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Emi Baxter

Emi Baxter, Owner of acKnowledge Security & IT Consulting

As a long time Bendite, Emi’s committed to the Central Oregon culture; breathtaking views, good beer (cider, wine, and spirits OH MY), and engaged people. She’s known to others as a challenger – always asking questions – creating ripples in the status quo – and looking for a better way to thrive.

Central Oregon provides invaluable opportunity to become deeply involved in community and business – making it clear the potential impact that each individual has here. Emi believes that to maintain and even improve a culture like Bend’s, we must, all of us, cultivate it.

In her business life, Emi, a self-taught technologist focuses on operational and technological insights and improvements aligned with business’ vision and goals to maximize efficiency, increase the Profit – reduce the Loss, and ultimately make the technology work for you. She focuses on facilitating the acceptance of technology and empowering users to apply it to the modern-day business – or everyday life. Above and beyond – her goal is to partner with users – bringing technology as a resource to fuel your fire!

Her passion is people. She is quoted to say “I LOVE technology – but – I BELIEVE in the people who use it” – because she knows that maintaining our humanity – our connectedness – in a time of automation and machine learning is more important than ever. As technology continues to embed itself into our lives, it’s up to us to give it roles – and control the moments we let technology live and do for us. Technology is a tool to be used as a stepping stone to continue to see radical change in the discussions we are having locally (and globally) about diversity – opportunity and the future.

In her free time, Emi enjoys board games, hiking, reading, beta-testing new software, and spending time with her tribe.

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