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Startup tackles password management

January 20, 2022

Keeping track of passwords can be frustrating and time-consuming. Poor password management can also be expensive for an enterprise. According to Forrester, organizations allocate over $1 million annually for password-related support costs. A startup in Cleveland may have the answer to the frustration and cost due to password management—right at your fingertips. We spoke to…

IT implementations require political savvy

January 18, 2022

It goes without saying that big tech projects require a lot of technical know-how. But as one IT leader learned during a flawed system rollout at his company, it also requires communication skills, time, and a whole lot of political savvy. Steve Brown became the vice president of information technology at ECMD, a building materials supply…

Patient empowerment helps improve cancer outcomes

January 13, 2022

The cancer treatment journey is a tough one. Jessica Thurmond witnessed this when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She saw firsthand how a lack of patient access to education and resources could be detrimental to health outcomes. This was the impetus behind her co-founding Athelo Health with Monica Schmiede and Marq Short. Located in…

Solving water quality issues with geospatial analytics

January 6, 2022

A collaboration at Bowling Green State University in Ohio resulted in the founding of Satelytics, a company that uses geospatial analytics to improve the environment by monitoring the world’s water supplies. Today, Satelytics has more than 12 issued patents on proprietary geospatial analytics algorithms and products. We spoke to Jay Almlie, Satelytics’ chief marketing officer…

Digital platform leads the wins for St. Louis Community Credit Union

January 4, 2022

With over 61,000 members, St. Louis Community Credit Union (SLCCU) serves residents of St. Louis City and those of Franklin, St. Louis and St. Charles counties in Missouri; as well as St. Clair, Madison, Monroe, and Jersey counties in Illinois. SLCCU is a low-income designated credit union and one of the largest minority depository institutions in…

Don’t miss this year’s most innovative stories from Flyover Country

December 23, 2021

Our mission is to discover and spotlight the most innovative companies in the heartland and share stories from the people who make it happen. In case you missed them, here are several interviews we did in 2021.  Physna Cincinnati-founded Physna, which is short for physical DNA, takes 3D data from a physical item and breaks…

Knowledge Management points to valuable IT oversight

December 21, 2021

Knowledge management (KM) represents solutions that streamline the process of capturing, distributing and effectively using knowledge within an organization. When an organization is able to easily access, share and update business knowledge, it can become more productive and cost-efficient. What role does KM play in information technology (IT) oversight? For some insight into that question,…

Tulsa Innovation Labs nurtures tech ecosystem

December 16, 2021

The mission of Tulsa Innovation Labs (TIL) is to position Tulsa, Oklahoma as a tech hub and leader in the future of work. It is also focused on creating long-term and sustainable opportunities for Tulsans. We spoke to Conor Godfrey, manager of the cyber & analytics leg of TIL’s five-sector concentration, about his role and the plans for Tulsa.

No waiting room for patient insights

December 9, 2021

David Edelman and Ryan Fuchs knew there had to be a better way to connect patients and companies for the creation of superior health care products and services. So they built Thrivable, an on-demand market research platform for the health care industry to ensure that the voice of the patient drives everyday business decisions. We…

IT project management must focus on corporate intention 

December 7, 2021

Management of business transformative projects is a complex job for an IT leader, from determining the value of a project to its outcome. Antony D’Cruz is the chief information officer (CIO) and senior vice president of IT & PMO at HSA Bank, a division of Webster Bank, N.A. He is an executive IT leader with…

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