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Giddy Up! Pittsburgh Technology Couuncil Member News Roundup

Giddy Up! Pittsburgh Technology Couuncil Member News Roundup

Article Published: April 14, 2016

LassoroundupPittsburgh Technology Council members are making headlines. Continuum and AT&T announce new key hires, while Workbook just took the wraps of its latest ERp software. Plus, the airport celebrated yet another new flight connecting Pittsburgh to top destinations.

WorkBook Launches Version 9 of Its ERP Agency Management Solution

Worldwide  ERP agency management solution, WorkBook Software, released its much anticipated game-changing Version 9 made with HTML5 technology. The Best-in-Class integrated solution features enhanced scheduling, global resourcing, whiteboards, and new mobile apps added to mobile-friendly compatibility. A fresh and simple user interface to view real-time job data, Kanban, scrum board, snapshots, burn, automated workflow, custom SQL Dashboard widgets, open API, financial progress and so much more in a completely customizable interface to harmonize terminology.

“WorkBook’s legacy & previous Versions have been the industry leading tools for many decades, adopted by world’s top ad agencies, marcomm, engineering, life & science+. It was imperative to keep the robust foundation structure and integrity of the product while making the user interface next-generation ready. WorkBook 9 weaves top-notch features with autonomic – build once deploy everywhere - approach into future-proof technology for on-the-go agency lifestyle. The brand promise is to be the best and most accessible system for project-driven businesses globally. It’s as simple as that! We are thrilled to offer our partners this user friendly experience with a broad spectrum of functionalities that could be complex by nature,” says Niels Heimburger, Global CEO & Founder. “WorkBook will continue to push for greatness.”

Learn more at www.workbook.net

AT&T Names New Vice President and General Manager of the Liberty States

 AT&T welcomed industry veteran Judy Cavalieri to manage mobility and consumer markets in the Liberty States. Cavalieri will oversee the sales and operations of more than 1500 employees, nearly 270 AT&T-owned and authorized retailer locations across Pennsylvania, Delaware, southern New Jersey and parts of West Virginia and Ohio, as well as national retail sales. She also will help guide wireless network deployment strategy across the region. 

“Judy has enjoyed a highly successful career with AT&T for over 27 years. Her expertise in many areas including sales, marketing  and strategy development combined  with her relentless can-do attitude make her the perfect leader to take the Liberty States AT&T team to new heights,” said Jennifer Van Buskirk, regional president, AT&T Mobility. “In addition, Judy has a reputation for inspiring her team with a “leader as coach” style and for delivering high-quality results that provide value across the business.”

Before being named vice president and general manager of the Liberty States, Cavalieri was vice president of voice and prepaid products.  In this role she was responsible for the development and execution of our national Go Phone productivity plan as well as management of our Mobile Protection and International businesses.

During her career with AT&T, Cavalieri has held positions in sales, AT&T Bell Labs, marketing, and eComm.  Cavalieri earned a Bachelor of Science degree and an M.B.A. from Rutgers Business School.  Cavalieri and her family are in the process of relocating to the Philadelphia area.

Continuum Names Vice President of Help Desk

Continuum®, the only channel-exclusive IT management platform company, has named Ray Cappola as Vice President of Help Desk, the company’s U.S.-based technology service center providing direct end-user support for a wide-range of technology problems. Ray has served in senior technical service delivery leadership positions at many of the world’s leading technology firms including Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett Packard and Teradata. Housed in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, Continuum’s white-labeled Help Desk supports more than 50,000 users for the small and medium-sized business clients of the company’s MSP partners.

“MSP partners that outsource IT support services to our Help Desk have unlimited access to increasingly scarce technology talent, enabling them to free in-house resources to focus on complex projects, customer relationships and business development,” said Rob Autor, Senior Vice President of Global Service Delivery at Continuum. “As a result, they are accelerating growth and increasing profitability far faster than the industry average. Because of our partners’ successes and positive experiences, continuing to drive world-class service while supporting rapid growth of the Help Desk is a special focus for us this year. Ray has the experience and knowledge to lead the rapidly increasing demand for and global expansion of Help Desk services we expect in 2016 and beyond.”  

Airport Authority Celebrates Southwest Inaugural flight to St. Louis 

Allegheny County Airport Authority officials celebrated Southwest’s inaugural flight to St. Louis, one of 16 nonstop destinations served by the airline from Pittsburgh International Airport. The celebration included a water arch salute for the departing flight as well as refreshments, music and prizes for passengers.

Southwest launched service from Pittsburgh International Airport on May 4, 2005 with nonstop service to four cities. The airline has grown to serve 16 nonstop destinations from Pittsburgh, including Las Vegas, Orlando, and Dallas with more than 30 flights a day. The airline last month announced nonstop service to Los Angeles beginning in August. Pittsburgh International Airport currently serves 54 cities nonstop, up from 37 two years ago. Passenger traffic topped 8.1 million in 2015, up 1.6 percent. A complete listing of Pittsburgh International Airport’s nonstop destinations can be found at http://www.flypittsburgh.com/route_map.

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