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Event Offers Holistic Tech Focus, Highlighted by Cyber Security Tips

Cyber attacks are the most significant risk factor facing Hoosier businesses today. An overriding goal of the 2020 Business Technology Summit is to provide information to help companies protect themselves. The event runs tomorrow and Thursday at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown. The FBI, industry experts and leading employers are scheduled to take part. The opening keynote focuses on cyber [...]

2020-01-21T14:59:53-05:00January 21st, 2020|

Indiana Soaring Higher and Faster With 5G

The FirstNet Hackathon: The Road to 5G is coming soon, on September 13-14; the  24-hour hackathon takes place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On top of that, the Hoosier tech community recently received the great news that Indiana is launching a first-of-its-kind 5G Zone to accelerate innovation and related technologies. Previously, Indianapolis had been named one of only two [...]

2019-09-06T15:22:11-04:00September 6th, 2019|

Women Talk Tech in Annual Survey

A report by Invanti, titled Women in Tech Survey Report 2018, identifies a few challenges but a number of “bests”. The challenges: Being taken seriously, 63% Having no female role model, 43% Gender pay gap, 40% But let’s focus on the positives. And there are plenty in response to the “best thing about being a woman in tech.” Making [...]

2019-01-03T09:39:08-05:00December 28th, 2018|

Chamber Hosts Mega Event on Cybersecurity and Technology Policy in January

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Cybersecurity and technology are areas that no organization can afford to ignore. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce combines the two into the new Cyber Technology Conference and Policy Summit on January 8-9, 2019, in downtown Indianapolis. Professionals in cybersecurity and the data privacy field as well as government leaders will be among the presenters at the two-day conference, [...]

2018-12-04T11:05:11-05:00December 4th, 2018|

Northeast Indiana Innovation Center: Registration Open for Women Tech Business Builders Program (Fort Wayne)

Women tech business builders are experiencing greater success in launching and growing their businesses through the Launch Women Business Builder Program in Northeast Indiana. Simply ask Melissa Hall, Sample Snap Founder. When the first cohort of the program completed phase one earlier this year, the milestone was marked with a pitch competition. Sample Snap was named Launch Women Business [...]

2018-12-05T10:54:19-05:00December 3rd, 2018|

Indiana Chamber Statement on Importance of SaaS Tax Clarity Bill Signed Into Law Today  

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Bill Waltz, Indiana Chamber of Commerce vice president of taxation and public finance, comments on Senate Bill 257 being signed into law, providing clarity on the tax exempt status for software-as-a-service (SaaS) transactions: “Since last summer, the Indiana Chamber has been leading the charge to see this clarification become law, with language originating in our tech policy committee. Our [...]

2018-03-22T16:47:52-04:00March 23rd, 2018|

Top Story: Chamber-Priority SaaS Bill Set to Become Law

This week, the Senate unanimously approved the House changes to Senate Bill 257 (Sales Tax on Software). This bill began as a top Chamber goal; it was embraced by the administration and made a priority of the Governor, the Senate got it introduced and rolling, then the House took good legislation and made it even better. The Senate concurrence [...]

2018-03-09T13:08:38-05:00March 9th, 2018|

General Statehouse: Where Key Bills Stand

The 2018 Indiana legislative session is in the home stretch with an end date of this coming Wednesday. Another select group of business-related bills crossed the finish line this week (and last) and are ultimately headed to the Governor’s desk. Others are bound for conference committee to resolve differences between the House and Senate versions. Meanwhile, two bills saw [...]

2018-03-09T11:36:18-05:00March 9th, 2018|

House and Senate in Agreement on SaaS Bills

Bill # and Title: HB 1316 – Sales Taxes and Credits; SB 257 – Sales Tax on Software Authors: Rep. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville); Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) Summary: Provides that for the purposes of the sales tax, a person is a retail merchant making a retail transaction when the person sells, rents, leases or licenses for consideration the right [...]

2018-03-02T13:54:34-05:00March 2nd, 2018|

Amendments Make SaaS Bill Even Better

Bill # and Title: SB 257 – Sales Tax on Software Author: Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Fort Wayne) Summary: Provides that for purposes of the sales tax, a person is a retail merchant making a retail transaction when the person sells, rents, leases or licenses for consideration the right to use prewritten computer software delivered electronically. Specifies, however, that a [...]

2018-02-23T13:16:00-05:00February 23rd, 2018|