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A Time for Movements

We've written in the past about how to select an ethical software vendor, and our commitment to our customers.  Every good vendor should have a code of ethics that center around customer success.  Not only is it good for long term business, but it attracts team members who really care about the work they do, and the people they do it for.

Given their highly publicized failure and subsequent lawsuit with the state of Oregon, we don't think many people would describe Oracle as an ethical company.  As it turns out their corporate ethical shortfall may be deeper and more profound than we previously thought with new accusations surfacing in the headlines.

Because of our increasing connectivity, we are in a brave new age where companies and people can no longer paint a picture of what they think people want them to be and instead must be known for who they are.  For companies with a bold mission that intends to change the world there has never been a better time.  This is a time for movements and a time for changing things that should be better.

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About the Author

Joaquin Lippincott, CEO

Joaquin is a 20+ year technology veteran helping to lead businesses in the move to the Cloud. He frequently speaks on panels about the future of tech ranging from IoT and Machine Learning to the latest innovation in the entertainment industry.  He has helped to modernize software for industry leaders like Sony, Daimler, Intel, the Golden Globes, Siemens Wind Power, ABC, NBC, DC Comics, Warner Brothers & the Linux Foundation.

As the CEO and Founder of Metal Toad, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, his primary job is to "get the right people in the room".  This one responsibility is cross-functional and includes both external business development functions as well as internal delegation and leadership development.

A UCLA alumni, he also serves in the community as a Board Member for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce, and Stand for Children Oregon - a public education political advocacy group. As an outspoken advocate for entry-level job creation in tech he helped found the non-profit, P4TH, an organization dedicated to increasing the number of entry-level jobs in the tech industry, and is in the process of organizing an Advisory Board for the Bixel Exchange, a Los Angeles non-profit that provides almost 200 tech internships every year.

 

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