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Leadership Insights: Ahson Ahmad

Ahson Ahmad, Ripcord’s CPO & EVP, began the path towards his career in product management as a self-professed “tech geek” who learned coding at a young age. Ahmad grew up in Toronto, Canada, and studied Computer Sciences at the University of Toronto – from there he says he went down the technical route as a programmer and architect, and it landed him in the content management space he’s now been in for 20 years.

 

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Secure Success: Physical Security for Documents & Data

Welcome to the first in our series of blogs that examines the extra layers of security Ripcord provides each document handled at the facility.

 

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Events

Evolution of Robotic Technology (Webinar Recap)

On February 14 Ripcord co-founder and CTO Kevin Hall dove deep into the Evolution of Robotic Technology in a webinar with Baidu Ventures director Saman Farid. The two robotics experts were joined by Ripcord VP of Product Management, Jason Likins, who served as moderator.

 

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Events

Digital Transformation: The Role of Robotics & AI (Webinar Recap)

Ripcord co-founder and CTO Kevin Hall hosted a particularly intriguing conversation for his webinar on Digital Transformation: The Role of Robotics & AI on January 17. Kasey Jones, BetterGrowth CEO, served as moderator.

 

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Insights

Leadership Insights: Jason Likins

Ripcord’s new Vice President of Product Management, Jason Likins, brings over 20 years of content experience to the role, and his excitement is evident in the way he speaks of his new employer.

 

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AI

Ripcord Canopy 2.0–What’s New

We’ve been hard at work making it easy to search, share and manage your enterprise records from a single, management system — Ripcord Canopy.

 

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Tip of the Week

Reduce Paper and Accelerate Your Firm’s Green Initiative

Paper Is Everywhere Increasingly, businesses are “going green” and trying to reduce paper consumption as they strive to demonstrate their commitment to the environment, finances, and social impact. While environment-conscious technology has accelerated in other fields, records management practices have remained stuck in the past.

 

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Managing Document Signatures in a Digital Age

If John Hancock were signing the Declaration of Independence today, there’s a good chance he wouldn’t use pen and ink. While the Hancock method — physically marking a document to show assent — has been around for hundreds of years, technology has changed the way we sign documents, improving both data security and efficiency.

 

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AI

Investing in More Than Just Robots

Today we announced our Series B funding round of $40M led by Icon Ventures with participation from Kleiner Perkins, Lux Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank. Since Ripcord launched in March, some of the world’s largest companies have been requesting our services for digitizing their records. Now we have the funds to meet their demand by expanding our fleet of robots, further developing our ‘Ripcord Canopy’ software, and growing our team by over 100 new employees in 2017. We are also pleased to welcome Icon Ventures General Partner Jeb Miller to the Ripcord Board of Directors. The next year will be exciting and challenging and we have no doubt that Jeb’s expertise will be a major asset in navigating our endeavors.

 

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The Environmental Benefit of Shredding Documents

The arrival of a “paperless future” has been predicted for decades, yet the average American still uses more than 700 pounds of paper every year. Even as the information technology revolution has transformed the way companies operate, most office workers still print 10,000 pages annually, which amasses to a total of 12 trillion pages each and every year.

 

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