Jeff Gilbert (SEP Alum)

Recent Articles

Looking Back Over The Years

Looking Back The 30+ years at SEP flew by. You hear older people say things like that often, and it does feel like life accelerates. There were some very tough times and a lot of great times. For me, I always felt like just another employee with the responsibility to look out after all of […]
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Charity Close to My Heart

As I start to transition my career after 30+ years at SEP, I wanted to share something close to my heart. My wife Deanna and I have a close connection to Ethiopia. Three of our four adopted daughters are from there as well as our daughter-in-law. We fell in love with the country, its people […]
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SEP and Indiana FIRST Robotics in 2018

SEP will be renewing its sponsorship of First Robotics in 2018 and the opportunities to volunteer short-term are coming up in March and April. First Robotics in Indiana, also called “Indiana FIRST” is such a great program.  In late December, we met with the organization to get an update on their 2018 efforts. My favorite […]
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2015 – Looking Ahead

The beginning of each year is often the time to look back on the previous and speak about the future. At our last company meeting we announced Raman Ohri’s promotion to President of SEP. Raman gave the employees a great overview of where we are going and what goals he has for the company. The […]
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The SEP Way

Conversations Matter Listening to the rollout of SEP Way last week reminded me of something. Conversations are important. It was good to see that SEP Way is an internal service for project teams, not a document, wiki or training. The service form basically assures this will be a conversation. Looking at SEP as a whole […]
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Oh, Have It Your Way

Upon hearing the blog starter, “Have it your way.” two things came to mind. First was the Burger King commercial jingle that came out while I was a kid. “Have it your way at Burger King… ” Nice. Now it won’t go away. Thank you very much. The second, more pleasant item comes from one […]
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Getting the Most Value with a Development Partner

What is software development? When we say software we typically mean a software product to sell to a market or a system to increase productivity. In both cases, doesn’t the customer have some idea of the cost and potential value before the project is initiated? If the initial estimated cost versus the expected value (Rate […]
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Changing the Total Cost Discussion

Discussions with client representatives concerning hourly rates can be frustrating. The belief that an hour of any person’s (or supplier’s) time is exactly the same as any other is like comparing software engineering services to purchasing a case of creamed corn. Even this focus: Real Hourly Cost = Total Work Done/Hours to Do It …Doesn’t […]
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SEP Celebrates 25 Years of Culture, Good Practices, and Vision

Hitting the 25-year milestone at SEP is a source of pride. We have built a great company proving that it can and will last. For me, I hit the second 25-year mark this month as well so there is naturally some thought towards the next generation. Becoming an ESOP in 2010 was certainly a big […]
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