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Corporate Risk Reduction: How to Create a Culture of Compliance

Corporate Risk Reduction: How to Create a Culture of Compliance

Avail Partners Was Asked to Present Our Expertise on Compliance on Behalf of ShareVault

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With cybersecurity threats growing daily, securing intellectual property and important customer information continues to be an ongoing challenge for organizations of all shapes and sizes.

Avail prescribes a methodology to help compliance specialists instill a culture of compliance.

Corporate Risk Reduction:
How to Create a Culture of Compliance on behalf of one of our partners, ShareVault

Based on the Webinar on September 14, 2017 | Scott Maurice & Bryce Lopez, Avail Partners

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Avail speaks on impact of Super Technologies at Lane Powell’s event

Avail speaks on impact of Super Technologies at Lane Powell’s event

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“These are the new shining objects” said Dan Marsh, Managing Partner with Avail, speaking on December 8th, 2016 at the third annual Lane Powell Startups Seminar in Seattle.

Marsh sat on the Entreprenuer panel that discussed the impact on society of “Super Technologies” — Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, IoT, Big Data and Mobile.

“Compared to just 5 years ago, I’m amazed at how easy it is to experiment with AI, BigData and Mobile. Cloud services greatly reduce the time, cost and risk to launch a new vertical, project or entire company. Yet, that ease can easily distract a company from focusing on it’s core differentiators and selling to real market demand. Leadership must ask, ‘does this new super technology actually solve a real problem in the market’”

Marsh was joined on the panel by Mike Howell, Co-founder & CEO of Dolly; Sandi Lin, Co-founder & CEO of Skilljar; and Peter Ozolin, Co-founder and CEO of Manzama.

Scott Maurice of Avail Partners presented The Advantage of Compliance at HIMSS NW Technology conference

Scott Maurice of Avail Partners presented The Advantage of Compliance at HIMSS NW Technology conference

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Scott Maurice with Avail Partners presented The Advantage of Compliance at HIMSS NW Technology conference on Oct 24th, 2016 in Bellevue, WA.

This year’s HIMSS Technology Conference emphasized the rapidly changing technology environment and the benefits and risks inherent to adopting new advancements in Health IT. The event hosted hundreds of professionals that saw companies and presentation on subjects such as genomics, wearables, telemedicine and data privacy.

HIMSS North America, positively transforms health and healthcare through the best use of information technology in the United States and Canada. As a cause-based non-profit, HIMSS North America provides thought leadership, community building, professional development, public policy, and events. HIMSS North America represents 64,000 individual members, 640 corporate members, and over 450 non-profit organizations. Thousands of volunteers work with HIMSS to improve the quality, cost-effectiveness, access, and value of healthcare through IT.

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“Healthcare and wellness are present on everyone’s minds. The ability to improve patient outcomes by sharing data securely and quickly is a holy grail that can only be pursued by leveraging compliance as a strategic asset. Compliance partners who defer risk away from healthcare clients, reduce labor costs, improve performance to enable payers and innovators to focus on better patient outcomes.” -Scott Maurice, Managing Partner, Avail Partners

Avail Partners, a business and technology consulting firm with offices in Seattle, WA and Denver, CO, specializes in leveraging technology to help clients achieve their mission. The agency has successfully helped clients in healthcare to leverage a culture of compliance to change strategy, gain competitive advantage and improve patient outcomes. The agency provides market intelligence, solutions design, and vendor evaluation, changing the way business leaders take advantage of cloud economics.

Mentorship in Tech – Experts & Entrepreneurs

Mentorship in Tech – Experts & Entrepreneurs

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We have all been to “tech events” before.  There are many to choose from. If you haven’t, I’ll say this, the “why” is rarely apparent. There are typically guest speakers, a panel of sorts, maybe some sessions of interest. You might attend to network, build business, find employment…Or just for the free drinks and food.

In my experience, it has been uncommon to walk away from such an event feeling like I truly connected with folks on a level beyond the casual handshake; with a quick “this is what I do and how I do it”.  All of which can be helpful and valuable, but often I miss the chance to plant the seeds of real, meaningful relationships (both personal and professional).

 

 

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"I love how the Seattle startup community comes together to help one another, and this speed dating event was yet another example of this communal spirit that sets our region apart from others. These types of mentorship events are not only fun, but they help fuel a successful startup ecosystem.”

John Cook, Co-Founder of GeekWire


When I started to think about “why” I attend these events, I was a bit stumped. Some things were obvious - I surely prefer events to cold calling. The networking can be a great source of leads. I meet some interesting people. And I get a chance to discover cutting edge technologies and new startups. But those aren’t really “why’s” to me. They sound more like the product of attendance, the “what.”  When I went deeper, it became clear that the “why” was based solidly in my search for mentors. The people who could help guide me as I learned my way, folks who had been there and done that, made mistakes and learned from them, and could teach me best practices.

This realization set off a series of meetings and chance encounters that ultimately propelled the urge to craft my own event. One, that like my “why,” was firmly rooted in value of mentorship. It had to be carefully crafted. It had to be out of the box, intensely appealing and stimulating on many levels. It had to be lively, interesting, and casual. Music, good food, drinks, and a beautiful venue were essential. It had to be diverse; it’s hard to find that in the tech space. And… More than anything else, it had to be fun!  If not, the possibility of having a shared experience worthy of a true bond would be tough to achieve.  Speed dating was my solution! It would be the icebreaker and catalyst for why we gathered, to celebrate our mentors and find new.

I pitched the concept to my team.  As this was a first for my partners and I, our initial expectations could have been summed up as hopes or dreams. Maybe we’d get 40 people to show up. Would they even enjoy it? Had we drunk the kool-aid? It was just an idea, one that had never even been tested. However, shortly after diving in, it quickly became clear that folks identified intrinsically with our theme.  Everybody has a mentor that has been paramount to their growth and success. This was a chance to give thanks, ask for help, or give back to others: pay it forward.

By the time Experts & Entrepreneurs: Speed Dating for Mentorship rolled around, our wildest dreams were realized in spectacular fashion. We had nearly 200 RSVPs, and of that group, a whopping 140 attended.  Our 11 hand picked early stage startup entrepreneurs and 11 tech industry experts showed up eager to “speed date.” There were no wallflowers. Everybody in attendance met somebody new. We danced, ate and drank together, shared stories of our mentors, laughed, and made great connections. Most importantly (as I alluded to)… WE HAD FUN!!!

As we followed up with those who attended, my “why” was only further reinforced.

 

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“As a CEO you are invited to many networking events, and rarely do they actually provide value to your business and your life. This was one of those rare exceptions”

Gilad Berenstein, CEO of UTrip


Not only did all our speed daters walk away with great advice and connections, so did everyone. No one went “home alone.” The seeds of mentorship that drove this event from the beginning were firmly planted that night. To be honest, I was hoping that maybe one or two of our speed daters would leave feeling like the event was valuable. To hear the response and feedback from everybody has been a truly humbling experience. The gratification that comes with pulling off something that truly inspires you is second to none.

This feels like the beginning of something special. We are excited!  Thanks to all my family, friends, colleagues, and mentors who inspired this…even a guy I don’t know named, Simon. Stay tuned!


Avail Partners empowers clients to take on big challenges in the world.  The firm has offices in Seattle and Denver and operates as a technology consulting agency transforming the way business leaders take advantage of cloud economics.  The agency provides market intelligence, solutions design, and vendor evaluation.  Avail helps large enterprise transform traditional IT operations to take advantage of cloud services, and helps early stage firms accelerate growth, investment and revenue.  www.availpartners.net

Cloud Expert Dan Marsh Speaks About Authenticity in Business in San Francisco

Cloud Expert Dan Marsh Speaks About Authenticity in Business in San Francisco

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Cloud Expert Dan Marsh of Avail Partners Presents at Rackspace::Solve™ in San Francisco

Marsh to speak on his company's expert method to save double-digit percentages on technology purchasing and the complexity of deals for private cloud solutions

The Business Journals recently reported on Managing Partner Dan Marsh speaking at a one-of-a-kind Rackspace conference in San Francisco where the topic "Solving for the Coming Tidal Wave of Choices: What Are You Willing To Give Up?" was received with great enthusiasm.  Marsh and Avail's methods are described as "truly authentic" and "well-timed for the mainstream advent of cloud in the marketplace".

See the archived press release on Availpartners.net or at PR Newswire.