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Techweek Kansas City Puts Spotlight on Tech Growth in the Midwest

Posted by Patrice Farrell on Sep 22, 2015 4:04:11 PM

More than 4,000 attendees turned out at historic Union Station for five days of networking, demos and sessions featuring 90+ speakers. The event’s Big Data Summit provided over a day’s worth of informative sessions on topics from analytics essentials to building smart cities and Internet of Things applications. Other sessions included fireside chats with thought leaders from Kansas City-based and national companies, keynotes from public figures as well as a number of panel discussions featuring experts from a variety of industries.

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Topics: dsi, Events, hackathon, kansas city, startup, technology event, techweek, techweek kansas city, TechweekKC

Go Digital or Go Home: Why Your Company Needs a Digital Supply Chain

Posted by Katy Schamberger on Sep 17, 2015 4:05:52 PM

To meet these demands, supply chain visibility, execution and optimization must extend from producers/suppliers to end consumers, a critical expansion that marks a departure from the traditional focus solely on manufacturing and distribution.

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Topics: analog business operations, analog to digital, big data, digital business, digital business operations, digital supply chain, digital supply chain solutions, supply chain data, supply chain execution, supply chain optimization, supply chain visibility

Kansas City Welcomes Techweek, Continues Emergence as a Tech Hub

Posted by Katy Schamberger on Sep 11, 2015 4:08:14 PM

Thanks to a number of factors, including Google’s selection of Kansas City for the installation of Google Fiber, the city is quickly earning a reputation as a major tech and start-up hub—and is an ideal host for the growing Techweek brand, joining Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Detroit. More than 5,000 people are expected to attend Techweek Kansas City, immersing themselves in a schedule that includes everything from networking happy hours and fireside chats to office tours, keynotes and live demonstrations.

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Topics: dsi, Events, kansas city software, kansas city start-up, kansas city technology, launchkc, launchkc finalists, techweek, techweek kansas city, techweek kansas city agenda

Drive Adoption of Your New Mobile App: Put Your End User First

Posted by Patrice Farrell on Sep 8, 2015 4:09:48 PM

User-centered design starts with determining who the end user is and what they do. Consider the user’s role and the tasks they perform within that role. How can a mobile app help that user perform their work? Replacing manual, paper-based processes with real-time mobile transactions can save hours a day for users in any role that requires integrating information into the back office. And with a thorough understanding of user roles, you can adapt the application through role-based features to optimize the experience for your team.

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Topics: application design, build mobile apps, mobile app, mobile app design, mobile platform, ui/ux, user experience

Industrial Internet of Things, Wearables Among Topics in New DSI Magazine

Posted by Katy Schamberger on Sep 3, 2015 4:11:45 PM

The Industrial Internet of Things is arguably the most widely covered and discussed of these topics in the general public. To help provide additional context around this broad concept, we take a look at how the Internet of Things is driving efficiency, execution, innovation and visibility in several industries, including agribusiness, consumer packaged goods and in the cold chain.

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Topics: artificial intelligence, cold chain technology, digital humanists, digital machinists, dsi magazine, enterprise technology, industrial internet of things, internet of things, IoT & M2M, DSI Magazine, supply chain technology, wearables

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