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From the category archives: News

In the Media

Sunday, November 1, 2015

JobsOhio and Ted Griffith scout the IT scene for businesses to grow in the state

When it recently opened its Client Center for Advanced Analytics in Columbus, IBM said the collection of talent around Columbus was the major reason the corporation picked the Central Ohio area to host its data analytics center. IBM was impressed that within a 200-mile radius, there are more college graduates than in any area of the country other than Boston. Read More
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Amazon remains hush-hush on data center plans in central Ohio

One of the worst-kept secrets in central Ohio is that an Amazon subsidiary is building massive data centers in Hilliard and Dublin, and a third in either Orange Township or New Albany, that could help transform the region into a major technology and cloud-computing center. Read More
Monday, March 30, 2015

Columbus Collaboratory picks Central Ohio IT veteran as CEO

Columbus Collaboratory LLC named Matt Wald to run the organization. He has worked remotely from Columbus the past two years as vice president of corporate development for San Mateo, California-based IntelePeer Inc., where he evaluated potential acquisition targets and built business plans for new service lines. The Central Ohio native has been a founder, investor and board member for several Columbus-area technology companies. Read More
Monday, March 30, 2015

Wald named to lead tech developer Columbus Collaboratory

The Columbus Collaboratory has chosen Matt Wald as its new CEO. Wald most recently was the head of corporate development at IntelePeer, a Silicon Valley-area cloud-communications company. He takes over from interim CEO Brad Ashbrook, who has led the Columbus Collaboratory since the business-technology development company was formed in early 2014. Read More
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Year in Review: Tech startups land big investments, Big Data goes big-time

Seven of Central Ohio's largest corporations and institutions formed the Columbus Collaboratory, which by year's end had joint teams from its members working on at least five analytics projects. Meanwhile, data analytics is the focus of a new major at Ohio State University and several startups. You can click here to read about whether area businesses can attract enough of the right talent who know how to extract the riches from the flood of information. Read More
Friday, November 21, 2014

A New Vocabulary for American Towns

Here are three words, a verb, a noun, and an adjective, which have caught our ears as we’ve traveled around on our American Futures adventure. We couldn’t miss them. They are ubiquitous—and sometimes even invoked—when people enthuse about the dynamic, exciting changes going on in their towns. What is going on with these words? Why did they catch on, how have they changed, and where are they going? Read More