Regardless of your business, technology can improve your efficiency, effectiveness and reach. From retail to real estate to healthcare and beyond, recent advances in technology promise big promises to streamline systems and improve the customer experience. The professionals and companies on this list of technical experts include leaders in their field who are ready to help companies achieve their mission by leveraging the latest technological innovations.
Liziana Carter / GROW AI
Liziana Carter is the founder and CEO of GROW AI, a chatbot agency that uses conversational intelligence (AI) to instantly connect consumers with e-commerce businesses via Facebook Messenger AI, Instagram DM Automation and WhatsApp Automation. Carter’s solution helps visitors shop easier by creating unique experiences at every step of their customer journey. For companies operating in the e-commerce world, the solutions she offers win customers who want to stay engaged in meaningful conversations that are highly contextual to their personal needs, and solve problems at every step of their customer journey. Carter is a former Microsoft Practice Lead and started GROW AI in 2019. She built a conversation framework designed to deliver predictable and measurable results that drive business growth and improve the brand’s status in front of its audience. Carter’s team builds strategies for each client. These strategies tackle the sales, marketing, and operations departments of the online business and then optimize and scale them to generate more revenue, leads, and automate 80 percent or more of all customer support queries through AI. Carter has been featured in Entrepreneur, TechTimes, Business Insider, Yahoo News, The Silicon Review and other leading publications.
Anil Varghese / Proxima360
Anil Varghese is the CEO of Proxima360, a management consulting firm that provides solutions to critical business needs within the complex retail landscape. Varghese and the Proxima360 team of talented professionals are experts in closing the gap between companies and technology, simplifying retail and increasing earnings. They bring an unmatched level of experience that allows for a comprehensive understanding of technical structure and how it best serves the practical needs of a dealer for success. Among other things, Proxima360 assists with the implementation of ERP solutions, including Oracle and JDA modules. To best serve their retail customers, Proxima360 conducts blueprint sessions that assess customer operations and technical infrastructure with the aim of identifying areas for improvement and mapping action plans that increase productivity and efficiency. Fortune teller is a software solution developed by Proxima360 that enables retailers to respond quickly to changing trends by applying machine learning to their financial forecasting models.
Mike Kilian / MVix Digital Signage
Mike Kilian is Vice President of Business Relations for Mvix Digital Signage, an end-to-end, full-service company providing digital signage solutions. Mvix provides complete project management to its customers, including the implementation of digital signage, managed services, and the creation of customized content that incorporates technology that has been shown to increase sales, reduce costs, modernize facilities, and enhance the customer experience. Its customers include company offices, hospitals, schools, places of worship and restaurants. Its strengths include providing solutions that have ease of use, affordable cost structures, and a comprehensive suite of content options. With Mvix’s enterprise-grade solutions, users have access to a dynamic and visually appealing communication solution that enables them to better inform, entertain, educate and communicate with customers, students, staff and guests.
Unionly / Scott Heric
Professional is a digital payment platform built on the mission of giving organized labor control over their financial destiny. Recognizing that the majority of unions only accept cash or checks, with little or no insight into or control over digital revenue generation, Scott Heric launched Unionly in April 2020 to bring much-needed modernization of the processes unions use to drive financial projects. The Unionly platform enables customers to easily and efficiently collect membership fees, accept donations, sell merchandise and facilitate any digital transaction to support their organization. As a leader in digital fundraising, Heric Unionly brings a deep understanding of the ways in which the inefficiency of outdated payment systems costs organizations and their supporters. Unionly was designed to lead unions into the future of fundraising, as well as protect them from falling victim to fraudulent fundraising platforms. By offering a secure, online, mobile-friendly and cost-effective way to raise money, Unionly not only streamlines economic processes but also enables unions to increase membership and build community more effectively.
VBO Tickets / David Boehme
VBO tickets empowers organizations around the world by providing complete ticketing solutions. VBO Tickets’ cloud-based ticket and event management platform integrates with any sales method to streamline ticket sales no matter what digital space an organization uses to promote its events. Its white label approach means that customers stay with the customer throughout the ticketing process, and payments on all sales are delivered directly and instantly. By providing a built-in CRM, VBO Tickets allows organizations to not only sell tickets, but to build relationships with their patrons and provide just-in-time information about future events through data-driven marketing. Led by founder and technology innovator David Boehme, VBO Tickets has ten years of experience streamlining processes, increasing productivity and increasing revenue streams for colleges and universities, museums, theaters, clubs, performing arts venues, festivals and sporting events.
Nick Agar / AXIA coin
Nick Agar is the founder and visionary behind AXIA, a non-profit blockchain-driven project that pursues the goal of creating a more inclusive and equitable financial system for the moneyless and everyone else around the world. The revolutionary AXIA coin tackles the problems that have become more and more prevalent with currencies affected by inflation such as the US dollar, which robs individuals of purchasing power over time. AXIA Coin is the world’s first hyperdeflationary digital currency, with a supply that is constantly reduced over time through the burning of coins. As AXIA Coin becomes more frugal due to its superior economic design, AXIA Coin holders have the potential to increase their purchasing power. In addition to protecting against value loss, there is the affiliated AXIA Ecosystem, which includes a number of unique privacy-focused “use-to-earn” apps that help remove barriers to entering the world of cryptocurrency and allow individuals and businesses to stay rewarded for the online activity they already did every day. With AXIA scheduled to launch its own blockchain network in Q1 2022, Agar will undoubtedly be one to watch out for in the new year.
Laura Miller / TempDev
Laura Miller is the CEO of TempDev Inc., a leading NextGen Healthcare professional service and technology company known for innovative and forward-thinking consulting services. TempDev works with the largest medical groups, private equity firms and ASCs in the country to improve the user experience, streamline workflows, assist with revenue cycles and acquire, report and analyze clinical and financial data. As the COVID-19 pandemic brought new challenges to the healthcare world, TempDev stepped up to serve its customers with solutions that reduced the administrative burdens associated with the delivery of the COVID vaccine. TempDev’s experience in providing advice on electronic health records and practice management to some of the largest health systems in the country positions its team uniquely to guide organizations in assessments, optimization, implementation, training, staff growth and custom development. As the healthcare world becomes increasingly complex, TempDev collaborates with its customers to deliver innovative solutions that improve operational, clinical and financial performance.
VIE Healthcare Consulting / Lisa Miller
VIE Healthcare Consulting has helped healthcare organizations save more than $ 1 billion through the use of their unique Comprehensive Cost Savings Solution. Based on the frontline’s experience that she got trained doctors and nurses in the use of new equipment and products, adm. Lisa Miller brings unique insights to VIE customers, enabling them to reduce their costs, increase their financial performance, improve patient engagement, and optimize operations such as data analytics and telecommunications health. Miller’s forthcoming book The Entrepreneurial Hospital guides hospitals in providing exceptional patient care and increasing earnings by adopting an entrepreneurial mindset. VIE’s driving goal is to help hospitals protect their margins so that they can provide exceptional patient care. Its patented technology analyzes purchased services to provide unmatched insight into historical consumption and uncover hidden opportunities for economic optimization. By combining its technical solutions with expertise in the complexity of procured service agreements, VIE provides its customers with unmatched insight into areas with potential cost savings.
Meet Elise / Minna Song
Meet Elise modernizes the manual home rental process by providing real estate companies with industry-leading AI Leasing Assistants. By seamlessly synchronizing with industry-leading property management software and CRMs, MeetElise unleashes the power of AI at any point in a potential tenant’s journey, educating potential residents 24/7 via email, text and chat. MeetElise provides a high-pressure experience for the rental journey that generates more trips with less work from the property staff. As a result, MeetElise improves conversions, increases agent productivity, and reduces the number of days rental properties remain on the market. Led by co-founder and CEO Minna sang, MeetElise is on an independent mission to make it as hassle-free as possible to find housing for everyone. By leveraging cutting-edge technology to reduce operating costs in the rental industry, MeetElise contributes to a future where housing is economical, technology-driven and accessible to all.