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Tech Titans Fast Tech finalists announced
MTBC
The top five fastest-growing technology companies in North Texas were recently announced at the Fast Tech Reveal, a Tech Titans award. Fast Tech is sponsored by Comerica Bank's Technology and Life Sciences Division and TravisWolff. The final listing of company rankings will be announced at the Tech Titans gala Aug. 23.
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SEC guidance emphasizes mitigating cybersecurity risks for financial reporting
MTBC
Guidance from the Security and Exchange Commission's Division of Corporation Finance states companies should disclose to shareholders cybersecurity risks that have a material effect on earnings value or the organization.
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Fast Tech finalist: Tech-services firm projekt202 adding jobs, locations
Dallas Business Journal
Dallas-based technology services company projekt202 plans to add 30 to 40 jobs over the next year, as the switch from engineering-focused to design-focused application development drives the firm's growth, CEO Keith Jacobs said in an interview.
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For 1 second, a supercomputer mimicked the human brain
Motherboard
Comparing the human brain to the fastest and most powerful computers in the world is a good way to fathom just how huge and complex it is. And the latest research shows, yet again, that even the best supercomputers can't hold a candle to the fleshy masses inside our skulls. On the other hand, they’re coming closer than ever before.
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As STEM graduate rates decline, funding and improving STEM education is more crucial than ever
The Huffington Post
With a new school year just around the corner, the future for students considering a career in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics is full of bright possibilities. STEM jobs are projected to grow by 17 percent by 2018, and the Commerce Department reports that STEM workers now command 26 percent higher wages than their non-STEM counterparts.
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CYBERSECURITY


Former DHS deputy secretary launches cybersecurity council
The Hill
The former deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department announced the launch of a cybersecurity nonprofit organization that's focused on the dual goals of preserving an open Internet and encouraging the adoption of best practices to secure computer systems against cyberattacks.
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A call to arms for the next generation of cybersecurity pros
USA Today
Governments and corporations around the globe are becoming increasingly sensitive to cybersecurity threats. In fact, cyberwarfare, like the recent attack from Chinese hackers, is one of the top threats to any nation's safety today. In an increasingly connected world, exponential growth of devices and networks is affecting thousands of organizations and millions of people that conduct business online. Given the rapid growth, it has become clear that the world needs more qualified people in the cybersecurity space to combat new online threats.
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Former DHS deputy secretary launches cybersecurity council
The Hill
The former deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department announced the launch of a cybersecurity nonprofit organization that's focused on the dual goals of preserving an open Internet and encouraging the adoption of best practices to secure computer systems against cyberattacks.

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How to tease out great ideas from every person on your team
Fast Company
Before Paul Slezak joined Australian startup RecruitLoop, he was managing a business in Hong Kong. His team there was, in a word, diverse. Local staff was mixed with expat staff from Australia, the U.K., France, the Netherlands, Singapore, the Philippines, the U.S. and Canada.

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Local students explore STEM education at free Samsung Mobile App Academy
North Dallas Gazette
The Samsung Mobile App Academies continued in Dallas. Thirty local high school students attended the two-day mobile application academies that will encourage education in science, technology, engineering and math and careers in technology-related fields.

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INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY


KeyMe: Keep your keys in the cloud
InformationWeek
You've likely experienced that sinking feeling when you arrive home and look for your keys — only to find they're gone. KeyMe founder Greg Marsh was all too familiar with the stress of being locked out and the expense of paying for a locksmith, so he created a business to prevent it.
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NASA 3-D printing gets closer to 'Star Trek' replication
Ubergizmo
NASA has been testing 3-D printing in space, and this is an interesting development because this could eventually lead to having the space agency "print" a number of replacement parts. Clearly, when you are in the space station, getting parts shipped to you is more than problematic since a launch to space can cost half a billion dollars. NASA Astronaut Timothy "TJ" Creamer himself says that this would get NASA one step closer to the holy grail of on-site manufacturing: the "Star Trek" replication system.
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LEADERSHIP & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT


3 key skills of successful data scientists
InformationWeek
It takes more than a Ph.D. to be a first-rate data scientist. An assortment of technical, business and people skills are required, a unique combination that partly explains the predicted shortage of data science professionals within a few years. FICO, known for its analytics and decision-making products, has a new infographic that summarizes the eight characteristics of a top-notch data scientist. According to Dr. Andrew Jennings, chief analytics officer at FICO, three of these characteristics are most important, and every organization in the market for a data scientist should know what they are.
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Why big data means job growth for nondata professionals
SmartPlanet
Big data is everywhere, being generated by people using transactional tools, social media and collaboration tools, as well as pouring in from applications, log files and machines. Recognizing its potential to analyze and predict trends, enterprises want at this data. The problem is, there just aren't enough skilled professionals adept at transforming this data into business insights — and we're not just talking about data scientists.
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5 books for aspiring CIOs
InformationWeek
Want to become a well-rounded IT star? Here's a novel idea: Try reading a book. You don't necessarily need to plow through "Moby Dick," "War and Peace" or other literary heavyweights to reach the executive ranks. Whether you're a reluctant reader or a voracious one, choosing the right reading list can give your IT career a beneficial boost, especially if you've got ambitions.
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