Thirty-six companies that won a combined $19.2 million in competitive federal research grants will be honored Wednesday during a luncheon at the 2016 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium.
The companies, which are developing products in sectors that range from medical therapies to advanced materials, and from electric motors to sustainable wood products, will receive awards during the conference at Madison’s Monona Terrace Convention Center.read more
The launch of the Precision Medicine Initiative in 2015, along with this year’s Cancer Moonshot, have touted the promise of genomic data for population health and more personalized diagnosis. As a result, more consumers are seeking genetic testing and more researchers are contributing to these initiatives. But the healthcare industry isn’t necessarily prepared for this shift.read more
From heart failure biomarkers to novel electric motors, and from learning games to training software for drone pilots, 28 companies have been selected to pitch to potential investors and others at the 2016 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium on Nov. 16 at Madison’s Monona Terrace Convention Center.read more
While corporate giants and big cities are adopting Internet of Things (IoT) technology at a fervent pace1 , a new venture seeks to help smaller businesses and towns take advantage of IoT’s vast potential too. Telecommunications consultancy B2 Group announced that it was launching Directed IoT. The focus of the new division is to aid the implementation of “last mile” IoT initiatives for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB) and mid-sized towns and cities.read more
The latest round of investment in Midwestern BioAg Inc. caught many eyes simply because of its size: The 33-year-old company has raised $21.3 million to continue a $40-million recapitalization that began in 2014.
It also deserved notice because of a phrase used to describe the role of two of its latest financiers: “Mission-related investments.”read more
Tony Scott is perhaps the biggest bigwig in information technology. He is the CIO of the United States, with an office on the White House campus. He is the third CIO of the United States, appointed by President Barack Obama on February 5, 2015. When it comes to IT in the government: What he says, goes.read more
Economy laid flat on the long marble slab in a very large hall, dead from eating the poisoned apple while under the spell of witchcraft. The air in the hall is foggy and still; it reaches high into the rafters of this massive white marble edifice, and it is surrounded by a thick forest with cold winds blowing. The audible hisses of sorrow from the far distant make the burden of failure loud and clear.read more
Health Care Veteran Dr. Barry Chaiken to Lead Central Logic’s New Advisory Board of Industry Executives
Central Logic, the healthcare industry’s leading provider of innovative transfer center and on-call scheduling technology solutions, is bringing together healthcare executives to provide a well-rounded view of how the industry is quickly evolving. Central Logic’s Executive Board of Advisors will guide the company’s continued effort to develop, broaden and expand their solutions to provide greater visibility into the entire patient care continuum. The board will advise the rapid need for change to align with IT security, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations and policies.read more
BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation Inc. said Monday it has invested $250,000 in Moxe Health, a Madison maker of software that makes it easier to transfer clinical and claims data for use in analytics.read more
Whether it’s new companies raising money, established firms moving to the next stage or investors reporting strong returns, there have been some solid harbingers for Wisconsin’s early stage economy in the past month or so.read more
Nordic is pleased to announce that it has completed a minority recapitalization with Silversmith Capital Partners and a group of banks led by current lender Square 1 Bank. By successfully raising this growth capital, Nordic reaffirms its position as the nation’s largest independent EHR/IT advisory consulting firm and positions itself as an industry leader well into the future.read more
Executives at the World Privacy Forum and Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology said that the availability of EHR data is outpacing demand, which means that cybercriminals have to undertake more attacks to steal the same amount of money.read more
Security concerns about Internet of Things (IoT) consumer gear has now spread to speeding cameras used in smart cities. TheNewspaper.com rang alarm bells about the proliferation of connected smart city technology that is vulnerable to hackers. Specifically it reported on worrying Kaspersky Lab research that found a large number of connected speeding cameras deployed in smart city initiatives were easily hackable.read more
The rise of the Internet of Things makes the use of default passwords especially perilous. There are better options.
Earlier this month, an underground forum released the code for the Mirai malware, which lets attackers hijack the thousands (and counting) of Internet of Things devices that are used to carry out distributed denial-of-service attacks.
Patents aren’t typically the first thing on your mind when you’re developing an application for your enterprise. Yet, there’s a great deal of creative development work going on at organizations of all types and sizes. Attorney Lincoln Essig provides five steps IT professionals and enterprise app developers can take to make sure your company’s intellectual property is protected.read more
You might want to reframe your thinking about the first level of interaction at your company. It’s your first-line supervisors who are directly responsible for the happiness of your customers and your bottom line.read more
The National Security Agency is the nation’s digital spying organization. U.S. Cyber Command is a military unit focused on cyberwarfare. Does it make sense for one person to lead them both at the same time?
That has been the case since Cyber Command’s inception in 2009. But recently, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have been urging President Obama to divide the two leadership roles. The change, they say, would help Cyber Command become an independent fighting force that doesn’t require support from another agency – the NSA.read more
Launching and growing a business is 90% about the idea, the initiative of the founders and the team they build to bring that product or service to market.
It’s also 10% intangibles that include a support system, formal or otherwise, which lays a foundation for entrepreneurs and their communities to succeed. Here are some upcoming opportunities that fall under that “10% edge”.read more
The criminal justice system in our country is broken. Just imagine if technologists put their resources and knowledge toward solving some of our country’s biggest issues, instead of toward the next dating app. Today at South by South Lawn, the White House’s first-ever festival of art, ideas and action, I got a glimpse of what that world might look like.read more