The Technology Association of Iowa’s 2024 Iowa Technology Summit, scheduled for April 8-9 in Des Moines, is now open for registration. Two Iowa chief information officers — Kathy Kay of Principal Financial Group and Paul Hlivko of Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield — will give the keynote presentation on the widespread impact of artificial intelligence. Other […]

Artificial intelligence is seen as a copilot and tool to help employees be more efficient, a panel of chief information officers said at the Technology Association of Iowa’s AI Public Policy Forum on Jan. 24. All three panelists — Kathy Kay of Principal Financial Group, Ryan Schaap of Wells Enterprise and Laura Smith of UnityPoint […]

The Technology Association of Iowa has announced that Kathy Kay, executive vice president and chief information officer at Principal Financial Group, has been appointed as the 2024 board chair of the TAI board of directors. “Iowa is rapidly becoming a new hub for innovation and technology full of opportunities for growth, advocacy and connection,” Kay said […]

The Business Record recently hosted its 2024 Legislative Forecast event where business leaders discussed their group’s priorities for the 2024 session, which began Jan. 8. Mollie Ross, Technology Association of Iowa’s vice president of operations, was among the panelists. Here is some of what she shared about how TAI will navigate conversations around cybersecurity and […]

The Technology Association of Iowa has announced its 2024 state and federal legislative priorities. Several of the industry association’s state-level priorities remained the same from 2023, including connectivity, cybersecurity, data privacy and business growth. Additions for 2024 are artificial intelligence and workforce. TAI’s 2024 federal policy agenda has the same three priorities as 2023: Develop, attract and […]

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 […]

TAI hosting Cybersecurity Action Month events during OctoberThe Technology Association of Iowa is hosting a series of events throughout October in partnership with Iowa technology companies in recognition of Cybersecurity Action Month. Nationally, October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Last year, TAI and Heartland Business Systems, formerly Pratum, launched a partnership to also encourage companies to take action […]

By Lisa Rossi The Technology Association of Iowa on Tuesday honored six organizations across Iowa that have prioritized diversity, equity and inclusion to drive change. The honorees were part of the 2023 Catalyst Live event, which is a “collection of conversations with technology leaders who inspire change, forge new paths and ignite technology innovation in […]

The Technology Association of Iowa is now accepting nominations for its 2023 Prometheus Awards. The award categories cover organization and individual awards as well as the Technology Community of the Year. Nominations close Aug. 11 and finalists will be announced mid-September. The Prometheus Awards event is scheduled for Nov. 2. The list of award categories […]