Posts Tagged ‘West End’

A Walk in the Parks: Study Notes Dallas’ Efforts to Improve its Existing Greenspace

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Even before Dallas builds a smart park in the West End, improvements to the city’s existing parks have garnered national attention from The Trust for Public Land.

The study released Wednesday shows that 60 percent of Dallas residents live within

‘High-tech Park’ from NY High Line Designer Coming to Dallas’ West End

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

An old asphalt parking lot will become a high-tech park.

And, just a block away, Sam’s Club is opening a 45,000-square-foot new tech office that will house 100 employees, The Dallas Morning News reports. Blue Cross Blue Shield already has …

South Dallas Project With Toyota, New Smart Tech in West End on Tap for DIA in 2018

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

smart citiesToyota’s philanthropic arm will shift its focus to mobility issues in south Dallas as the next phase of Dallas Innovation Alliance’s smart cities initiative begins.

The car company, which just opened its North American headquarters in Plano last year, is …

AT&T Smart Cities Moves Into Infrastructure Safety With New Monitoring System

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based AT&T Inc. is ready to deliver Smarts Cities technology that can remotely monitor structural and environmental factors affecting the safety of roadways and infrastructure that are aging or in disrepair.

“Safety is a top concern of citizens and cities …

Smarter, Stronger, Savvier:
5 Companies Pushing Innovation Boundaries

Posted by Sheryl Jean

It seems straight out of a sci-fi flick: Engineers and designers researching and testing inventions in sleek, high-tech labs.

It’s real. More corporations in North Texas, the nation’s fourth-largest metro area, are designating special dens, and devoting teams to accelerate …

The Luminary Will ‘Serve as Catalyst’ for Innovation District, Debut Auto-Tint Glass in DFW

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Technology finally has an answer for the afternoon sun that bathes North Texas buildings in heat and, appropriately, the West End will be the first in the region to showcase it.

On Wednesday, Crescent Real Estate broke ground on The …

Innovative Spaces: Blue Cross Blue Shield’s C1 Innovation Lab

Posted by Dallas Innovates

Dallas Innovates Innovative Spaces SeriesSince Blue Cross Blue Shield was founded in Dallas in 1929, it made sense to company leaders that the city’s Historic West End would serve as a launching point for their firm’s future. Hence, the C1 Innovation Lab — located

How the C1 Innovation Lab Landed in Dallas’ West End

Posted by Dave Moore

Sometimes, the answer to a riddle materializes before your eyes.

Such was the case with Dr. Dan McCoy, who, along with his colleagues at Blue Cross and Blue Shield, had been wrestling for years with the challenges of reducing …

No Restaurant Experience? That Didn’t Stop These Dallas Eatery Founders

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Nick Backlund was a Minor League Baseball player. Javier Heredia flew commercial airplanes. Joe Groves worked as a self-employed businessman.

None of them had any restaurant experience before they launched their Dallas eateries, but that hasn’t held them back. Instead, …

Dallas Takes Step Closer in Becoming ‘Smart City’

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

smart citiesTwo new 55-inch touchscreens and other smart features unveiled in the West End represent a large leap forward for Dallas’ Smart Cities initiative.

The screens, which are part of the Dallas Innovation Alliance’s Smart Cities Living Lab, display points of …

Australian Startup Arcade Opens Dallas Office

Posted by Lance Murray

Arcade, an Australian-based startup and 2016 graduate of the REVTECH program, will open a permanent Dallas office.

The accelerator said Arcade recently made two hires to lead customer success and business development for the Dallas office that is operating out …

DIA, Envision Charlotte to Collaborate on Smart City Conferences

Posted by Lance Murray

The Dallas Innovation Alliance announced Monday that the DIA will collaborate with Envision Charlotte on “By Cities, For Cities,” a first-of-its-kind series of conferences in 2017 and 2018.

The collaboration was one of three initiatives announced by the White House …

Gallery: An Evening of Innovation

Posted by Universal Mind

Universal Mind celebrated the launch of their new studio in the West End with “An Evening of Innovation” on Sept. 21. The digital consulting and services firm played host to regional officials, media, students, friends, community partners, and Universal Mind

West End Identity: Old and New Coalesce

Posted by Lance Murray

Enter the West End of downtown Dallas, and you enter a world of the old meeting the new, of high-tech companies and entrepreneurs finding an inspirational home among 100-year-old bricks-and-timber buildings updated with the most modern amenities.

One of …

How Tech’s Allure is Reshaping Historic West End

Posted by Lance Murray

Smart Cities. Living Lab. Innovation District. All are labels that describe the West End District in downtown Dallas.

But to that list, you can add such terms as unique, resurgent, vibrant, destination, a crown jewel.

Located on the northwest …

Dallas Digital Intent: A Mix of Large Companies, Startups

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

DIGITAL INTENT HELPS COMPANIES CONCEPTUALIZE, DESIGN, BUILT AND GROW NEW DIGITAL PRODUCTS


Chicago-based Digital Intent, which recently made its first major expansion to Dallas, offers its so-called innovation in a box to companies of all sizes and types — from …

Universal Mind Hosting Dallas Summer CX Day Event

Posted by Universal Mind

CX DAY IS GLOBAL CELEBRATION FOR THOSE DELIVERING HIGH-QUALITY CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES


On Tuesday, Aug. 23, Universal Mind is hosting a Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA) Summer Celebration Event around local activities planned for the fourth annual CX Day, taking place …

DEC has $130M Impact on DFW, Report Shows

Posted by Lance Murray

IF COUNTED AS ONE BUSINESS, THE IMPACT WOULD MAKE THE DALLAS ENTREPRENEUR CENTER A TOP-200 DALLAS-FORT WORTH COMPANY


The Dallas Entrepreneur Center has a $130 million annual impact on Dallas-Fort Worth, according to figures released Wednesday evening in The DEC …

DIA Unveils Vision for Living Lab in West End

Posted by Lance Murray

THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP LEADS THE DALLAS SMART CITIES PROGRAM


This post was updated at 11:15 a.m. June 30. 

The Dallas Innovation Alliance on Wednesday unveiled its vision for its living lab in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas …

Dallas Entrepreneur Ben Lamm Focuses On Winning

Posted by Lance Murray

ENTREPRENEUR BEN LAMM SAYS SUCCESS COMES FROM HARD WORK, FOCUS ON WINNING


Dallas serial entrepreneur Ben Lamm has a history of success in his ventures, something he attributes to hard work, a focus on winning, and surrounding himself with good …