Archive for April, 2016

Markus Reymann: How Art Could Save the Oceans

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

AUSTRIAN ARTIST, CONSERVATIONIST THINKS ART CAN CARRY A MESSAGE


Art could be the key to combating apathy towards climate change and the effects mankind has on the plant, Austrian artist and conservationist Markus Reymann said during a recent visit to Dallas.…

Mouser Video Series Back with Super Hero Project

Posted by Lance Murray

EX-MYTHBUSTERS STAR RETURNS, WITH FIRST EPISODE TIED TO MAY 6 MOVIE RELEASE


Mouser Electronics Inc., the Mansfield-based electronic components distributor, has announced the launch of a new series in the Empowering Innovation Together program featuring former Mythbusters star Grant Imahara.

This is the second season for the program featuring Imahara, a longtime Mouser customer.…

Senior Employees Should Be Willing to Learn From Millennials

Posted by Tony Fleo

REVERSE MENTORING PUTS MILLENNIALS IN THE MENTOR ROLE


I recently attended an Executive Connection Networking Meeting at the invitation of founder, Kenton Kisler. The featured panel was all experts in the digital marketing field.

It was a fascinating conversation and I was enjoying all of the great new information when suddenly, out of nowhere, it happened.…

Ericsson Reportedly Taps DFW Site for IoT Accelerator

Posted by Lance Murray

THE ACCELERATOR IS A SUITE OF SOFTWARE AND SERVICES


Swedish tech giant Ericsson announced this week an IoT Accelerator program, and North Texas reportedly will be one of three locations around the globe to house the operation.

The Dallas Business Journal reported that a site in North Texas will house one of the sites to host the new platform, but that Ericsson would not confirm if it will be at the company’s North American headquarters in Plano.…

ZipRisk Map Uses Data to Fight Child Abuse at ZIP Code Level

Posted by Lance Murray

TEXPROTECTS, ALLIANCE DATA, EPSILON, AND UT DALLAS COLLABORATE


Child advocates and policy-makers in Texas have a new tool called ZipRisk to help them fight child abuse in the state.

The new tool was unveiled this week in partnership between TexProtects, the Texas Association for the Protection of Children, Plano-based Alliance Data Systems Corp.…

Unbuilt Design Awards Seeks to Engage Public in City Dialogue

Posted by Heath May

AWARDS PROGRAM IS JUMPING OFF POINT FOR DIALOGUE


Things are changing in Dallas. Critical to this trajectory is public discourse and the exchange of ideas between the people who inhabit the buildings and spaces of Dallas and those who design, finance, approve, and implement them.…

Oil, Gas Companies Plan Changes in How They Use Water

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

OFFICIALS SPOKE ABOUT THE INDUSTRY AT EARTH DAY TEXAS


New innovations are helping oil and gas companies consume less fresh water when they conduct hydraulic fracturing operations.

Texas is expected to draft tougher regulations on water for the oil and gas industry, and Irving-based Pioneer Natural Resources plans to stay ahead of the curve, said Mark Berg, executive vice president of operations for Pioneer.…

Smart Grid Solutions: The Future of Energy in our Cities

Posted by Verizon

NEW UTILITY PLATFORM DELIVERS SMART ENERGY-AS-A-SERVICE


With corporate headquarters for Energy Future Holdings, Atmos Energy, and Oncor located in and around Dallas, North Texas is a hub for the energy utilities industry.

Today, many energy and utilities companies are challenged by maintaining aging infrastructure and meeting strict government regulations.…

UTA Leading Effort to Develop Disabilities History Portal

Posted by Lance Murray

THE PORTAL WILL EASE ACCESS TO IMAGES, DATA SETS, VIDEOS AND MORE


The University of Texas at Arlington long has been a state leader in disability issues, and in July, the UTA Libraries will host a consortium to develop an online portal for disability history resources.…

Threat of Hail Brings Out North Texans’ Ingenuity

Posted by Lance Murray

DUCT TAPE AND ALL KINDS OF OBJECTS BECAME PROTECTIVE GEAR


All hail ingenuity — it seems that all it takes to bring out true innovation in Dallas-Fort Worth is the threat of a severe storm.

Local media has been abuzz with photos and comments about the methods and materials North Texans used on Tuesday to protect their vehicles from hail damage.…

How Doctors Will Monitor North Texan’s Heart During ‘The Longest Swim’

Posted by Dr. Ben Levine

HOW MUCH EXERCISE IS TOO MUCH?


An ongoing controversy in sports cardiology is whether endurance exercise is safe. Generally, the more you exercise, the better your heart health. But when do you cross the line into too much exercise?

My colleagues and I, jointly with the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine (IEEM) at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, will work with North Texas endurance swimmer Ben Lecomte in 2016 to study how extreme exercise affects the heart.…

Cristo Rey Students Make Shark Tank-style Pitches

Posted by Tara Nieuwesteeg

PANEL OF JUDGES FROM PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS HEARS STUDENTS’ IDEAS


Twelve students at Cristo Rey Dallas College Preparatory School bravely got up in front of their classmates and teachers on April 15 and pitched their ideas, Shark Tank-style, to a panel of judges from multinational professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).…

Earth Day Texas Announces Winners in ‘Earth Tank’ Event

Posted by Tara Nieuwesteeg

AIR QUAILITY, ECO-FRIENDLY EDUCATION PROJECTS WIN PRIZES


For a casual spectator, this past weekend’s Earth Day Texas was a bombardment of earth-friendly solutions and “green” companies, engaging speakers, and live music.

Indoor booths dispensed information on everything from feral hogs to the giant pile of trash in the middle of the ocean. …

Dallas Startup Week: Trending Global Technology Influences Dallas

Posted by Michael Gordon

THE ISSUE IS HOW HUMANS INTERACT WITH TECHNOLOGY


It’s no secret that the United States -– and Dallas along with it – is booming technologically. And, global trends are a big part of that boom.

Brad Bush, chief operating officer at Dialexa, was on a panel on Trends in Global Technology at Dallas Startup Week that attracted business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs from Dallas-Fort Worth to explore the future technology trends in Dallas.…

Helping Startups Reach the 2-year Mark of Success

Posted by Trey Bowles

BUCKING TRENDS AND FLIPPING STARTUP STATS


It is often said that eight out of 10 companies fail within the first two years of launch.

Here at The DEC, our goal is to flip that number around so that eight out of 10 companies actually succeed.

Everything is Bigger in Texas, Including Enterprise Data Center Solutions

Posted by CyrusOne

STATE OFFERS IDEAL ENVIRONMENT FOR DATA CENTERS


Texas continues to be one of the best states in the country for business. With the lowest per capita tax rates in the nation, cutting-edge infrastructure, excellent schools, and a skilled workforce, many corporations are relocating to Texas.…

Nonprofit RETREET Replenishes Trees Lost in Disasters

Posted by Tara Nieuwesteeg

NONPROFIT SENDS VOLUNTEERS TO DISASTER-STRIKEN AREAS


Disasters change everything in a community, and the rebuilding process can take years. Slowly, though, new foundations are put down. Bricks are laid. Homes are rebuilt. Property is replaced.

But the trees, many of which had been growing for decades, leave obvious gaps in the landscape.…

How Dallas 2030 District Helps Buildings Save Buildings Money

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

GROUP SHOWS HOW UPGRADES CAN PAY FOR THEMSELVES


The iconic Fountain Place tower is the latest downtown landmark to join the Dallas 2030 District, a fairly new organization committed to sustainability and reducing energy costs.

The group launched one year ago and now boasts 20 buildings representing more than 16 million square feet in Dallas’ urban core.…

Open Innovation to Bridge Broad Business Community in Addison

Posted by Orlando Campos

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS CULTIVATE INNOVATION


Entrepreneurship and innovation are a strong focus for the Town of Addison since the creation of the Addison Economic Development and Tourism Department.

In the last two years alone, we have established the Addison TreeHouse, hosted the Collide Village Accelerator, Trep Expo, and developed partnerships with Baylor University, and the University of Texas in Dallas.…

Solar Homes Could Revitalize South Dallas Housing

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

HOMEOWNERS COULD SEE UTILITY SAVINGS UP TO 50 PERCENT


New affordable housing with built-in solar panels and other energy-efficient upgrades could revolutionize and revitalize the South Dallas housing market.

Solar Bungalows, a new Richardson-based startup, plans to build its first home this summer in South Dallas.…