Stories of Innovation in your own Backyard!

Building entrepreneurs from unlikely places

December 2, 2021

Every year, roughly 650,000 people will leave prison and attempt to rejoin their neighbors as productive members of society. Most will face obstacles when seeking employment because of the stigma of their pasts. American entrepreneur Brian Hamilton believes everyone deserves a second chance and the opportunity to become a successful business owner. That’s why he…

Manufacturing security is the new frontier

November 30, 2021

What happens when information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) converge? What role does culture play, and where are we going to have to make it work in global security? Those are questions IT leader Dawn Cappelli talks about in our interview this week.

Building adobe houses with drones and AI

November 18, 2021

While the construction industry has embraced some automation over the years, it’s not an industry that has made the most of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. Now, with the shortage of skilled workers, the industry may need to take a new look at new technology. Terran Robotics  is a startup in Bloomington, IN that is…

Leading digital transformation efforts in higher ed

November 16, 2021

Kentucky is home to universities that are leading the pace on digital transformation in the enterprise. We sat down with Eric Satterly, CIO and associate vice president for digital transformation and IT, at Louisville-based Bellarmine University, a private higher education institution. We talked about today’s digital transformation efforts inside the enterprise. Satterly is an IT…

Tech helps babies learn foreign languages

November 11, 2021

Babies learn by experiencing (and listening to) the world around them. They are born ready to acquire language. smallTALK, a consumer technology company startup in Cleveland, is developing tech licensed from the Baby Brain Optimization Project Research Lab (BBOP Lab) of Nationwide Children’s Hospital that takes advantage of this learning window. We spoke to smallTALK’s…

Cybersecurity analysts moving into data scientist roles

November 9, 2021

The enterprise view of cybersecurity and its teams has begun to evolve within the context of rapid global growth. We spoke with Dwayne Smith, Global Director of Security Engineering at Cummins about that evolution. Dwayne Smith joined Cummins in May of 2016, as the Director, Global Cybersecurity Engineering. In this role, Smith established and directed…

Startup navigates the art and science of interviewing

November 4, 2021

Clovers, a human resources tech startup headquartered in Nashville has launched an interview intelligence platform that uses human and conversational intelligence to speed up hiring, uncover bias, and put the right people in the right roles. The platform includes interview guidance, real-time feedback for interviewers, and post-interview coaching to support education and drive behavioral change.…

Building great IT teams and breaking out of support-only perceptions

November 2, 2021

Steve Brown became the Vice President, Information Technology of ECMD, a building materials supply chain company based in North Carolina, in 2001. He says he thinks the IT leadership door opened for him after he pulled a bad ERP implementation out of the fire. In January, Brown will be switching from full-time employee to an…

Tech for tracking music credits

October 28, 2021

For too long, the contributions of musicians, producers, and engineers to musical tracks have not received full visibility. Sound Credit, a Memphis-based tech company, is poised to revolutionize the collection of credits and information in the studio. We spoke to Gebre Waddell, Sound Credit’s CEO, about why its platform was sorely needed and how it…

Threat awareness and cybersecurity resources from DHS

October 21, 2021

On November 2, Flyover Future will be launching a new IT Strategy Community for readers who have a stake in their company’s technology decisions (more details below). To kick off the launch—and also because we’re in the middle of Cybersecurity Awareness Month—we’re using this week’s space to interview a thought leader in that area. Klint…