Jila Javdani is a managing director in Slalom Seattle. She also founded the Slalom Women’s Leadership Network. I spoke with Jila about being known for her accomplishments—not her gender, building a successful career in a male-dominated field, and common mistakes that women make in the workplace.
The Warranty Group had a vision: create a single online place for people to purchase protection plans, report product issues, and track claims. But it needed help building the site—and learning to talk to consumers. Together, we created and built ProtectionPlace. It’s an easy-to-navigate one-stop-shop for consumer electronics protection plans. There, people can easily track warranties from purchase to claim, backed by the industry expertise of The Warranty Group and the trusted service of FedEx TechConnect.
Colin Proctor was on the beach in Hawaii when he got the call. The next week he’d be flying from his home in Seattle to the SendOutCards office in Salt Lake City for his first day as a Slalom employee. When Colin headed back to his family home in Kailua, Oahu that afternoon, his dad was on his laptop, creating the family holiday card—on SendOutCards.com.
Ben Towne Foundation (BTF) is combatting childhood cancer by raising funds for cutting-edge treatment. Like any nonprofit, community awareness and involvement are essential to BTF’s mission. We helped contribute to its life-saving cause by refreshing BTF’s online presence—bentownefoundation.org—to deliver a clean, modern, and responsively designed website that better tells its story.
Slalom was deeply honored to be awarded the number two spot in Consulting magazine’s 2015 Best Firms to Work For. The recognition is especially meaningful to us because it’s based on employee survey responses. We’re proud to have built an organization that values helping our people and our clients fulfill their purpose and vision.
Smartphone sales continue to climb.
In 2014, more than one billion smartphone units were sold, reports Gartner. In Q4 alone, 367.5 million devices were sold.
It’s not just sales that are on the rise—consumer expectations are going up as well.
Before, we wanted the hottest new mobile device the day it hit the showroom. Now, we want to preorder that device the second it becomes available from wherever we’re at, any time of the day or night.
Donor dollars allow nonprofits like YWCA Metropolitan Chicago to serve their local communities. Keeping those dollars flowing—and those vital services running—requires dedication, organization, and a little creativity.
There is little argument that mobile has been transforming business models and marketplaces at a surprising rate. Yet there is a big disconnect between consumer and employee expectations and corporate mobile offerings, including those of larger companies. The full potential remains untapped, hindered in part by an assumption that mobile is next in a line of regimented technology projects.