Nick Rivera

  • Nick Rivera posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    My internship experience at Bquipped was amazing. During the 10 months I spent working for them, I learned so many great skills ranging from business analysis to project management, and also data analytics. I plan to transfer to these skills and leverage them in my full time career. I think that the experiences I have from Bquipped allowed me to…[Read more]

  • Nick Rivera posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Matt,
    I do think that autonomous cars can bring unparalleled advantages to Uber’s business, but I do not think that they are necessarily “un-viable” without them. They are surviving now, but they are definitely paying way too much to their drivers. Having autonomous cars would require a massive initial investment, but they would reap enormous…[Read more]

  • Nick Rivera posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    I like the way that David looked at the smart refrigerator in terms of being able to use it as a shopping list. Like you said Thomas, you only “need” your refrigerator to keep your items cold/frozen, so it being an IoT isn’t a must, but some things would be nice to have, if the price tag is reasonable. I’m imagining the various times that I’ve…[Read more]

  • Something that I learned and developed through my internship was working effectively collaboratively and asking others for help when needed. In the classroom setting I feel like I need to work on independent activities by myself, and often try to figure everything out on my own to learn it properly. It differs from the workplace, where most of my…[Read more]

  • Nick Rivera posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    Andi,

    I’d agree with your post that McDonald’s is at most just sustaining its brand in recent years. They have made efforts to change itself to more of a “healthy” alternative in terms of fast food, but that was only to keep up with the trends. Corporations like Chipotle, Panera, and Honeygrow have entered into the fast food market, and altered…[Read more]

  • Nick Rivera posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    Bridget,

    I agree with Thomas in the sense that I think companies are willing to accept or mitigate these IoT related risks in order to generate more profits or create savings for their organizations. I think that the internet of things is creating almost limitless opportunities to help existing businesses benefit, and even create brand new…[Read more]

  • It’s no debate that Internet of Things (IoT) is exponentially expanding every year, and opening up massive opportunities for innovation and growth. We as consumers are undoubtedly thrilled about the outlook of […]

  • Nick Rivera posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    I think this is a very interesting post, and follow up comments! I agree with you all that data driven insights can provide immense value for the sports industry. Currently, we are already in the process of data becoming a huge player in sports around the world. In baseball, data in team scouting can provide huge advantages, allowing teams to…[Read more]

  • Nick Rivera posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    All Interesting points guys. I want to preface my comment with the notion that I think that the disruptive technology of driver-less cars is still at least couple of years away. Once it is generally accepted, it is a technology that Uber could definitely leverage quite nicely. Like Eric pointed out, Uber would definitely assume a more pure sense…[Read more]

  • Nick Rivera posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    I agree with everyone else in the thread that it all comes down having a determined work ethic, and some serious time management skills. Personally, I like to break my work down by a weekly schedule, or a list of “to-do’s” and then from there take it day by day. Being able to break work down into what feels like more manageable bite size chunks is…[Read more]

  • Our class has recently put a lot of focus on the Gartner build to purpose IT model, and the four different roles of IT. This got me thinking about the company that I currently intern for, Bquipped, LLC. Bquipped […]

  • Nick Rivera posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    Similar to what David mentioned in the previous post, I do agree that communication skills are at the forefront of business skills. While working in the startup environment, everything is fairly transparent, so it makes communication quick and efficient. On the flip side of that coin, you always have to be completely honest and truthful at all…[Read more]

  • Forbes posted a short article last week about what it takes to digitize a business. In the article, they speak about how digital transformation is taking businesses to the next level by being able to break down […]

  • Nick Rivera posted a new activity comment 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    When I started working for Bquipped – a very small Philadelphia based startup-company, there were a lot of things that I had to learn about the startup nature of business. The first thing I learned quickly was how dynamic work for a startup company can be. Coming from the extremely organized Temple MIS classroom setting, I guess I didn’t realize…[Read more]

  • Nick Rivera posted a new activity comment 5 months ago

    Hey Guys!

    This semester I will continue my internship with Bquipped, LLC. Bquipped is a local Philadelphia sports technology startup company which looks to take the guesswork out of the sports equipment search process. We utilize proprietary survey technology and data collection methods to survey athletes about their equipment. This information…[Read more]

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  • Nick Rivera posted a new activity comment 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    This week a lot of time was spent working on the final class deliverables. The PM’s are working hard to put in the last edits and compile the binder. We spent time with our entrepreneurs to close out the project. We are gathering any documents that they may find useful and preparing to transfer those over to the team. We have communicated well the…[Read more]

  • Nick Rivera posted a new activity comment 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    This week, most of the PM’s time was spent working on the final deliverables binder. We have been trying to get all of those done in anticipation for the end of the semester. As we close out our project, we feel that our entrepreneurs have met almost all of our expectations. They completed 3/4 of their milestones and we have accepted their work.…[Read more]

  • Nick Rivera posted a new activity comment 7 months, 1 week ago

    This week our entrepreneurs have made good progress on their assigned tasks. They have added more artisans to our contact list and brought the total to about 90. By next week this list will be completed at 100 artisans. On the policies and procedures document they have did more work on the first draft. Ling and I will receive the document this…[Read more]

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