The Iowa Communications Network (ICN), a statewide fiber optic network that provides telecommunications services to education, government, health care and public safety entities, has partnered with Zoom to deliver cloud communications services to authorized users across Iowa. According to a news release, Zoom’s cloud-based communication platform will provide ICN’s fiber optic network with solutions for voice and communication […]

Des Moines-based consulting firm Bâton Global has released a report from its 2023 research partnership with VictoryXR, a Davenport-based company offering immersive classrooms and campuses through virtual reality. According to a press release, the project was designed to develop a stronger understanding of VR in applied higher education settings and to study how immersive VR technologies support instructional design […]

Five North High School students, under the name Team Frostbyte, have been selected as one of five finalists in the NASA App Development Challenge. The team will travel to the Johnson Space Center in Houston in April to give their presentation in person. The members of Team Frostbyte are Champ-Pacifique Mukiza, Sujal Pokhrel, Jefrey Allen, Moss […]

The Technology Association of Iowa has established an Artificial Intelligence Roundtable, a newly created discussion group for TAI member companies that are applying, supporting and teaching artificial intelligence technologies. The roundtable focuses on participant’s businesses, technical concerns, opportunities, challenges and strategies. The roundtable’s first meeting will be held virtually from 1-2 p.m. Dec. 13. During […]

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Monday in the U.S. government’s first move to regulate artificial intelligence. CNBC reports that the order issues specific directives to a range of federal agencies, establishes guidance for how federal agencies use AI and creates requirements for some companies that are developing AI tools. According to a fact sheet on the […]

Reflections on Secure Iowa Conference Last week, Heartland Business Systems (HBS) hosted the annual Secure Iowa Conference for Iowa’s information security professionals. Sessions included a conversation with Des Moines Public Schools Director of Technology Lisa Irey on the school district’s recent ransomware attack, a panel of local chief information security officers and a keynote from […]

Heartland Business Systems is hosting the 11th annual Secure Iowa conference on Oct. 3 at the Meadows Event Center in Altoona. HBS is hosting the event following its acquisition of Pratum in 2022. The sessions include a keynote speech by Samuel Visner, an adviser on U.S. national security on the evolution of cybersecurity, a panel of […]

John Kehoe has joined Involta’s leadership team as executive vice president of manufacturing. Kehoe has 25 years of experience across the digital infrastructure, manufacturing, industrial and technology industries. He previously was senior vice president and chief information officer at Xylem, Inc., overseeing global IT operations and supporting more than 350 locations across 65 countries. “[Kehoe] will play […]