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Graduating to New Heights Together

Posted by Jeff Caplan

Dr. Ali Shaqlaih arrived at the University of North Texas at Dallas at the start of the last decade as a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences. He since has served as a coordinator, an assistant

Thought Leaders: 900lbs

Posted by Steve Deitz

Founded in 2008, 900lbs is a future-focused interactive design agency with a mission to serve and empower our clients and industry trailblazers. As a design and development Special Forces Unit, we create a diverse range of interactive initiatives and visual

Thought Leaders: Sam’s Club

Posted by Sam's Club

Jamie Iannone: CEO of samsclub.com and Executive Vice President of Membership and Technology
Becky Schmitt: Senior Vice President and Chief People Lead

Tell us about the Sam’s Club Innovation Center.

Jamie: We opened this office in downtown Dallas last year.

Businesses Must Lean In to Support Our Vibrant Region

Posted by Sanjiv Yajnik

Just a few weeks ago, I was in an interesting position. I was interviewing CNN’s Anderson Cooper at our Capital One campus in Plano, Texas. We had invited him to be our keynote speaker for the Collin County Business Alliance’s

Tax in a Digital World

Posted by Deloitte

It’s common for Finance to have a front-row seat when big new initiatives are underway, including technology spending. But far too often, Tax gets involved after the fact, when the best they can do is make the most of a

Emerging UNT Dallas College of Law is Setting a High Bar

Posted by UNT Dallas Law Communications

J.L. Turner’s 67th Anniversary Scholarship & Awards Gala was a grand affair. The elegance and pageantry was equally accented by its powerful purpose. Since 1982, the J.L. Turner Legal Association Foundation (JLTLA), has hosted an annual event to honor trailblazers

Transformation Impacts Every Leader

Posted by Sanjiv Yajnik

More than five years ago, we piloted a new way of working within my division. To be successful in a fast-paced, technology-driven world, I realized we had to explore how we worked together as an organization and seed it with

Paul Quinn College Students Participate in Interactive ‘Quinnite Build’ to Ease Digital Divide in Neighborhoods

Posted by Capital One

Paul Quinn College students Kenneth Boston, Ellie McRae, and Carnealus Manning hurried to make the finishing touches on their presentation Saturday. Their mobile application, called Feelo, helped support local businesses in south Dallas and the surrounding areas.

“When you look …

Never Give Up: A UNT Dallas Sociology Professor is Bringing the Stigma of Suicide Out in the Open

Posted by Jeff Caplan

University of North Texas at Dallas professor Syeda Jesmin and her STRONG organization are working to have a profound impact on changing the conversation about suicide and mental health on campus and in the surrounding southern Dallas communities.

Jesmin, a …

Inclusive Smart Cities: Moving from Technology-Centric to Citizen-Centric Smart Cities

Posted by Deloitte

As urban populations grow increasingly diverse, many cities are turning to technology and smart city solutions to build more livable environments and improve the delivery of public services. However, smart city design and implementation challenges, coupled with the digital divide

What Entrepreneurs Can Do to Protect Their Business

Posted by Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP

Entrepreneurs have a myriad of tasks to conquer as they begin their journey to launch a successful business. Too often in the chaos, legal issues are overlooked. Some entrepreneurs avoid speaking to a knowledgeable attorney, thinking that it will be

Let the Storm Rage On: What Unmanaged Expectations Can Feel Like

Posted by Susanne Turnbo

SenderoDuring an ice storm in December 2013, we lost power for four days when our city experienced record freezing temps. So, what does one do in this situation? You go to the mall, of course. Then you talk about holiday

Make Your Company’s Weight-Loss Permanent!

Posted by Joe Pruitt II

SenderoI was immediately intrigued when I recently heard a morning talk-show host interviewing two physicians about a new weight loss program. Who doesn’t want to lose those love handles? But the physicians weren’t touting traditional diet and exercise—their program was

Harnessing Innovation: DFW’s Path to a Brighter Future

Posted by Sanjiv Yajnik

Sometimes you have to take a step back to realize how quickly our world is changing. Think back to 2008. Apple’s iPhone was only a year old and the app store had just been rolled out, marking the dawn of

EarthxFilm Partners to Create Immersive Experiences at Climate Week NYC

Posted by EarthX

EarthxFilm has partnered to create immersive experiences in New York during Climate Week NYC, which is run in coordination with the United Nations and the City of New York. From September 20-23, Our Village, Community Corner will feature curated VR

How UNT Dallas College of Law Created a Virtual Crime Scene to Help Law Students

Posted by UNT Dallas Law Communications

A small group of UNT Dallas College of Law students and staff members staged a violent murder scene using props, a believably deceased victim, and visible evidence with hopes of using Virtual Reality tools in the classroom soon. The technology

Entrepreneurs (and Those Who Want to Be): 5 Questions to Ask Before You Start a Business

Posted by Trey Bowles

Trey Bowles is the cofounder of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center, where he leads strategy and vision and drives the overall planning and development. Bowles also cofounded and launched the Dallas Innovation Alliance; is cofounder and chairman of the Mayor’s Star

Setting Yourself Up for Agile Success

Posted by Catherine Burke

SenderoHave you ever had a great idea, but someone beat you to it? Software development can sometimes feel that way.

The traditional approach to building a new system is waterfall methodology, which leverages compartmentalized teams (think “Build Teams” and “Test …

How to Get Your Boss to Send You to S.H.E. Summit Dallas

Posted by Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP

Just because something is the status quo doesn’t make it right and doesn’t mean we have to accept it. 50 years ago, women needed their husband’s or father’s approval to get credit. We have certainly made great strides since then,

Future 500 Summit at EarthX Explores Bold Solutions to Big Challenges

Posted by EarthX

EarthX, the world’s largest environmental festival, recently hosted the fifth Future 500 Summit, which brought top executives together with environmental advocates to discuss how best to mobilize business as a force for good. 

“We ask our delegates to leave their …