Welcome!

News Feed Item

TechNexus Partners With Forbes Reinventing America Summit

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 01/15/14 -- TechNexus, a venture collaborative, is the entrepreneurial partner for the inaugural Forbes Reinventing America Summit, scheduled for March 26-28, 2014, at Chicago's JW Marriott. This invitation-only event will bring together leaders of the next industrial revolution for a non-partisan discussion about the role of heartland innovation in the U.S. economy's recovery.

"We're happy to partner with Forbes as part of our national engagement, and help bring its inaugural Reinventing America Summit to Chicago," said Terry Howerton, Co-Founder and CEO of TechNexus. "We believe that the best way to reinvent America is to empower established corporations to collaborate with entrepreneurs," he continued. "Technology is a driver of business processes and implementation, so every company is a 'tech' company, and there's a tremendous opportunity to help them innovate successfully."

Participants include the Mayor of the City of Chicago Rahm Emanuel; Forbes Media Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Steve Forbes; Bill Ford, Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company; Harold G. Hamm, Chairman and CEO, Continental Resources; Sam Zell, Chairman and Founder, Equity Group Investments; David Cote, Chairman and CEO of Honeywell; Indiana Governor Mike Pence and North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple among many others. Presenting sponsors include Northwestern Mutual and Samsung. Supporting sponsors are Horatio Alger Association and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

"The goal of this summit is to incubate the successes of the nation's industrial core, and there's no better place to celebrate creativity and ingenuity than in Chicago, the city of industry," said Steve Forbes, Forbes Media Chairman and Editor-in-Chief. "Too often industries in the heartland are overlooked, and yet many of them from Wal-Mart and Ford to Honeywell are leveraging technology and driving innovative manufacturing techniques in unique ways. Our hope is to show how many of these companies are truly helping reinvent America."

As Forbes' entrepreneurial partner, Howerton will lead part of the Summit on ways that industry leaders can unlock innovative success by collaborating with entrepreneurs on the frontier of what's been standard practice, drawing on the experiences of TechNexus and its corporate partners. Forbes will also be its ongoing exclusive national partner on communicating an ongoing program, called Innovation Priorities 2014, that will research and propose solutions to the tech challenges facing America's leading industries, starting with Retail & Analytics next month.

TechNexus, a venture collaborative, co-founds disruptive technology ventures on the frontiers of innovation by aligning corporations with entrepreneurs, assembling the right combination of staff, engineers, and resources, and then guiding those businesses to markets and customers that generate revenue faster and more successfully. Its national, open network of incubators, talent, and ideas is anchored in a new 50,000 sq. ft. workspace in Chicago's historic Civic Opera House.

For more information on the Forbes Reinventing America Summit, please visit:
http://www.forbes.com/conferences/2014/ReinventingAmerica-2014.html

For more information on TechNexus, please contact:
Jonathan Salem Baskin
312.725.0261
Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
"delaPlex is a software development company. We do team-based outsourcing development," explained Mark Rivers, COO and Co-founder of delaPlex Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
We all know the latest numbers: Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from last year, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. We're rapidly approaching a data production of 40 zettabytes a day – more than we can every physically store, and exabytes and yottabytes are just around the corner. For many that’s a good sign, as data has been proven to equal money – IF it’s ingested, integrated, and analyzed fast enough. Without real-ti...
"There's a growing demand from users for things to be faster. When you think about all the transactions or interactions users will have with your product and everything that is between those transactions and interactions - what drives us at Catchpoint Systems is the idea to measure that and to analyze it," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York Ci...
I wanted to gather all of my Internet of Things (IOT) blogs into a single blog (that I could later use with my University of San Francisco (USF) Big Data “MBA” course). However as I started to pull these blogs together, I realized that my IOT discussion lacked a vision; it lacked an end point towards which an organization could drive their IOT envisioning, proof of value, app dev, data engineering and data science efforts. And I think that the IOT end point is really quite simple…
As companies gain momentum, the need to maintain high quality products can outstrip their development team’s bandwidth for QA. Building out a large QA team (whether in-house or outsourced) can slow down development and significantly increases costs. This eBook takes QA profiles from 5 companies who successfully scaled up production without building a large QA team and includes: What to consider when choosing CI/CD tools How culture and communication can make or break implementation
Actian Corporation has announced the latest version of the Actian Vector in Hadoop (VectorH) database, generally available at the end of July. VectorH is based on the same query engine that powers Actian Vector, which recently doubled the TPC-H benchmark record for non-clustered systems at the 3000GB scale factor (see tpc.org/3323). The ability to easily ingest information from different data sources and rapidly develop queries to make better business decisions is becoming increasingly importan...
Redis is not only the fastest database, but it is the most popular among the new wave of databases running in containers. Redis speeds up just about every data interaction between your users or operational systems. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Dave Nielsen, Developer Advocate, Redis Labs, will share the functions and data structures used to solve everyday use cases that are driving Redis' popularity.
A critical component of any IoT project is what to do with all the data being generated. This data needs to be captured, processed, structured, and stored in a way to facilitate different kinds of queries. Traditional data warehouse and analytical systems are mature technologies that can be used to handle certain kinds of queries, but they are not always well suited to many problems, particularly when there is a need for real-time insights.
Big Data, cloud, analytics, contextual information, wearable tech, sensors, mobility, and WebRTC: together, these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Erik Perotti, Senior Manager of New Ventures on Plantronics’ Innovation team, provided an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it ...
To leverage Continuous Delivery, enterprises must consider impacts that span functional silos, as well as applications that touch older, slower moving components. Managing the many dependencies can cause slowdowns. See how to achieve continuous delivery in the enterprise.
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
Extracting business value from Internet of Things (IoT) data doesn’t happen overnight. There are several requirements that must be satisfied, including IoT device enablement, data analysis, real-time detection of complex events and automated orchestration of actions. Unfortunately, too many companies fall short in achieving their business goals by implementing incomplete solutions or not focusing on tangible use cases. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products...
Is your aging software platform suffering from technical debt while the market changes and demands new solutions at a faster clip? It’s a bold move, but you might consider walking away from your core platform and starting fresh. ReadyTalk did exactly that. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, will discuss why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue and over a decade of audio conferencing product development to start an innovati...
"Software-defined storage is a big problem in this industry because so many people have different definitions as they see fit to use it," stated Peter McCallum, VP of Datacenter Solutions at FalconStor Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, discussed the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to focus...