Back when many cities had just three TV stations and you had to walk to the TV to change channels, I looked forward to TV Guide’s Fall Preview of new and returning shows. With that in mind, here’s my annual NCET’s Fall Preview of programs and events designed to help Northern Nevada’s small businesses and entrepreneurs.
Sue Irvin and Bill O’Driscoll have been elected to the board of NCET, a member-supported non-profit that produces educational and networking events to help people explore businesses and technology. Jodi Jung and Renee McGinnes were re-elected to the board.
Today, ITS Logistics freight brokerage occupies a 9,000-square foot space on the fourth floor of 50 W. Liberty St and is on its way to generating more than $120 million in revenue in 2018. With more than 80 team members, the office is quickly filling to capacity. To take a break from helping companies worldwide manage their freight brokerage needs, the team often gathers on their outdoor-deck, the only space of its kind in the building.
Girls don’t do tech is still widely believed. To change that, Microsoft has been organizing the DigiGirlz, a technology camp for teenage girls in Reno for the last eight years. This year, tech companies in the region such as Tesla, Switch, Oracle and others came together as presenters at the camp. Ninety teenage girls from different parts of Nevada and elsewhere participated in a two-day tech camp at the University of Nevada, Reno.
The ability to communicate with one another is essential in work and life, just from the elementary standpoint of survival. However, in the workplace, clear communication is essential for the employees’ productivity, safety and wellbeing. We have all heard stories about highly-skilled, internationally-trained professionals who are wasting time in low-wage jobs. Primarily, it is attributed to inadequate professional language skills, which can only be overcome with decades of re-learning their profession in English.
Five states — Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota and Virginia — have been selected to participate in a three-day learning lab to develop statewide programs themed around connected technology, the nonprofit’s chair, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval announced on July 20. The event — launched as part of the NGA’s current Smarter States, Smarter Communities initiative — is to help governors develop programs that can harness Internet of Things technologies that improve the quality of life of state residents, an NGA press release explains.
Hacking. Data breaches. Phishing. Scams. It seems like every day we learn of another attack on our privacy and personal information. While it sometimes seems an overwhelming challenge, YOU can take steps to protect your Internet privacy in your home or home office. To learn more, we asked the advice of three of Northern Nevada’s top Internet privacy experts.