Technology


Dairy Farmers of America Will Test Blockchain Technology

With an attempt to increase transparency in the food supply chain and better connect farmer owners with customers, Dairy Farmers of America will test blockchain technology by partnering with the food tech startup, ripe.io. David Darr, DFA vice president of… more

UMKC Breaks Ground on Engineering Building

A couple of weeks ago, new chancellor Mauli Agrawal spoke at a meeting of regional business executives, and recounted a conversation he'd had earlier this summer, just after arriving at UMKC. How, he asked of Kevin Truman, dean of the… more

The 2018 Ingram’s 250

Before you can compile a roster of the most influential business executives in a market of nearly 3 million people, you first must define what it means to have influence as an executive, what it means to wield that power,… more

Sprint to Sell Headquarters, Lease Back the Space It Needs

In a move that heralds the changing nature of Sprint's relationship with the region, the telecom giant has announced its plans to sell its Overland Park campus and lease only the space the company needs. Sprint's CEO, Michel Combes, announced… more

KCRise Fund Invests in Two KC Startups

The KCRise Fund has added two new Kansas City startups to its portfolio: Main Street Data and PayIt. Main Street Data is an agriculture data analytics company headquartered in Kansas City.  They boast a web tool called Validator that aggregates… more

Twitter Ruling Blurs the Line of Public and Private

It's hard to escape the world of social media in 2018.  Your business undoubtedly uses it for marketing or news releases, your family uses it for fun and to be informed and your employees use it in the same way. … more

GDPR: What It Is and Why It Affects You

There is a looming deadline in the European Union but its effects will be felt worldwide.  On Friday, businesses will have to be in compliance with the GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, which the EU passed in 2016. Essentially,… more

Increase Battery Life by 100-Fold? We’re listening..

A study released by the University of Missouri news bureau today states that a group of physicists at MU have "applied for a patent for a magnetic material that employs a unique structure—a “honeycomb” lattice that exhibits distinctive electronic properties."… more

KC to go 5G

Kansas City will be one of the first cities to get 5G technology from Sprint in the first half of 2019, the company announced Tuesday morning.  New York City and Phoenix are the other two cities that will get the… more

Kansas City’s Best in Thought Leadership

For much of its 44-year history, Ingram’s has opened its pages up to the most influential thought leaders in the regional business community, allowing them to directly address our readership with highly relevant, useful and actionable intelligence on vital business issues of the day. In… more