Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from the Executive Recruiters at Smith Hanley Associates.

Vaccines in a COVID-19 World



Vaccines represent some of the most impactful advances in public health.  Smallpox was once the most deadly disease on earth, but with the use of vaccines the last natural outbreak occurred in 1949 and smallpox was declared eradicated in 1980. U.S. vaccination requirements have led to the elimination of once highly contagious infectious diseases in… Read more »

What does a Chief Actuary do, and how does one become a Chief Actuary?


Chief Actuary

The Casualty Actuarial Society has an article on their website that says the Chief Actuary is a business leader who can maintain the necessary levels of professionalism and technical expertise while adapting to change.  It is the most visible example of professionalism of the actuarial career, and a “hallmark of the profession” according to Richard… Read more »

How Has Cloud Computing Changed the Way Data Scientist’s Work?


cloud computing

The internet started to offer significant bandwidth in the nineties which allowed for the regular use of cloud computing by the general public. Major milestones in cloud computing development include the launch of Salesforce in 1999, Amazon Web Services in 2002, LinkedIn in 2003, Facebook in 2004, Twitter in 2006 and Drop Box in 2008…. Read more »

Medical Device Breakthroughs During the Pandemic


medical device breakthroughs

In this worrying COVID-19 environment that has been unleashed in the world, it is refreshing to hear some good news about medical device breakthroughs. TigerEye In mid-September 2020 Avinger announced it received FDA clearance for its Ocetaris image-guided chronic total occlusion (OTC) crossing system.  Marketed under the brand name TigerEye, this medical device breakthrough will… Read more »

Top Market Research Trends for the Next Decade


top market research trends

Video analysis technology, voice technology and the use artificial intelligence through machine learning are all new technologies that market researchers believe will be more and more actively used in the next twelve months, and be top market research trends utilized over the next decade. There are significant challenges to utilizing these top market research trends… Read more »

How to Manage Going from Peer to Boss


peer to boss

Congratulations!  You’ve just gotten that promotion you’ve wanted for a while, but you are moving into a position where you will be managing your former peers.  Yikes, that can be tricky!  Here’s how to manage your move from peer to boss. Hold One-on-one Meetings Being transparent about the awkwardness of changing from peer to boss… Read more »

Election Day 2020



It’s Election Day 2020.  Exercise your right as a citizen of the United States to select your government.  VOTE!