Robert Ivy is the C.E.O of The American Institute of Architects and is also the executive Vice President. He is the first Architect to win the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement from the Mississippi institute of Arts and Letters. He has been the C.E.O OF American Institute of Architects from 2011, and is an editor, writer and practicing architect.
Robert ivy has expanded the global presence and influence of AIA since becoming the C.E.O in 2011. He has made the organization reach its peak level of membership in its 160 years of existence. Ivy has a master of Architecture Degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree. He has also served in the U.S Navy as an officer. Read more about Robert Ivy at Wikipedia.
The Polk award is given to living Mississippi associated artists and art patrons who show an exemplary work of creating, performing and supporting art in their lifetime. Mississippians who have won this award in the past include Writer Eudora Welty, Shelby Foote, Walter Anderson, Leontyne price and Morgan Freeman.
President of Mial Nancy La Forge in a press statement said, that there is no one from Mississippi who can make architecture more available to the people like Robert Ivy. She also said that he has taken his place among a list of celebrated Noel Polk Award candidates.
President of AIA Carl Elefante, said that Robert Ivy is a worthy representative of Architectures. This honor comes as the greatest in his personal and career achievement for a person born in Mississippi. He congratulated him on behalf of the AIA.
He is an accomplished writer, and was previously editor- in -chief of Architectural Records before joining AIA. Under his governance Architectural Record grew and become the most widely disseminated journal in the World. He has written a book called Fay jones Architect, printed in 2001 and it is now in its third printing. The book shows the work of the American architect.
Initial Coin Offerings, ICOs, is experiencing great evolution with increasing trends every year. The year 2017 was a good year and the progress continues this year. More growth is expected as many companies and big corporations are embracing the blockchain and the ICO space. More than 57 percent of some renowned companies are embracing the move. Current trends in ICOs are expected to make it more successful and impactful. One of the trends includes new pricing and bonus structures. In 2017, many ICOs made a great rise by raising between $10 million and $ 100 million. As at now, more companies and countries are investing in this platform and crowdfunding is steadily growing. This will lead to a minimum limitation in amount to be raised by each company.
It is expected that in 2018, there will be less bonuses to companies from ICOs or even be smaller than last year. At the same time, product funding is expected to increase from ICOs with more opportunities in the area. The third trend is broader ICO adoption. This will limit any chances of backlash issues caused by lack of rules and regulations. Also, more investors are expected to join ICO. Many firms have embraced cryptocurrency as part of their assets and more are joining the ICO supporting the blockchain companies. The fifth trend is the level of expected trust and honesty in the ICO venture. More regulations and authorities are being structured to effect the trust issues to their respective investors.
Jordan Lindsey is the founder of the JCL Capital and seasoned personnel in the technology and financial services industry. He is a self-trained systems architecture and programmer. Growing up, Jordan Lindsey was interested in entrepreneurship and did his best to get the opportunities from the industry. He had the intentions of inventing something that would make a great difference in the world. Jordan Lindsey schooled at Mount Angel Seminary and Saint Joseph’s College.
The most recent idea Lindsey has brought into accomplishment is creating his cryptocurrency. He shares that his success is tied to key areas such as ample planning of schedules and becoming determined to accomplish the tasks. To be effective in this competitive field, Jordan Lindsey says that it requires one to be creative, flexible, and resourceful enough.