People often ask me what owning a technology company is like? I have to say, I always smile to myself when hearing the question. To me, eimagine is not a technology company, rather we are a business|community|personal improvement company who use technology as a tool to enable change and betterment. Sure, our employees have degrees in information systems, engineering, mathematics, computer science and design. But what excites me, and what I collaborate with our customers and employees on, are what outcomes and results do we achieve using technology? I believe, we connect the dots between improvement, technology, and outcomes.
With this in mind, I have been waiting 15 years, to the day, for a particular outcome and I must tip my hat and give a heartfelt thank you to Insulet and Dexcom. You see, they are using technology for the betterment and improvement of lives — notably my son – Alex, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on June 15, 2007
Thank you to all the people on the front lines and who have been working to introduce a new June 15th to our family. Coming home from work on June 15, 2022, I was beyond excited and honestly speechless to see the Omnipod 5 Automated Insulin Delivery (closed loop) system sitting on my kitchen counter. My wife and I literally teared up and were so grateful and appreciative of how this technology will improve Alex’s life.
Knowing he leaves for college in 6 weeks and the worry we’ll have every time his blood sugar goes low, or when we can’t see his number, or him making college freshman “decisions” – our minds ease a bit as we’re now able to provide and equip him with the Omnipod 5 closed loop insulin pump and Dexcom G6 CGM. Frankly this is – AMAZING – to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
The next time you think of a technology company, I hope what comes to mind are all the things that have been made better in the world because of that technology. At the end of the day, I’d suggest that’s why technology companies exist. I know for me, when I’m asked about owning a technology company, I proudly answer that owning a technology company means we get the opportunity to leave the world a little better than we found it.
Cheers to Technology!