Sharp rise in Dow is noteworthy, but watch the stocks behind it
While the Dow Jones Industrial Average is a massively imperfect gauge of the broader stock market and the economy, it remains the most recognized barometer of capitalism. And it is … Click to Continue »
As automation advances, CEOs say humans are still needed
This week’s question to South Florida CEOs who are on the Miami Herald CEO Roundtable: How is your company preparing for future automation? === Notable economists have projected the loss … Click to Continue »
Senior-level hires and promotions for the week of Jan. 15, 2018
FINANCIAL SERVICES Sean Deviney has been promoted from financial planner to director of retirement plan consulting at Provenance Wealth Advisors, based in Fort Lauderdale. He has a bachelor’s in business … Click to Continue »
Chatting with Chirrp: Miami company uses AI to engage with customers
COMPANY NAME: CHIRRP.AI Headquarters: Miami Concept: Chirrp is a conversational platform that harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to create engaging interactions with customers. Through Chirrp, companies can rapidly offer … Click to Continue »
How do you woo a new Amazon headquarters to the area? It's all in the numbers
The 238 communities vying to be home to Amazon’s second headquarters are seeking a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Creating up to 50,000 new jobs, paying $100,000 average salaries, Amazon’s HQ2, as it’s … Click to Continue »
Will South Florida lobby for Apple's second campus?
In the wake of Miami being selected as one of the 20 finalists for Amazon's second headquarters, South Florida has its eyes on the next prize – Apple's second campus.
The Silicon Valley tech giant Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: APPL) announced on Jan. 17 that it's looking for a U.S. city to build a corporate campus that will create 20,000 jobs. The news comes with Apple’s announcement that it plans to invest a total of $350 billion into the U.S. economy between now and the end of 2023.
Apple has yet…
Hawaii Venture Capital Association reveals finalists for annual awards gala
The Hawaii Venture Capital Association announced the finalists for its 18th annual awards gala, which recognizes the state’s leading innovators and entrepreneurs.
The winners for the event’s 12 categories, which include Deal of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and Island Innovator of the Year will be announced at the HVCA Gala Awards Ceremony at the Waialae Country Club on March 1.
On Friday, HVCA revealed the finalists for several categories:
Social Impact Entrepreneur of the Year
Shares of San Jose electronics manufacturer Sanmina plunge on earnings warning
Shares of Sanmina Corp. fell more than 18 percent in after-hours trading on Friday after the San Jose-based electronics manufacturing giant warned investors about bleak results for its current quarter and said a restructuring plan will impact three of its plants.
The company said it now expects a first-quarter GAAP loss per share of between $1.85 and $2.27. On an adjusted basis, it now expects diluted earnings per share of 48 cents, compared to its previous outlook of 68 to 74 cents. It now predicts…
Rich Templeton stepping down after more than 14 years as Texas Instruments' CEO
North Texas’ sixth highest-paid CEO is leaving his post after nearly 14 years on the job.
Rich Templeton will transition out of his role at Texas Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: TXN) over the next four months, the company announced Thursday. He will remain as TI’s chairman.
He hands the reins to Brian Crutcher, currently the tech company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. Crutcher, who joined TI in 1996, will assume the CEO role effective June 1.
His promotion is part of…
Avaya resurfaces on Wall Street following bankruptcy and reorganization
For the first time in more than a decade, shares of Santa Clara-based Avaya Holdings Corp. are trading on Wall Street.
The company resumed traded publicly on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday after spending years in debt and working through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.
Last August, the company filed a plan to reduce its debt by $3 billion by rearranging its employee pension program and giving creditors a combination of cash and equity. It had planned to emerge from bankruptcy…
SFISSA’s November meeting will be on Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at Nova Southeastern Univeristy. The meeting will take place in the Graham Center from 6PM to 9:30PM, followed by their usual networking hour. Presentation One TBA Presentation Two TBA Venue and Map Location: Nova Southeastern University – Carl DeSantis Building 3301 College Avenue Fort Lauderdale, […]
THURSDAY December 14th, 2017 Starting at 6:00pm (Please arrive early if you can so we can secure ample space) Our annual Holiday Party will be again at Dave & Busters. Great food and great time with all. Free to current/paid up chapter members. Others welcome as well! : ) If you were thinking about joining, […]
SFISSA’s November meeting will be on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at Nova Southeastern Univeristy. The meeting will take place in the Graham Center from 6PM to 9:30PM, followed by their usual networking hour. SFISSA is holding elections at the November chapter meeting. We are looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals to help continue the success […]
SFISSA’s October meeting will be on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at Florida International University, Miami. The meeting will take place in the Graham Center from 6PM to 9:30PM, followed by their usual networking hour. Presentation One Grooming the Next Generation CISO Presentation Speaker & Bio Dr. George Antoniou Presentation Two Chris Coulter Chris Coulter has […]
SFISSA September 2017 Meeting – Florida Atlantic University, Thursday September 21st 6PM
SFISSA’s September meeting will be on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. The meeting will take place from 6PM to 9:30PM, followed by their usual networking hour. Presentation One Secure the Breach Today, companies need to extend their data infrastructure across business units, partners, suppliers, customers, and a growing mobile workforce. […]
The Latest: Cell carriers may omit phones from alert system
The Latest on the mistaken missile alert in Hawaii (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Not all cellphones in Hawaii received last weekend's false alarm missile alert. A Federal Communications Commission … Click to Continue »
Breach at testing vendor exposes Mississippi students' data
Mississippi education officials say a data breach at a testing vendor exposed student information at three unnamed schools in two districts. State Superintendent Carey Wright says Mississippi was notified Friday. … Click to Continue »
US stocks close higher as market sets latest record high
Investors shrugged off the potential for a federal government shutdown Friday, driving U.S. stocks higher and setting new milestones for several of the indexes. The Standard & Poor's 500 index, … Click to Continue »
Data breach at testing vendor Questar exposes 52 NY students
A data breach at testing vendor Questar Assessment exposed personal information of about 52 students in five New York schools, state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia said Thursday. Questar, headquartered in … Click to Continue »
Buses carrying tech workers targeted outside San Francisco
Six shuttle buses transporting Apple and Google employees were deliberately targeted by vandals who broke the windows with unknown objects while traveling on a highway south of San Francisco, authorities … Click to Continue »
Money-seeking hackers hit northeast Indiana health network
An Indiana health network has become at least the second in the state recently targeted by money-seeking computer hackers. Hackers infiltrated some of the Adams Health Network's computer servers last … Click to Continue »