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Sachin Gupta: HackerEarth’s HackCOVID: Safer, Smarter Pandemic Response Challenge

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by Robin Smith, Co-Editor Sachin Gupta is CEO and co-founder of HackerEarth, a leading developer assessment solutions provider. HackerEarth is also a leading facilitator of online hackathons and coding challenges, where its community of 4 million developers can upskill and practice for employment interviews. Sachin is a former software developer at Google and Microsoft, and now heads sales/marketing/operations at HackerEarth. …

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Claus Risager: Disrupting the Chain of Infection Using Robotics

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By Robin Smith, Co-Editor The potential for robots to safely perform environmental cleanup tasks from ocean floors to hospital sterile spaces is boundless. Potential applications are still being explored and implemented around the globe. Among the chief pioneers of this frontier, making great strides toward helping to make the world a cleaner place in the most fundamental ways and moving …

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Shanmugavel Sankaran: Making Whistleblowing and Health Conversations Safe

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Shanmugavel “Shan” Sankaran is the CEO of NixWhistle, which is a blockchain-based platform that solves trust issues for employee feedback.  Shan’s background includes working with Microsoft and IBM in multiple information security and compliance leadership roles, venturing into the startup world as CISO for an e-commerce platform company. He recognized the need for an affordable, easy-to-use GRC (Governance, Risk, and …

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Kevin Humes: Leveraging Government Set-Asides to Bring Diversity and Inclusion into the Supply Chain

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Kevin Humes is a retired, disabled veteran who is the managing partner of USA International Holdings Co, U.S.A. AIA International Corp. During his 18 years of decorated service in the U.S. Army and prior to his medical discharge, Kevin was responsible for in-service recruitment, retention, education, and service member training for a company unit size of 300 personnel. Additional duties …

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Lisa Morales-Hellebo: Pioneering Supply Chain Solutions Through Technology and Design Thinking

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Lisa Morales-Hellebo has spent the last 25 years in technology as a student of design-thinking, straight out of the doors of Carnegie Mellon in 1995. But, what she was before that was a fashion aficionado…not just clothes…but, the entire industry.  Honestly, she still owns that infatuation, but there’s much more to her story. Lisa is a VC, a product strategist, …

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Chris LaRocca: Building a Bridge to Food Service Accountability

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By Robin Smith, Co-Editor Of all the industries charting a path out of isolation and into the national re-opening, the pressure is particularly fierce for the service industry. At least one restauranteur is stepping up, in a most proactive way. Founder and President of Culinary Architects, Chris LaRocca, has been working with St. Louis-based Clean Hands Company to revolutionize the …