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Tech Company Taking on Larger Role in Smart Columbus Projects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Tech Company Taking on Larger Role in Smart Columbus Projects

Pillar Technology, a growing Columbus-based company that has been active in the autonomous vehicle field for years, is now also playing a significant role in the Smart Columbus initiative. A group of Pillar employees were among the first occupants of the recently-opened Smart Columbus Experience Center. The focus of their work in the new space will […]

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First Look: Smart Columbus Experience Center

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: Smart Columbus Experience Center

The new Smart Columbus Experience Center will officially open to the public this Saturday. The space, which is located on the first floor of the former Columbia Gas building at 170 Civic Center Drive, is meant to help explain the multifaceted initiative to visitors while also offering a vision of how getting around in Columbus could […]

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Firms Picked to Lead Hyperloop and High Speed Rail Studies

Brent Warren Brent Warren Firms Picked to Lead Hyperloop and High Speed Rail Studies

Plans to study the feasibility of connecting Pittsburgh, Columbus and Chicago by either high speed rail or Hyperloop are moving forward. The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) announced in February a plan to study the two options, and has now picked two firms to lead the effort. AECOM and WSP USA will be the lead […]

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NEXT: What if There Were Another Global Pandemic?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: What if There Were Another Global Pandemic?

This year marks the centenary of the Spanish Flu of 1918-1919, a global pandemic that killed somewhere between 50 and 100 million people worldwide. The deaths caused by the Spanish Flu occurred at a time when the Earth’s population was under 2 billion, meaning upwards of 5 percent of the world’s population were killed by […]

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Dublin-Based Lightwell Celebrates 20 Years, Looks Back on Evolution of the Business

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Dublin-Based Lightwell Celebrates 20 Years, Looks Back on Evolution of the Business

Any tech-centric company that’s been around for two decades is bound to evolve. For the Dublin-based company Lightwell, that evolution was and continues to be constant. As they look toward a future with an uncertain technological landscape, Lightwell President and Founder Michelle Kerr reflected on the changes that have brought the company to this point, […]

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NEXT: What If Organizations Could Run Themselves?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: What If Organizations Could Run Themselves?

Those who have been championing blockchain have imagined a myriad of applications beyond cryptocurrency. Recall that a blockchain is a kind of open, digital ledger that is being used to record and verify transactions, and is the technology that makes Bitcoin possible. There are advocates who wish to see blockchain used for other purposes, such […]

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From Floppies to Wifi: 30 Years of Interactive Training with Dublin’s The Computer Workshop

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega From Floppies to Wifi: 30 Years of Interactive Training with Dublin’s The Computer Workshop

When Thelma Tippie founded The Computer Workshop 30 years ago, the technological landscape looked vastly different. There was no such thing as a home network. Our slender, lightweight computers were more like boxes. And those boxes’ processing power and capacity were a fraction of what we have today in the most basic of mobile phones. […]

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