Jeff Medeiros

MBA, University of New York in Prague, Czech Republic
B.Sc., University of California Berkeley – Haas School of Business, USA

Jeff Medeiros teaches e-Commerce, Information Management and the Computers and Applications courses at UNYP. He is also the Co-founder/Partner Keastone Solutions, a firm focused on developing information system based collaboration systems leveraging virtual communities to help Scientists accelerate the speed to discovery.  His work in this field was the inspiration for his MBA Consultancy Project - LEVERAGING A KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY TO DESIGN AND DEPLOY A COLLABORATION-CENTRIC INFORMATION SYSTEM IN THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY TO ACCELERATE THE SPEED TO DISCOVERY.

In the mid 90’s, Jeff’s entrepreneurial instincts directed him to start rs-unix, an IBM Premier Business Partner firm providing UNIX solutions to large customers in the Western US. Customers included Visa, Safeway, Charles Schwab, and eBay. The solutions primarily supported  Enterprise applications and Web Infrastructures. The firm grew rapidly and in 1999 was awarded the prestigious IBM Business Partner of the Year award for North America. Jeff has participated on a number of Channel Advisory Boards, including IBM, Novell, and Avnet, Inc’s. 

Before rs-unix, Jeff worked in various roles for the IBM Corporation in the Silicon Valley region of Northern California in the areas of Application Development, Usability Testing, Technical Support, Field Support, Field Sales and Large Systems Solution Development.

He moved to Prague in 2009 to find new challenges leveraging his experience and skills. In addition to teaching, he speaks at conferences, on television, and at seminars on the trends and directions of information systems, Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Social Networking.  He is also collaborating with StartupYard.cz, StartItUp.co, Czech Technical University in Prague and regional venture capital firms to assist students in pursuing their entrepreneurial ideas. 
 
While not working, Jeff enjoys golfing, cycling and swimming.

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