UC Innovation center names interim director

February 1, 2014

Karyn DiGiorgio will guide center in spreading health care delivery innovations systemwide.

Karyn DiGiorgio

Karyn DiGiorgio

Karyn DiGiorgio, M.S.N., R.N., has been appointed interim director of the UC Center for Health Quality and Innovation (CHQI).

The center, based at the UC Office of the President, is a systemwide effort launched in 2010 to support innovative grants and spread best practices that aim to improve quality, increase efficiencies and reduce costs at UC medical centers.

DiGiorgio joined UCOP in September as the associate director of CHQI, after working for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, where she was a program officer in the Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative.

“The UC Center for Health Quality and Innovation will be in good hands under Karyn’s leadership,” said the center’s outgoing executive director, Terry Leach, R.N., Esq., who will continue working part time with the center until retiring from UC in July.

“I look forward to working with UC campuses and medical centers to help spread innovations that improve the delivery of health care throughout UC Health,” DiGiorgio said. “I very much appreciate having Terry’s assistance during this transition.”

At the Moore Foundation, DiGiorgio developed and managed multiple systemwide health care grants in the Bay Area and greater Sacramento regions — many of which resulted in significant reductions in patient morbidity and mortality and led to improvements in patient care. Previously, she worked as the R.N. discharge coordinator and a staff/charge nurse in the Emergency Department at UCSF Medical Center. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and holds an M.S.N. in health policy from UC San Francisco and an M.S. from Drexel University in Philadelphia.

The Center for Health Quality and Innovation is governed by a board composed of the six UC medical school deans, five UC medical center CEOs and chaired by the UC Health senior vice president. The center will host its third annual spring colloquium May 2 in Oakland.

FIO Picks Former TMS President Woody Hutsell as New Senior Director

December 1, 2011

Who saw that coming?
Learn more about Woody here:  http://appicu.com/about-me/

Congrats Dave Kellogg: SVP Salesforce Service Cloud

November 5, 2011

Important New Report: Your Career and Alcohol

November 5, 2011

Get to know Pinaki Mukerji: Queplix EVP & Chief Product Officer

September 25, 2011

Pinaki Mukerji
Queplix EVP & Chief Product Officer

Pinaki Mukerji has more than 20 years experience in the software industry and delivered many market leading products. He joined Informatica in 1995, at a very early stage of the company. Over the past 15 years, Pinaki played a pivotal role in growing Informatica from $0 MM in revenue in 1995 to $650MM revenue at the end of 2010. Over the years, Pinaki built a highly talented engineering team spanning multiple geography and grew the product portfolio. Pinaki is responsible for the Informatica Platform Technology and the Data integration product.

As Chief Product Officer at Queplix, he is responsible for managing our engineering team and guiding the company’s technology development. Mukerji joins Queplix from his most recent position as Senior Vice President, Platform Technology R&D at Informatica®, Inc. (INFA). While at Informatica® Mukerji was one of the key driving forces behind many of their key product initiatives.

“Pinaki did a brilliant job at Informatica® and I expect he will do even more at Queplix,” said Mark Cashman, chief executive officer for Queplix. “There is no executive with more relevant experience than Pinaki. Our platform delivers an open, business user ready, enterprise platform for data integration and data management. Pinaki pioneered many early data integration successes with Informatica® and he is supremely qualified to lead our product vision forward.”

“The Queplix platform for cloud and on-premise is an industry first.  Business users are now empowered to bring projects from concept to deliverable without IT programmers,” said Mukerji.  “Advanced data virtualization is the future.  It is a game changing technology for the data integration world.  It reduces cost and risk and enables performance more than any other technology or architecture.  I am extremely pleased and excited to join the company at such a critical time in the company’s evolution.”

My First Job in Silicon Valley: AGILIS

April 15, 2010


Thank you John, Ken, and Ram!

Fusion-io CFO Dennis Wolf — Some Background

December 1, 2009

In general, I think it’s interesting how some things stay with us and other things fall away.  Dennis Wolf is the real deal — here is some additional data you should know:

Wolf has over 25 years of experience managing finance and operations for high-growth technology companies. Prior to joining MySQL AB, he was managing director and CFO of Hercules Technology Growth Capital, a provider of debt and equity growth capital to technology and life sciences companies. While there, he took the company public on the NASDAQ stock exchange. Previously, Wolf held CFO and senior executive positions at Omnicell, Redback Networks and Credence Systems Corporation. He has also served in executive management roles at Sun Microsystems and Apple Computer. He currently sat on the boards of Vitria Technology and Komag (Vitria was taken private and Komag was acquired by Western Digital).


November 30, 2009

One of my colleagues is moving back to the Bay Area to take a MAJOR-LEAGUE job and he is selling his townhouse in Brooklyn.  88 Prospect Park SW is the perfect location for young family — walk everywhere and 10-minute commute to Wall Street.


Keeping Momentum In Your Job Search: PART VIII

November 11, 2009

Try Something Different

The saying goes “insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Has your job search looked the same for the whole time you’ve been doing it? You send resumes by email. You check job boards & apply to jobs. You email recruiters to ask if there’s anything new. Are you going to new networking events? Are you doing volunteer work? Are you reading the trade rags and then making calls to people about the deals they’ve done? Are you teaching something or writing about it? Diversify your skills, your network and revive your passion about something so it can rub off on your job search. Don’t be like Sisyphus rolling the same stone up the same hill day after day, it robs you of your enthusiasm which is critical to your success.

Thanks again to Denise Palmieri from Pinnacle Group International

Do You Need A Free Pass to DREAMFORCE?

November 8, 2009

I’m going to be at SC09 so I won’t be able to make the big SALESFORCE.COM DREAMFORCE conference. Let me know if you need a pass…