The Last Word: Steve Case On a “Once in a Lifetime” Kind of Opportunity

by | Sep 15, 2023
Investor and tech pioneer Steve Case, best known as the co-founder and former CEO of AOL, made this call to action yesterday while visiting North Texas at Dallas Startup Week in Frisco. The pandemic "created an opening that's a unique, maybe even once-in-a-lifetime, kind of opportunity," he added.
The Last Word: AT&T’s David Williams on the Rapid Rise of AI
by | Sep 12, 2023
Williams was just one of the experts on hand at the Dallas Regional Chamber's late August Q3 Executive Circle event. Presented by McKesson at AT&T’s Dallas headquarters, the panel focused on the impact of AI on how companies do business and shared practical insights into how companies can navigate and utilize AI.
Dallas-Based AT&T Develops ChatGPT-Based Tool To Boost Employee Effectiveness
by | Jun 22, 2023
AT&T says it's "super excited" about the potential of generative AI systems, and points out that it's far from late to the party. In fact, AT&T researchers actually played a role in giving birth to the term "artificial intelligence"—way back in 1955. See what AT&T is using ChatGPT for, and how it's guarding against both misinformation and outside hackers.
The Last Word: BGSF’s Troy Chapdelaine on How Strongly Job Candidates Feel About Flexible Workplaces
The Dallas Regional Chamber conducted a Future of Work survey of its members in May to better understand the workplace arrangements of companies across the Dallas region. One key finding from DRC member BGSF: Job candidates are prioritizing hybrid and flexible workplaces above all else when considering their next placement.

TACA Raises Over $700K; Announces Catalyst Grants and Funding Milestone to Strengthen Arts in Dallas

by | Jun 6, 2023
Here are the grantees and a gallery.
Four North Texas Companies Named to Forbes’ Inaugural ‘Net Zero Leaders’ List
by | Jun 1, 2023
Dallas-based AT&T is the highest-ranking North Texas company on the list, placing No. 12 out of the 100 honorees. It's followed by three other Dallas-headquartered companies: Texas Instruments at No. 13; Comerica at No. 20; and CBRE Group at No. 65.
Connected Dallas Announces First Community Anchor Site, Expanded Website
by | May 19, 2023
The site in South Dallas' Innercity Community Development Corp. will provide access to computers, WiFi, one-on-one support, and digital training programs. The Connected Dallas program is supported by philanthropic investments by AT&T, Santander Consumer USA Foundation, and The Dallas Foundation.
Deloitte Taps Former AT&T Exec as New Chief Tax Officer-in-Residence
by | May 12, 2023
Deloitte Tax has enlisted the expertise of Paul Stephens, the former senior vice president of tax at telecom giant AT&T. With decades years of experience, Stephens brings a unique perspective to solving pressing tax issues, the company says.

Dallas Southern Pride Names New COO, Director of Engagement in the Runup to Juneteenth Unity Weekend

by | May 8, 2023
Ahmad Goree succeeds the late Kirk Myers-Hill, who was president of Dallas Southern Pride, a premier organization hosting pride events throughout the Dallas area. Myers-Hill died in April; Goree said he's committed to continuing his work "to promote equality and justice for all." Dallas Southern Pride is now gearing up for the Juneteenth Unity Weekend Celebration June 15-20.
Dallas’ Brierley+Partners Acquired by India-Based Customer Loyalty, Engagement Platform
by | Apr 5, 2023

Dallas-based Brierley+Partners has been acquired by Capillary Technologies, a global customer loyalty and customer engagement SaaS platform based in India.

Brierley+Partners is a globally recognized leader in loyalty technology, strategy, and execution....

AT&T’s Robotic Dogs Assist First Responders, the Military, Businesses, and More—With No Belly Rubs Needed
They aren't fluffy. Their cuteness level is debatable. And treats will get you nowhere. But the robotic dogs from Ghost Robotics are barking up the right tree when it comes to the needs of a wide array of potential customers. That's according to Dallas-based AT&T, which is collaborating with Ghost to offer "network-connected" robotic dogs for public safety, defense, federal and state agencies, local police and fire departments, and commercial customers.  
Dallas Fintech Zirtue Expands Its Platform to Include Existing Loans
by | Mar 2, 2023
The startup aimed at formalizing lending among family and friends adds a feature to ensure “paper-napkin IOUs” are less likely to damage relationships. “There are a lot of lenders out there that have multiple people that they’ve loaned money to,” says CEO and co-founder Dennis Cail. “And they’re like, ‘Look, if I have a chance of getting one of those loans paid back, it’s worth it.’"

How Dallas-Fort Worth Has Become a Hotbed of Artificial Intelligence Technology

by | Feb 16, 2023
"AI now is where the web was in the mid- to late-'90s," Sentiero Ventures' David Evans says. And North Texas is becoming central to the AI revolution, he and other local tech leaders contend. DFW's role as an AI hub has been burnished by its tech workforce, the breadth and diversity of its industries, its thriving startup community, and its wealth of AI-oriented universities and research institutions. Most important of all, though, is the region's status as a magnet for Fortune 500 companies, many of which are eager to partner with AI's local pioneers.

Here's what leading North Texas experts have to say.
The Last Word: AT&T’s John Stankey on How to Have an ‘Emotional Attachment’ With Customers
Despite an economically challenging year that included AT&T's spinoff of WarnerMedia, Stankey believes his company delivered in 2022—for both customers and shareholders. In a story by Natalie Walters in the Dallas Morning News, Stankey said his company's renewed focus on its telecom DNA paid off, with the addition of 2.9 million postpaid phone connections and an additional 1.2 million fiber connections in 2022—and some key lessons learned.
Here Are the Winners of The Innovation Awards 2023
by | Jan 17, 2023
Dallas Innovates and D CEO celebrated 68 honorees and revealed the winners of our fourth-annual Innovation Awards at an event held at On the Levee in the Dallas Design District. Here's a full list of winners and finalists.
AT&T and BlackRock Partner to Launch Gigapower Joint Venture, Bring Open-Access Fiber Network to U.S. Markets
by | Dec 24, 2022
The wholesale fiber services provider, Gigapower LLC, will be led by CEO Bill Hogg.

AT&T will be a joint owner and anchor wholesale tenant. As a commercial open-access platform, Gigapower will allow multiple ISPs and companies to rent or lease its fiber network on a wholesale basis.