Joy Ducey Miller

Joy Ducey Miller

Joy Ducey Miller is the VP of people for Grand Rapids-based Blue Medora. She is passionate about helping organizations build scalable processes, leverage technology and achieve profitable and sustainable growth. Ducey Miller also serves on various local boards focused on STEM/STEAM initiatives.


Working from home is not the same as remote working

October 31, 2019
It’s quite common to hear about remote working and “working from home” in today’s workforce. There are benefits to both. But it’s important for companies to understand the difference between the two. Read More

Ethics and AI

June 30, 2019
There are nine big tech companies — six American and three Chinese — that are primarily responsible for the future of artificial intelligence. In the U.S., they are Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, IBM and Apple. In China, it's Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent. Read More

Women in technology: We need you!

February 26, 2019
Recently, I was asked to speak at college and career night for a local high school about women in technology and leadership. I was thrilled to be tapped on the shoulder for this, as the topic is near and dear to me. I spent time gathering research, prepping, practicing and tailoring the presentation to engage a high school audience. And I’d love to tell you that it was a huge success and that I reached hundreds of young girls, but I can’t. Read More

Diversity and inclusion are hot topics in tech

October 30, 2018
I attended Oracle OpenWorld for the first time this year. It’s a huge event. San Francisco grows by nearly 60,000 people for one week, and the city streets are flooded with badge-wearing techies. Lyft and Uber cars are everywhere. Read More

Personal privacy vs. public security

July 31, 2018
With the new GDPR regulations, I’ve been thinking a lot about the idea that technological security is often treated as a trade-off between public security and personal privacy. And I’m not talking about personal privacy as in a luxury for the privileged — high walls and closed doors. Read More

It's not you, it's me

May 31, 2018
We live in a region that offers great support to startups, particularly in technology. Because of this, I find myself talking to many people in this space. And while all these companies are working to solve different problems through technology, many of them share a common barrier to growth: founder’s syndrome — when the owner simply won’t get out of his own way. Read More