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Cloud 9 Product Lab

Date Posted: 03.10.23

Join Eric Giesecke, CEO of Planet DDS, and Gretch Kotek, Cloud 9 VP of Integrated Product Delivery, for a live session about the newest developments in the software, as well as upcoming features and enhancements. In a reprise of the closing session from the 2023 User Meeting, Eric will start off by speaking on the recent acquisition of Cloud 9 Software by Planet DDS, followed by Gretch and her Product Management team showcasing the features and enhancements which were launched in 2022, and, more importantly, those which are on the road map for 2023. There will be ample time for live Q&A at the end of the presentation to get your questions answered by the presenters.

Product Lab - March 24, 2023

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Eric Giesecke

CEO  |  Planet DDS

Eric Giesecke
Eric Giesecke is the CEO of Planet DDS. In his role, Eric is responsible for operations, technology, finance, customer success and strategy at Planet DDS. Prior to joining the company, he co-founded District Line Partners, a private investment fund created to acquire and operate a single attractive business in a growing industry. He also ran One Source Water, a bottleless water cooler firm, where he nearly doubled the size of the company in less than three years. Eric holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia.

Gretch Kotek

VP, Integrated Product Delivery  |  Cloud 9 Software

Gretchen Ellis Kotek
As the VP of Integrated Product Delivery, Gretch is committed to leading Product Development, IT, and Strategic Alliances teams to deliver products and services that our customers love and solve problems. We want to create a frictionless workflow so they can be with their patients and not worry about administrative tasks.

Gretch has over 20 years of healthcare technology experience. Her love of technology and healthcare began in college where she was pre-med and switched to Human Factors Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her first job in product development included consumer and healthcare technology which led to her working with software in healthcare. She has successfully led multiple development and product management teams that have taken on-premise software to the cloud at Provation Medical. Just prior to joining Cloud 9 Software, Gretch created an Innovation Partner Program for Spok, a critical communications company.

Originally from Kansas, Gretch has moved across the Midwest from Minneapolis, to Chicago, Indiana, and has settled (for now) back in Minneapolis where she enjoys time with her family and visiting the many lakes that Minnesota has to offer.