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OUTSTANDING WOMAN IN TECHNOLOGY
A qualified Nominee is a woman who demonstrates a commitment and dedication to technology.
Manta helps small businesses profit, connect and grow through the largest online community dedicated entirely to small business, and serves as a trusted resource for the pulse of the SMB community, with more than 36 million unique global users and visitors each month. Millions of people come to Manta each day to buy from, partner with and connect to companies. Manta now has over 3 million registered members; growing by nearly 100 percent and doubling our daily small business membership growth during 2012.
The Manta platform is one of the most innovative business networking tools available. There are 25 million business owners in the US with less than 10 employees. These businesses need to promote their company to generate more business, but most are limited by budget, time and expertise.
Since most purchases start with online search, Manta provides cost-effective, efficient tools focused on getting SMBs found in relevant search queries. Manta helps SMBs harness the power of the Internet to grow by getting them found in all the ways that customers are searching for them.
Battelle is the world’s largest nonprofit research and development organization, with over 20,000 employees at more than 100 locations globally. Committed to science and technology for the greater good, Battelle is a global research and development organization creating value through innovation for our clients, the nation and the world.
Battelle’s interdisciplinary approach to health and life sciences is solving today’s global health challenges. We leverage decades of experience, world-class facilities and deep science and technology expertise to serve a diverse range of commercial companies, government agencies and university collaborators. Dr. Carol Sabourin is one of eight Senior Research Leaders in a company of over 6,000 scientists and engineers. Under Dr. Carol Sabourin’s leadership, Battelle developed innovative approaches to advancing biodefense vaccines for infectious diseases of high pathogenicity including anthrax, plague, tularemia, and avian influenza. These programs included the development of novel biological assays, approaches to evaluating vaccine efficacy, and statistical modeling. The success of the work has led to numerous multi-million dollar contract and scientific awards from government organizations and biopharmaceutical companies.
Dr. Stephanie A. Smith is a co-founder of Beagle Bioproducts, Inc., and serves as Beagle’s Chief Operations Officer and Chief Scientific Officer.
She has built her career, and now Beagle Bioproducts, upon her research interests and training at The Ohio State University in the areas of carbon fixation and photosynthetic microbiology. This expertise has been applied for the development of a proprietary extraction process that will enable Beagle to derive high-value specialty chemicals from biomass that is regarded as a wasteful nuisance in the environment, namely the biomass in harmful algal blooms.
She brings demonstrated technical leadership, management skills, and newfound business skills to the purpose of building a scalable business and new opportunities for her team and stakeholders.
Dr. Jessica Winter is an Associate Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at The Ohio State University. She is also a founder, interim CEO, and CSO of Core Quantum Technologies, an OSU University Technology Commercialization Company.
Dr. Winter’s research focuses on the development of nanoparticles for biomedical applications, and CQT is poised to commercialize this work in the imaging, pathology, and drug delivery markets.
Dr. Winter is the author of > 30 papers, 4 provisional patents, 1 full US/PCT patent application, and with her colleagues has raised > $320k in initial start-up funding.
As director of the Ohio Educational Technology Conference (OETC) for eTech Ohio, Victoria Boczkowski planned overall conference operations and programming for the nation’s third largest state educational technology conference.
In February 2012, OETC hosted nearly 6,000 participants, conducted 500+ sessions and displays and featured an exhibit hall with over 240 vendors. Through these professional development activities, this annual three-day event provided a forum for connecting local, state and national educators/leaders with research- and standards-based ideas, proven practices, services and technologies for improving the learning, achievement and development of all Ohioans.
The annual Ohio Educational Technology Conference strives to challenge, inform and inspire educators and students through the use of educational technology.
Life Capsules is developing a treatment of deleterious visceral (abdominal) obesity by bioengineered microencapsulated cells dissipating energy in the form of heat (thermogenesis). Unmet medical need: Visceral obesity poses risks for major diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers in 90 million Americans. Current anti-obesity therapies include lifestyle interventions, pharmaceuticals, and surgeries; however, efficacy of these therapies on visceral fat (VF) reduction is limited, whereas side effects and obesity relapse are common.
Our innovation: Life Capsules solution for treatment of visceral obesity is based on long-lasting implantations of microencapsulated cells that are engineered to dissipate energy through heat. This therapy was developed by a multidisciplinary Ohio State University (OSU) research team. This product expects to provide low-cost and minimally invasive therapy for visceral obesity in patients that already developed co-morbidities and disabilities and cannot be treated by life style interventions such as diet and exercise. This solution for obesity will address needs of ~37 million obese Americans and lower the $168 billion annual costs of the US medical care system for treatment of obesity-related diseases.
Sue Testaguzza is the visionary behind LifeCubby, the rapidly-growing micro-social network platform for parents, friends, early education specialists and caregivers.
After owning child care centers for 20 years, Sue envisioned an online, mobile solution for communications between early childhood teachers and parents, and that was the genesis behind LifeCubby, an online “cubby” system for storing children’s photos, videos, documentation, health records, assessments and reports.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital emergency department is a very busy level one trauma center treating approximately 75,000 patients per year. 1200 of these emergency room visits are trauma alerts.
Historically, documentation of trauma patients was done on paper due to the rapid resuscitation and or stabilization that the patient receives prior to being transferred to the intensive care unit or the operating room; it was thought that it may be too difficult to keep up with the documentation electronically.
With Valerie’s leadership, clinical knowledge and IT skills, she has helped Nationwide Children’s to become one of the first hospitals in the nation to accomplish electronic documentation of real time trauma alerts and become a nationally sought-after program.
Nationwide, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by A.M. Best. The company provides a full range of personalized insurance and financial services, including auto insurance, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, life insurance, farm, commercial insurance, administrative services, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, pensions, long-term savings plans and health and productivity services.
Betsy Radley is Associate Vice President of Information Systems at Nationwide Insurance. She is currently the IT Delivery Executive for the Property and Casualty division’s Personal Lines Transformation program. Personal Lines Transformation is a multi-year initiative to simplify Nationwide and Allied’s product management, distribution, underwriting, and policy servicing.
Betsy earned a BS degree in Psychology with a minor in Computer Science from Youngstown University graduating magna cum laude. She also holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation.
OhioHealth is a family of not-for-profit, faith-based hospitals and healthcare organizations. We have been serving patients in Central Ohio since 1891. One of the largest hospital systems in Ohio, we operate with 16,000 associates, 2,400 physicians and 3,000 volunteers.
As we grow, so does our belief that people come first and that all patients deserve the best care available. One way in which OhioHealth fulfills this mission is through the work of our Commercialization program, which is part of a larger innovation initiative that also includes clinical trials and simulation.
Patricia Eisenhardt is a founding manager of OhioHealth’s Commercialization Office. OhioHealth’s end-user driven approach to medical product innovation is rooted in unique, productive business practices that are groundbreaking in medicine. These have led to the launch of 13 new companies and 7 products into clinical use. This success, achieved through a particular blend of business acumen and understanding of technology has a positive impact on the quality of patient care and brings positive attention to our region.
Revolution Group is a central Ohio technology consulting firm which offers comprehensive IT solutions, including managed technology services, IT project management, ERP/CRM consulting and custom application development.
Polly Clavijo, the Founder and COO of Revolution Group, has an innovative approach to business support services and technology consulting. Her leadership has led to explosive growth for Revolution Group and dramatic success stories for her clients.
For three decades, Rhonda DeMuth has advanced configuration software to make manufacturing businesses more efficient and diversified, and to create a more engaging experience for the consumer of configure-to-order products.
She has gone beyond the conventional management solutions to lead her company, TDCI, through obstacles that include a leadership and recession crisis, and into period of accelerated growth. In this time when TDCI is sustaining 30% annual revenue growth, she remains accessible to customers who request to talk to her personally, and she is an old-school manager who believes in written performance reviews and incentives to reward employees.
“My primary responsibility is to create the environment where others can succeed.”
Tanisha is currently the co-founder of TicketFire, a platform focused on revolutionizing the way people enter, discover, and experience live events using mobile technology. TicketFire allows ticket holders to convert their paper tickets into a digital format, allowing them to more easily keep track of, use, share, and/or resell their event tickets.
She is also a partner at Print Syndicate (an offshoot of Skreened.com), an ecommerce platform providing beautifully designed, customized products to consumers, on-demand.