Senior-level hires and promotions for the week of May 27, 2019
AVIATION Todd Sims has been appointed vice president of information technology for Silver Airways and Seaborne Airlines. He will lead both airlines’ IT and security systems. He previously owned TS … Click to Continue »
A hack, a phish — and money’s gone from your business. Insurance could’ve reduced risks
Cybercrime is on the rise, and large corporations are not the only target. One form of cybercrime is becoming increasingly common, and it’s having a direct and immediate financial impact … Click to Continue »
The Miami Herald CEO Roundtable continues with a new group of participants selected from among South Florida’s top business leaders. For the next six months, the CEOs will give their … Click to Continue »
n a stunning transformation from also-ran to star, NextEra Energy has emerged over the past decade as the nation’s most valuable utility, an investor darling and a green-energy stalwart. As … Click to Continue »
In a rapidly shifting world where business models are being reinvented, digital is king, and automation is the endgame, companies must be forward-thinking to survive — particularly given the tight … Click to Continue »
Senior-level hires and promotions for the week of May 20, 2019
BANKS David Breitwieser has been named chief investment officer at Grove Bank & Trust. He most recently headed BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s Fort Lauderdale office. Breitwieser, who is a member … Click to Continue »
Local tech leader named interim dean of Marymount's business school
Tech expert and entrepreneur Jonathan Aberman is the new interim dean of Marymount University’s School of Business and Technology.
Aberman replaces outgoing dean Marianne Ward-Peradoza and officially takes the reins of the school July 1. Ward-Peradoza is moving to Texas for family reasons, Aberman said.
“The university is at a moment in time where it's got a great opportunity to expand what it already does well,” Aberman told me in an interview, adding that there is no official end date…
Amazon investors reject demands for action on climate change, facial recognition
Amazon shareholders on Wednesday rejected proposals, including those to curb the potential harms of facial recognition technology and to detail how the Seattle-based company plans to reduce dependence on climate-warming fossil fuels.
The results came after a passionate showing from Amazon employees who expressed urgency in addressing climate change.
"Speed is everything," employee Emily Cunningham said on behalf of more than 7,000 Amazon employees who expressed support for a proposal asking the…
Want funding? New website with Louisville ties will show you the money
Four Southeast organizations have collaborated to create a searchable database that aims to help entrepreneurs and investors find venture capital funding.
Nashville, Tenn.-based ModernCapital, Tampa Bay, Fla.-based Embarc Collective, Launch Tennessee and HQ1 partnered to develop a growing list of capital resources in the Southeast that are actively investing in pre-seed to growth-stage startups across all industries.
The resource includes a list of capital sources across the Southeast, in Kentucky,…
Scaleworks acquires e-commerce search company; names new CEO for it
San Antonio-based venture equity firm Scaleworks Associates has a new company — SearchSpring — under its wing, having made the first acquisition for its Fund II, which was announced in February.
Denver-based SearchSpring, founded in 2007, provides an online search platform for retailers' websites. Scaleworks said the company, which has 40 employees, has "powered 9.2 billion search operations to date, has a wide range of customers, some of whom transact over $100 million in online sales."
Just over a year after Circle Financial Internet Ltd. indicated plans to hire 250 employees worldwide, CEO and founder Jeremy Allaire said yesterday that the fintech startup has eliminated 30 jobs.
Allaire blamed “an increasingly restrictive regulatory climate in the United States” for the cuts, in a tweet yesterday.
The Boston-based company has employees in New York, San Francisco, Dublin, London, Beijing, Hong Kong and other cities.
Last year, Circle bought the cryptocurrency exchange…
August 2018 Monthly Meeting Thursday, Aug 16, 2018, 6:00 PM Nova Southeastern University3301 College Avenue, Carl DeSantis Building Davie, FL 30 Members Attending Please join us for our August 2018 Meeting. 2 technical talks followed by networking. This month we will be at Nova Southeastern University, in the Carl De Santis Building, Rm 3033. Networking […]
July 2018 Monthly Meeting Thursday, Jul 19, 2018, 6:00 PM Nova Southeastern University3301 College Avenue, Carl DeSantis Building Davie, FL 6 Members Attending Please join us for our July 2018 Meeting. 2 technical talks followed by networking. This month we will be at Nova.Details to come soon. Check out this Meetup →
June 2018 Monthly Meeting Thursday, Jun 21, 2018, 6:00 PM Florida International University, University Park, FLFlorida International University, University Park, FL University Park, Fl 30 Members Attending Please join us for our June 2018 Meeting. 2 technical talks followed by networking. This month we will be at FIU, in te Graham Center rm CC204. Details […]
SpaceX launches 60 little satellites, 1st of thousands
SpaceX has launched 60 little satellites, the first of thousands that founder Elon Musk plans to put in orbit for global internet coverage. The recycled Falcon rocket blasted off from … Click to Continue »
University of Louisville has free IT training for unemployed
The University of Louisville is partnering with the Humana Foundation and Interapt to offer free information technology training to unemployed and underemployed local residents. The program, called Louisville Skills, will … Click to Continue »
China ramps up war of rhetoric in trade standoff with US
Stepping up Beijing's propaganda offensive in the tariffs standoff with Washington, Chinese state media on Friday accused the U.S. of seeking to "colonize global business" with moves against Huawei and … Click to Continue »
India troops kill top Kashmir militant linked to al-Qaida
Government forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed a top militant commander linked to al-Qaida, officials said on Friday, as authorities restricted internet access and enforced a curfew to prevent anti-India protests. … Click to Continue »
3 dead, state capital battered as storms rake Missouri
An outbreak of nasty storms spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars across a dealership lot, injuring about two dozen people in Missouri’s capital city and killing … Click to Continue »
Germany’s Bosch fined $100 million over diesel scandal
German prosecutors have fined auto parts and technology company Bosch 90 million euros ($100 million) over its role in the diesel emissions scandal that erupted at Volkswagen in 2015. Prosecutors … Click to Continue »
Fruit of the Loom losing about 100 jobs, most in Kentucky
Fruit of the Loom says it is cutting about 100 jobs, mostly at its headquarters in Kentucky. News outlets report the Bowling Green-based company said it is transferring information technology … Click to Continue »
Asian shares slip as US-China spat takes center stage
Asian markets were broadly lower on Thursday as traders focused on tensions between the U.S. and China and braced for the impact of their tariff hikes. The Shanghai Composite index … Click to Continue »