Author: Jeff Bennett

Help Launch a Shared Vision of Sacramento’s Innovation Future!

Are you interested in innovation and technology in Sacramento? Are you interested in exploring emerging technologies and the nature of rapidly developing technologies like smart cities, and urban technology. Have you wondered about the potential benefits & side effects of emerging innovative technologies? Do you want to learn about the top trends in digital health and the stakeholders that will be positively impacted by the solutions? Join us at Sacramento State on Wednesday, November 15 for Innovate Sac, an event to share the vision of the Sacramento Urban Technology Lab. Come together with innovators, technologists, economic growth professionals, educators, and students to...

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Sacramento Region Innovation Awards Advanced Manufacturing Winner Titans of CNC

Winners of the second annual Sacramento Region Innovation Awards were announced during a luncheon hosted by program organizers Stoel Rives LLP, Moss Adams LLP and the Sacramento Business Journal. The finalists for the Advanced Manufacturing category were a CNC Machining Processes & Educational Platform by Titans of CNC and Laser Solution for Medical Device Manufacturing by Aduro Laser. Titans of CNC won the award and here, CEO Titan Gilroy gives a heartfelt acceptance speech.   Finalists Video In the video below you can see the a brief overview of each of the...

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“Imagine an Innovation Ecosystem in the Urban Core of Sacramento”

At the Sacramento Region Innovation Awards lunch on November 7, UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May accepted the award for Innovation “Champion” of the Year on behalf of UC Davis. During his acceptance speech May relayed aspects of his strategic vision for UC Davis. He invited the audience to,”Imagine an innovation ecosystem in the urban core of Sacramento. Imagine this hub as an extension of the UC Davis campus, one that links the world-renowned research, faculty, and students with local businesses.” These and other remarks exemplify his vision for UC Davis to strengthen its ties to the Sacramento region....

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The Promise and Peril of New Technology: Steering Towards Positive Impacts

Connectivity, automation, electrification, efficiency, and clean energy all offer enormous potential to usher in a more productive, cleaner, and more equitable future – and amazing business opportunities to make money doing so. But as with all transformational changes, there is major potential for unintended consequences. What can we do to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks? At the Innovate Sac event on November 15, guest speaker Austin Brown, Ph.D. will explore the potential positive impacts of emerging technologies as well as the oft overlooked potential side effects that technologies bring to society. Join us at Sacramento State during Global...

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Sacramento Startup Profile: KickFactory Founder Ryan MacCarthy

In the customer journey when a customer experiences a stimulus and a need they often turn to Google to search for a product or service to fulfill that need. Ryan MacCarthy noticed that there’s a new moment that has been emerging, the moment of expression, where consumers experience something and before even searching on Google to find a solution, they take out their smartphone and express the problem or need via social networks. He developed a way to tap into those signals and engage with the consumer on behalf of brands to reach customers at their moment of need....

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Exponential Thinking: Technology Will Progress Far Faster Than We Realize

Within the last generation, we have discovered the role that exponential growth plays in driving information technologies forward. Today we’re making rapid advances in computing technology, communication infrastructure, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, digital manufacturing, robotics and more. Tools that were previously only available to wealthy research labs are being democratized such that small teams the world over, can now accomplish what only governments and corporations could do just 15 years ago. At the Innovate Sac event on November 15, guest speaker Aaron Frank will take a look at emerging technologies and the nature of rapidly developing technologies like smart cities, urban...

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Announcing Innovate Sac and the Vision of the Sacramento Urban Technology Lab

Make no mistake, the City of Sacramento is committed to transforming Sacramento into an innovation hub. They’ve committed millions of dollars to an innovation fund, including approximately 1 million dollars annually to RAILS grants (Rapid Acceleration, Innovation, and Leadership in Sacramento). Their latest project? The Sacramento Urban Technology Lab (SUTL), an initiative of the Mayor’s Office for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to create a “living laboratory” for entrepreneurs, advanced technology businesses, and academic institutions to test, develop, and scale their ideas, products, and services. To jump start this new initiative, The City of Sacramento, StartupSac, and Sacramento State have teamed...

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Aging2.0 Hosts Telehealth & Telemedicine Event

On Thursday, November 16th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Aging2.0 Sacramento chapter is hosting a panel discussion on telehealth and telemedicine that will be held at Summerset Senior Living at 2341 Vehicle Drive on Rancho Cordova. Aging2.0 is an organization that spans the globe with about 60 chapters and a growing community of more than 15,000 people in more than 20 countries.  It has recently announced its eight “Grand Challenges”, a new global initiative to drive collaboration around the biggest challenges and opportunities in aging.  They are:  engagement and purpose, financial wellness, mobility and movement, daily living and lifestyle,...

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Dress for Success Sacramento Needs Female Entrepreneurs Feedback

In an effort to learn more about how women in the Sacramento region co-work, convene, and collaborate, in addition to learn more about what they need, want (or would want) in collaborative environments, the Dress for Success Sacramento team is asking you to take a survey! They are targeting women entrepreneurs and professionals – from college graduates, CEO’s, educators, and elected officials. Why are they focused on women? According to the Center for Women’s Business Research, “women-owned firms have an economic impact of $3 trillion that translates into the creation and/or maintenance of 23 million jobs, 16 percent of all...

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