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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
Friday, October 17, 2014

When 'Collaboration' Is More Than a Buzzword

“Collaboration” is the order of the day in Ohio’s capital city, Columbus. It’s the word that Jim Fallows, Deb Fallows, and I heard most frequently when we visited Columbus for several days in early September for the American Futures reporting project. “Partnerships,” too. Collaboration and partnerships. Read More
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Collaboratory Seeks Solutions to Big Data Challenges

When most people look at companies the size of Nationwide, Cardinal Health, and American Electric Power, they see vast organizations with deep pockets and an almost unlimited ability to take on any challenge. In reality, these companies often struggle with the same problems as their smaller brethren, just at scale. Read More
Friday, February 7, 2014

Investments seek to grow cybersecurity jobs in central Ohio

Ohio is hoping to become a greater player in cybersecurity, thanks to a grant from the Ohio Third Frontier Commission. The commission approved $5 million to support the Columbus Collaboratory, a partnership established to help companies perform advanced analytics and improve cybersecurity. Read More