NCET invites business and technology leaders and advocates to the Nevada Economic Development Conference from Monday, August 20, 2018 to Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. Early Bird Registration ends July 6!
In business, introverted leaders are often closeted. They don’t own their introversion, instead exhausting themselves (and likely frustrating their extroverted peers) by pretending to be something they’re not. Because the bottom line is this: Extroverts are predominantly favored as leaders in business. According to Jonathan Rauch in an analysis in The Atlantic: “In our extrovertist society, being outgoing is considered normal and therefore desirable, a mark of happiness, confidence, leadership.” He goes on to describe introverts as associated with words that “suggest emotional parsimony and smallness of personality.” (Not exactly how one wants to be viewed in business, right?)
Technology could be the most significant growth industry in Northern Nevada since the legalization of gaming in 1931. With that in mind, NCET and the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) recently recognized those helping to turn the region into a tech hub.
The struggle of MedMen president and co-founder Andrew Modlin to get in that one, final snip serves as an almost poetic metaphor for the challenges faced by any company that tries to get into the legal marijuana business. Just like his cannabis firm transitioned from an upstart company into a major player in a multibillion-dollar industry through the efforts of several people, however, Modlin eventually manages to cut through the chunky ribbon with a little bit of help. A year and a half since breaking ground just 10 miles east of Reno-Sparks, MedMen’s large, state-of-the-art cannabis factory was officially unveiled to the assembled crowd.
How many times have you been out to lunch and heard someone one table over asking Apple’s voice assistant, Siri, a question? In my experience – many times – and we’ll soon see voice search become more prevalent in the months and years to come. Knowing that 60% of search is already being done on mobile devices, it’s easy to imagine just how quickly people could come to favor the ease of voice search over typing. So although you might already have an SEO strategy and a content marketing strategy, it’s time to adjust your course and think like Siri and Alexa would. Here are a few tips on how to get your website optimized for voice search.
Tech employment in the United States expanded by nearly 200,000 jobs in 2017 to 11.5 million workers, according to a recent report by technology industry association CompTIA. Thirty-eight states saw positive tech employment growth in 2017, including Nevada. The state added 1,419 net new tech jobs year-over-year, raising the estimated tech industry employment in the state to 31,393.
Knowing when to invest in information technology is a struggle for many organizations. With so many new applications and hardware upgrades available, it can be a challenge to know which has the highest return on investment. Spending the time to research and understand how an IT solution can help your business requires expertise and business acumen.