How does one become the world’s youngest Director of Sales & Marketing for a global luxury brand, like InterContinental Hotels & Resorts? Just ask Jake Megrikian, who assumed that role before he turned 30. Based in Beverly Hills, Jake currently leads a team with both senior managers and hourly associates. We had a chance to chat with Jake about how to keep a team motivated in the wake of a record-breaking sales year, what tools keep his team productive, and more.
Are we alone? That’s the core question the SETI Institute (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) is trying to answer. Looking up at the night sky and reflecting on the vastness of space can be a humbling experience. And yet, those stars we can see represent just a tiny fraction of what’s out there. That’s why we’re excited about working with the team at SETI. We believe if we can help customers like them find creative ways to lead the world to new worlds, we’re on the right track.
With over 1,200 employees and thousands of external contractors, Howard Hughes Corporation is one of the largest real estate companies in the US. To better enable employee mobility and collaboration, the company chose to move their enterprise applications to the cloud, but looked for a way to do so that would ensure data security without impacting user adoption.
There’s sound, and then there’s…sound. Klipsch makes speakers and headphones that deliver the latter. Paul W. Klipsch founded the company in 1946, and his legacy lives on among audiophiles and people who aren’t satisfied with standard TV speakers or headphones that come with your phone. Using patented horn loaded technology, Klipsch delivers high-clarity, low-distortion audio for their customers’ favorite music and entertainment. And Dropbox is key to ensuring Klipsch’s teams stay in rhythm.
What does the store of the future look like? That’s the question that iQmetrix tried to answer earlier this year at the National Retail Federation’s annual convention in New York City. Using refurbished shipping containers, the Vancouver-based retail software company created an experience in which customers could use virtual reality technology to test out surfboards or customize their own car.
Growing up, we’re often told to follow our passions. Some of us do, some of us don’t. What General Assembly (GA) is trying to do is give people the option, even if you think that ship has sailed. The New York-based company started out in 2010 providing part- and full-time courses for anyone to change careers or add new skills. Today, it’s expanded that mission by partnering with companies to introduce new talent and train existing employees. So whether you’re a marketer who wants to learn front-end development, or someone with technical chops with interest in graphic design, GA is here to help.