A big portion of the economy in Las Vegas is based on hospitality, and technology is needed to create a great experience for those who travel to Southern Nevada. Matt Sandvold, Vice President of JBA360, is responsible for the development of the new products from JBA Consulting Engineers. JBA360 is a cloud-based system designed for hospitality IT, facilities managers and their staff using cloud technology and mobile devices to connect teams. He is also responsible for his team working on JBA360, including developing and selling to the target markets, as well as changes as new technology is developed.
Sandvold joined JBA360 with more than 27 years of experience in a variety of technical and hospitality positions along with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from the DeVry Institute of Technology.
“I have had a number of jobs, including this one, that required knowledge of technology and engineering whether it is developing a product or being able to work with IT people so they can understand the product,” Sandvold explained.
When he graduated from high school, Sandvold first considered joining the Marines but after learning about the opportunities from attending a school such as DeVry to become educated about computers and technology, Sandvold decided to follow that career path instead. He also keeps up with the latest in the field and encourages everyone to do the same.
“Everything is changing in the world and it is becoming more technical,” he said. “For example, cars are operated by technology; even the simple task of getting from point A to point B is guided by technology. Look how we communicate now. We use cell phones which incorporate technology. We use those phones not just for talking to each other but for other features. Everything in our lives is guided by technology and it is here to stay.”
Because of the presence of technology, Sandvold believes it is a good long-term career goal and, “it is also a great way to contribute to society and make a change in the world through the use of technology.”
Debbie Hall is practically a Las Vegas native (34 years and counting) and loves experiencing everything in Southern Nevada from the Las Vegas Strip to the surrounding mountains and Lake Mead. She also teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and loves sharing her knowledge. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.