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The Last Word: Deloitte University’s Heidi Soltis-Berner on Huge Campus Expansion in Westlake

Global accounting and consulting giant Deloitte aims to invest at least $300 million in the ongoing expansion of its Deloitte University cultural hub in Westlake, northwest of Dallas. The sprawling center, which opened in 2011, is "where learning meets leadership" for Deloitte employees and guests, offering multiple venues for learning, eating, networking, and well-being.
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The Last Word: Worlds’ Austin Copps on How GPT Interfaces Are ‘Democratizing Creativity’ in Game Design and More
by | Feb 15, 2024
Austin Copps—son of CEO and Co-Founder Dave Copps of Dallas-based Worlds, the AI platform for building the industrial metaverse—recently posted an article on Medium called "Creation Acceleration: The GPT Interface Revolution in Game Design and Beyond."
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The Last Word: Eden Green’s Eddy Badrina on Why the Apple Vision Pro Could Become a ‘Standard’ Business Tool
by | Feb 14, 2024
Eddy Badrina, CEO of the North Texas-based indoor vertical farming company Eden Green, got a "test flight" of the new Apple Vision Pro spatial computing device. In a LinkedIn post, he said the device's biggest weakness was having to calibrate it so when it tracks your eyes, it knows "exactly where your eyes are looking." But once it's calibrated, "it's pretty legit," he says, with "IMPRESSIVE" immersive videos and multi-tasking capabilities.
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The Last Word: DFW Airport’s Milton De La Paz on How Qartar Cargo Flies In 12 Tons of Fresh-Cut Flowers Each Week
by | Feb 13, 2024
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport worked with Qatar Cargo to launch a special cargo operation last spring to make sure Texans got fresh-cut flowers "that are hours old instead of days." The special cargo flight flies in around 12 tons of fresh-cut flowers from Bogota, Colombia, each week. Once they land, they're raced across the state to florists, distribution centers, and supermarkets.
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The Last Word: Mayor Eric Johnson on New Law Enforcement Training Center Coming to UNT Dallas

The University of North Texas at Dallas and the city of Dallas have announced a $10 million grant from the Communities Foundation of Texas toward the new law enforcement training center coming to the university's campus. Once built, it will become the new home of the Dallas Police Training Academy.
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The Last Word: Visit Dallas’ Craig Davis On City’s Renovated Convention Center Getting 41 Bookings—Years Before Completion
by | Feb 7, 2024
Dallas' Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center is poised for a mega-makeover via a nearly $2 billion redevelopment. When completed, the expanded convention center will offer 170,000 square feet of ballroom space, 260,000 square feet of meeting rooms, and 800,000 square feet of exhibit space. Not to mention a new deck park over I-30 and attractions like a sprawling roof terrace with jaw-dropping views, 
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The Last Word: SHAZ & KIKS Founders on Getting Their Beauty Products Sold by Sephora
by | Feb 6, 2024
Born and raised in Texas, Kiku Chaudhuri sees India as her second home thanks to annual trips to see it with her parents as a child. She told WFAA that she and her sister Shaz were inspired by memories of picking plants, flowers, and herbs from their grandmother’s garden for their skin and hair care, which led them to launch their line of SHAZ & KIKS ayurvedic hair care products last August.
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The Last Word: Kinaxis’ Megan Paterson on Why Her Canadian Company Opened an Office in Las Colinas
From its base in Ottawa, Canada, Kinaxis aims to deliver the agility needed to absorb today’s supply chain disruptions. Now the supply chain management software company—with more than 40,000 users in over 100 countries—is fulfilling part of that mission right here in North Texas, with a newly opened office in Irving's Las Colinas.
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