Sharifah Hardie built her first website in 1994, and has had an online presence ever since. As an employee for Trans World Airlines, Sharifah encouraged the airline to email passengers their reservations instead of faxing them, long before it became an industrywide standard. As a consequence of refusing to change with the times, the airline is now defunct.

Sharifah believes that by utilizing technology and automation we can make various improvements to:  education, quality of life for senior citizens, our ability to reach underserved areas, our overall quality of healthcare, our public safety and most importantly, increase business productivity. This focus will make Long Beach a global leader and a model city.