Citrix platform experts and technology champions able to identify and remove pervasive problems across our portfolio of clients and capable of recovering our clients' services from a Major Incident as quickly as possible with whatever it takes, anywhere, anytime.
Maria Olivera is an accomplished professional and an analytical self-starter with an array of technical skills, adept at meeting business needs and new assignments. Maria possesses exceptional qualifications with over 26 years experience in the planning and tactical implementation of operating systems, hardware, software and applications in both desktop and server environments. Her strong interpersonal, presentation and problem solving skills complement her experience. Maria has earned a reputation for quickly responding to trouble projects, prioritizing user request and resolving complex issues. Maria has successfully achieved several technical and professional certifications; her latest Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation Certification which provides IT Service Management with a framework to improve quality. She earned her B.S. in Computer Science with honors from New York Institute of Technology with a minor in Business. Maria is currently pursing her IBM Advisory in Project Management.
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IT & Cybersecurity
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Community Advocacy, Culture/Heritage, Digital Citizenship
👏 Critical Response Team at Kyndryl — Emoti-Con Judge
Your perspective on life makes me want to live more thoughtfully. There is a product similar to your idea currently in the market name "Mindfulness" that you can do some research on and do a more detailed competitive analysis for steps to better your idea. Great job!
Chloe is a New York-based UX designer with over ten years of experience in diverse industries, such as Amazon and IBM Watson. Chloe also designed enterprise-level digital platforms and services that have benefited users, from visually impaired children to adult financial experts.
👏 UX Design Manager at Samsung Electronics — Emoti-Con Judge
Very nice work! Your pitch is a great way to showcase the user's mindfulness practice. I enjoy seeing you include cute illustration concepts and relaxing playlist selections in your app. Writing a journal, talking with someone, and relaxing will also be great self-care practices! So many emotional support animals help with a patient's mental health, comfort, physical health, and skill improvement. It contains all the good things you associate with a well-rounded project. Hope this pitch helps the user to start the day healthier and happier. Best wishes!
Wendy Ju is an Associate Professor of Information Science at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech and the Technion and co-chair of the nascent cross-campus Design Tech department at Cornell University. Her work in the areas of human-robot interaction and automated vehicle interfaces highlights the ways that interactive devices can communicate and engage people without interrupting or intruding.
👏 Associate Professor at Cornell Tech — Emoti-Con Judge
Jesanna, Shakarya, Vanessa, Jaila: I appreciated that you took this project as an opportunity to address an important issue, mental health. I particularly liked that you focused on maintaining well-being, and offer users multiple ways to improve their well-being, including, journaling, relaxing or talking to people; I think this both gives people important options but also bringing these together on an app helps people think to use the application in a wider variety of situations, which would improve it's efficacy. I also appreciated the use of the "cute cat" aesthetic to help set the tone for the application; I imagine it can help to distract people from stress and to treat well-being management as a fun and positive treat rather than as a sad and scary intervention. I would love to see this application built out more!
Parsons, the School of Design — Part-time Associate Teaching Professor
Gigi Polo is a Dominican artist, designer, filmmaker, researcher, and educator; her interdisciplinary practice brings together art and design, pedagogy, and research. Gigi has been teaching since 2006 and is a Part-Time Associate Teaching Professor at Parsons, where she currently teaches. Her passion for teaching lies at the intersection of student-centered instruction and brain-based learning. In 2021, Gigi became the Design Director at Dauphin Americas, a German office furniture manufacturer.
👏 Part-time Associate Teaching Professor at Parsons, the School of Design — Emoti-Con Judge
This is a great idea to support mental health for all. The aesthetics and the use of a character (a cute cat) really open up opportunities for people to engage deeply and be more open to trying the app. It would be great to see some testing of this prototype: how do people interact with it organically? which feature does the majority of users interact with? Could there be a call to action where consumers share what they produce in the app as a way to build a community, a support system?
Feedback from the Community:
jenny h 👏 a Middle School Student
I like how you put stuff i can use to write my feelings down and i like how cute it is and how amazing it is with stuff to talk about.
Ben 👏 a Teacher
I like how your app encourages people to communicate and share their feelings. We live in a world where talking about feelings are Taboo. Your help as nice calming features that helps people of all ages to share their thoughts.
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