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The following post is a special contribution from Jay McQuillian, Director of Chitika's Data Solutions Engineering Department:
“I don’t care what the current processes are. Never stop looking for ways to do things better.” – Venkat Kolluri - CEO, Chitika Inc.
Last week, I attended Elite Retreat 9 in San Francsico. The event was put on by Shoemoney Media Inc, and took place at the Clift Hotel. Jeremy Schoemaker, founder of Shoemoney Media, likes to describe the event as the conference you always wished you could go to but never seemed to find, and I couldn't agree more! Some of the top tech minds in the country came together to learn from one another, make meaningful connections, and of course have some fun. I was lucky enough to have a chance to attend, and learned from some of the industries leading minds.
Here at Chitika we love to get out of the office, network and most importantly learn something new! Attending special events, speaking panels and enrichment programs are passion points for everyone in the Chitika family. We are fortunate enough to be located in a region that is one of the epicenters for tech and innovation. This provides us with ample opportunity to constantly mix, mingle and share ideas with some of the industry’s top talent.
Chitika was recently featured in the Boston Globe as one of several companies in Massachusetts taking steps to incorporate a focus on fitness and health in everyday activities. At Chitika, we like to follow the guidelines of “play hard, work smart.” Along with the other companies featured in the article written by Kathleen Pierce, the health of our employees is on the forefront of our minds. However, we don’t stop there. Not only is staying active throughout the day good for your body, it’s good for your mind as well. What’s more, it shows in the quality of your work.
Chitika’s CEO, Venkat Kolluri, returned to UT Dallas today as special guest speaker for the school's nationally ranked MBA program. His talk will cover Data Analytics vs. Business Insights. This is Venkat's second visit to UT Dallas in the last several months. In November, he was a featured panelist at the Management Information Systems Conference held at the Naveen Jindal School of Management, where he engaged with other industry leaders on how to better prepare college students for employment in the dynamic tech industry.
Chitika CEO Venkat Kolluri has been asked by the IEEE Boston Entrepreneur’s network to share his wisdom with fellow entrepreneurs on how to successfully launch a business. The event, entitled “How To Get Stuff For Free,” will take place from 6:30- 9 PM on April 18, 2012 at the NERD center in Cambridge, MA.
As you know, I get a lot of questions everyday from Chitika users. Some questions are asked more than others.... much more, in fact! Here is a quick overview of my most frequently asked questions: