Meg Anderson, vice president and chief information officer at Principal Financial Group, speaks at TAI’s Catalysts Live event on Dec. 4. Photo provided by TAI Des Moines met the stories of ten women shaping their industries on Tuesday. At the Technology Association of Iowa’s reception of the Catalysts project’s first year, attendees gathered in the […]

The Technology Association of Iowa is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Prometheus Awards, scheduled for April 11 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines, TAI announced on Wednesday. Since its debut in 2004, the Prometheus Awards recognize Iowa leaders in the state’s $11 billion technology industry, which employs more than […]

Dwolla, a Des Moines-based digital payment platform, is expanding its second Monetery summit to two days this May, the company announced on Wednesday. The 2019 summit will be held May 21-22 at the Temple for Performing Arts. Last year’s event was limited to 200 attendees, and this year’s will be similarly exclusive, said Steph Atkin, […]

Slow speeds, bad coverage and expensive service. These are just some of the concerns contained in nearly 300 public comments on Rural Broadband Pilot Program proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a review by the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting found. Little has been done on the program since President Donald Trump’s January 2017 […]

At-home DNA test kits have transformed lives – just ask Sigrid Johnson, a 63-year-old black woman who grappled with identity when a DNA ancestry kit delivered unexpected results. The New York Times piece wrangles with questions of family, statistical accuracy, consumer privacy and company transparency. Has any direct-to-consumer product challenged identities so directly? IN OTHER NEWS: More on Amazon’s […]

Bravo Greater Des Moines and the Des Moines Arts Festival are launching the Creative Economy Initiative, an action plan for professional development and the building of businesses for regional artists. Artist and business strategist Chris Dahlquist will work on a feasibility study and action plan for how to advance creative economy objectives in the region […]

Reuters: Alphabet Inc.’s Google announced today that it would grant about $25 million globally next year to humanitarian and environmental projects seeking to use artificial intelligence to speed up and broaden their efforts. The “AI Impact Challenge” is meant to inspire organizations to ask Google for help in machine learning, a form of AI in […]