Archive for December, 2020

ICYMI 2020: The Q3-Q4 Archives

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Tuesday, Dec. 22


⓵ EXPANSION: About a year after making its debut in Fort Worth, Air Pros USA is expanding its North Texas footprint with a new office in Plano.…

Dallas Invents: 85 Patents Granted for Week of Dec. 15

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas Fort Worth: U.S. Patents Granted in the Dallas Fort Worth region.Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. 

Empathic School Design Is Creating Healthier, More Resilient Communities

Posted by Quincy Preston

Through much of 2020, the bells didn’t ring. School was out, virtual learning was in. As districts look toward a new normal, architects are using bigger-picture thinking to build schools that can create transformational change. Designing the future of education, says Leonardo González Sangri of HKS, is all about equity, community, adaptability, health—and keeping an open mind.

The Future of Office for Financial Services: Continuing COVID Impact—and a Need To Take a Breath

Posted by Quincy Preston

A version of this story first published in the Fall 2020 edition of the Dallas-Fort Worth Real Estate Review.

No matter what business they’re in, every company has been impacted by COVID-19. That’s required all of them to review their finances—providing opportunities for financial services firms.

Dallas Invents: 152 Patents Granted for Week of Dec. 8

Posted by Quincy Preston

Dallas Fort Worth: U.S. Patents Granted in the Dallas Fort Worth region.Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. 

COMSovereign’s Drone Aviation Unit Delivers the First Drone-Deployed LTE Network

Posted by Alex Edwards

Dallas-based COMSovereign Holding Corp., which bills itself as the ‘Made in America path to 5G and beyond,’ has achieved a significant milestone for its Drone Aviation business unit.

COMSovereign’s drone arm has delivered its first fully integrated, drone-deployed LTE network system to a customer.…

UT Dallas Computer Scientists Create Video Game Mechanism To Detect Cheating

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

With funding from the National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Security Agency, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard Development Co., University of Texas at Dallas computer scientists were able to make a video game cheat detection mechanism. The team’s research has since been published in IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing.

Deloitte’s 2021 Tech Trends Report Shows Enterprises Are Accelerating Digital Transformation

Posted by Alex Edwards

Despite 2020 disrupting nearly every facet of all businesses, Americans—and North Texans, especially—have proven their resilience.

In response to the dramatic fluctuations in demand and customer expectation, enterprises have accelerated their digital transformation efforts, making operations more agile and productive than ever before.…

Dallas’ MAG Impact Collective Launches New Initiative to Help Individuals Align Passion with Purpose

Posted by Zach Weismann

Finding your passion, making a living off it, and helping to improve the world is not easy. I should know because that’s been my main focus for the last 15 years.
85% of people know that individual action can create systemic and global positive change.…

EVERY LAST WORD 2020: The Archive

Posted by Quincy Preston

Here's "who said what" in Dallas Innovates Every Day.

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Pitchbook Forecasts 8 Venture Capital Trends for 2021

Posted by Quincy Preston

Following a year like no other, the venture capital industry is in a period of transformation and innovation that’s been accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic. Pitchbook has a look at what’s to come. The fintech data company has released its 2021 US Venture Capital Outlook report, which forecasts trends that will shape the industry.

Allen-Based The Life Coach School Names a New CEO Following Founder Brooke Castillo’s Long Search

Posted by Alex Edwards

The Life Coach School, an Allen-based institution that provides life coach certification and personal self coaching, has named Erika Royal its new CEO, effective immediately.

Founder Brooke Castillo, who Royal is replacing as CEO, has been conducting interviews for months to find a person with experience and knowledge that she didn’t have.…

Irving-Based McKesson Begins Distributing Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted by Alex Edwards

Irving-headquartered McKesson has begun distribution for the monumental COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna and the ancillary supply kits needed to administer them.

In August, the provider of wholesale medical supplies, pharmaceutical distribution, and healthcare tech expanded its partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support Operation Warp Speed as a distributor of COVID-19 vaccines and related supplies to Americans.…

NBA Foundation Awards Seven Grants to Nonprofits Supporting Black Communities, Including Dallas’ Marcus Graham Project

Posted by Alex Edwards

The Marcus Graham Project, a nonprofit dedicated to identifying, exposing, mentoring, and training ethnically diverse men and women in all aspects of the media industry, has been awarded a monumental grant from the NBA Foundation. 

To drive economic empowerment in Black communities, the Foundation announced that a total of $2 million in inaugural grants would be given to seven organizations across the country.…

Richardson-Based RealPage Is Acquired by Thoma Bravo in $10B Deal

Posted by Alex Edwards

RealPage, the Richardson-headquartered global provider of real estate industry software and data analytics, has been acquired by private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo.

Under the definitive agreement, Thoma Bravo will acquire RealPage in an all-cash transaction that values the real estate company at around $10.2 billion, including net debt.…

Hypergiant Industries Adds Former WiPro CEO Abidali Neemuchwala to its Executive Advisory Board

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Texas-based AI startup Hypergiant Industries has announced Abidali Neemuchwala’s addition to its Executive Advisory Board as it ramps up its enterprise artificial intelligence expertise.

Neemuchwala formerly served as the COO, CEO, and managing director of WiPro, an India-based global information technology company.…

Music to Your Ears: The Beauty of Art, Innovation During a Pandemic

Posted by Capital One

For centuries, music and the arts have provided entertainment and reprieve for audiences around the world. Research even points back to the healing powers of music used to calm anxiety, relieve pain and improve cognitive functions. In North Texas, patrons of the arts used to gather in hundreds to hear the astounding notes of brilliant musicians, but COVID-19 caused many organizations to reimagine the traditional concert and find new ways to bring performances back to the people.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Expects Economic Recovery To Accelerate as Texas Receives More Vaccines and Treatment Options

Posted by Patricia Blasquez, Director, Regional Marketing

As more vaccines and treatment options make their way to Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott is optimistic about the state’s business and economic outlook. In a special address and conversation hosted by the Dallas Regional Chamber, Gov. Abbott provided an update on vaccine distribution efforts and shared keys to sustaining the economic development successes Texas and the Dallas Region have experienced in recent years.

DI People: Charter and Go, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, Powerhouse Make Moves

Posted by Alex Edwards

Across North Texas, companies are promoting and hiring people to take on leadership positions within their organizations.

Dallas Innovates covers prominent personnel moves in Dallas-Fort Worth businesses and nonprofits—from the newest startups to well-established companies. Here are the people moves tied to innovation and technology in the region.…

Richardson-Based Mavenir Creates New Business Unit to Accelerate the Remote Radio Ecosystem

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Mavenir, which is said to be the industry’s only end-to-end Network Software Provider, has launched an expanded Radio organization to support its Remote Radio Unit (RRU) ecosystem. 

The expansion comes at a time when the Richardson-based company’s industry leadership and progress is continuing in OpenRAN. …