Katie Sica

Katie Sica
Katie is a Content Editor at Skye Learning.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Kadesh Simms

Posted by Katie Sica on Nov 8, 2019 10:11 AM

Skye Learning is excited to spotlight Kadesh Simms, a subject matter expert for Skye’s aPHR™ Exam Prep Course. Simms has an MBA in human resource management, the SHRM-SCP credential, and over ten years of experience working in HR, project management, education management, and urban education.

Simms is Associate Vice President of Human Resources at IvyGate International Education Group. Her HR department serves more than 50 employees in over 15 U.S. states. She also collaborates with IvyGate’s global headquarters in Beijing, China.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Debbie Nguyen

Posted by Katie Sica on Oct 25, 2019 10:47 AM

This week, Skye Learning is spotlighting Debbie Nguyen, a subject matter expert featured in Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations, available now on Skye!

Debbie Nguyen has nearly a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector. Currently, she is Director of Planning & Operations for Foster America, Youth Leadership Program Director for ASPIRE: Asian Sisters Participating in Reaching Excellence, and a grants writer for Positive Tracks. Through ASPIRE, Nguyen helps mentor and tutor Asian-American high school girls. Prior to this, as College Success Director at Let’s Get Ready, Nguyen served hundreds of low-income high school seniors preparing for college.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Jim Stewart

Posted by Katie Sica on Oct 18, 2019 10:38 AM

Jim Stewart, PMP® and CSM®, is a project manager with over twenty years of experience who has overseen multi-million dollar international programs. A consultant, trainer, and mentor, Stewart helps organizations incorporate best practices, set up project management offices, run project planning workshops, and more.

Stewart is also a subject matter expert for Skye Learning’s PMP® Exam Prep Course and CAPM® Exam Prep Course, which prepare learners to pass the exams while providing all required professional development units (PDUs).

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Jo Budzilowicz

Posted by Katie Sica on Oct 11, 2019 9:15 AM

Jo Budzilowicz is Vice President of Development at The Documentary Group (TDG) in New York City, where she oversees all projects in development, supports the company’s high-level strategy, and establishes creative partnerships. She also appears as a subject matter expert in Skye Learning’s new Certificate in Leadership for Women in Business.

Budzilowicz has a wide range of experience within the film industry, from production to post-production to development. Prior to her work at TDG, she contributed to projects like the feature film Foreign Letters and the TV documentary special Saturday Night Live in the 2000s: Time and Again. Today, she oversees the development of premium documentaries for PBS, CNN, Netflix, Quibi, and more.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: CL Tian

Posted by Katie Sica on Oct 4, 2019 10:27 AM

This week, Skye Learning is spotlighting CL Tian, a subject matter expert who appears in Skye’s Conversion Rate Optimization and Digital Marketing Strategy courses.

CL Tian is an expert in digital marketing and entrepreneurship who focuses on strategy, technology, and design for early- and growth-stage companies. She is also the founder of PINKOA, a Boston-based digital marketing firm. PINKOA helps its customers achieve their business growth goals and adapt to the latest consumer behavior using the most relevant cross-channel, multi-channel, and touch-point digital marketing strategies.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Amanda Chase

Posted by Katie Sica on Sep 30, 2019 9:50 AM

Amanda Chase is a Senior Business Analyst, Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP), and Six Sigma Green Belt with a master’s degree in project management. Skye Learning was thrilled to include Chase’s expert insight in its new course, Introduction to Business Analysis, launching soon on Skye!

Chase has over ten years of analysis and project management experience. She has worked “smack dab” in the middle of operations for various industries, participating on teams and initiatives from a wide range of sizes alongside subject matter experts from both IT and business.

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Is Blockchain Voting the Future? Follow My Vote’s Adam Ernest Weighs In

Posted by Katie Sica on Sep 19, 2019 9:45 AM

Blockchain is an emerging technology that’s gaining traction around the world–but many people still don’t understand what blockchain is, what it can do, or what its true implications are for the future. Is Bitcoin the same thing as blockchain? Is blockchain secure and reliable? What is the purpose of blockchain? How will blockchain impact supply chains, healthcare, the government, and more? These are some of the many questions investigated within Skye Learning's new course, A Manager’s Guide to Blockchain

Adam Ernest is a subject matter expert for Skye’s blockchain course who brings a wealth of information and visionary leadership to the course. Ernest is the Director of Operations at Vital Digital Group as well as the Founder and CEO of Follow My Vote, an end-to-end verifiable, open-source, blockchain-based voting software development firm.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Nathaniel Ward

Posted by Katie Sica on Sep 13, 2019 9:58 AM

Nathaniel Ward is a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP), an Adjunct Professor of international business at Cleveland State University, and the Director of Cleveland State University’s Export Assistance Network. Skye is excited to announce that Ward is also a subject matter expert for its Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) Exam Prep course.

Ward has an MBA in international business management and calls himself a “walking Wikipedia” for evaluating new markets, from Japan to Brazil to Scandinavia. Ward is well-versed in trade risk mitigation, export laws and compliance, financial management, and more. With his CGBP certification and significant experience in the field of global business, Ward’s insight will help learners prepare to pass the CGBP exam.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Shelley Mitchell

Posted by Katie Sica on Sep 6, 2019 9:59 AM

This week, Skye Learning is excited to spotlight Shelley Mitchell, a subject matter expert for Skye’s Certificate in Sustainable Management.

Mitchell has an impressive academic background in natural resources management and strategic management. Dr. Mitchell is a professor of Management & Sustainability at Hult International Business School. She has also taught at the University of New Hampshire’s Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics and is the former Executive Director of the Seacoast Land Trust. Dr. Mitchell holds a B.A. in Forestry and Natural Resources Management, an M.B.A., and a Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Jim Hannon

Posted by Katie Sica on Aug 30, 2019 11:34 AM

Jim Hannon has an extensive background in Agile coaching and project management with diversified experience across the information technology and financial services industries.  He is currently an Agile Coach and Director of the Agile Transformation Office at Fidelity Investments. Hannon is also a subject matter expert for Skye Learning’s Agile Team Challenges and Integrating Agile and Waterfall.

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