At Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, Heifer International’s Chief Financial Officer will share how the organization built a global technology platform to support the organization’s mission of ending world hunger and poverty. Heifer International, based in Little Rock, Arkansas, has helped 22.6 million families lift themselves out of hunger and poverty for more than 70 years through sustainable agriculture.
The presentation will take place on Wednesday, October 7 at 1:45 PM in Walt Disney World Dolphin, Southern 5.
“With a mission of ending hunger and poverty, leveraging technology for increased effectiveness and efficiencies is paramount,” said Bob Bloom, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Heifer International. “As we scale our impact, creating a digital platform with robust capability will enable us to direct more of our donor resources toward the small-holder farmer communities we work with.”
As Chief Financial Officer, Bloom oversees all financial, treasury, technology and human resources activities. Since joining Heifer, he has led the organization’s technology transformation initiative. This includes deploying Laserfiche enterprise content management (ECM) so staff can quickly review, approve and access project-related contracts using Laserfiche electronic forms and robust workflow automation solutions.
“Our vision is that all of our remote and local workers across the globe will use Laserfiche, which will help us work more efficiently with every dollar we spend to help others,” said Bloom.
“Heifer International is leveraging Laserfiche as a key part of its technology ecosystem to transform its business,” said Thomas Phelps IV, CIO and Chief Corporate Strategist at Laserfiche. “Laserfiche provides Heifer with instant, secure access to the information necessary to deploy aid quickly and cost-effectively, directly impacting those most in need.”
Laserfiche ECM, a foundation for innovation at over 35,000 organizations worldwide, automates a variety of processes, including contract management, accounts payable and HR onboarding, among others. Visit the Laserfiche booth (#820) to explore its flexible deployment models and see live demonstrations of these processes and more.
About Heifer International
Heifer’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. For more than 70 years, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in more than 30 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For information, visit www.heifer.org, read our blog, follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @Heifer or call 888.5HUNGER (888.548.6437).
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