Cleaning up old nuclear waste sites around the country is a long, expensive and dangerous process – and autonomous robot research at the University of Nevada, Reno promises to help that process with a combination of advanced, intelligent, autonomous aerial and ground robots with a new level of perception, navigation and planning abilities.
The use of broad data sets provides corporations with the ability to crunch tremendous amounts of customer data to identify trends and make good decisions. For a tiny handful of cutting-edge companies, the same disciplined use of data for day-to- day decision-making provides a solid pathway to success. Bristlecone Holdings, a fast-growing financial technology company headquartered in Reno’s Midtown District, demonstrates the wide-ranging importance of using data as a business tool. The company’s very existence depends on data utilization.
RENO Magazine sat down with co-founders from a trio of Reno tech firms. Two of the businesses are transplants, one is homegrown, and all started within the last three years. The co-founders, entrepreneurs each younger than 35, are helping to transform the perception of Reno and the city’s economic future.
Reno Engineering, a development services company and engineering firm, has been operating locally for more than 20 years. The company is run by owner Vince Griffith and his daughter Britton Griffith-Douglass, who serves as vice president of operations. The company mainly focuses on development in downtown Reno and the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRIC).
Renee McGinnes has been named co-vice president of Tech Bite for NCET, a member-supported non-profit that produces networking events to help individuals and businesses explore and use technology. McGinnes is director of community sales at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. A longtime Reno resident with extensive experience in the hospitality industry, she recently moved back to northern Nevada after living four years in Springfield, Ill.
When Eric Kraemer, M.D., was a medical student less than two decades ago, surgeons routinely undertook exploratory surgery to learn more about their patients. Today, Kraemer works as part of the team of radiologists at Reno Diagnostic Centers, and he says that exploratory surgery is largely a quaint relic of medical history. Instead, the increasingly powerful technology of medical imaging provides diagnostic information that allows today’s physicians and patients to make informed decisions without the pain and expense of exploratory surgery.