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Conference Keynote: Blaine Maxfield PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kurt Hills   
Wednesday, 03 September 2014

Blaine Maxfield is the CIO of the Church and the Managing Director of ICS, the Church’s IT department. Prior to joining Church employment, Blaine worked for SunGard, a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest business software and IT services providers in the world. He also wrote Forbes magazine articles, and as SunGard’s spokesman was interviewed for Dow Jones Magazine and other leading financial journals.

In 2010, Blaine was listed in the Power 100 for delivering industry leading integrated solutions for financial institutions. The Power 100 is a list of the top 100 emerging executives who have made a significant difference in the finance industry.

As president of Frontier Analytics, Blaine worked with Nobel laureate Harry Markowitz, the father of modern portfolio theory, to

 
Employee Spotlight: Brittany Moore PDF Print E-mail
Written by Cassie McDaniel   
Tuesday, 31 March 2009

QuestionBrittany Moore

What do you do at the Church?

Answer

I am a Recruiting Coordinator for the Information and Communications Systems Department (ICS). I support ICS recruiters in hiring exceptional candidates to work in the department.

Question

What role do you think human resources/recruiting plays in the Church organization?

Answer

Recruiting plays a pivotal role in the success of the Church as a corporation because this success depends, in large part, on the employees we find and hire. When we as recruiters are able to find the most experienced and qualified candidates to fill our positions, we are strengthening the corporation of the Church. Because we know that our teams of top performers, we can expect only the best possible output from them.

 
Elder Bednar Awaits a "Flood of Righteousness" PDF Print E-mail
Written by G C Duerden   
Monday, 25 August 2014

The Devotional talk at Education Week 2014, by Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, will be remembered as an important moment in the use of social media by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  (You can watch the entire talk and learn more at social.lds.org.)

Elder Bednar said that his topic was a continuation of his 2009 BYU-Idaho fireside about the role of technology and cyberspace in the lives of members, which was entitled “Things as They Really Are.” In that talk he discussed the spiritual pitfalls of modern technology and some tools in our world today. This continuation is about what those technologies and tools can do for good.

 With almost 40 percent of the missionaries using social media and technology now, Elder Bednar said “An important aspect of the fullness that is available to us in this special season is a miraculous progression of innovations and inventions that have enabled and accelerated the work of salvation: from trains to telegraphs to radios to automobiles to airplanes to telephones to transistors

 
Newsletter: May 2010
Tuesday, 08 June 2010

Family Safety with Technology Wiki and Forum

The LDSTech Wiki is divided into three sub wikis, the Project Wiki, the Clerk Wiki, and the Family Safety with Technology Wiki. There is also a sub forum of the LDSTech Forum called Family Safety with Technology.

These tools are designed as a place for community members to discuss issues and ideas with one another. Please join us today.

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Newsletter: April 2010
Wednesday, 28 April 2010

The LDSTech Developers Conference: A Huge Success

The inaugural LDSTech Developers Conference was held on April 1–2. Over 150 people came as volunteers and left as technology pioneers.

We express our gratitude to you for making this event a huge success. The community initiative has taken a leap forward and project work has increased significantly. We plan to build on this momentum and continue to enable you to easily contribute your time and talents to Church technology efforts.

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