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Southwest Airlines Promotes Exec to SVP and Chief Information Officer

by | Feb 2, 2023

Dallas-headquartered Southwest Airlines Co. has promoted Lauren Woods from vice president of technology to senior vice president and chief information officer.

She will report to Chief Administration & Communications Officer Linda Rutherford.

Woods joined Southwest in 2010 and has led key initiatives across the airline’s Technology Department, supporting its digital and customer channels and various operations teams and platforms....

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U.K. Report: Dallas Is One of the World’s 10 Most Resilient Cities
by | Jul 6, 2022
The 2022 London-based Savills Resilient Cities Index ranks 500 global cities. The Dallas region jumped up 11 spots on the list since 2016, thanks to its many assets and its recovery from the worst of the pandemic. Dallas' highest ranking on the list is in real estate investment, where it placed No. 3, behind only Los Angeles and New York City.
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Fast-Growing ‘People Development’ Software Startup Relocates HQ as It Changes the Game in HR and Leadership Development
by | Jun 28, 2022
Leadr has tripled its revenue by focusing on employee engagement and performance as a natural outcome of developing the whole person.

There's "a real tiredness in the industry" around traditional performance management, says co-founder Chris Heaslip. His startup is on the vanguard of change in manager and employee relationships.
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Capital One Aims to Go ‘Fully Hybrid’ by Opening All U.S. Offices September 6
by | May 19, 2022
Capital One's founder and CEO, Rich Fairbank, says his company has faced difficulties and challenges in the last two-plus years—but also found "new ways to adapt and thrive." Now, nearly a year after saying Capital One would become a "hybrid work company" moving forward, he expects all company buildings and campuses to be open to all associates beginning September 6—with most employees working both in-person and virtually.
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Frisco Startup Lands First U.S. Authorization for COVID-19 Breathalyzer Test

by | Apr 18, 2022
Frisco-based InspectIR received the FDA emergency use authorization on Friday for its breathalyzer test, which tests for organic compounds associated with COVID-19 in a person's breath. According to a study, the tests are more effective than the rapid antigen tests available for free from the U.S. government.
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Small Business Owners Exhausted, but Optimistic, Heading into 2022
by | Feb 22, 2022
Takeaways from the latest Capital One Business Survey, capturing the sentiment among small business owners experiencing burnout and their enduring optimism for the year ahead.
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Top Dallas Bedding CEO Taps Into His Roots, Connecting Indian Artisans to U.S. Shelves with New Platform
by | Feb 17, 2022
Arun Agarwal, the Dallas-based CEO of Nextt, one of America's largest home textile companies, is about to launch Expo Bazaar USA. The B2B marketplace—a joint venture between Nextt and exporter India Exposition Mart Ltd.—will connect artisans and craftspeople in India to specialty stores and designers across the U.S. 
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Sabre Adds Global Travel Restriction Tracking to Its SafePoint Travel Risk Management Service
by | Jan 12, 2022
By using SafePoint from Southlake-based Sabre, corporate customers and travel agencies can make more informed decisions regarding travel itineraries, enabling action to be taken at any stage of a trip. As the Omicron variant sweeps the world and causes new travel restrictions, that's more vital than ever.
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Dallas’ Vigilant Software Launches Verify Labeling Platform for Hospital ICUs Overwhelmed by COVID

by | Oct 19, 2021
Many hospitals overwhelmed by the pandemic have dealt with patient medication labeling the old-fashioned way—with quickly scrawled, handwritten info taped to syringes and IV bags. Vigilant's new platform improves patient safety and medication workflows, reducing time spent managing infusion lines so the focus can remain on the patient.
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Frisco’s Soleo Health Is Now the Exclusive Provider of In-Home COVID-19 Treatment for Houston Methodist
by | Sep 22, 2021
Soleo Health will provide monoclonal antibody therapy, which can slow symptoms if administered within the first 10 days of COVID signs, to patients in the greater Houston area. The in-home treatment is going to be focused in communities where access to care is limited.
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Light at the End of the Tunnel: Dallas Region Companies Prep Workplaces and Employees for an Imminent Return
The hybrid work model will be the norm for some time, says a recent survey by the Dallas Regional Chamber. Beyond a safe return to the workplace, business leaders are grappling with the psychological side of re-entry.

Here are insights from area employers along with survey results.
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Lockton’s New ‘COVID-19 Vaccine Employer Checklist’ Could Help Your Company Decide on Its Vaccination Policy and Execution
by | Apr 5, 2021
Lockton Companies, the world’s largest independent insurance brokerage, has released a checklist that provides advice to employers on the most critical parts of an employee vaccination program: covering their costs, developing a vaccine policy and communication plan, and assisting with the execution of vaccinating employees. The checklist will be continuously updated with the most recent and relevant information.
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People Connectors: This New Tech Platform Is Ushering in the Hybrid Events Era

by | Mar 29, 2021
JUNO, which has key executives in Dallas and other cities across the country, wants to get ahead of the hybrid event trend by offering event planners "Intersections of Connectivity," a free ebook on how to organize something that connects virtual participants and an in-person audience.
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Shiftsmart’s Latest Technology Supports COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling and Staffing
by | Mar 18, 2021
To provide help to those who need the COVID-19 vaccine the most, Shiftsmart is using its tech and wovaccinationrkers to double the throughput of COVID-19 vaccination registrations.
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Uworld expands with the aim of making leaning easier
High-Stakes Exam Prep Company Expands With the Goal of ‘Making Really Hard Stuff Easy to Understand’
by | Mar 17, 2021
UWorld set “the gold standard” in the healthcare education industry. The company has grown its empire beyond healthcare to accounting, law, finance, pharmacy, and college prep.

Now Dr. Chandra Pemmasani and his team are applying their knack for teaching tough subjects to distance learning in public schools.
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ActivePure Technologies Names Former White House Coronavirus Coordinator as Chief Advisor
by | Mar 15, 2021
Dr. Deborah Birx—one of the highest-ranking infectious disease experts in the world, who served George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump—is ActivePure's new chief medical and scientific advisor. She aims to assist the company in helping people return to their normal routines with ActivePure Technology, which can destroy more than 99.9 percent of airborne COVID-19 viruses in three minutes.
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