EntreFEST on Wednesday announced five keynote speakers and plans to carry on as scheduled for the 12th annual conference June 4-5. Event planners say they are staying informed about developments on the novel coronavirus and will heed recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the Iowa Department of Public Health, but are hopeful the […]

The 2020 Global Insurance Symposium scheduled for April 21-23 is canceled, organizers announced this morning. The GIA will host a virtual pitch event for accepted insuretech startups April 22 from 3:30-5 p.m. CST. More information and attendee registration for the pitch event is available online. Participants in this year’s Global Insurance Accelerator cohort are now […]

The Office of the Chief Information Officer of the State of Iowa has released new guidelines to assist businesses and organizations as they transition employees to a work-from-home status. Workers are encouraged to review the red flags of cybersecurity threats and practice good security habits from home. More guidelines and a list of resources to […]

The Technology Association of Iowa is postponing the annual Prometheus Awards, TAI vice president Tyler Wyndgarden announced in an email to ticketholders on Thursday morning. The Prometheus Awards are now scheduled for Tuesday, June 23 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. Refund requests will be accepted until May 21 and may be made […]

Studio Iowa partner Ryan Tow demonstrates the the virtual reality data center layout designed for students at the DMACC West Campus’ Microsoft Datacenter Learning Academy. DMACC and Studio Iowa unveiled the Virtual Learning Lab on Wednesday during DMACC’s ciLive! sessions on the West Des Moines campus. Photo by Kate Hayden Data centers in Iowa are […]

Universities, colleges and the U.S. Strategic Command meet on Iowa State University’s campus for the two-day Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance conference, which aims to foster academic community interest in researching deterrence and strategic national security in a global threat environment. The 2020 conference March 11-12 highlights cybersecurity issues including election security, identity theft and nuclear command, […]

The Technology Association of Iowa announced the finalists in 14 categories for the 2020 Prometheus Awards presented by LWBJ. Winners will be announced at the Prometheus Awards on April 9 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. The Prometheus Awards acknowledge individuals and companies making an impact on Iowa’s technology industry, estimated to be […]

dsmHack has announced 11 Des Moines-area nonprofits that will benefit from nearly 90 developers and designers volunteering through the annual Des Moines Charity Hackathon. The nonprofits were narrowed from 31 initial submissions and will receive free assistance for digital projects pitched to the event volunteers during a 48-hour hackathon, which began Thursday evening. This year’s […]

The Technology Association of Iowa will host the 2020 Iowa High School Tech Summit on Oct. 7 in Cedar Rapids, TAI announced this week. The summit will introduce high school students to technology companies and careers across the state. Eddie Etsey, information technology/chief technology officer for the University of Iowa Athletics Department, will emcee the […]

Screenshot of the IowaReporterApp, developed by Shadow Inc., by Motherboard.  To be clear: this briefing, in a state technology and innovation e-newsletter, does not explore whether an app is solely to blame for political chaos immediately after the 2020 Iowa caucus for the Democratic presidential nominee. But the IowaReporterApp, developed by a for-profit company called Shadow, […]