Tag: Visionary

Miami alumnus Rick McVey ’81 ensures expansion of Miami’s transdisciplinary data science program with a $20 million gift to fund visionary new building

“Richard M. McVey Data Science Building” name approved by Miami Board of Trustees


Rick McVey (Miami ’81)

Miami University has announced a $20 million gift from Rick McVey (Miami ’81) which will fund a construction of a new data science building on Miami’s Oxford campus. In recognition of this contribution – one of the top-five largest single gifts in Miami’s history – the building will be named the Richard M. McVey Data Science Building in his honor, an action recently approved by the Board of Trustees.

Miami President Greg Crawford underscored that this gift is central to making Miami’s vision of creating an academic epicenter for data science a reality.

“An interdisciplinary team of faculty and staff have been working on a design for this building that will transform our academic programs related to data science and digital technology. This gift makes that vision a reality,” Crawford said. “We are

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The Agile CFO: Innovative, Collaborative And Visionary

I recently spoke to Darrell Cox, the CFO of Vena Solutions, who is working to change the perception of corporate finance from something that is routine and reactive to something that is actually exciting and proactive. Darrell is committed to empowering the next generation of financial leaders, not only within Vena, but across the finance and accounting community. To that end, he has developed a methodology he calls “The Agile CFO” which is loosely based on the Manifesto for Agile Software Development (Vena develops and markets financial planning and analysis software, so this was a logical framework from which to start).

Cox considers himself the chief storyteller of

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All Raise Visionary Voices Ensures That Women Are Seen And Heard At Tech Events And In The Media

Mountains of research confirms that unlocking innovation requires diversity of thought and diversity of people. 

Why then, is the progress of female founders still painstakingly slow? Women’s insight and experience are not valued, yet women often see market opportunities that men pass by. This undervaluation perpetuates a cycle in which women have to fight for access to critical networking and profile-building opportunities.

The data tells the story:

All Raise, which is changing that narrative in the tech and venture ecosystem by putting women front and center at conferences and in the media. “It’s a misnomer that there is

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