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Dr. Laurelle Jno Baptiste: “We talk a lot about grit.”

Laurelle Jno Baptiste

Laurelle Jno Baptiste

Dr. Laurelle Jno Baptiste, an instructor in the Digital Futures program, is a technologist, innovator and digital leader who’s spent more than a decade helping organizations around the world develop and implement online technology platforms. She is presently the Chief Learning Officer and also the Chief Operating Officer at Vocalmeet. 

Vocalmeet is a multi-platform, mobile-friendly technology ecosystem. By offering a full suite of services, from an event and conference planning platform to member-management and learning-management systems, member-based organizations and associations can focus on member engagement and growth. “I started my career working in the corporate sector, and discovered that a lot of associations were using legacy technology.” Jno Baptiste says. “Our technology is forward thinking.”  

In her roles at Vocalmeet, Jno Baptiste takes time to understand clients’ needs. She looks at everything from course content to technology compliance issues and regulations to ensure clients offer the ongoing learning and technology options their members require. “I’m passionate about lifelong learning so I’m doing something I love and bringing it all together with technology,” she says. 

Jno Baptiste also provides consulting on agile project management and iterative technology builds. All important experience she brings to the classroom. “In my last class, we had a lot of discussions about iterative design and development.  About 95 per cent of design start-ups fail because people don’t think iteratively enough. They build something for years and by the time they launch, the market has changed. It’s important to get an early version out as soon as possible.” 

Jno Baptiste is eager to teach entrepreneurial verve and resilience. “We talk a lot about grit. It’s not easy and you need to have the ability to keep moving forward even when you’re challenged,” she says. Her OCAD U classes also look at how technology is changing society, new technologies and artificial intelligence, and how to start a company. “My classes are very interactive, with lots of time for students to share research and ask questions.” 

“I’m passionate about my work and always do my best to give back. I’ve received so much from mentors who helped to steer my life and career. Being in the classroom and sharing my knowledge is one of the most rewarding things I’ve done,” she says. “I want to help students know they can do it, because I do it every day.

Find out more: vocalmeet.com 

 




Laurelle Jno Baptiste
Laurelle Jno Baptiste

Dr. Laurelle Jno Baptiste, an instructor in the Digital Futures program, is a technologist, innovator and digital leader who’s spent more than a decade helping organizations around the world develop and implement online technology platforms. She is presently the Chief Learning Officer and also the Chief Operating Officer at Vocalmeet. 

Vocalmeet is a multi-platform, mobile-friendly technology ecosystem. By offering a full suite of services, from an event and conference planning platform to member-management and learning-management systems, member-based organizations and associations can focus on member engagement and growth. “I started my career working in the corporate sector, and discovered that a lot of associations were using legacy technology.” Jno Baptiste says. “Our technology is forward thinking.”  

In her roles at Vocalmeet, Jno Baptiste takes time to understand clients’ needs. She looks at everything from course content to technology compliance issues and regulations to ensure clients offer the ongoing learning and technology options their members require. “I’m passionate about lifelong learning so I’m doing something I love and bringing it all together with technology,” she says. 

Jno Baptiste also provides consulting on agile project management and iterative technology builds. All important experience she brings to the classroom. “In my last class, we had a lot of discussions about iterative design and development.  About 95 per cent of design start-ups fail because people don’t think iteratively enough. They build something for years and by the time they launch, the market has changed. It’s important to get an early version out as soon as possible.” 

Jno Baptiste is eager to teach entrepreneurial verve and resilience. “We talk a lot about grit. It’s not easy and you need to have the ability to keep moving forward even when you’re challenged,” she says. Her OCAD U classes also look at how technology is changing society, new technologies and artificial intelligence, and how to start a company. “My classes are very interactive, with lots of time for students to share research and ask questions.” 

“I’m passionate about my work and always do my best to give back. I’ve received so much from mentors who helped to steer my life and career. Being in the classroom and sharing my knowledge is one of the most rewarding things I’ve done,” she says. “I want to help students know they can do it, because I do it every day.

Find out more: vocalmeet.com 

 

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