Jason Hope and the Future of Technology and Medicine

Jason Hope is an Arizona-based futurist, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and healthcare technology investor. His obsession with technology began as a young man. He knew even before graduating high school that he would someday be involved in the technology industry. He began his adult life by obtaining a B.A. in Finance and then an M.B.A. from Arizona State University. After this education, he dove full force into the technology world. He firmly believed—and still does—that technology is the future of humanity.

He began by founding Jawa, a mobile communications company. He first started getting customers for Jawa after a client company referred him to some of their own customers. Hope also started getting business after utilizing the power of social media. Although social media remains his most important method, he has since used a wide range of marketing techniques. It ended up becoming the parent company of many others. Jawa clearly showed him that technology was his thing with his business endeavors almost immediately becoming very successful.

This has encouraged him to keep going through the years, but at the same time, he has fought hard against becoming overconfident. He highly recommends taking time out of your business to evaluate it and your direction. Today he owns a large portfolio of technology companies. In addition to running his businesses, Hope is passionate about writing about the future of technology. This writing part of his profession is so important to him that in recent months he has scaled down his position as the leader of his technology businesses.

As busy a man that he is, Hope makes philanthropic work a priority in his life. In fact, he has stated that he considers this philanthropic work its own business. Hope says he considers his $500,000 donation to SENS to be his greatest single philanthropic work. He shares with SENS an optimism of the future of medicine surrounding the anti-aging processes. In particular, he and SENS are both interested in how anti-aging processes can help prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. He strongly believes that technology is key to this as well. Connectivity for Life: Jason Hope Predicts the Future of the Internet of Things

Although Hope reads a lot, he does almost all of his reading online. In particular, much of his reading is focused on scientific articles and journals. Arizona Entrepreneur Jason Hope Predicts the End of Aging   He says that his personal favorite thing read was called “Higher Intake of Whole Grains Associated with Lower Risk of Major Chronic Diseases and Death.” Whenever he reads a really good article online whether it be scientific, medical, or technological, he shares it on social media. He hopes that this is just one avenue of his inspiring and mentoring the next generation of medical, science, and technology innovators. Entrepreneur Jason Hope Invests in Research Against Aging

Susan McGalla’s Job At The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Merchandise Department

Susan McGalla has had a lot of experience in hearing what young people who are conscious of fashion want, and now she’s doing that for the Pittsburgh Steelers as their Director of Strategic Planning in the fan merchandise department. Not long ago, McGalla listed off a lot of items like Pandora jewelry brand now showcasing Steelers’ logos, female pink jerseys and hoodies and even undergarments, and even golf accessories with the black and gold on it. McGalla helped launch the phillypurge.com website which made shopping for the fan gear possible on many devices and has added to the fan shopping experience, something that’s not taken for granted by one of the NFL’s most passionate fan bases.

Susan McGalla has a special place for football in part because she grew up in a small town in western Ohio where football is loved, and her father was a coach. She decided upon entering college at Mt. Union that she wanted to go into business and marketing, so upon finishing her degree there she relocated to Pittsburgh and took a job in merchandise management at the Joseph Horne Co. When that department was acquired by the Lazarus Company, she moved over to American Eagle Outfitters where she became head of regional merchandising in 1994, but in a few years her marketing ideas brought her up to the corporate administrative branch and she became Chief Merchandising Officer and President, one of the few women at the time to do so in a major retail company. American Eagle saw great growth during McGalla’s time there including some extra branches for female and children’s apparel.

McGalla left American Eagle in 2009 to pursue other business opportunities, and she served on the boards of HFF Inc., a Pittsburgh real estate broker company and also founded a branding consulting firm known as P3 Executive Consulting. McGalla has served on non-profit boards including the Magee-Womens Hospital Research Institute, the Mount Union College and Pittsburgh University Board of Trustees and the Allegheny Community Development Conference. She’s also been a speaker at various seminars and gatherings focused on women’s leadership in business and other areas of society.

Find out more about Susan McGalla: http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2015/09/08/want-to-dress-like-a-steeler.html