Ames-based data compliance software provider Workiva has opened two new offices in Frankfurt, Germany and Paris, France, the company announced this week. Workiva also has offices in Amsterdam and London, as well as in 12 U.S. cities and two Canadian cities. French and German companies are struggling with global statutory reporting, Workiva said, and beginning […]

When attorney general William Barr delivers the Mueller report to members of Congress, it will arrive on compact discs, reports Wired. That might be raising eyebrows, but Wired makes the case why digging out the CD-ROM drive works for a report of this size. IN OTHER NEWS: As the devastating Notre Dame fire burned on […]

Jim Masterson, CEO of LightEdge Solutions, speaks Thursday night at the 2019 Prometheus Awards. Masterson was awarded 2019 CEO of the Year. Photo/Technology Association of Iowa “If you cut me open, I bleed technology,” proclaimed Jim Masterson, CEO of LightEdge Solutions. Masterson, who was accepting a Prometheus Award for CEO of the Year, seemed to […]

Technology-related employment in Iowa grew by more than 1,000 new jobs in 2018, the Corridor Business Journal reports. In an annual assessment, CompTIA reported net tech employment in Iowa grew by an estimated 1,014 jobs in 2018, a 1.1% increase over 2017. Growth was driven by new software and web development positions (up 3.6%) and computer […]

Just as Bloomberg Businessweek was wrapping up a cover feature on the L.A. startup Imbellus, the college world began shaking: the FBI announced arrests of 50 people accused of fraud while attempting to smooth their children’s path into elite U.S. universities. Imbellus founder Rebecca Kantar believes part of the problem in the college inequity process […]

After tuning in to 60 Minutes on Sunday, I briefly forgot about the one story I had sat down to watch. The story, meant to explore how to retain girls interested in technology as they grow, actually focused on Code.org’s teacher training and education programs for students in the U.S. There’s nothing wrong with that […]

Popular weather vendor AccuWeather took the meteorological community by storm after releasing a highly specific outlook predicting 1,075 tornados in the U.S. during 2019 – a prediction critics say is unscientific and misleading, the Washington Post reports. “There is really no way to know … until a few days before a severe outbreak. It misleads […]

Predictive Health Partners, with founder Jim Lewis, is the only local startup represented in the Global Insurance Accelerator’s 10-member cohort for 2019. It’s also one of only three Iowa startups that have participated among 36 since the GIA’s first cohort in 2015.  Based now in West Des Moines, Lewis, a serial entrepreneur, thinks of Predictive Health […]

In Illinois, there’s widespread agreement that drivers need access to more charging stations if the state is going to electrify its transportation system. The question of who owns them — and who profits from them — is an open debate, reports Energy News Network. Utilities, private developers, and business owners are all expected to play […]