Strengthening Mobile’s Future through Community Support

Filed in Corporate Social Responsibility by on June 5, 2014 0 Comments

As Syniverse expands its global reach to better serve mobile users worldwide, we’re also finding hands-on opportunities to support our local communities while utilizing our expertise. I’m excited to share we’ve recently developed an education partnership with the Academy Prep Center of Tampa, a nonprofit private middle school that aims to prepare economically disadvantaged students to achieve academic success and become community leaders.

With the help of employees who serve as guest lecturers, we’ve identified a unique way for our mobile experts to support the education of local students while also broadening their perspectives on future careers.

Check out my brief video to learn more about Syniverse’s work with Academy Prep as well as what’s ahead.

Our Experts in Action

As I shared in the video, we’ve recently wrapped up an eight-week pilot course for seventh grade students that focuses on technology and computer programming. Below are photos of Syniverse experts teaching scratch programming during the course’s fifth week.

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Joe DiFonzo joined Syniverse in August 2008 and serves as the company’s Chief Technology Officer. He had previously served as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Mobility Solutions, leading the creation and implementation of advanced mobility solutions for enterprise customers and Internet service providers globally. Prior to joining Syniverse, Joe spent 15 years at Convergys, most recently holding the position of vice president of innovation. In this role, he was responsible for developing industry solution offerings for advanced customer care based on internally developed and partner technologies. He also has held telecommunications technology positions at SHL and CBIS. Joe earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Central Florida and has served on the advisory board for the TeleManagement Forum.

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