Episode 11 – The Opportunities With Healthcare And Mobile With Naveen Gogumalla

Matt Trent sits down with Kansas City IT and business professional, Naveen Gogumalla, to discuss his ongoing business venture building a mobile app for the health care industry. In this conversation, Naveen shares his experience with the current health care system and the challenges he and his team are working to address, using mobile technology to connect the physician and the patient 

Episode 10 – Turning Your Career Into An Adventure With Pablo Valarezo

Matt Trent sits down with IT security professional, Pablo Valarezo, to talk about the adventure that he has embarked on throughout his career. Pablo talks about the path he has taken from training in the Air Force through different security roles in corporate America.

For any questions about the interview, feel free to connect with Pablo on LinkedIn or on Twitter and be sure to check out previous episodes of the podcast on our site.

Episode 9 – Power BI And Excel Power Pivot Kansas City User Group With Micheal Reynolds

Matt Trent sits down with Kansas City business analysis professional, Micheal Reynolds, to talk about the newly formed Power BI and Excel Power Pivot User Group in Kansas City. This new user group was formed in January 2016 to help bring together professionals who leverage Power BI and Power Pivot in their technology roles.

For any questions about the user group, feel free to connect with Micheal on LinkedIn and be sure follow the Power BI group on Twitter for updates and upcoming events.

Episode 8 – Women In IT Security With Melissa Spicer and Nichole Windholz

Matt Trent sits down with Kansas City IT and security professionals, Nichole Windholz and Melissa Spicer, to talk about their backgrounds in information technology and security and discuss their new Women in Security – Kansas City user group. This new user group is just getting started and Nichole and Melissa share their passion for this new user group and tips for women who are either starting their career in technology or evolving their career.

For any questions about the user group or the podcast, definitely connect with Melissa and Nichole or check out the following resources:

Women in Security on Twitter: @WomenSecurityKC
Women in Security on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8493969
Women in Security on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WiSKC/

Episode 5 – There Is No Career Path – The Disappearance Of The Traditional Tech Career Path With Jennifer Lockyear

Matt Trent sits down with Kansas City IT professional, Jennifer Lockyear, to discuss the topic of the technology career path. While formally trained in Psychology, Jennifer has served in a broad range of technology roles over the course of her career. Jennifer shares her story of working from the ground-up as a help-desk engineer into business analysis and, eventually, leadership roles within various organizations.

Episode 4 – The Power Of Engaging A User Group With Tony Lux Of The Kansas City VMUG

Matt Trent sits down with Kansas City IT professional, Tony Lux, to talk about evolution in technology and the power of activating a user group. Tony represents the Kansas City VMWare User Group and discusses the success of past conferences, the power of engaging an audience with prominent guest speakers like Steve Wozniak, and the upcoming Kansas City conference. 

Episode 3 – Evolution And Adaptation In Business And Technology With Heather Manis

Matt Trent sits down with Kansas City IT and business professional, Heather Manis, to talk about the changes and consumer expectations that are driving innovation and change within the technology industry. Heather and Matt also talk about the value, as an employee in the industry, of being adaptable to change and evolving skillsets and expectations to succeed.


Combined Expertise Cost-Effectively Delivers Secure and Compliant Technology Solutions to Healthcare Providers

OMAHA, Neb., February 17, 2015 – Cosentry, the leading Midwest IT Solutions provider, today announced IT consulting firm Silver Arrow Technologies has joined the Cosentry Alliance Program. By partnering with Cosentry for hosted IT infrastructure services, Silver Arrow is able to complement their existing offerings while quickly bringing new Healthcare Data Management solutions to market. In addition, the partnership helps ensure hospital records are secure and meet stringent Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance regulations for processing.

HIPAA sets healthcare compliance standards for data privacy – imposing significant penalties through the America Medical Association of $50,000 per violation, with an annual maximum fee of $1.5 million for organizations who fail to comply. Incorporating Cosentry solutions in their portfolio further enhances Silver Arrow’s ability to provide solutions which help ensure adherence to HIPAA regulations.

“With HIPAA, the healthcare industry is increasingly facing tougher penalties for noncompliance and providers can significantly damage their reputation if regulations are not met. Providers must focus on patient care while securing digital files and information, along with maintaining full HIPAA compliance,” said Mike Henderson, Regional Vice President, Cosentry. “Using our award-winning compliant cloud, robust security and managed service offerings, Silver Arrow can support healthcare IT infrastructure needs, while maintaining the highest level of security and HIPAA compliance.”

As Cosentry’s newest partner, Silver Arrow adds powerful IT services to its broad-based portfolio – which include IT and Infrastructure consulting, EMR implementation, security/risk assessment, workflow/system improvement, and data management/analysis. Through Silver Arrow, Cosentry IT solutions ensure the IT consulting firm’s customers can access a broad menu of new, flexible offerings that extend beyond baseline hosted services, including:

● Fully Integrated Help Desk Services

● Multiple Disaster Recovery Solutions

● Compliant Cloud Services

● Robust Security Solutions

● Colocation and Data Center Services

● Managed Infrastructure and Application Services

“Working with Cosentry, we can provide our customers more IT infrastructure service offerings and stronger service level agreements (SLA) while also lowering their IT costs,” said Matthew Trent, CEO, Silver Arrow Technologies. “In addition, we have developed a direct relationship with the company’s leadership which enhances our ability to provide our customers with the peace-of-mind that their IT infrastructure is well maintained and highly secure.”