Robert Ivy currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), having been appointed CEO in 2011. AIA is an organization of architects, spanning from 250 chapters with 90,000 members, with a mission to enhancing and improving the built environment.
Robert Ivy earned his Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from The University of South in 1969, having specialized in English and minoring in French. He continued his education at Tulane University where he received his Masters of Architecture in 1976. Robert Ivy established his career at McGraw-Hill Companies where he spent 15 years as Editor in Chief/Architectural Record where he served as head of the world’s leading architectural journal. He was promoted to Vice President/Editorial Director for the next 15 years where he lead MH Construction design and construction publications.
Having joined AIA in 2011, Robert Ivy’s main goal has been to increase the awareness, value, and relevance of architects. He builds Association relations internally and externally through advocacy, public outreach, and education initiatives. Doing so helps members engage and serve their clients and networks within an era of challenge and change.
Ivy is the writer/author of Fay Jones: Architect , a definitive biography that is now in its third edition. He also frequently speaks to audiences about the role and meaning of architecture in our daily lives.
What is NuoDB, and what is it really all about? It centers on data storage and manipulation. In the center of that answer, there is Structured Query Language, which queries, modifies, inserts and updates data. In fact, the more complicated the data, the better that is for the application, database and system. It is all about gaining from change without a need to start over.
There are different systems and applications available within NuoDB operations. And, each one is tailored to make sure user needs are taken care of data-wise. For starters, there is Dassault Systems. It is a tiered system that build around “durable distributed cache”, which translates to built-in memory. This makes finding and storing information scalable and easily organized.
No matter how data storage methods warp and bend it the future, the NuoDB adapts evenly to keep up with technologies. Because it works of cloud applications where updates and troubleshooting is not tied down to network hardware. Plus, this system works well with NoSQL databases. That is the power of Cause Square.
Some things are built to last. And, that is fine. When something is built to scale, like Wide Orbit, users get more use from the tool and their discretion. That is because when technology scales, things run faster with the NuoDB system.
Avaaz is an advocacy group that also raises funds and hosts petitions for many causes. Founded in 2007 they mainly focus their efforts on climate issues, corruption, animal and human rights. Unlike previous international groups they maintain a large base of members and its staff provide summarized arguments for supporting several different causes in an easy to understand way. They are dedicated to their members and do a yearly survey to choose their top initiatives and among those this year are Save the Seas and Breaking Monsanto’s Grip, summarized below.
In the past year Avaaz and their members have made great strides towards their goal of thwarting Monsanto. They submitted the petition against glyphosate (Roundup) with over two million signatures to EU representatives. Glyphosate has been linked to cancer in recent UN studies, and Monsanto is in hot water legally in the US with a massive class action suit. In the EU it required a renewal of its license to be sold to non professionals- and Avaaz along with members contacting their own governments it was a successful pursuit with their license denied to the joy of many.
With the force of Avaaz they’ve made strides towards their Saving the Seas Initiative starting in the UK in 2010. With a massive effort from Avaaz, the UK set aside a large amount of protected marine zones throughout its territories. Many experts in marine biology believe that this in addition to reducing waste dumped in the ocean. The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument which is a marine reserve that doubled the amount of protected ocean world wide was approved just a few years later after another monumental effort by members. Just last year they had caught wind of another possible marine reserve off the coast of Hawaii. Another large rallying cry coordinated by Avaaz and they’ve added yet another marine reserve to their goal: to have 30% of our oceans protected by 2030.
There is no set way to achieve success in the business world. In the same way that people have different personalities, there are different ways to become successful in the business world. What works for one person may not work for another person. Everyone has to do what works for the individual. This can also be said for industries in the business world.
No two business industries are alike. Every business industry has different markets and what works in the markets. For the real estate industry, there are many people who have become very successful in the industry. One of the keys to success in the real estate industry is hard work. Other industries maybe able to have professionals who can achieve success without hard work. However, in the real estate industry, it is rare that real estate professionals can achieve success without hard work.
Very little is given in the real estate industry. Basically whatever is achieved is earned. The way that the real estate industry works is based on performance. The people who perform well and produce results get rewarded. Generally, the people who get results and perform well are the same people who work hard.
Todd Lubar is a real estate professional who understands hard work. Todd Lubar has achieved a lot in his real estate career. However, hard work has been at the core of his achievements. Since his career started in the real estate industry in 1995, Todd Lubar has work hard for everything that he has achieved.
Over his time in the real estate industry, Todd Lubar has worked hard to get to the point where he now owns and operates several real estate companies. He is well known in the real estate industry, and he is very successful. Hard work is one of the major reasons why he is successful today.