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Alsten Tauro brings more than 10 years of leadership and management experience in information technology (IT) and services to the OPEN MINDS team. He has a demonstrated expertise in IT operations and process reengineering, strategic IT planning and road-mapping, networking and telecommunications, web administration and programming, and project management.

Prior to joining OPEN MINDS, Mr. Tauro was the Director of Information Technology for the Corporate Headquarters of Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc., where he established and implemented technology initiatives to meet Sigma Nu Fraternity’s growing IT needs―inventory, annual budget, disaster recovery plan, documentation, and operating policies. He also managed a broad range of installation, upgrade, and troubleshooting projects for network and web administration and organization conferences. In this role, he led IT assessments, research, and benefit-cost analysis of potential technology acquisitions, leveraged changing technology landscape, and new millennium opportunities unto social media platforms tools for improved operational efficiency. As a result, Sigma Nu saw a 35% enhancement of their remote computing systems and productivity through infrastructure updates led by Mr. Tauro.

In addition to his Director role, Mr. Tauro served as a Programmer for the organization, leading many hands-on solution architecture design projects and performing frequent ‘big data’ extraction and analysis, and integrity and security checks on confidential and public information. He also administered website content work orders and performing various website content updates and redesign in 2002 and 2007―using LAMP, HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and Ajax; leading to $9,000+ in annual savings.

Previously, Mr. Tauro served a number of organizations as an independent IT consultant, providing IT consulting and supporting the development of IT applications and equipment for start-up organizations. As part of this role, he set up and managed technical equipment, networked computers, and monitored video feeds for the 2014 Oracle Open World conference.

Mr. Tauro earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

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