Empowering The Human Side of Technology

October 19, 2023

As our world is increasingly driven by technology, the importance of human interaction can sometimes seem overshadowed by screens, algorithms, and the relentless pursuit of innovation. Automation and technology can easily swing the pendulum too far into business practices that hinder genuine interaction and human engagement.  At Impact Upgrade, we believe there’s a Goldilocks principle […]

Data in the Trenches

Real Data, Real People, Real Lives Changed Destiny Rescue is in the business of rescuing children. In a world plagued by the horrors of child trafficking and exploitation, organizations like Destiny Rescue are at the front lines offering hope where once there was only despair. Through their unwavering commitment and tireless efforts, Destiny Rescue has […]

Inclusive Design: Lessons from a Toothbrush

March 8, 2023

Have you ever thought about how the toothbrush has evolved over time? The modern toothbrush, as we know it, was patented in the US in 1938. Since then, there have been several improvements, such as synthetic bristles, plastic handles, and in 1960 the electric toothbrush was introduced in the US.. Recently, I got a Philips […]

“It’s how we’ve always done it.”: A Devotional

December 13, 2022

I was recently invited to lead a devotional at one of our client’s monthly all-hands meetings. Which is amazing — it’s an honor to even be asked and I’m grateful that we have partners like that. Like good systems consultants, Michael and I thought something relevant would be on point. Just thought I’d share it […]

Missions are for People

October 26, 2022

“You are what you do every day.” Jon chu Your organization is what it values every day. Just like what you as an individual choose to do every day shapes you, what your organization does every day starts to define that organization. The values set forth by the organization and the actions that manifest because […]