Anne Hardy, Chief Security Officer at Join Digital, shares with us the basics on our physical security and cyber security responsibilities as coworking space operators. Some categories of members such as corporate employees and funded tech startups, will have non-negotiable requirements/specifications for security in the space ranging from guest check-in policies to secure, dedicated SSID's
Anne is a high-tech executive with broad experience, starting from software design, architecture, cybersecurity, to managing teams to release telecommunications and enterprise software, building and leading research labs, managing developer relations, and initiating and driving cultural changes. She recently joined the Join Digital team, passionate about the innovation of their cloud-based IT service platform and its ability to change the IT game for building owners, flexible workspace operators as well as traditional tenants.
Maximilliano and his childhood friend, stumbled upon a unique need in the coworking market. They had a logistics operation involving inland transportation in the US, and they realized that many of their customers were operating some aspects of their business from Coworking Spaces.
These customers had their office at a different place than their actual logistic operation; this didn't make any sense to Max and Guillermo.
Their customers would have to commute from their Coworking Space to a Warehouse, losing valuable time commuting. Max and Guillermo saw an opportunity to put both under one roof - they created Palletized - a Coworking space focused on logistic distribution and e-commerce.
Now their members had access to work space and their warehousing and logistics needs...and they had a community of business owners with similar needs all under one roof.
This week's guest is Melissa Saubers. Melissa is the Chief Connector and CEO of Cowork Waldo (founded in 2012) and Co-Founder & Past President of the Record-Setting & Award-Winning Kansas City Coworking Alliance (founded in 2015).
Melissa shares her coworking story (she started in 2012!), talks a little about the award-winning Kansas City Coworking Alliance that she co-founded, and dives into her new passion for helping event planners and hosts (such as coworking space owners) be more inclusive in their frosty beverage offerings.
Melissa provides both big picture thinking about the benefits of inclusiveness and gives some tactical suggestions on how to market and deliver in away that will excite and delight your event attendees.
In this episode, Jerome and I tackle questions such as:
What are the things that you do in your business that are unique to approaching the business as an architect AND an operator?
For those that are listening and just getting started - can you talk about the role that an architect plays in opening a coworking space?
What’s the difference b/w an architect, designer, and variations such as “interior architects.”
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