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Potential for Data Sharing to Create a Holistic Approach to Family Services

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Potential for Data Sharing to Create a Holistic Approach to Family Services

Data sharing is nothing new. Though, it is gaining more notoriety, especially locally as the city and its partners work on developing their Smart Columbus initiative. Once Columbus becomes “smarter,” it’ll use data sharing to create a city of interactive mechanisms that’ll expedite traffic flow, make streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists, and lessen the […]

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IT Startup Community Engages in Smart Columbus

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega IT Startup Community Engages in Smart Columbus

Columbus won the Smart City Challenge last June, beating out 77 competing cities, including Austin, Portland, OR, San Francisco and Denver. With a $40 million grant from the USDOT, and adding in local public and private investment, a total of $417 million is going into the initiative. Mayor Andrew Ginther wants to raise that to […]

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Columbus Women Leading, Innovating, Engaging in Technology

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus Women Leading, Innovating, Engaging in Technology

The studies have reached a unanimous conclusion: when women are in charge, businesses are more likely to succeed. Still, even as businesses are diversifying their staffs, their board rooms and executive suites remain largely occupied by white men. In Columbus, the tech industry dominates the business world, and while women are far from equally represented, they’re […]

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Is Columbus Finally Embracing its “Tech City” Status?

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Is Columbus Finally Embracing its “Tech City” Status?

The path to launching a successful startup or tech career seems narrow and obscured, but local experts describe the Columbus tech scene as a roadmap, with the city having more express lanes to success than any other in the Midwest — or beyond. That’s the city’s message for potential talent. Tech talent, far from meeting […]

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