It’s been a big year for North Texas, especially when it comes to innovation. From industry disruptors, to technological breakthroughs, to groundbreaking advancements, we’ve seen it all in 2018—and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.
As we move into 2019, we’d like to reflect on the stories behind the people and places that grabbed our readers’ attention this year. From new startups (Alto), to 5G (Phazr), to corporate headquarters (Citi, Boeing), to CEOs making a difference (Travis Hollman), our most popular stories certainly spanned the vast range of innovation in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Here’s a roundup of our top 10 most-read stories on dallasinnovates.com for 2018.
The thoroughfare transects the northern edge of downtown Dallas, and renovations and new construction are transforming its place as a hub for offices, retail, and residential.
Boeing’s services business gives the global aerospace company a way “to cultivate that entrepreneurial spirit,” says CEO Stan Deal. North Texas was a natural fit for the company with its central location and proximity to established suppliers and employees.
A hybrid of other rideshare apps and traditional black car services, Alto is based on a monthly membership fee with individual booking fees per ride.
4. ‘Citi’ of Irving: Firm Professionals Advance Digital Platforms, Stave Off Cyberthreats, Log 35K Volunteer Hours
Financial services company Citi is Irving’s largest single employer. The employees at the Regent and Las Colinas campuses perform over 40 different functions in technology, cards, commercial, operations and global functions. It’s the “second-largest site in the world for Citi.”
The City of Dallas’ Department of Transportation is currently identifying five parts of town where workers will weave smart city technology into street rehab projects.
Phazr’s miniature antennas will send out tiny beams that have more than 1,000 times the capacity of the existing 4G LTE cell network. Its goal is to sell the technology to the telecommunication giants, including Dallas-based AT&T.
Two recent articles piqued our interest on where skyscrapers—an important part of Dallas’ history— fit into the city’s present and future.
From a virtual reality lab simulating life on board warships to a fabrication lab building the hardware behind company tech breakthroughs, USAA’s Plano campus gives employees a taste of military life while working on new ways to offer its services.
A South Dallas neighborhood will undergo a makeover to make it more pedestrian friendly and incorporate new transportation technologies.
10. Hollman Inc. CEO Launches Education Initiative, Pays for Employees and Their Families to Attend College
Travis Hollman has partnered with Irving-based North Lake College to pay for everything from tuition to textbooks.
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