Don’t miss UPMC Health Plan President & CEO Diane Holder at the next Huntington Bank Breakfast Briefing on July 1

UPMC Health Plan

UPMC Health Plan

Join Diane Holder, President and CEO of UPMC Health Plan, as she outlines her organization’s efforts to bring innovative new services and world-class health care benefits to the more than 1.4 million men, women and children that utilize UMPC for their insurance services. Ms. Holder will share important insights about the rapidly changing nature of health care delivery in the U.S., including recent trends toward patient-centered health care, the impacts of the Affordable Care Act and opportunities associated with new technology and greater transparency in the market.

Ms. Holder holds several key positions at UMPC including Executive Vice President of UPMC, which is one of the world’s largest and most successful integrated health delivery organizations. She also leads UPMC’s Insurance Services Division, which encompasses UPMC Health Plan, Community Care Behavioral Health Organization and Work Partners. Combined, those health benefits organizations manage benefits for Medicaid, Medicare, commercial, behavioral health, employee assistance programs (EAP) and workers’ compensation programs.

Event Details:
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 |   7:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Location: The Rivers Club, 301 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

7:00 a.m. Registration, Networking and Coffee
7:45 a.m. Breakfast Served
8:15 a.m. Presentation
9:00 a.m. Q&A
9:15 a.m. Adjourn

Cost: $45 Member / $175 Non-Member

Title Sponsor: Huntington Bank
Supporting Sponsor: PTC Corporate Coverage Group
Coffee Sponsor: The Webb Law Firm

Click here to register.

Applications2U Promoted to Platinum Level Citrix Solution Advisor



The Pittsburgh-based complete IT-solutions provider now one of less than 50 companies in the United States with Platinum Level Citrix Solution Advisor status.

Applications2U announced today that it has become a Platinum Level Citrix Solution Advisor. Platinum-level advisor status demonstrates the highest level of commitment and expertise.

The Citrix Solution Advisor partnership offers channel partners a wide range of marketing, sales and technology tools to build partners’ technical and sales expertise, win a larger share of the market and surpass the competition. As a Platinum Solution Advisor, partners work side-by-side with customers to plan, design, implement and maintain Citrix mobility, desktop virtualization, cloud networking, cloud platforms, collaboration and data sharing solutions. Membership in the program is the best way for partners to help customers gain the simplicity and flexibility of mobile work styles and cloud computing.2014-06-25_1252

“It is very exciting for us to have reached Platinum level Citrix Solution Advisor status,” says Applications2U founder and CEO Dan Dillman. “Being a Citrix Platinum Advisor means that we will have a closer relationship with Citrix, ultimately allowing us to better serve our customers. Reaching the highest level of partnership is a real honor and a testament to our team’s expertise and our commitment to providing customers with quality service and support.”

In accordance with the requirements of Citrix Platinum Level Solutions Advisor status, Applications2U has a highly trained, highly certified staff, including a Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer for Virtualization, Citrix Certified Professionals for Networking and Virtualization, and Citrix Certified Sales Professionals for a number of Citrix products.

About Applications2U

Applications2U was founded in 2003 as a cloud hosting and consulting provider before the term “cloud computing” had reached widespread mainstream use. Applications2U specializes in complete IT solutions, particularly within the healthcare, financial, manufacturing and education industries.  Applications2U has been Citrix Advisors since 2013 and is certified to sell many Citrix products, including Citrix XenApp virtual application delivery, Citrix XenDesktop full virtual desktop solutions, and Citrix XenMobile for mobile device management. More information about the services provided by Applications2U can be found by visiting or by directing inquiries to

NonProfit Spaces Web Site Helps Sublease Properties

NonProfit Spaces offers Pittsburgh-area nonprofits and community-facing organizations a place to list their extra real estate online for sublease, so they can establish reliable, alternative revenue streams. It also offers burgeoning organizations the opportunity to scale up by renting out new, affordable spaces. And it’s free.

Whether it’s an entire warehouse or a single suite, anyone from independent entrepreneurs to other nonprofits can use’s customized interface to find the right space, contact the leasing party, and of course, seal the deal.

What makes our site different from other rental networks? It’s specifically tailored to the needs of Pittsburgh area nonprofits. That means that prospective renters can sort through properties based on:

  • Access to public transportation
  • Gymnasium/pool access
  • Child care facilities
  • Property classifications, such as Retail, Thrift Store, and Multi-Family Housing
  • Access to kitchen/food service facilities
  • Access to conference and common rooms
  • Janitorial services
  • Free and/or reserved parking
  • WiFi access
  • …and more!

The site was built with ease-of-use as a top priority, so nonprofit administrators can list and find space easily, with minimal real estate market knowledge.

Developed in partnership with The Forbes Funds and the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership, the NonProfit Spaces team has years of combined experience working with and on behalf of Pittsburgh area nonprofit organizations.

Check it out here.

Oxford Development breaks ground on Hot Metal Flats apartment complex

Hot Metal Flats

Hot Metal Flats

Oxford Development Company and its partners recently broke ground on the 117-unit Hot Metal Flats apartment complex in the South Side works development in the City of Pittsburgh. Hot Metal Flats will provide residents with the city’s premier bicycle friendly facilities and provide amenities to encourage active and sustainable living.

“Hot Metal Flats tells the story of the next Pittsburgh — it builds upon our past while looking to the future. From its green building standards to its integration with the city’s trail systems, it is another example of why we are taking our place on the world stage,” Mayor William Peduto said.

Designed to LEED® Silver standards, Hot Metal Flats will provide amenities beneficial to sustainable living and active lifestyles.

“Our philosophy with multifamily projects is to create communities with their own individual identities,” said Steve Guy, President and CEO, Oxford Development Company. “With 68 individual bike storage stations, a bike repair shop, a bike cleaning area and direct access to the River Trail, Hot Metal Flats is one of the most commuter friendly developments in the city.”

Encouraging active living, the residence welcomes pets and features a mudroom with pet wash stations and outdoor green space. Additional amenities include a professional grade fitness center, oversized gathering places including a private lounge and bar area and an outdoor lounge with sundeck and grills – heated for year-round use.

Hot Metal Flats will provide studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom urban style apartments ranging from 550 square feet up to 1,280 square feet.

Interior features include 9-foot ceilings, walk-in closets, granite countertops, and hard surface flooring. All units feature views of the city, river, and/or South Side Slopes. Balconies or Juliette balconies are available, unit depending. An integral parking One Oxford Centre | 301 Grant Street | Suite 4500 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219 | Phone: 412.261.1500 

level with over 90 spaces provides parking protected from the elements as well as enhanced building security.

Features such as EV charging stations, car sharing, exterior lighting displays and public art are also part of creating vibrancy . Restaurants, retail venues, a movie theater, grocery store, and other service providers, as well as two hotels (HYATT house and Springhill Suites) are within walking distance.

Oxford currently has over $90 million dollars in new housing development within the City of Pittsburgh underway or in planning through 2016. Working alongside Mayor Peduto and his new City housing initiative, Oxford has plans for additional new rental units in the Strip District, and in Homewood, senior housing is nearing completion. Plans for additional rental units adjacent to that project will follow in the next year.

Hot Metal Flats was designed by WTW Architects with PJ Dick as general contractor. Leasing inquiries should be directed to Walnut Capital at 888.862.8173 or at Pre-leasing will begin in January 2015, with occupancy anticipated during May 2015.

“We’ve discovered that there’s three key ingredients needed to ensure long-term success of residential properties – great location, great amenities and last but not least, top-of-the-line customer service. We thank Oxford for choosing us to help deliver another great project for Pittsburgh,” said Todd Reidbord, Walnut Capital Partner.

About Oxford Development Company 

Based in Pittsburgh, Oxford Development Company is the largest privately owned real estate services firm in Pennsylvania. With 50 years of experience in the local, regional and national marketplace, Oxford provides a full range of commercial real estate services, including real estate development & construction management, property management, brokerage and investment advisory services.

Neya Systems Announces New Hires

Neya Systems, LLC is happy to welcome Dr. Mark Allmen, Dr. Chris Baker, Dr. Meenal Patel and Ted Kuhn as it continues to grow and expand our employee base to handle new DoD and commercial efforts.

Dr. Allmen joins Neya Systems most recently from Practical Perception, LLC and Lockheed Martin, where he has been involved in a variety of aerial and ground robotics efforts. As one of the first employees and a member of the board of directors at Perceptek, Mark brings over 20 years of experience in applied computer vision, unmanned systems development, program management, and business development.

Dr. Chris Baker joins Neya Systems from CMU NREC, and has a decade of experience in all aspects of unmanned vehicle systems development. Chris’s focus has been on application of 3D sensing and processing for outdoor platforms. He was the perception lead for Lockheed Martin’s Marlin system, for oil rig inspection, and perception lead for a recent aircraft maintenance system.

Dr. Meenal Patel is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where she worked on computer vision and machine learning algorithms for Functional MRI analysis for diagnosis and treatment of depressive disorders. Meenal brings a unique perspective to unmanned systems, combining biomedical and perception experience.

Ted Kuhn has over a decade of experience in complex hardware systems design. Most recently, Ted was at Bodymedia (recently acquired by Jawbone), as a lead on the Bodymedia Fit Link hardware team. Ted’s experience in commercial hardware design is invaluable as Neya moves into the commercial product development space. Prior to Bodymedia, Ted was at QinetiQ North America, where he designed autonomy hardware for the DragonRunner(tm)-10 series of platforms.

“We are fortunate to be able to continue to grow our team with outstanding employees who bring diverse experience in unmanned systems development,” said Dr. Parag Batavia, president of Neya Systems. “Mark, Chris, Meenal, and Ted are all individuals who have their choice of organizations to work with, and I am honored and humbled that they all chose to join Neya”.