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Montana Data Focused Business Cluster
Montana Department of Commerce
- New cybersecurity models driven by tsunami of data, devices
It's not just cyber experts, but people from many disciplines, including the program or mission side, data scientists and coders who will need to contribute to the protection and defense of future networks.
- Learning to See Data
This should give analysts drowning in data some cause for optimism.
- University of Montana 'big data' certificate earned by 7 students has recruiters lining up
"Technology is capable of creating data in such a large volume that traditional techniques like spreadsheets and statistical packages can't handle it."
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
- 140 exhibitors in Helena for Made in Montana tradeshow
"We will have 140 exhibitors, which is the most we've ever had," said Angie DeYoung, marketing officer for Made in Montana. "And 54 are brand new to the show. It will be a very great selection. We had 2,500 people come through last year."
- How To Effectively Manage Employees Without Letting The Threat Of Litigation Manage Your Business, 5/6, Missoula
Legal action by employees will always be an inherent risk of running a business with employees; fortunately, there are certain steps and processes that employers can take to minimize liability and keep the focus on running the business.
Great Falls Development Authority
- Announcing: MT Ambassador Award Winner Videos
For the first time, MT Ambassadors is proud and pleased to share with you videos of the Governor's Montana Ambassador of the Year Award Winners in the categories of Business of the Year (GTUIT), Entrepreneur of the Year (Renelle Braaten) and Chancellor Greg Kegel, Mike Malone Educator of the Year.
- Entrepreneurial Spirit Tour 2015, 3/31, Conrad
90% of Businesses Need Money to Start or Grow
- Win R&D Funding For Your Early Stage Technology From NSF, 04/06, Bozeman
In this free session, you'll learn how you can qualify for hundreds of thousands of dollars in R&D funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that does not have to be matched or repaid.
Come Home Montana
- Corporate Boards and CIOs Are Seeing a Lot More of Each Other
FedEx board members typically receive a dashboard on their iPads that includes metrics about system uptime, IT spending, staffing levels and milestones for key projects underway. "They're not counting that stuff but are interested in trends," Mr. Carter said, including digital interactions with customers.
- "Work Rules" - Testing, testing. Who's happy at work? An interview with Google's Laszlo Bock
...how does the size of the plates in Google's famous cafeterias affect employees' eating habits?
- How the FBI director figures out who belongs in the most important jobs
Comey is using the surveys to help determine who should be running the most important jobs at the bureau. And in the process, he says, he wants to create a leadership factory.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Social Media/Content Contributor - Hoplite Industries
Ability to get people excited about the positive impact of infosec technology upon daily life
- Montana Career Opportunities - Project Manager, Lead .NET Developer, Kronos Implementer and more - Arrow Solutions Group
Arrow Solutions Group (ASG) connects IT professionals with companies in Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, North & South Dakota.
TEDx Events in Montana
- The Largest Employer in Each State
So what's your guess for your state? Government? Education? You'll be surprised, especially in Montana.
- Kickstarter Campaign - Help The Masala Restaurant Grow in Missoula. The time has come to expand from a seasonal food cart to a year round restaurant.
So, here I am, looking for your support with the next leg of Masala's journey. I have not stopped dreaming of what Masala could be. I want to offer more and a Masala restaurant will be the way it can happen.
- Carlyle Group wants to bottle, sell Missoula's water
When the global equity firm bought Mountain in 2011, managing director of infrastructure Robert Dove signed a letter of agreement that prohibited bottling.
- Nominations Requested for the Montana Business Hall of Fame
Anyone interested in acknowledging the outstanding contributions of Montana business leaders may submit a nomination to the MSUB College of Business.
- Scientists, artists, dancers and more at Fourth Annual Ted X Bozeman
Speakers ranged from Native American performers to high school student musicians and aerial photographers, each one with some sort of tie to Montana.
- What makes good government leaders
Why should talented individuals consider a career in public service, especially given the negative political environment?
- Why women won't code is topic of new documentary - 'CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap'
'Mom, I'm one of only two girls in the class and the guys know so much more, I'm bailing,'" says Hauser. "She was very good at computer science. But she now had the perception that she wasn't good."
Business Plan Forums
- Facebook 'Farming ' for Rural Organizations
Rural broadband access, though still lower than urban access, is improving. Another important challenge is for for local businesses and community groups to leverage their use of broadband to bring in new dollars.
- SimpleCitizen Wins $40K at Utah Entrepreneur Challenge
The grand prize was part of more than $100,000 in cash and in-kind prizes awarded to help the students launch their businesses. More than 200 teams competed in the annual competition with business ideas ranging from medical devices and aluminum skateboard decks to hydroponic farming.
Oregon Economic Development
- Indiana Governor Mike Pence Stunned By How Many People Seem to Have Gay Friends
Pence said that from what he has been able to gather thus far, the phenomenon of "ordinary folks" having gay friends "has been going on for years."
- How Government Can Benefit from Becoming Better Storytellers
Storytelling is the key to getting a message across not only to the public, but also to managers, legislators and public-sector employees.
- Gov. Kate Brown's signature could trigger data center boom in rural Oregon
With the thorny tax issue settled, Amazon has said it may build as many as 11 new data centers in Morrow County, potentially creating hundreds of new jobs in a small corner of northeastern Oregon.
Regional Economic Development
- Economy powers surge for credit unions
Strong economic conditions translate into what is needed as a foundation for robust activity at financial institutions.
- The Tricky Challenge of Measuring Entrepreneurship
As researchers, policy-makers and practitioners answer these questions, we'll enable ourselves to build stronger and more numerous entrepreneurial ecosystems -- and grow the economic pie for everyone.
- Increase available startup capital with an angel tax credit
Simply put, if you want to increase jobs in an economy, increase the number of startups.
Missoula Children's Theatre
- Why America's obsession with STEM education is dangerous
The stakes could not be higher.
- The Company Working To Fix Higher Education's Diversity Problem
The PhD Project believes that the way to cultivate more diversity in business is to start with the university faculty.
Montana Education Excellence
- Missoula Children's Theater's "little red trucks": Ambassadors for Missoula's culture
Plug the word Missoula, the lone city of its name, into Google News, and chances are you'll get a slew of results about Missoula Children's Theatre.
- "One Million Reasons to Say Yes!" - Missoula Children's Theater launches $1M capital campaign to grow its tours "Little Red Truck", performances
Craig Langel, a Missoula certified public accountant http://www.langel.com/ and volunteer member of the MCT board of directors, has pledged to donate $250,000 if MCT can raise another $750,000.
- Fixing the University of Montana's graduation rates
In 2011, only 24.6 percent of full-time, first-time freshmen graduated within four years at UM. Less than half of those who remained at school finished bachelor's degrees within six years. Freshmen retention rates are around 70 percent after their first year, and closer to 60 percent by the second year.
- University of Montana Marketing Students Compete, Succeed in National Competition
"The marketing department here is definitely on the cutting edge."
Funding and Building your Business
Energy and Climate Change
- Inside Google's Insanely Popular Emotional-Intelligence Course
How one of Google's original engineers became a self-help guru, and why thousands are on waiting lists for his course.
- A Different Way To Solve Persistent Business Problems
There's something special about Gandhi's quote, "Be the change you want to see in the world." It makes me happy every time I read it.
- Great Harvest asks - Do brands care about you? Do companies?
Companies can't care. But they can be caring through the actions of the people that make up their culture.
- Every Entrepreneur Dreams Of A Startup Without Risk
In simple terms, the way you balance risk and opportunity is to look at both as two sides of the same coin.
Making the Most of the American Prairie
- California's shift toward renewables makes energy harder to manage
California's electrical grid has a problem -- a nice problem, but a problem nonetheless: The state often has too much power.
- What hidden benefit might electric vehicles offer?
"Heat waves kill, and in terms of climate change, even one degree can make a difference."
- Montana's American Prairie Reserve seeks to put bison on public allotment
The managers of a sprawling wildlife reserve in north-east Montana are seeking federal approval to run wild bison on a second piece of property as the size of their private herd grows.
Connectivity & Communications
- Montana Bioscience-Innovators Networking Reception, 5/5, Missoula, Montana
This invitation is open to students, researchers, lab techs, executive management, or anyone that is interested in finding out more about what is happening in the region.
- AT&T launches ultrafast Internet service in Cupertino
"We're thrilled to be the first city on the West Coast to get GigaPower," Cupertino Mayor Rod Sinks said at a news conference.
- Why the cable industry should fear Verizon's streaming video app
The big takeaway here is that Verizon's service theoretically could be priced at zero (or in general, substantially less than the $15-20 per month many of the major apps such as SlingTV and HBO Now expect to charge).
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Santa Rosa, Calif., Rolls Out New Data Website
"We really want this data to be available and to be responsive to our public."
- Banjo - The Most Important Social Media Company You've Never Heard Of
Damien Patton has created a way to find out what is happening anywhere in the world--instantly. The inside story behind Banjo http://ban.jo/ --and the gold rush sure to follow.
- Single drop test detects disease in 90 minutes
"We can now detect as little as just a few molecules of DNA in almost any sample such as blood, saliva, or even soil," Trau says. "This part is particularly exciting for many future applications."
- Elon Musk: Tesla's next product isn't a car
"Major new Tesla product line -- not a car -- will be unveiled at our Hawthorne Design Studio on Thurs 8pm, April 30"
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