Presidents' Message | Being A Champion
Dear SEMS Members,
The excitement and inspiration of the 2016 Rio Olympics has got me thinking about what it takes to be a champion. According to sports psychologist, Dr. Jerry Lynch (www.wayofchampions.com), a champion has the following characteristics:
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International perspective | Interoperability and its impacts on the public domain
Interoperability can be described as the ability of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems – and the business processes they support – to exchange data, enable the sharing of information and knowledge, and use these data. Interoperability takes into account dimensions such as concerns, barriers, degrees of maturity and types of assessment. When put together and analyzed, this set of views and perspectives can help increase the level and quality of collaboration, interaction and transactions between organizations (public or private) and between areas (or agencies, in the case of the public sector) inside the same organization.
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2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Oct. 4
Many engineers, as they progress in their careers, will ultimately switch from a technical role in a company to a position in management. However, this transition may seem quite daunting. How does one's technical preparation relate to management? How can one learn the skills needed to be a successful manager? Is there anything that can be done before being promoted to management to prepare? All these questions and more will be addressed by a distinguished group of panelists that has been through this transition. Currently representing OhioHealth, Medtronic and Harley-Davidson, the panelists will share their experiences and advice on how to navigate this important career shift.
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Lend a helping hand | Call for volunteers
If you are interested in volunteering for the SEMS and its initiatives, contact Charlene Yauch, SEMS president, or Daren Maynard, newsletter editor.