Class Notes: ORIE

Degree Year
  • 1980

Professor Samuel Ayo Awoniyi

Degree(s):

  • PhD

I am currently a full professor of industrial engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. I have been Department Chair for five years, and Associate Dean for eight years at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. My PhD work was supervised by Professor Mike Todd. My most recent creative work is on "A Shields System for Curbing COVID-19 ..." published in SIAM News.

Degree Year
  • 1970

Adam Trien, Cornell Engineering class of 1970, founder and  CEO of Insiten, at his Atlanta office.

Adam Trien

Degree(s):

  • BS

After months of Beta testing, I'm pleased to announce my company has launched a new app that automatically injects Excel updates into PowerPoint. Following is a press release  announcement I sent out nationally this week. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions: Atrien@Insiten.com

 

New Cloud-based TackleBox App Automatically Injects Excel Updates into PowerPoint

Atlanta, GA–If you’ve ever tried manually piecing together PowerPoint presentations from multiple, constantly changing Excel files, you will welcome TackleBox. The newly launched cloud-based app automates the entire process and supports wide applications, such as financial reporting, business consulting, and executive presentations.

TackleBox automatically scans existing Excel files to detect charts, ranges, and tables. This content is then injected into PowerPoint presentations and easily refreshed with a single click, ensuring analysis and presentations are always in sync.

“It’s like putting your PowerPoint presentations on autopilot,” says CEO Adam Trien. “Our team developed the app in response to client complaints about the tedious, time-consuming effort of constantly copying and pasting between Excel and PowerPoint. Not only does TackleBox save time, it provides full control, with alerts when new Excel analysis becomes available, and by allowing you to preview and confirm changes.”

TackleBox also provides file organization, comment threads, and notification alerts to enable collaboration for remote teams. “These benefits are especially valuable as companies pivot to a work from home model in response to Covid-19,” says Trien.

During its final months of development, TackleBox was Beta tested to a wide audience, from financial analysts to CEOs, with tremendous response. Reported one client: “This is an amazing tool. It gives us confidence that our presentations are always in sync with Excel and has saved our team hours and hours of frustration.”

TackleBox Highights

Excel to PowerPoint Automation: Quickly inject Excel charts, tables, and named ranges into PowerPoint slides. As your Excel files change, the Tacklebox automation engine refreshes presentations, ensuring they are reliably up to date.

Live Dashboards: Create online, real-time dashboards displaying the latest content from multiple Excel files all at once. Gain insights into how your data is changing and share dashboards with stakeholders to give them a live view of your progress.

Microsoft Office 365 Integration: Nothing to download or install. No complicated user guides. TackleBox works directly with existing Microsoft Office 365 files and folders. Just sign in and go.

For a free demo or more information: sales@tacklebox.app or www.tacklebox.app.

About TackleBox

TackleBox was developed by Insiten Inc., an Atlanta-based technology company focused on developing innovative solutions for corporate finance and business professionals. Our unique blend of business acumen and technical proficiency connects people, processes, and data. Learn more at www.insiten.com.

Degree Year
  • 1972

Mark Goldfarb

Degree(s):

  • BS

Degree Year
  • 2013

Patrick Simeon

Degree(s):

  • MEng

Senior Business Analyst at ADP for 2 Years.

I have used all my skills and knowledge learnt from Cornell and applied them to my every day projects at ADP.

Degree Year
  • 2001

Jenn Jiun goh

Degree(s):

  • BS
  • MEng