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Tech Talk: People Can Still Make the Call on AI

If you are anything like me, you are curious about the impact technology – and automation specifically – will have on the future of our workforce. In a recent TEDxLuxembourgCity Talk, David Timis speaks optimistically about the widespread integration of advanced robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) and how these new forms of automation are poised to improve our lives and increase productivity. [...]

2019-08-22T16:40:47-04:00August 22nd, 2019|

BizVoice Extra: Bowen Center Connects Drug Misuse and Mental Health

People suffering from drug addiction often feel isolated and helpless. The same can be said for those with mental health disorders. Increasingly, the medical community is looking at the ties between them to assist with recovery. The current issue of BizVoice® magazine features several stories as part of the Indiana Workforce Recovery series. One explores how the Bowen Center, [...]

2019-08-21T11:44:21-04:00August 19th, 2019|

Tech Talk: A Different Kind of Speed at IMS

The ever-growing calendar of tech, innovation and entrepreneurial events around Indiana is a very good sign. More networking, more opportunities for collaboration … simply more. One of the most popular is a 24-hour (plus) hackathon headed to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) next month. FirstNet Hackathon: The Road to 5G will take place from 5:00 p.m. September 13 through 8:00 p.m. [...]

2019-08-15T11:45:28-04:00August 15th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Summer the ‘Hot’ Season for Policy Development

I am often asked, sometimes sarcastically, the following question: “What do you guys (i.e., Chamber lobbyists) do in the months after the legislative session is over?” I try not to be offended, but I also understand that not many people have insight into the work my colleagues and I do in anticipation of future sessions, which is equally – [...]

2019-08-09T10:09:18-04:00August 12th, 2019|

Making Sure Your Data is Protected

Information technology asset disposition (ITAD) sounds a bit intimidating. In layman’s terms, it’s making sure data and other valuable information contained on end-of-life equipment are secure – a vitally important consideration in today’s “hacker happy” world. Arrow Electronics, the largest player in the ITAD business in North America, recently announced its decision to exit a portion of the industry. [...]

2019-08-09T11:19:36-04:00August 9th, 2019|

Another Township Bad Actor Comes to the Forefront

State auditors are asking a township trustee in Grant County to repay taxpayers $56,628 following an audit that found she used township assistance funds to help herself and relatives, reported Indianapolis TV station WRTV recently: (Fairmount Township Trustee) Sheila Metzger was appointed township trustee on Aug. 11, 2016 and elected to a four-year term from Jan. 1, 2019 to [...]

2019-08-09T11:07:30-04:00August 7th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Internships a Big Win for All

Do you need talent? Yes, you can stop laughing – or crying – at that question. We already know the answer for nearly all is a resounding yes. A partial solution is to grow your own talent – and that often begins with interns and Indiana INTERNnet (IIN). One of many offerings in the Indiana Chamber’s Institute for Workforce Excellence, IIN is [...]

2019-08-02T10:44:31-04:00August 2nd, 2019|

Not Blowing Smoke: Ohio Raises Legal Age + Sen. Young’s National Effort

Indiana, take note. Recently, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed the state’s budget bill into law that includes a provision raising the state’s smoking and vaping age from 18 to 21; it takes effect in 90 days. Then, people in Ohio under 21 can no longer buy tobacco products, including electronic smoking devices and Juul pods. “Thank you to Governor [...]

2019-08-01T15:33:40-04:00August 1st, 2019|

Guest Blog: Innovation Takes Center Stage in Energy Industry

Electric lines on poles along the streets of our cities and countryside may appear to be the same today as they were decades ago, but don’t let that fool you: The energy industry is undergoing a momentous transformation. Virtually the only element of our industry that is not changing is relentless innovation. Those electric lines may look familiar, but [...]

2019-07-31T09:10:29-04:00July 30th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Venture Exit Explosion!

The first half of 2019 witnessed venture-backed exits totaling more than $188.5 billion, which surpasses the full-year total for all prior years, according to the most recent PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor quarterly report. The bulk of these exits came in the second quarter when several of the most valuable "start-ups" in the world went public, including Uber, Pinterest, Slack and [...]

2019-07-25T09:40:42-04:00July 26th, 2019|