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Tech Talk: Making Money From Your Data

There has been a lot of chatter recently about “data privacy” and whether the federal government will pass legislation or leave it to state action. Last week, 51 major CEOs signed a letter to Congress asking for a federal privacy statute. This echoes the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s position, which has proposed model federal privacy legislation that protects consumers without stifling [...]

2019-09-19T15:07:22-05:00September 19th, 2019|

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 [...]

2019-09-06T15:22:11-05:00September 6th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Soaring Higher and Faster With 5G

In the August 14 Tech Talk, I shared information about an upcoming 24-hour hackathon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. FirstNet Hackathon: The Road to 5G is coming soon, on September 13-14. Little did I know that a few days later we would be greeted with news about which the tech community has been hearing whispers for months: Indiana is launching a first-of-its-kind [...]

2019-09-05T15:39:39-05:00September 5th, 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 – [...]

2019-08-09T10:09:18-05:00August 12th, 2019|

Learn a Lot From Jack and Jack About Strategic Technology for Organizations

Technology – in the form of making it a strategic part of your workplace and preparing for the future – takes center stage in the EchoChamber. We get help understanding it all through conversations with a pair of Jacks, as in Mansfield and Uldrich. Jack Mansfield is leader of digital workplace strategy for Bell Techlogix and a member of [...]

2019-07-19T14:01:13-05:00July 19th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Northeast Indiana’s Leadership A-BLAZE

Kevin Brinegar and I spent most of June traveling and meeting with economic development and community leaders in seven Indiana regions. Our discussions centered on the new Indiana Vision 2025 Report Card and how the particular region compares to the state as a whole on various public policy metrics. It can be difficult to convert lessons into economic development [...]

2019-07-17T10:58:52-05:00July 12th, 2019|

Learn a Lot From Jack and Jack

Technology – in the form of making it a strategic part of your workplace and preparing for the future – takes center stage in the EchoChamber podcast. We get help understanding it all through conversations with a pair of Jacks, as in Mansfield and Uldrich. Jack Mansfield is leader of digital workplace strategy for Bell Techlogix and a member [...]

2019-07-08T16:24:41-05:00July 9th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Keeping Score for the State

For a tech and innovation-focused audience, one might be tempted to concentrate on just the Dynamic and Creative Culture driver of the Indiana Vision 2025 economic development plan. But can dynamism and entrepreneurship flourish without the other plan pillars – Outstanding Talent, Attractive Business Climate and Superior Infrastructure? Thus, we'll give you both with the broad overview this week [...]

2019-06-20T11:06:17-05:00June 20th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Drive for Evidence-Based Policy

In Chamberworld, "policy development" is the process of identifying issues of public concern and proposing well-researched solutions that can be implemented by policymakers. This usually comes in the form of legislation, administrative rule or executive order. The Indiana Chamber has 14 committees that develop policy on broad ranges of subject matter including higher education, civil justice, energy, infrastructure, health [...]

2019-06-06T09:09:40-05:00June 6th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Indiana Moving Toward Improved Economic Tools

Venture capitalists' wallets are tightening, according to a recent report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). In the first quarter of 2019, venture capital (VC) funding fell 36% to $25 billion, with 4% fewer deals compared to the fourth quarter of 2018 – when $39 billion was invested in 1,328 deals. And while the 2018 dollars were impressive, the total number of [...]

2019-04-17T11:13:46-05:00April 17th, 2019|