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Wednesday 22 February 2017
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UnThink Healthcare Data Centers

UnThink Healthcare Data Centers

UnThink Healthcare Data Centers

GUEST

Bill Esslinger, CEO of Fogo Data Centers

DISCUSSION

Bill joined us to discuss why he thinks we must #UnThink Healthcare and why he decided to get in the data center business after nearly 20 years of working for an EHR vendor. Specifically, we discuss the following with Bill:

  1. (4:14) What was it about Fogo that convinced you to join the company?
  2. (6:34) You’ve been working in industry quite a while, what are some of the changes you’ve witnessed over the last 20 years?
  3. (8:18) In a recent post you wrote on Nick Adkins blog, you said that we must #unthink healthcare- what does that mean to you and why?
  4. (11:39) I noticed that over the holidays that you became a member of The Walking Gallery of Healthcare. Will you tell us how that came about and about your healthcare story that Regina Holliday painted on your jacket?
  5. (14:53) Tell us more about Fogo Data Centers, What do folks nee to know about what makes you special?
  6. (19:08) What are your plans for HIMSS17 and where will we be able to find you?
  7. (20:30) What’s next for Fogo Data Centers? What are you working on now for your customers to experience in 2017?

Visit Fogo Data Centers on the Web and follow them on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIN!

About Fogo Data Centers

Founded in 2010, Fogo Data Centers delivers advanced Cloud technologies and infrastructures though a network of regional data centers. Our facilities are located in Carrollton, Georgia; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Atlanta, Georgia.

Specialized services include managed hosting services; virtualization; private and hybrid cloud services; backup and disaster recovery; and colocation.

Fogo’s utmost priority is to protect our clients’ and partners’ data and provide the information backbone for their daily services. We take pride in maintaining 24/7 support services with a goal of 100% up-time on all servers.

(from http://fogodatacenters.com/about-us/)

About Bill Esslinger

Mr. Esslinger joined Fogo Data Centers in 2014 as CEO, bringing to the company a wealth of experience in guiding and directing companies through growth stage development. Mr. Esslinger has over twenty-five years of experience in the legal and technology industries. He is founder and principal of Esslinger Tech Law, a consulting firm specializing in start-up and technology companies. Mr. Esslinger previously served as Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: GWAY) for 14 years. Mr. Esslinger led the legal team managing all aspects of contracts and a patent portfolio of dozens of patents and pending patents. He advised the company’s board of directors and management through the development, licensing, distribution and marketing of a leading electronic medical records platform; the expansion of the company to over 500 employees located in all 50 states; the implementation of HIPAA regulatory compliance; six rounds of private financing and an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, raising in excess of $150 million in the aggregate, as well as the successful $644 million acquisition by Vista Equity Partners in November 2013. In addition, Mr. Esslinger served as co-founder and initial President and CEO of GreenCourt Legal Technologies, securing for the company an exclusive contract to develop an electronic filing system for the court systems of the State of Georgia. Bill is a graduate of the University of West Georgia (B.B.A. in Finance) and of Georgia State University College of Law (J.D.). Connect with Bill on Twitter

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JOE LAVELLE is a Healthcare Management and Technology Consultant with a record of successfully meeting the business and technology challenges of diverse organizations including health plans, health delivery networks, and health care companies for 25 years. Joe worked his way up through Cap Gemini and Andersen Consulting to the partner/VP level of at First Consulting Group, Technology Solutions Group and Santa Rosa Consulting. After running his own company, Results First Consulting, for 12 years Joe Co-Founded intrepidNow with Todd Schnick to create incredible content to dramatically improve the sales and marketing efforts of their clients.
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JOE LAVELLE is a Healthcare Management and Technology Consultant with a record of successfully meeting the business and technology challenges of diverse organizations including health plans, health delivery networks, and health care companies for 25 years. Joe worked his way up through Cap Gemini and Andersen Consulting to the partner/VP level of at First Consulting Group, Technology Solutions Group and Santa Rosa Consulting. After running his own company, Results First Consulting, for 12 years Joe Co-Founded intrepidNow with Todd Schnick to create incredible content to dramatically improve the sales and marketing efforts of their clients.


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