The longest-running investor pitch event in Wisconsin is the annual Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium.
By one name or another since the 1980s, this conference has been giving entrepreneurs and young companies a chance to tell their stories to investors. It has helped fuel some remarkable success stories, with companies such as Promega, TomoTherapy, Virent, Mirus Corp., Sonic Foundry, Prodesse, NimbleGen, Nerites, Idle Free Systems, Third Wave Technologies, Stratatech, Sologear, PanVera, Soft Switching Technologies and many more taking the stage over time.read more
Epic CEO and founder Judy Faulkner took the stage at the company’s Verona campus Tuesday in neon checkered socks, a red velvet overcoat, a bright green vest, and a top hat festooned with a flouncy ribbon.
Like other users group meetings in years past, she was going to give her executive address in costume — this time as the Mad Hatter.
“I bet you thought I was going to be the rabbit,” she chortled.read more
According to the Women’s Heart Foundation, coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in women. More than twice as many women die from cardiovascular disease as from all forms of cancer combined. Evaluation for suspected coronary disease differs in women because of frequently misleading results provided by treadmill testing without imaging. Gender differences have been observed in treatment practices, and the optimal approach for women has yet to be established.read more
From treating service members to training clinicians, augmented and virtual reality could soon reshape patient therapy, disease research, medical education and more.read more
Samsung’s U.S. replacement program for the Galaxy Note 7 kicks off Wednesday. This gives those that purchased the phones the opportunity to swap out their recalled phones for new models that don’t have the battery linked to fires and explosions.read more
One of the biggest wearable bugbears, in my opinion, is the constant need to charge a smartwatch or fitness tracker every few days. Luckily, a new research project from North Carolina State University has shown a possible way to charge wearables without having to take them off everyday.
The researchers, led by associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, Daryoosh Vashaee, developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity.read more
Understanding how malware attacks work is vital to defend against them. To ease this process, threat analysts have developed models that map the stages of cybersecurity attacks, allowing defenders to identify areas where they can break the chain and stop the attack. The Cyber Kill Chain is one of these models, developed by Lockheed Martin.read more
The former CTO of Epic Systems Corp. and current CTO of Pure Storage discusses the challenges facing the EHR market today and shares his thoughts on how he thinks EHRs will evolve.read more
“We’re not going to be the best at everything, and that’s why…collaboration amongst health systems is so important,” Epic founder and CEO Judy Faulkner.
Here are eight takeaways from this year’s UGM executive address.read more
CEO Judy Faulkner discussed her company’s research and development totals for the first time. She also said Epic’s spending outpaces rivals Allscripts, athenahealth and Cerner in R&D.read more
The death of a person earlier this year while driving with Autopilot in a Tesla sedan, along with news of more crashes involving Teslas operating in Autopilot, has triggered a torrent of concerns about the safety of self-driving cars. But there is a way to improve...read more
The Outthink Aging study identified three areas where cognitive computing can apply to the aging population, including Knowledge-as-a-Service (KaaS).read more
Blockchain, smart contracts, and predictive analytics are among the financial service technologies reshaping the ways transactions are conducted and customers are served. With a rash of startups threatening to disrupt legacy operations, organizations of all sizes are turning to the latest technologies to improve their offeriread more
A creative provision in the Assembly Republican “Forward” agenda released in early September is the pledge to provide every high school freshman with a computer or tablet to connect them with the internet.read more
After Andrea Rodriguez lost her job last fall, she put away her suits. Not because she didn’t plan to keep working—she just had to seem younger. She’d been a successful sales trainer at SugarCRM, a Cupertino, Calif., company that pitches marketing and customer service software to businesses. Suddenly she was looking for a job in Silicon Valley, and she was over 50. Early in her search, she recalls, one hiring manager told her, “We have a very diverse age group—some people are right out of college, and one older group is as old as 48.” Gulp.read more
Bruce Maas, CIO and vice provost for information technology at UW–Madison, has announced his plans to retire from the position in spring 2017. “Bruce has been a collaborative leader both at UW–Madison, throughout the UW System and nationally,” says Provost Sarah...read more
Apple is about to unveil its lineup of new products tomorrow in San Francisco. Rumor has it that Apple is introducing the iPhone 7, the iPhone 7 Plus and the Apple Watch 2. The company will also talk about iOS 10, macOS Sierra, and potentially maybe the new MacBook Pros. Here’s what to expect.read more
Jim Schmidt, the energetic chancellor of UW-Eau Claire, breaks it down to dollars and cents when he explains why students shouldn’t dally in their pursuit of a bachelor’s degree from his campus in northwest Wisconsin. “It costs $50,000 to stay a fifth year,” Schmidt...read more
Doctors spend more than half of their time on EHRs and deskwork and only about 27 percent in direct clinical visits with patients. One researcher said the industry needs to refocus doctors’ efforts from facing computer screens to engaging patients.read more
Most people looking for a new job — at least if they currently have one — use their personal email to correspond with a prospective employer. They don’t tell the people they work with they’re being recruited. They slip on a suit jacket for the interview after leaving the office building. In other words, they carry out the process in secret.read more