Goodbye Dallas Texas :( Hello Vancouver Washington :)

Dallas Texas metroplex was the home for my family and me for over 18 years. Our kids were born there, and our major part of our careers was formed there as well. Dallas is an excellent place to raise a family. The entrepreneurial scene is picking up fast nowadays in the area which makes Dallas a great place to start business as well. My family and I built great memories and friendships over time in Dallas, but it is time for us to depart this great city that loved us just as we loved it. Time for a new venture at a beautiful city. Goodnight, Texas, and goodbye 🙁 Hello, Vancouver Washington, Camas, Portland, and Banfield Pet Hospital! A new beginning starting tomorrow! 🙂 – with Mayssaloun Tay

Hello Banfield!

I am so excited to announce that next week I am joining Banfield Pet Hospital, the largest veterinary hospital in the world, at its headquarters in Vancouver Washington as Senior Director of IT Growth & Enablement. Banfield is part of Mars family of businesses with thousands of hospitals and over 18000 associates working to provide top healthcare services to our pets. In a market that doubled in growth in just a decade with 70% of US households owning one or more pet, three fourth of millennials owning dogs and 50% owning carts, I am so excited that I am now part of the team that wants to save lives. Not only that but this is a field that is prime for advanced technologies and innovation using ai, virtual reality, augmented reality, and more.

Access+Ability @ Carnegie

Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania is hosting an extremely valuable exhibition titled “Access+Ability”. The exhibit showcases technical innovation breakthroughs that help people with audiovisual, cognitive, or physical disability. I saw it yesterday and was fascinated by what the human race can do to address all sorts of limitations that those with disabilities endures. It is difficult for those without disabilities to experience what living with disabilities can be, which, in my opinion, ultimately leads to a much slower development of innovation in the field when compared to the current overall progression of the AI or the IT industry in the general. Supporting those with disabilities using new and existing technologies should stop being an afterthought. It should be at forefront of all innovation development by everyone because we should be all equally sharing what technology can do to make us all live better regardless of our organic or technologically-adjusted five senses. hashtag#technologyhashtag#innovationhashtag#ai Link to the exhibit: https://lnkd.in/eZ-qSAD