Superstorm Restoration prepares for nationwide launch of end-to-end platform for contractors Comparing storm pictures and damage with neighbors and co-workers after weather strikes is a frequent occurrence among Iowans, but sometimes Iowa’s weather events demand more intervention. Iowa-based roofing and exteriors contractor Superstorm Restoration has been making strides with technologies to simplify the evaluation and repair process for […]

A team of University of Iowa researchers has received an $800,000 grant as part of an initiative with the National Science Foundation and Amazon to make machine learning less discriminatory. Algorithms learn to do their task and improve on accuracy by analyzing data, but the researchers said the algorithms can learn discriminatory things due to […]

Principal Financial Group is inviting finance professionals, software developers, business owners and entrepreneurs to join its Principal Innovation Challenge Hackathon. The goal of the hackathon is to create virtual communities where small to medium-sized businesses can connect with each other as well as Principal to discuss their challenges and find guidance and mentorship. Participating professionals […]

MercyOne has piloted a new patient-provider matching tool that aims to make it easier for patients to connect with a primary care physician. MercyOne worked with Patient Bond, started by former Procter & Gamble employees, to develop the online tool, said Janell Pittman, chief marketing and digital strategy officer for MercyOne. The 11-question quiz was developed […]

IntelliSee, a Coralville-based company integrating AI software in companies’ existing video surveillance systems to detect and mitigate risk in real time, was the overall winner at the eighth annual Excellence in Product Innovation Awards. The award was announced at the National Systems Contractors Assocation’s annual conference on Feb. 23. IntelliSee’s platform can detect hazards such […]

President Brian Waller speaks on association’s past, present and future When the Technology Association of Iowa was founded in 1997, the U.S. was nearing the peak of the dot-com bubble and a burgeoning industry of software development and information technology was emerging in Iowa. The state agency then called the Department of Economic Development founded […]

Meta (formerly Facebook) announced Tuesday a seventh and final expansion at its Altoona Data Center that will make it the company’s largest operational data center in the world. The expansion will add two new buildings to the data center campus, which upon completion will total more than 5 million square feet. Completion is expected in 2025. […]