A Look Inside:
Q&A with AZIMA member and volunteer Mark Goldstein
Mark Goldstein, AZIMA member, volunteer and event photographer, offers his pro bono photography skills as a gift within the Arizona technology community. As the current President of International Research Center, Goldstein runs a technology industry oriented research and consulting practice and has done so for the past 24 years.
What is your Current Title?
President, International Research Center
Tell us more about your day job
We provide consulting, custom research, business development, and strategic support for business, legal, and public policy clients in a variety of high-technology disciplines and arenas, harnessing global information resources for informed decision making. I build and manage virtual teams of professionals with various skills and competencies to meet clients’ needs. See http://www.researchedge.com/.
What do you do for AZIMA?
How did you get involved with photography?
My college degree is in cinematography. Even though that’s never what I did for a living, I remain an avid shooter for pleasure.
What is the best thing about being involved with AZIMA?
I learn so much at the monthly dinner meetings. Speakers are top notch and truly help extend my appreciation for and understanding of social media and various interactive technologies. Always worth the time and often quite illuminating.
If you could give one piece of advice to a new AZIMA volunteer, what would it be?
Keep an open mind and open heart. As you join long time volunteers, there are historical precedents and ways of doing things, but plenty of opportunity to contribute and move the ball forward. Relationship build too, there can be quite beneficial to your visibility in the organization and hopefully lead to new opportunities and friendships.
If you’d like to learn more about AZIMA and ways to volunteer or become a member, please visit our website http://joinazima.org/