As I am sort of feeling my brain starting to reactivate my writing muscles, I thought now would be a good time for a station identification. No need to panic. I’ve done this before. This is my 10th pause for station identification on this site since the first one in March 2005 (and #10 seemed like an interesting milestone to point out).
Hello. My name is Charlie Schick. I am Senior Director, Healthcare, at Atigeo. I started there in a biz dev and sales role, but the role morphed into a client exec role and then into a product leadership role – stepping in where I’m needed, where I can best apply my skills, to keep the gears turning. One of the coolest offerings I am working on is building a catalog of healthcare and cyber data as part of our platform to enrich analytics and build new insight using external data. I’ll be giving talks about this throughout the year, it seems. But I’m not sure I’ll be posting much about it here, though, so feel free to ping me for more info.
Prior to Atigeo, I was at IBM, Nokia, and Boston Children’s Hospital in various roles in research, product development, sales consulting, and customer-focused go-to-market activities. During this time, I’ve designed and launched web and mobile products; provided internet, social media, and content strategy consulting; written numerous articles for online and print publications; published several biomedical research papers in leading journals; and co-authored a book on advanced phone systems.
Biologist at heart
Oh, and I am a bio-nerd, mostly validated by my PhD in molecular and cellular biology from UMass Amherst. My bio-nerdiness is expressed in my love of certain fermented foods (I am a fermentos) and in my interest in the practical use of microbes in food, health, and interesting products. For the last few years, I have posted many things on this site and on Twitter around this fascinating topic.
And I enjoy being surrounded by PhDs at work (though the others have much more impressive PhDs, and our chief scientist has two, from MIT, no less).
Thinking and speaking and helping
This background should give you an idea of my interests and why I say what I say. Therefore, it should not be surprising that I share this experience, advising healthcare start-ups on mobile, marketing, and analytics. If you’re interested in knowing more about this, feel free to invite me to lunch or beer.
I also regularly speak in front of large audiences, sharing my experience and interests through various forms of media and design, and in the office of CxOs. Send me a note if you want to know more.
And of course, my standard disclaimer (riffing off of an ancient Cringely disclaimer)
Everything I write here on this site is an expression of my own opinions, NOT of my employer, Atigeo. If these were the opinions of Atigeo, the site would be called ‘Atigeo something’ and, for sure, the writing and design would be much more professional. Likewise, I am an intensely trained professional writer :-P, so don’t expect to find any confidential secret corporate mumbo-jumbo being revealed here. Everything I write here is public info or readily found via any decent search engine or easily deduced by someone who has an understanding of the industry.
If you have ideas that you think I might be interested in please contact me, Charlie Schick, at email@example.com, for Atigeo-related matters; via my profile on LinkedIn; or via @molecularist on Twitter.
Image from William Warby