How Applied Science is Transforming Businesses

How Applied Science is Transforming Businesses with Valkyrie Founder & CEO, Charlie Burgoyne

In this episode of Calavista Conversations, Sloan Foster interviews Valkyrie Founder & CEO, Charlie Burgoyne. Valkyrie is an Austin-based company that fuses applied science with strategy consulting, optimizing and transforming businesses. Valkyrie helps their clients make the right decisions, crack the right initiatives, and answer the right questions.

Books mentioned in this episode for business executives:

Books mentioned in this episode for scientists interested in learning more:

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Training your Culture to Prevent Cyber Security Risks

Training your Culture to Prevent Cyber Security Risks


Sloan Foster, CMO of Calavista interviews Ashley Rose, Co-Founder and CEO of Living Security to discuss the value of making training part of company culture to mitigate cyber risk. Living Security has created a gamification platform to train organizations to be more aware of ways companies can be hacked from phishing expeditions to simple password policies. Living Security specializes in metric driven and engaging security awareness solutions that reduce risk by increasing security culture and changing employee behavior.

Learn more about Living Security on their website
Follow Living Security on Twitter @Living_Security

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Best Practices for Outsourcing Software Development

Best Practices for Outsourcing Software Development


Calavista CMO, Sloan Foster interviews Lawrence Waugh, Co-Founder of Calavista and Russ Finney, CIO and CTO of itmWEB, discussing best Practices for Outsourcing Software Development and how to get the most out of virtual teams. Globalization continues to open up opportunities for organizations to increase efficiency and drive productivity by executing projects remotely and working with geographically distributed teams. This is no more apparent in any part of the business than in the area of Information Technology (IT). Information technology groups are consistently executing projects in multiple geographical locations, both within the organization and externally

with vendors and partners around the world. “When we started Calavista 16 years ago, outsourcing software development was, was not ubiquitous in the way that it is now. Often we had to convince our customers that outsourcing was something that was actually even a viable alternative for them as opposed to something that they just kind of had to do. I think we’ve come to a much more mature place in the industry where people see outsourcing is really practical matter and it’s a business decision as opposed to a sort of a “bet the company decision”.


Read Russ Finney’s report on 10 factors to successfully managing virtual teams.

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Follow Russ Finney on Twitter @rfinney ‏

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Safeguarding your Company Against Cyber Security Attacks

Safeguarding your Company Against Cyber Security Attacks

Episode 2


Calavista CMO, Sloan Foster interviews Founder and CEO Mike Shultz of Cybernance, an industry leader in cybersecurity risk governance.

Cybernance is the only DHS SAFETY Act certified cyber risk governance platform only software to the marketplace. Their platform ensures your business is in compliance with NIST standards. Calavista was instrumental in working with Cybernance to get their platform from ideation to production in 6 months. Mike discusses the state of cyber and how to mitigate the financial risk associated with breaches.

Learn more about Cybernance on their website.
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Saving Lives with Time to Market

Saving Lives with Time to Market with Jeanne Teshler, CEO at Wellsmith

Episode 1

Calavista CMO, Sloan Foster interviews Jeanne Teshler, CEO, Wellsmith on the vision of Wellsmith, the amazing things they are doing through managing chronic disease lifestyles to increase activity and reduce diabetes. Jeanne discusses her plan to outsource the development of the platform, allowing her to focus on starting and building her company. We delve into how Wellsmith was able to get to market faster with a product that worked in highly critical environments such as hospitals. Thank you for joining us for our first Calavista Conversations podcast!

Welcome to the New Calavista!

Our consultative process ensures that your decision to execute a vision is on-time, on-budget and works.

As we look ahead to 2018, we share the belief of the market analysts that the business outlook is bright. With that optimism comes responsibility. Investors are expecting greater returns, employment rates continue to fall and tax changes are poised to yield greater business capital. At Calavista we recognize that this market can be a catalyst for business visionaries. Leaders are poised to take advantage of the climate to deliver projects which can further their competitive advantage. As a dedicated partner, Calavista can provide you with a comprehensive team committed to delivering your ideas, solutions and visions. Our consultative process can take customers from a sketch on a napkin to a fully operationalized product - and can ensure that your vision is executed on-time and on-budget.

What else is new with 2018…? We partnered with Austin-based creative agency Left Right Media to rebrand Calavista! The new logo evokes an infinity sign in two parts - inspired both by the intersection of technology and art, and the deep partnership of the Calavista team with our clients.

We are still the same company, offering the same customer-centric experience we've provided for over 16 years. Our mature and proven development capabilities can directly impact revenue growth by expediting time-to-market, thus capturing market share sooner. Our extensive experience includes work in industries ranging from hi-tech to healthcare … and from finance to farmland management.

Today, we are proud as ever of the deep and proven background we bring to our partnerships. We look forward to sharing that knowledge and experience with you. One way we will do that is through our Calavista Conversations podcast. Our CMO, Sloan Foster, will host a myriad of guests on numerous topics, all focused around software development and its best practices. Check out our first one with Jeanne Teshler, CEO of Wellsmith, Save Lives with Time to Market.

Calavista is dedicated to solving complex issues and making the world a better place through technology, and we believe our new brand will help us continue to communicate that.

Thank you for your continued support - we can't wait to see what the future holds for all of us!