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Diploma in Business Administration
National University

2005 – 2008

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General City College

2003 – 2005

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All levels: Math, English, Technology
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2000 – 2003

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David has worked in the technology world for over 12 years but has been passionate about technology since he was a young boy – building computers and setting up LAN’s in his early-teens and studying MSCE in his free time by the time he was in high school.

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From the Blog

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Building a Sustainable Healthcare System with David Sylvan of University Hospitals

This week, David Wright talks with David Sylvan, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer of University Hospitals, about healthcare innovation and digital health. David Sylvan shares insights from his varied career, his role in leading strategy and innovation, and the future of healthcare.

Key Takeaways:

(02:16) David Sylvan introduces his roles at University Hospitals and talks about the system’s size and partnerships.

(03:28) The importance of listening more and talking less for good leadership.

(04:56) David Sylvan’s career journey from South Africa to healthcare innovation.

(10:14) The challenges of selling into healthcare and integrating new technologies.

(17:21) The value of diverse backgrounds in innovation teams and dealing with uncertainty.

(18:15) David Sylvan’s current book, “Why Not Better and Cheaper?” and its relevance to healthcare.

(20:31) Key projects at University Hospitals, including reducing real estate and using AI to improve patient and provider experiences.

(25:51) How digital scribes can improve doctor-patient interactions by cutting down on paperwork.

(28:02) Major challenges in healthcare, like financial sustainability, legislative risks and workforce burnout.

(30:54) David Sylvan’s vision for the future of healthcare, focusing on digital access and home-based care.

Resources Mentioned:

Why Not Better and Cheaper? by Robert and James Rabitzer

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Transforming Data Into Value with Stephen Brobst of Ab Initio Software

This week, David Wright is joined by Stephen Brobst, Chief Technology Officer of Ab Initio Software, to delve into his journey in technology, the importance of teamwork and the future of AI and data management.

Key Takeaways:

(02:26) Stephen’s role at Ab Initio, which is known for innovation and engineering.

(03:10) Smart people are important for success.

(04:18) A summer internship sparked Stephen’s interest in high-speed computing.

(09:41) Stephen values experiences and travel over possessions, advocating minimalism.

(12:29) Ab Initio’s culture of tackling complex problems.

(15:12) Adapting to the collaborative environment at MIT.

(17:47) The importance of team diversity for problem-solving.

(20:01) Transforming raw data into valuable products and transparency in AI.

(25:11) Democratizing data access and reducing technical debt.

Resources Mentioned:

The Narrow Corridor” by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson

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Creating Seamless Tech Solutions with Darlene Reina of Calendly

This week, David Wright is joined by Darlene Reina, Head of IT & Business Systems at Calendly, to discuss the evolving role of IT leadership and strategic alignment within fast-growing tech companies.

Key Takeaways:

(02:58) Darlene shares a piece of career advice and its significance to her career.

(04:00) From working at Apple and higher education to leading IT at Calendly.

(05:50 Communicate and engage with different audiences: The importance of storytelling in IT.

(09:00) Learning from failures and the critical role of alignment and stakeholder buy-in for successful IT management.

(16:00) Exploring the broader responsibilities and vision for IT within Calendly, including improving internal operations and system integrations.

(19:55) The impact of strategic IT management on company-wide alignment and operational efficiency during scale-up phases.

(27:01) Integration of large language models and AI within Calendly to streamline operations and enhance internal efficiencies.

(34:00) Reflections on the future of work and the role of AI in transforming organizational tasks and responsibilities.

Resources Mentioned:

“Amp It Up” by Frank Slootman 

“Radical Candor” by Kim Scott 

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