Technology


Breaking Down the Marriott-Starwood Security Breach

As the dust continues to settle from the Starwood guest reservation database security breach--which affects millions of business and convention travelers, as well as vacationers and tourists--potential victims are still waiting to hear the fate of their personal data. An… more

Provista Names DEG Its Digital Agency of Record

In terms of partnerships, DEG and Provista just got a more serious. Provista, a Texas-based health care and hospitality supply chain management company, named DEG of Overland Park its Digital Agency of Record. But this is not the first time… more

Garmin Has Been Named One of the Most Reputable Tech Companies

Garmin’s good rap as a technology company isn’t going unnoticed by consumers.  The Reputation Institute released rankings today for the most reputable tech companies, and the Olathe-based tech giant slid in at number three on the list, which comes as… more

Sprint Talks Net Neutrality

Net neutrality is back in the headlines with the Supreme Court's announcement this week that it would not hear an appeal of a lower court’s decision upholding Obama-era net-neutrality rules. Noting that the FCC had already reversed regulatory course, the… more

Dairy Farmers of America Invest in New Technology, Help to Grow Kansas City Tech Sector

The Dairy Farmers of America have recently announced that it will invest in two new forms of technology to advance farmers’ capabilities across the country: blockchain technology and artificial intelligence. While the blockchain technology will be used to increase transparency… more

Burns & McDonnell, Science City Announce Plans to Continue Partnership

Burns & McDonnell and Science City have sealed the deal. Although the two have already worked together for more than a decade, they came together last night to make the partnership official and announce lofty plans for the future. To… more

Study: A Hyperloop Connecting Kansas City to Columbia and St. Louis is Feasible

The future of transportation is among us. A new study by Black and Veatch and Olsson Associates confirms that a Hyperloop system connecting Kansas City to Columbia and St. Louis is, indeed, feasible. The system, which utilizes floating pods, carries… more

Forbes Doesn’t Consider Kansas City a Top City for Startups. How Can We Change That?

Forbes has released a ranking of the top 10 rising cities for startups. Topping the list at number one is Columbus, Ohio, and coming in at number two is St. Louis. According to the report, “the value of venture capital… more

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