As an innovative creator, I've been pushing the boundaries of business, technology and education as an entrepreneur and career IT professional for well over 30 years. Beginning in 2018, I began to realize that innovations like virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, the internet/web and personal computing, were all converging to bring forth the next wave of major business and technological innovations of modern time.
As such, I'm presently focused on researching Virtual Reality initiatives that are enabling entrepreneurs, business and academic professionals to profit and thrive like never before.
"With Jim Intriglia’s rare expertise in Software Development, IT and Marketing, I knew he would be the best mentor for me, my business idea, and for successful completion of my Mentor Project assignment. After our initial interaction, I quickly realized that he was someone who would commit to our mentor/mentee relationship 100%, be an excellent support system, and go out of his way to help me in any way possible. His enthusiasm, patience, organizational skills, and an integrity in what he does inspired me. Every meeting that Jim and I had together resulted in the creation of new and innovative ideas. Jim genuinely enjoys creating innovative practices for the entrepreneurs that he mentors. It is, without a doubt, due to Jim’s innovated ideas, resources, and unwavering support, that my Mentor Project Assignment was completed successfully. I am incredibly fortunate to have had him as a mentor." ~Advik Poddaturi, University of Tampa, Lowth Center for Entrepreneurship
"Jim has been the best mentor. He helped our company get into the University of Tampa’s Lowth Center Incubator Program, which has been a springboard for us. Jim is an innovator. He looks at business and technology today and doesn’t see what’s there; he sees what can and will be in the future. He’s a meticulous communicator. Every single interaction I’ve had with him has been productive. With Jim’s help and our work in the UT Lowth Sparta incubator program, our company, Peerion, is rapidly expanding its reach." ~ Carl Bonafede, University of Tampa, Lowth Center for Entrepreneurship
"Needing some direction on how to promote myself in the IT field, I sought out a career mentor for assistance. Although I didn’t know what to expect, as I have never used a mentor prior to this, Jim was explicit about what he could offer me and followed through by developing a program with deadlines to stay on track. Jim was always enthusiastic while meeting both online and in person. He went into depth when learning about my career goals and how I would go about reaching them. He focused on my personal goals and was genuinely interested in learning about my line of work. Because of this, he was able to develop a program based on my individual needs rather than a cookie cutter program that is supposed to work for everyone. In the end, he has given me a new perspective and the toolset I needed to advance my career. I highly recommend Jim’s services to anyone who considers themselves to be shy or who is needing assistance traversing through the networking process. He would also be great for anyone who is changing the direction of their career like myself. In the end, Jim has given me a new perspective and the toolset that I needed to advance my career overall." ~ Sharon Tender, UI/UX & Professional Graphics Art Designer
"In December of 2020, I began working with Jim as an event coordinator supporting a virtual reality healthcare team project. As an educator, I am interested in the potential of VR, and when Jim approached me and asked me if I wanted to start helping to co-ordinate events, I was excited. Jim doesn’t push learning in a certain way. His ability to perceive what people have a natural talent for, even if it’s outside their area of expertise— is how I ended up as an events coordinator though I had no previous experience. Jim is a good leader and a clear communicator. He knows the VR platform perfectly and answers any questions I have about the platform. And Jim thinks creatively and is knowledgeable about a variety of topics. He’s also open to sharing his knowledge with other people, which is unique. Jim is funny and friendly, and his communication skills and willingness to share knowledge make him a great leader. Outside of our interactions in VR, I’m very thankful that Jim introduced me to Microsoft OneNote. I now use it all the time in my job as an educator.” ~ Gabriela Espades, Event Manager, Educators in VR
"I worked with Jim in 2020 as Healthcare IT Test Engineer, on the U.S. Veteran’s Administration Electronic Healthcare Record Modernization Project. Jim helped trained me for my role on the VA Test and Evaluation Team, testing workflows and making sure processes were correct before they rolled out to patient care. During my time working with Jim, he was an excellent trainer and team leader. He was very knowledgeable of the systems we were working with. He was always willing to share his knowledge, skills, and expertise generously. Unlike others in the field, Jim was never satisfied with a workaround for a problem. He raised issues with tests and never sacrificed the integrity of his work—even when management may have preferred him to take the path of least resistance. I certainly felt capable in my role because of the training and support I gained from Jim. I was able to excel in my position as a Test Engineer because of his thorough training in the VA and Cerner (the healthcare IT supplier) workflows. Aside from his excellent leadership and depth of understanding of the systems we were working with, Jim is easy-going and effortless to work with. He has a positive, upbeat attitude. I always felt I could trust Jim with any questions I had. He was very responsive to messages and made his teammates feel heard and cared about. I have confidence that Jim’s future projects will be a success because of both his vast knowledge and great people skills.” ~ Janet Reitler, HIT SME, Test Engineer, Nurse