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Can Smart Buildings Outsmart Hackers?

How vulnerable are your facility systems to cyberattacks? Can bad actors hack into your building automation systems (BAS) and then gain access to sensitive information technology (IT) data? As building system technology continues to emerge and mature, facility managers, operators, and occupants are becoming increasingly reliant on the internet of things (IoT) and related technologies

2021-07-27T14:28:28+00:00July 27th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

AI and Insurance: How Technology Will Alter the Industry

BLOG POST TECH UP THOUGHTS BY MEG HATTON, TECH UP FOR WOMEN TEAM As artificial intelligence is being intertwined into our daily lives - with personalized ads,  healthcare plans, and more - industries across the board are adopting new technologies to streamline their services. One industry in particular whose future is being changed by artificial

2021-07-25T15:33:56+00:00July 25th, 2021|Categories: Social Hub|

Smart Building Automation Software and Systems Market Continues to Leap through 2027

A recent report shows that smart building automation software and systems will reach $20.5 billion in North America by 2027. As urbanization leads to increasingly smarter cities, buildings are an integral part of a city’s ecosystem. Intelligent buildings lead to improved economic outcomes for both owners and users as well as improved satisfaction, safety, and

2021-07-20T14:24:28+00:00July 20th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

In The Spotlight – What Hollywood Can Teach Today’s Business Leaders About Virtual Meetings

What are you up to this evening? For many of us still locked down in our own four walls, there is one rather predictable answer: Netflix! Ironically, despite interminable video conferencing during the day, huge numbers of us are still turning to video technology to entertain us in the evenings. We log out of our

2021-07-20T14:09:29+00:00July 20th, 2021|Categories: Press|

Under Cyberattack: Learning For Leaders Through Play

Berlin, January 2020. A group of executives is ushered silently into a conference room. With little in the way of preamble, a grim announcement is made: their company is under cyber-attack. Anonymous hackers have sent a series of cryptic demands which must be carried out within the next 30 minutes – or else the company’s

2021-07-20T14:06:55+00:00July 20th, 2021|Categories: Press|

How to Manage ‘Invisible Transitions’ in Leadership

Leadership transitions are either formal, with a change in job title and sphere of authority, or informal. Examples of formal leadership transitions include vertical transitions (promotions to a higher rank), lateral transitions (moving to a different part of the business), and geographic transitions (moving to a different country or market). But managers often go through invisible leadership transitions, with additions to the nature

2021-07-20T14:05:09+00:00July 20th, 2021|Categories: Press|

Coding in the Classroom: How Education Should Tech Up

BLOG POST TECH UP THOUGHTS BY MEG HATTON, TECH UP FOR WOMEN TEAM At Tech Up for Women, we work to inspire and teach women of all ages to “tech up” and take their careers to a new level with cutting edge technology skills. A lot of times, this need exists because of both lack

2021-07-15T01:06:18+00:00July 15th, 2021|Categories: Social Hub|

Remote Learning and School Reopenings: What Worked and What Didn’t

When schools closed their doors in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a scramble to adjust to remote learning. Classes went online,1 school meal distribution became grab-and-go,2 and extracurricular activities and services were paused.3 Over the summer and into the fall, the debate over reopening took center stage, as school leaders struggled to

2021-07-12T16:59:03+00:00July 12th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Education|

Start-Ups Aim Beyond Earth

When Lisa Rich held a call with investors in March to raise money for Aurvandil Acquisition, a company that buys start-ups focused on space technology, her goal was to bring in several million dollars. Ms. Rich, a member of Aurvandil’s board, almost reached her goal within an hour. “That just doesn’t happen,” she said, laughing.

2021-07-07T16:19:00+00:00July 7th, 2021|Categories: Tech Trends|

Women in Sports and Gaming: The Overlooked Consumer

BLOG POST TECH UP THOUGHTS BY MEG HATTON, TECH UP FOR WOMEN TEAM As esports become more widely recognized and gaming competitions reach a global scale, players of varying ages are taking the pastime to a whole new level. In esports, different players can master completely different skill sets from game to game, ranging from

2021-07-07T00:43:35+00:00July 7th, 2021|Categories: Social Hub|