24Notion will be at NAAMBA

The 4th Annual National Association of Asian MBA’s (NAAMBA) Leadership Conference and Exposition is the largest event of its kind in the U.S. and is presenting Emerging Leaders Under 40 award winners including Founder and CEO of 24Notion, Ivo Lukas. The conference theme this year is Tomorrow’s Leaders Today, which reflects NAAMBA’s commitment to cultivating and developing Pan-Asian talent today to become the leaders of tomorrow. Their organization’s core mission is to empower and advance Pan-Asian professionals globally. Through mentoring, networking and professional development opportunities, NAAMBA strives to equip its stakeholders with tools and resources for becoming effective and inspirational global leaders. Slated to become a major initiative of NAAMBA, there is no better time than now to launch Tomorrow’s Leaders Today as the conference theme. The conference gives an opportunity for the community to come to the expo and ask the speakers/mentors questions for the next three days at Hyatt Regency level 2& Santa Clara Convention Center 5101 & 5001 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054 from 3:50pm-5:00pm. There are many speakers/mentors for this event so be sure to attend so you may have the change to learn from their success. You can meet 24Notion, including the CEO at the Mentoring and Networking breakfast, STEM panel discussions and Gala Dinner & Awards on Friday, September 14, 2012.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2012-Concurrent Professional Development Sessions III – 3:50 pm – 5:00 pm

STEM: Building Top Talent Pipeline for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Professionals 

STEM-trained workforce enjoys a competitive edge when it comes to career prospects globally. Companies increasingly find themselves competing for best STEM talent for hard-to-fill jobs as STEM talent pool is limited. Growing number of initiatives are bringing to light the shrinking STEM talent pool and the urgent need to encourage more professionals to pursue STEM education and careers to respond to the growing need of developing and acquiring STEM talent.

Expected Learning Outcomes:

Acquire information on the growing STEM fields and the career paths available within these fields. Find answers to questions such as, why are STEM-trained professionals a scarce talent pool. Why is STEM talent shrinking and what can be done to reverse this trend? How can companies effectively build and increase talent pipeline for STEM professionals?

Speaker(s):

  • Moderator: Thomas G. Zimmerman, Research Staff Member, IBM Research-Almaden
  • Ivo Lukas, Founder & CEO, 24Notion
  • Lo Li, Director, Revenue Management Technologies, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
  • Amy Wong, Director, STEM Integration, Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF)

See you soon! Be sure to follow @24Notion and @MsSonicFlare

24Notion: Winner of Innovative Award


While many mourn the coming of September for its mark of the end of summer, we at 24Notion are anxiously waiting its arrival.  On Friday, September 14th Portland’s Downtown Hilton Hotel will get a whole lot of good vibes coming its way, as it hosts Portland Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy Awards of 2012.  With honorees such as First Federal, Portland Timbers, Nike, Intel, and Cambia Health Solutions, this event covers the span of small, medium, and large companies that play a huge role in our (finally) thriving community.

Along with the sized categories of philanthropic honors, PBJ will also be presenting three companies with the Innovative Partnership Award, in which 24Notion will be a respondent! This is a huge honor for the entire crew and we could not be more pleased to see that not only our hard work and creativity for clients, but also our dedication to giving back in fresh and sustaining ways is gaining notice.

This is not the first time we have been singled out by Portland Business Journal for our philanthropic mindset – we have been ranked 2 years in a row as the 23rd most philanthropic company by PBJ’s annual list.  Keep checking back to our blog to see if we make the list for a third year in a row next year.

Tickets for the Corporate Philanthropy Awards are on sale for $65 and everyone here at 24Notion would love to see support during such an exciting day.  Below is the list of Companies that are being honored, 24Notion included!

Companies being honored are:

Small

AdvantisCredit Union
BarranLiebman LLP
Boly:WelchConsulting | Recruiting
CapitalPacific Bank
FirstFederal
PosterGarden
RiverviewCommunity Bank
StollBerne
Unitus Community Credit Union
WashingtonTrust Bank

Medium

Becker Capital Management
Ferguson Wellman Capital Management
KPMG LLP
Lithia Motors Inc
Melvin Mark Cos
Miller Nash
Moss Adams LLP
Pacific Continental Bank
Portland Timbers
Windermere Cronin & Caplan

Large    
Bank of America
Cambia Health Solutions
Intel
Kaiser Permanente
Nike
Pacific Power/ Pacific Power Foundation
Portland General Electric
The Standard
US Bank
Wells Fargo

Innovative Partnership Award

24Notion
S.D. Deacon
Tillamook County Creamery Association

Check back soon for pictures of the event and the low-down of this local star-studded event.  In the meantime, check us out on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest see features of the type of things that helped us win such a prestigious award!

24Notion Communicates for Good

Downtown Portland’s Elliott Center got a whole lot of good vibes at Meyer Trust’s Resource Fair at the Communicating for Good event.  The gathering attracted an amalgamation of impressive non-profits from Portland, Salem, and Eugene –all built from different missions and structures, but all increasingly interested in social media, PR, marketing, video broadcasting, and more.

24Notion’s philanthropic endeavors have caught the eye of the Meyer Trust Foundation, as 24Notion was invited to compile a table presentation about what we do and how our services can help the 100+ non-profit representatives that showed up for the event.  We presented next to notable companies like Pagatim and TechSoup in a beautiful outdoor courtyard (taking a few indoor breaks to escape the heat, of course!).   With company cards, a business card raffle for free consultation services, and 24Notion stickers our booth got visits from almost every attendee!

24Notion presentation table

24Notion presentation table

The event included two, hour-long presentations from Amy Sample Ward of Non-Profit Technology Network on Strategic Communication and Social Media and Laura Mansfield of Pagatim on Brave Authentic Storytelling.  Below are the some take-aways from the presentation:

 

-  Social Media is not about the amount of “likes” or “tweets” you get.  Instead, it depends on what your goal is as a company.  Maybe it is not the amount of “likes” but reaching out to a certain group.

- Stay organized – write down goals, strategies, and social mediums at least every week.

- 1 in 4 people will download a podcast every week, showing we cannot overlook the power of audio sharing.

- While your brain shuts off from visual stimulation from video production, in contrast your brain is stimulated from audio production

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All in all, the event had great food, fantastic people and was a great chance us to show off what we have been working hard on here at 24Notion!  Check back soon for the results of our hour-long consultation give-away from the event and coverage from OSCON at the Oregon Convention Center.

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24Notion Goes Bicoastal

It was a busy week of panels, tweets, and excitement for 24Notion and CEO Ivo Lukas last week.  From the east coast to the west coast, 24Notion was making their presence known in the Sizzling Miami Tweet up in the beautiful Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami and the Girls in Tech Career Expo in the foggy city of San Francisco.

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View of Mandarin Oriental in Miami, FL

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In Miami, 24Notion started the week off right as a sponsor of the hottest celebration of social gathering and social media.  And it was not only Miami residents that joined in the fun – the #SizzlingMiamiTweetUp went virtual with tweets, statuses, and posts from all over the nation.  Check out the conversation here.  Keep your eyes open for some of the influential leaders that flocked to the sunny city to support the night of tweet up:

@2MorrowKnight @Mo_Miami @AnnTran_ @isazapata @MomsofAmerica @OurTownMagazine @SteveAkinsSEO @TheOnlineMom

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And of course, make sure to check out @24Notion’s presence at the Tweet-Up along with @MsSonicFlare.  Overall, the night was a huge success with our little social media hearts beating fast.

As if that was not enough, 24notion’s trusted leader, Ivo Lukas, took a quick jump across our grand nation and ended up in San Francisco, as a feature for the Girls in Tech Panel Discussion on Landing the Perfect Job – and Keeping it.  The panel discussion included females who have longed proved that they know what they are doing in the career world.  Lukas and Girls in Tech were joined with leaders in Microsoft, Facebook and Anita Borg Institute.

Ivo Lukas + the ladies of Microsoft, Facebook, & Anita Borg Institute

Ivo Lukas + the ladies of Microsoft, Facebook, & Anita Borg Institute

The event hosted 350 eager attendees who gained ‘how tos’ on writing a resume, social networking, and maneuvering in the technology field sector.  The event also touched based on some common interview mishaps and inspired women of all ages that their qualities and skills can land them the perfect job with a few helpful tips.

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Lukas was honored to be a part of such a crucial and influential panel discussion – proud that Girls in Tech are taking the steps needed to begin to close the gender gap that reigns in STEM careers.

In the end, 24Notion’s bicoastal adventures were a huge success — receiving lots of love from both coasts.  Check back soon to see what is thrown our way next.  One thing is for sure — it does not look like we are slowing down!

We hope you all had a happy and sunny fourth with lots of food, family, and fun.

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A Night of Fashion and Philanthropy

To say the senior students of the Art Institute of Portland can work it out is an understatement.  At last weekend’s fashion show, the designs were fierce and the audience was impressed. The students played it cool by showing no signs of the blood, sweat, and tears that were put into the weeks of perfecting their interior designs, apparel designs, apparel accessories, and even fashion marketing skills – all that was visible to the audience was effortless creativity.

Not only was this a big night for the students of the Art Institute, but also for 24Notion, as CEO and founder Ivo Lukas revealed this years winner of a $10,000 scholarship.  24Notion is proud to give back and has even been ranked as Portland Business Journal’s 23rd most philanthropic company.  The anticipation was heavy and the competition was stiff but right as the show started Ivo announced Amelia (Amy) Fuertes as this year’s new scholarship recipient.  At the show, Fuertes’ face showed it all, as she barely was able to whisper out a “gracias” from all the excitement!

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When asked why she chose Fuertes, Lukas responded, “She did it all – she does everything by herself, which is incredibly admirable.  To be control of the whole process, from the idea to execution, takes endurance and dedication.”

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The fashion show and silent auction was a five-hour affair and so Nature’s Tears, in cahoots with 24Notion, provided all the agitated eyes and skin a burst of hydration with their complimentary goody bags for the models, designers, VIPs and first 100 attendees!Needless to say, the goodies were snatched up quick, as a sigh of relief spread throughout the event’s location, Pure Space in the Pearl District.

Overall, the fashion show was a fabulous event filled with fashion enthusiasts, incredible students, and even old friends.  24Notion invited VIP guests and clients/partners, ranging from the eco sustainable technology of Columbia green to apparel and footwear of Adidas – all came out to support 24Notion and AI fashion show. Did we not also mention that the students made 24Notion our own cutting-edge, one of a kind paper dress? Check it below!

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For more pictures of the night and information about Lukas’ speech – like us on Facebook and follow us on twitter! We have pictures on pictures on pictures!

We’re Hiring…

We’re hiring. We are looking for a few rock stars crew. If you are or know anyone who might be interested, pls drop us an email: hr@24notion.tv

include: cover letter( tell us why we need to hire you and a brief intro), Resume and your portfolio/sample of work.

Full-time, Part-time, freelance/contractor and Internship opportunities available right now!

-Web developer( Junior and senior level)

-Graphic/Web designer

-Technologies back end database

-PR/community leader

wondering why there is no job description? YOU tell us why we should hire you! YOU get to tell us your expertise/capabilities and why you are such a rock star!

What If… women in Technology

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Last week wrapped up the http://gracehopper.org/2011/ in Portland Oregon. 3000 attendees (over 140 companies, 235 academics representations and I would say 90% all women) from all over the world flocked to attend this 4 days conference. What if, is the topic of the conference – It is about creating the next generation to be the leader in STEM/Tech (science, technology engineering and mathematics). Telle Whitney opened the conference by introducing a new initiative by Anita Borg/Grace Hooper “TechWomen” change agent scholars: 6 women mentees (Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Egypt) selected as up-and-coming leaders who will advance in women’s participation in technology and help support more women in their hometown and expand STEM education. TechWomen pairs technical women in the greater San Francisco Bay Area with their counterparts in the Middle East and North Africa for a professional mentorship and exchange program at leading technology companies.

Keynote speaker, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook gave a career advice for any young woman who wants to move up the ladder in the career of technology:

  1. Believe in yourself
  2. Dream big
  3. Make your partner a real partner
  4. Don’t’ leave just yet
  5. Start talking about this

The conference sessions range from career, academic, technical, theme and industry track. With Saturday dedicated for an open source day: Codeathon for humanity.

Grace Hopper Aspirations computing awards by NCWIT took place on Thursday night. More than 1200 applicants applied for and top 30 young women were chosen to attend this conference. The Aspirations award is the catalyst that propels young women into studying computer science in college and ultimately pursuing a career in computing and information technology. Event sponsored by Microsoft, Intel, viawest, Lewis and Clark, puppetlabs and 24Notion (shout out to Ruthe F who did an amazing job on the award celeb; did you know that they’ve granted over 800 girls up to date on the scholarship?)

Career fair and exhibitors from Google, yahoo, Microsoft, NSA, Deutsch bank, Lockheed martin, Amex, Intel, Pixar, Facebook, Twitter and hundred others flocked to recruit the brightest STEM young individual to lead their company. (Did you know that STEM jobs paid 20% more than regular career?).

Leaving the conference energized and excited that at Girls in Tech Mentorship Program, we are here to support and developed the next generation to raise them up the top.  so, what are you waiting for? Get into it!

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Destination Opportunity: OEN Venture NW 2011

VNW_Applestore_IconEmailLrgAnother successful OEN Venture Northwest this week.  Businesses that have presented at OEN’s Venture Northwest have raised over $1,564,490,000 in venture capital since 1996 and $98,546,000 in angel investment (Not all Northwest businesses that presented had investments reported in Venture Source).

24Notion is the proud Patron sponsored for OEN’s Venture NW 2011. Check out the digital event site developed by 24Notion. This year’s theme: “Destination Opportunity” means Navigate northwest to find treasure at OEN’s Venture Northwest. Ten great investment opportunities are waiting for you. Attendees flocked to Venture NW include brilliant business leaders about trends in social media and mobile computing, as well as some leading venture firms are plotting their course to the Northwest to find real treasures.

MotoCyzysz was selected as the People’s Choice Winner of OEN’s Venture NW 2011. The other presenting companies are Meridian, The Clymb, Pacific Light Technologies, Cloudability, Avado, 4-Tell, OpenSesame, Night & Day Studios, and Northwest Analytics.

MotoCzysz introduces the D1g1tal Dr1ve D1, the world’s first fully integrated electric drive system to power the cars of tomorrow. The patent pending D1G1TAL DR1VE achieves an unmatched level of integration never before available, making it the simplest and most complete electric drive solution for any company manufacturing electric vehicles. Quoted by popular science magazine in October 2010: “the most advanced electric motorcycle in the world”.

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