CIO, Ruan Transportation Management Systems Ruan Transportation began in 1932 during the Great Depression with a single truck and a single load. Today, the company has its third generation of the Ruan family in leadership and has grown to more than 315 nationwide operations, 7,500 trailers and 5,600 employees. Among those team members is Chief […]

Des Moines-based Seneca Cos., a supplier and services provider to the retail petroleum industry, announced this week that it has partnered with ChargePoint, a California-based electric vehicle (EV) charging station network. As a signature partner, Seneca will represent ChargePoint’s entire product line and provide product support throughout Seneca’s footprint in the Midwest, South and Mountain […]

If there is any place you might half-expect an alien encounter, camping in the South Dakota Badlands might be on the list. Yet, my skeptical partners and I were floored when we looked up from the campfire over Memorial Day weekend and saw a thin line of interconnected lights too fast to count, trailing tightly […]

Chloe Laizure, a senior at North Polk High School in Alleman, is one of the 53 State and Territory winners in the 11th annual Doodle for Google competition, a contest open to K-12 students across the U.S. to redesign the Google logo, Google announced on Thursday. Laizure’s design was chosen from thousands of entries inspired […]

Des Moines-based LenderClose, a web-based underwriting and lending assistant platform, has integrated the e-recording platform Simplifile, which functions as an electronic liaison between lenders and country recording offices, LenderClose announced this week. Simplifile claims to have deployed its platform in 50% of all U.S. recording jurisdictions, with a goal to reach the remaining 50% in […]

Funding is available from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for organizations to provide specific biotechnology innovators with technical and entrepreneurial support to accelerate product development, HHS announced Wednesday. The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, part of the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Prepardness and Response, established eight accelerators […]

The state of Iowa has launched the Socrata Connected Government Cloud (SCGC), announced Tyler Technologies, Inc., based in Plano, Texas. SCGC allows policymakers to leverage data for solutions in social and political issues, including crime and public health. Iowa’s adoption was prompted by requirements of the state’s Accountable Government and Taxpayer Transparency Acts, which set […]

Adrienne Greenwald, current director of communications and public relations at VentureNet Iowa, will succeed John LaMarche as managing principal effective July 1, VentureNet Iowa announced Wednesday. Greenwald will lead the VentureNet team as it administers the state of Iowa’s Innovative Funding programs for small business. She joined VentureNet in 2012 and has served as the […]

Gabriella Perez, research technology compliance specialist at the University of Iowa, is one of six inaugural Trusted CI Open Science Cybersecurity fellows nationwide, reports the Cedar Rapids Gazette. The program is under the National Science Foundation’s Cybersecurity Center for Excellence, and Perez can access weekly digital presentations from cybersecurity experts and will receive funding to […]