Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Antonio Taylor, Director of Technical Services for Transnetyx and Marketing Chair for SIM Memphis, who discusses the power of working with youth and introducing and encouraging them to pursue STEM-related professions and possibilities. During the interview, Antonio spotlights his role at Transnetyx, a Memphis, Tennessee area-based business that launched the world’s first fully automated genotyping system for detecting transgenic, knockout, knock-in, SNP, and CRISPR mutations in animal research models. Transnetyx’s mission is to provide the most efficient path to discovery for researchers across the globe, in order to pave the way for research to advance and deeper understandings to emerge.
Antonio then highlights SIM Memphis, which is the Memphis Chapter of the Society for Information Management, a professional society of local IT leaders. He spotlights their efforts around mentoring and working with youth and youth-driven organizations, including Memphis-Shelby County Schools, DeSoto County Schools, Memphis Public Library, and Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis, in order to promote academic excellence and student success and to introduce and encourage the pursuit of IT and STEM-related professions and possibilities. He wraps up discussing their SIM Strategy Series for Executives, which is Memphis’ premier single-day event designed exclusively for the IT executive community being held on October 26, 2022 at the Hilton Memphis Hotel.