"I point clients toward trying to have a higher-level strategy. And many times they do but just haven’t taken the time to see how it practically affects their content or their design. And that’s why I’m there, to facilitate that conversation. But sometimes it could be a case where the client doesn’t have that strategy articulated as well. And it’s no problem to be able to help with that process. And it’s one of the coolest opportunities because everyone’s really invested and excited, but at the same time, you’re uncovering something that’s completely new." - Nerdery Senior UX Designer Michael Metts
“Digitalization, the process leading to digital transformation, is not strictly about technology. It is about creating change and using technology to enable this change and realize new opportunities. Implementing the latest and greatest technology in data and analytics won't transform a business on its own. Like any change process it requires strong leadership and vision, fostering a culture of change, attracting and empowering talent, ability to manage risk, significant investment, and clear strategic goals.” - Chad Dvoracek, Senior Data Engineer at The Nerdery.
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The Nerdery is a digital technology consultancy that works with companies like Google, Best Buy and Medtronic. Erik Weiss, a principal software engineer and iOS domain lead with the company, said the most important thing he’s learned in his time there has been to understand the interplay between client goals and those of his employer, which unlocks opportunities for more win-win situations.
Minne Inno recognized 50 Minnesota innovators at its inaugural 50 On Fire event, and two of the 50 honorees have ties to The Nerdery: the philanthropic initiative NerdKind and Senior Software Engineer Joey Bertalan.
“Everyone is a software company.” Jonathan Dexter, engineering practice lead at The Nerdery, reminds us of something that we all know, but don’t always acknowledge. It doesn’t matter what business you’re actually in these days, technology is at the heart of what you do. Whether it’s insurance or education, hardware and software keeps your machine humming along. And if you don’t have the right solutions in place, it can cost you time and money.