State Auditor Rob Sand has announced the counties, cities and school districts that have been recognized for their participation in the 2022 Public Innovations and Efficiencies program (PIE). According to a news release, Sand created the PIE program in 2019 “to encourage governmental entities to implement cost-cutting measures and spark innovative ideas to save public […]

The Envision Iowa event on Aug. 17 dived into innovation, exploring the state of Iowa’s business ecosystem, discussing how to develop partnerships and looking at resources that keep innovative ideas moving forward. Speakers included: Keynote: Mike Ralston, president, Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI). Candace Karsjens, director, NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. Billi Hunt, executive […]

The Iowa Technology Leadership Institute, an initiative of the Technology Association of Iowa, is accepting applications through Aug. 31 for the 2023 cohort. All professionals in the technology industry looking to expand their understanding and influence within their organization to advance into a leadership position are eligible to apply. The program will run from January […]

Takeaways from Iowa Technology Summit keynote speaker Ian Khan Ian Khan wanted the one word audiences took away from his presentation at the Technology Association of Iowa’s Iowa Technology Summit to be “change” as an acknowledgement that currently emerging technologies are set to dramatically disrupt and alter the world of work as well as people’s lives. […]

Christian Williams, co-founder and chief operating officer of telemedicine startup OpenLoop, led a breakout session at the Iowa Technology Summit Tuesday on how the company has developed its hybrid work environment. Founded in 2020 by Williams and Dr. Jon Lensing, OpenLoop started as a service placing available physicians in rural hospitals that needed shifts covered […]

Iowa State University’s Student Innovation Center will host the Ignite Innovation Showcase next week, April 18-22. Each day of the weeklong event will feature a keynote address that is open to the public for in-person attendance or to watch live on YouTube. The last day of the event includes a keynote as well as the Innovation […]