In this episode, Renee Walsh talks about WiithYu, her new online wedding planning software, and her leap from a corporate career to full-time entrepreneur.

Jun 29, 2016

In our first episode of season two, Wayne Kurzen talks about EOS, the Entrepreneurial Operating System. We dive into what it is, how it works and how it can transform your business.

May 26, 2016

In this episode, Tanya Mack and Veanne Smith talk about how maternal-fetal telemedicine is providing woman in remote areas with specialty care that is saving lives

May 12, 2016

In this episode of our podcast, Kirk Elder and Veanne Smith talk about how data analytics is helping us to deliver value-based and quality-based healthcare.

Apr 28, 2016

In this episode, Lee Echols and Veanne Smith talk about:

  • Changes in healthcare today and the impact on larger hospitals like Northside
  • Engaging with patients in a more meaningful way using technology
  • Programs that create personal relationships and one-on-one interaction with the community
Apr 8, 2016

Michael Trader of RightPatient and Veanne Smith talk about the issues hospitals face with patient identification and how the technology of biometrics offers a solution.

Mar 24, 2016

Ben Tucker of Fusionetics and Veanne Smith talk about a new technology that helps people treat and prevent injuries by looking at the joints and muscles of the whole body.

Mar 10, 2016

Jay Shaffer and Veanne Smith talk about living younger: how to creating a lifestyle that keeps us out of the hospital, and today's most exciting mobile apps for health and wellness that can help.

Feb 23, 2016

Adrian, Sean and Veanne discuss telehealth and how technology is improving this age-old approach to medicine.

Feb 11, 2016

Tom and Veanne discuss the very first Healthcare IT systems and how they have progressed over time, as well as the needs of rural providers and how they are different than large city hospitals.

Jan 28, 2016

How mobile technologies are improving the way physicians are tackling continuing education