Location: Annapolis, MD
Industry: Risk management
Years in role: 4.5
Years at company: 1.5
SPIRIT OF INNOVATION: For Nuno Pereira, CTO at iJET International, innovation and collaboration are core values that go hand in hand. “Our teams are encouraged to try new things, and every individual understands that every trial is a learning opportunity regardless of the outcome,” he says. The two values also inform iJET’s physical space, which includes shared workspaces and quiet huddle rooms.
QUICK TIP: “Always do the right thing, even when it’s the hard thing to do.”
COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: IJET partners with multinational organizations that send employees and expatriates to high-risk and remote parts of the world to conduct business on their behalf. Its Worldcue technology suite helps business leaders understand the risks associated with travel and doing business in particular destinations, as well as keep track of the number of people they have in each location, at all times. “In addition, our mobile apps allow leaders to push critical information into the hands of employees across the globe, alerting them to threats nearby,” says Pereira.
ABOVE AND BEYOND: “I believe that you can’t manage what you can’t measure, and in 2014 found that our operational systems monitoring was insufficient,” says Pereira. “In early 2015, my team implemented a sophisticated end-to-end application performance and systems monitoring tool that has been instrumental to our ability to support our customers.” Now, Pereira’s team is able to spot issues before new code is deployed to production.