Jennifer Sanders

NTXIA and FBI Dallas Team Up for Workshops on Cyber, AI, and Other Potential Threats to North Texas

by | Jun 12, 2024
"Together, we can enhance the region's defenses against a spectrum of threats, ensuring that North Texas has the tools and knowledge to remain a leader in innovation," said FBI Dallas Special Agent in Charge Chad Yarbrough.
The Last Word: NTXIA’s Jennifer Sanders on the New Urban Resilience Fellowship
by | Mar 26, 2024
NTXIA's new Urban Resilience Fellowship Program, launched in partnership with UT Arlington and UT Dallas, connects students from universities and higher education institutions across Dallas-Fort Worth with community and industry partners. The pioneering initiative "aims to nurture emerging leaders and equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to address critical challenges facing the North Texas community."
NTXIA Partners with UTA and UTD To Launch Urban Resilience Fellowship
by | Mar 21, 2024
Through the program, the North Texas Innovation Alliance will connect university students with community and industry partners to develop "innovative solutions to improve the everyday lives of the public." They'll do this across a wide range of sectors, from mobility to cybersecurity to sustainability and more.
High-Tech ‘Field Trips’: NTXIA Launches Immersive Innovation Program
by | Mar 12, 2024
The North Texas Innovation Alliance has begun offering quarterly "hands-on innovation experiences" at "the brightest and most innovative projects across North Texas" for NTXIA members. The Immersive Innovation field trips kicked off with a tour of the NSF's newly opened eCAT Center at UNT. Here's where the NTXIA is going next.

Digital Connector: Dallas Innovation Alliance Opens Its Newest Tech Lab at Bachman Lake Nonprofit

by | Nov 14, 2023
The new Dallas Innovation Alliance community tech lab serves as a walk-in clinic offering affordable internet sign-ups, tech training, and computer access. It's part of a planned network of hyper-local hubs working to digitally deliver underconnected neighborhoods by 2024—with a boost from AT&T, Santander, and The Dallas Foundation.
City of Fort Worth Joins North Texas Innovation Alliance
by | Nov 6, 2023
The NTXIA said that Fort Worth's coming on board signifies "a major step" toward the city's continued commitment to enhancing quality of life, safety, public health, and welfare of residents in the region through "a data-driven approach." The Panther City joins more than 40 municipalities, agencies, corporations, and academic institutions already in the alliance.
Meet the Finalists: The Innovation Awards 2024, Presented by Dallas Innovates and D CEO
by | Oct 13, 2023

Dallas Innovates and D CEO are proud to announce the finalists for its fifth annual Innovation Awards. The program honors companies, CEOs, CIOS, CTOs, entrepreneurs, and other leaders who are helping to make Dallas-Fort Worth an innovation hub....

The Last Word: Jennifer Sanders on DIA’s Eight-Year Smart Cities Journey
by | Oct 2, 2023
Sanders recently marked the eighth anniversary of the Dallas Innovation Alliance by posting on LInkedIn, eight years to the day after DIA "formally launched at the White House during President Obama's $168 million commitment to smart cities across several agencies."

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.
How the Dallas Innovation Alliance Is Bridging the Digital Divide
Up to 42% of Dallas households lack a fixed connection to the internet. Without the tools and know-how to connect to the digital world, people can be left behind, especially in economically disadvantaged parts of the city. DIA is working to change that with its Digital Ambassador program.

Now, with help from the Dallas Foundation and Santander Consumer USA—and a $1 million grant from AT&T—DIA aims to get people not just connected, but thriving.
Santander Consumer USA Invests $7M to Bridge Digital Divide in Dallas
by | Jan 18, 2022
Santander Consumer will partner with tech and community nonprofit Comp-U-Dopt to provide free high-speed Internet connectivity to up to 10,000 Dallas student households, along with free laptop computers, training, and support to eligible low-income residents. It's the first step in a two-year program to include several other cities, funded by a total of $35 million in grants from Dallas-based Santander Consumer's foundation.
The NTXIA and Announce Call for New Models to Accelerate Innovation
by | Jun 2, 2021
By helping the public sector unlock revenue sources, the NTXIA hopes to realize its mission: to create the most connected, smart, and resilient region in the U.S.
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City of Dallas Seeks ‘Transformational’ Chief Innovation Officer

by | Mar 6, 2018
The job posting says the ideal candidate will “manage and develop a culture of innovation, professionalism, and continuous improvement in the city organization."
Dallas Takes Step Closer in Becoming ‘Smart City’
by | Mar 28, 2017
The Dallas Innovation Alliance unveiled an interactive kiosk and other features in the first phase of its Smart Cities Living Lab on Monday.
United Way Gives $205,000 Grant to DIA
by | Jun 17, 2016
The $205,000 grant to the Dallas Innovation Alliance will be used for 2016 operational expenses, outreach and research.
Jennifer Sanders
Dallas Innovation Alliance Names Sanders Executive Director
by | Mar 29, 2016
Jennifer Sanders has been named the first executive director of the Dallas Innovation Alliance, the organization leading the Smart Cities effort in Dallas.