Kieran McQuilkin, new market editor at D.C.’s American Inno, discusses the D.C. tech community and some of the hottest new and rising trends for innovation in the region.
Jim Dinegar, at the Kogod School of Business, explains why low unemployment rates might be an opportunity for growth in the D.C. region. With a wide margin of unfilled tech jobs in the area, Dinegar lays out a plan for using education to solve the issue.
A report last year estimated upwards of 800 million jobs worldwide will be lost to robotics and automation. “And while that’s true, I think the real story is how many jobs will be created by the need to support, and build, and program, and put in place those robotics and automation,” says the founder of WorkHarmony.
Greater Washington Partnership is composed of 20 members representing companies such as Under Armour, Capital One, and MedImmune. It addresses issues such as workforce development, and has released a report on the tech workforce in the region.
DC’s business community is boosted by immigrants and multinational businesses, particularly Latin American businesses.
Society is getting wiser on how to communicate its support of mistrust of politicians, movements and brands. Richard Levick offers insight on what to expect next.
Chuck Brooks was recently named by LinkedIn as one of the top five people to follow in cybersecurity issues among its almost 500 million members
The region has a wealth of innovators and inventors. In both private and federal labs, it’s easy to imagine thousands of fantastic inventions ready to be part of the next big company, but the transition isn’t always easy, and not all inventions are created equal.
When it comes to inventions built in labs across the D.C. region, “the idea is that you would ultimately commercialize them and bring them to the market, and someone would use them,” said Bob Smith, Director of the Innovation Commercialization Assistance Program of Virginia at George Mason University.
Despite being one of the wealthiest areas in the United States, the D.C. region is still a tough place for startups to raise growth capital. Crowdsourcing might be able to fix that.
Topics: how investment trends shape cybersecurity, the transition from public to private sector, how cyber talent flourishes in the D.C. area, changes in the industry under the new administration, and the dangers of poorly-secured internet of things devices.