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August 21, 2019
‘Embrace Your Own Valley’: GE Appliances CEO Shares Insights on Innovation in Louisville

“My takeaway from this is: embrace your own valley. You don’t need to go to Silicon Valley — we have a valley right here that is amazing and has more to offer than anywhere in the world,” said Kevin Nolan, CEO of GE Appliances. Continue reading>>>


August 13, 2019
Eisenhower Elementary Teachers Eager to Try New Methods, Technologies

Eisenhower teachers who spoke to WDRB News are ready to test new methods and implement new technologies in their classrooms for the upcoming year. This year, Eisenhower has added Google Chromebooks on a two-to-one basis, meaning there are enough laptops to share between two classrooms. Continue reading>>>


August 1, 2019
Pilot Program Aims to Bring Tech Boost to West Louisville

A new pilot program will support a unique opportunity for those who are unemployed and underemployed in Metro Louisville. A partnership between Louisville Urban League, UofL and Interapt, an IT and tech training company, has launched programs in communities across the country. Continue reading>>>


July 30, 2019
GE Appliances Donated $70,000 Worth of Technology to JCPS

GE Appliances and Jefferson County Public Schools are partnering to introduce technology to help students combat the impacts hunger has in their community. That’s right - GE Appliances donated $70,000 worth of Chromebooks and smart appliance equipment, all part of the “Backpack League” summer initiative. The four-week program is open to around 900 third through sixth graders. Continue reading>>>


July 26, 2019
El Toro Hopes Expansion will Spark New Tech Hub in Louisville

A tech company's announcement that it is expanding its operations in Louisville means more jobs and a boost to the city's efforts to build a tech economy. El Toro, which offers digital marketing services to a range of customers from sports teams to auto giants, began with two dozen employees and plenty of work space. Since the firm cut the ribbon on its current home in downtown Louisville in 2016, however, business has exploded. Continue reading>>>


July 25, 2019
Young Women Show Off Coding, Design Skills Acquired through SummerWorks Program

A group of young women in Louisville have been spending their summer break learning how to code. The seven-week program at Empowered Inc. is part of the metro’s SummerWorks program, dedicated to helping teens and young adults find employment during off-time from school. Continue reading>>>


July 25, 2019
Louisville Technology Company Set to Add 400 Jobs Over the Next Five Years

A rapidly growing Louisville technology company is about to add a lot of new jobs, following an approved tax incentive from the state. El Toro Internet Marketing will add 400 jobs over the next five years, company CEO Stacy Griggs said. That will bring El Toro's workforce to more than 500 employees. Continue reading>>>


July 23, 2019
Techfest Louisville 2019, a Biennial Event of TALK, the Area’s Tech Council, will be Aug. 22-23

Techfest Louisville 2019, is the 3rd biennial event of TALK, the Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky and will be held on Aug. 22 and Aug. 23 for business professionals, with additional special youth STEAM events. The conference’s key focus areas are:  blockchain, cybersecurity, internet of things, healthcare IT, and artificial intelligence. The event’s premiere sponsors are V-Soft Consulting and its V-Soft Labs. Continue reading>>>


July 15, 2019
Tech Start-up, Interapt, to Offer Free IT Skills Training in West Louisville

Ankur Gopal started tech company, Interapt, in Louisville eight years ago. Today, he says he’s fighting a skills gap, which is a major barrier to finding qualified employees. Continue reading>>>


July 12, 2019
Louisville Invests in Growing Tech Workforce, Positions Itself as Emerging Tech Center

Louisville – a city known globally for bourbon, logistics and the Kentucky Derby − is positioning itself as an emerging technology center able to meet the workforce needs of all industries that must grow and innovate through technology. Continue reading>>>


July 10, 2019
Geek Squad Academy Teaches Students About Technology

Best Buy is a popular place to get new technology, but the big box store is also helping children learn about technology and help prepare them for the future. The Geek Squad Academy kicked off at the Americana World Community Center on Wednesday. Continue reading>>>


July 7, 2019
Why This German Tech Company Wants to Grow in Louisville

The global software company is located in Germany, but is putting its largest U.S. footprint in Louisville. Continue reading>>>


June 25, 2019
AMPED Tech Training Provides Skills, Job Prospects (and Hope)

Shaina Davis, 27, worked the night shift at a fast food restaurant when a friend persuaded her to enroll in a tech training program at the local nonprofit AMPED. She has graduated from the program and now works part-time for AMPED and as a sales rep for a phone company, earning more money. She also works the day shift, giving her more time with her children. Continue reading>>>


June 11, 2019
Microsoft Invests in AI Research, Job Training in Louisville, KY

The investment in Louisville will help distribute tech research and training away from the coasts, and bring the industry closer to where some its more disruptive effects will be felt. Through its educational and business support, Microsoft hopes to limit the impact automation will have on the local economy, while also preparing non-traditional candidates for jobs in AI and data science fields. Continue reading>>>


June 7, 2019
Louisville Becoming Microsoft Technology Hub

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined Microsoft leaders to announce that Louisville will become a Microsoft regional hub for artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), and data science. Continue reading>>>


June 7, 2019
UPDATE: Fortune 50 Tech Company Bringing Regional Hub to Louisville

A Fortune 50 tech company is making Louisville its home for a regional tech hub. The city will become home to a Microsoft hub for artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and data science, company and local officials announced at the new entrepreneurial hub in NuLu. Continue reading>>>


June 7, 2019
Louisville Signs Digital Alliance with Microsoft

At Louisville’s Entrepreneur Center, Mayor Greg Fischer announced a three-year digital alliance with Microsoft to boost the region’s digital transformation and accelerate AI practices. The remarks were part of a kick-off event for a weekend of start-up activities at the center, which supports the growth of local tech companies. The alliance will focus on strengthening the region’s ability to navigate its major industries’ digital transformation by skilling the population in the key digital fronts of the future: artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and data science. Continue reading>>>


June 7, 2019
Microsoft Plans Artificial Intelligence Training Hub in Louisville

Technology giant Microsoft will establish a small office in Louisville focused on helping businesses in manufacturing and healthcare incorporate artificial intelligence into their work, officials said. Continue reading>>>


June 7, 2019
Artificial Intelligence is Coming: Microsoft, Louisville Announce Partnership

Louisville is partnering with Microsoft to explore the future of artificial intelligence, Mayor Greg Fischer announced Friday. A central purpose in this partnership is to make sure Louisville is well-equipped for the technological revolution, according to Grace Simrall, chief of Civic Innovation and Technology for Louisville Metro Government. Continue reading>>>


June 7, 2019
Louisville Fortune 50 Tech Announcement Set for Friday

NuLu’s entrepreneurial hub is hosting a major technology announcement with a Fortune 50 company Friday morning. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is scheduled to attend the announcement at 11 a.m. at the hub, 900 E. Main St. Continue reading>>>


June 4, 2019
Louisville Ramps Up Efforts to Increase Training, Preparedness in Technology

After failing in its efforts to attract Amazon to the city, Louisville hopes it has found a long-term solution to a technology shortage. The city is looking to produce five times the number of its projected technology jobs over the next few years, and Mayor Greg Fischer announced a plan to do that on Monday, as he presented a new initiative called “LouTechWorks.” Continue reading>>>


June 3, 2019
Louisville Creates Program to Train Locals for Tech Jobs

Louisville Metro officials are working to bring more technology jobs to the city by educating and training more locals for those jobs. Monday, they announced a new initiative called LouTechWorks. It’s a partnership with Jefferson County Public Schools and several colleges that adds new curriculum, degree options and certification programs. Continue reading>>>


June 3, 2019
New Louisville Tech Initiative Gets Ambitious Commitments from JCPS, Higher Ed

In an effort to prepare students for the future job market and current industry needs, a coalition of educational institutions around Louisville are committing to expand the range of tech education opportunities they offer to students from kindergarten through university. Continue reading>>>


June 3, 2019
Fischer Announces Initiative to Increase Technology Jobs in Louisville

Louisville is launching an initiative, entitled LouTechWorks, to increase the number of technology jobs in the area, Mayor Greg Fischer announced late Monday morning. Continue reading>>>


June 3, 2019
Meet LouTechWorks — the Latest Effort to Send Louisville into a Tech Renaissance

City officials unveiled a new effort to galvanize local education institutions into producing enough tech-trained workers to help kick off a new awakening in the Louisville economy. Louisville Forward, the economic development arm of Louisville Metro Government, pinned down commitments from six area colleges, Jefferson County Public Schools, Code Louisville and Tech Louisville that will accelerate the organic growth of the local tech talent pipeline. Continue reading>>>


June 3, 2019
Louisville Designs Initiative to Address Lacking Jobs, Talent Pool

Tech jobs require tech talent. And tech talent requires tech jobs. It’s this cycle of supply and demand that Louisville officials aim to feed with a new initiative called LouTechWorks announced Monday. The goal is to partner with public schools and higher education institutions to churn out more qualified potential workers in the near future, and to fill the pipeline for years to come. Continue reading>>>


June 3, 2019
Help Wanted: Louisville Launches Program to Teach Tech-Savvy Job Applicants

Louisville wants to rapidly increase the size of its tech-savvy talent pool. To do that, Mayor Greg Fischer and other city leaders announced a new initiative on Monday. The program is called LouTechWorks, and involves partnering with local schools to begin teaching students digital literacy as early as kindergarten. Starting in middle school, students will be taught how to apply digital skills. Continue reading>>>


May 24, 2019
Want to Get Free IT Training? This UofL Program is Open for Applications

The University of Louisville is teaming up with the Humana Foundation and a company called Interapt to teach tech skills to local residents through a new, free training program designed to open doors for people who are underemployed or unemployed. Continue reading>>>


May 16, 2019
An Epic Update on Collegiate Esports

Esports teams and arenas aren't new to the collegiate landscape. However, the expansion of esports seems to be ramping up at colleges and universities across a wide swathe of higher education. An advanced Google search within .edu domains yielded about 166,000 results for "esports." Continue reading>>>


May 6, 2019
Four Reasons Why The University of Louisville’s IBM Skills Academy is a Very Smart Move

The University of Louisville and IBM inked an agreement last month to establish the IBM Skills Academy, scheduled to open this fall at UL’s Center for Digital Transformation. The partnership is one more example of the accelerating trend of universities and corporations teaming up to provide skills-training for undergraduates considering possible employment in the technology sector. Continue reading>>>


May 6, 2019
Two Teachers Use Tech - In Different Ways - To Transform Their Classrooms

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Verizon celebrates Tom Wolken and Samantha McCarthy, two dedicated teachers, located at two different Verizon Innovative Learning schools in Louisville, Kentucky. Their dynamic—and divergent—approach to technology and learning shapes young minds and creates STEM pathways for their students. Continue reading>>>


April 26, 2018
Global IT Company Eyes Louisville for $7M Operation

Two companies that specialize in technology are looking to either locate operations in Louisville or expand existing operations, creating a combined total of about 100 jobs. Continue reading>>>


April 26, 2018
Robotics Championship in Louisville Sparks Students’ Passion for STEM Careers

More than 15,000 students from about 40 countries brought robots they've spent months building and fine-tuning to Louisville this week for a world championship designed to spark their interest in pursuing careers in fields such as engineering and technology. Continue reading>>>


April 18, 2019
Louisville Wins $3 Million to Help People Gain Job Skills and Financial Security

JPMorgan Chase is expected to announce early Thursday that Louisville is one of five U.S. communities to win its first AdvancingCities Challenge, an award of $3 million to expand job skills and financial literacy during the next three years. The $15 million investment in five cities aims to tackle entrenched economic disparities and fuel innovative approaches to target alarming — and increasing — economic disparities. Continue reading>>>


April 17, 2019
Closing the Tech Gap: UofL, IBM Partnership Aims to Prepare Next-Generation Workforce

The University of Louisville and IBM announced a partnership that includes the establishment of an IBM Skills Academy focused on digital learning and technology skills. It will be housed in the newly-created Center for Digital Transformation in the Miller Information Technology Center on the Belknap Campus and will open by the start of the fall semester. Continue reading>>>


March 28, 2019
New Master’s Program Aimed at Preparing Health Care Data Analysts

Preparing students for one of the fastest-growing careers in the United States is the aim of a new program in the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences. The Master of Science in Health Data Analytics (MSHDA) will coach students to help health care organizations improve their quality and lower the cost of care, while enhancing the patient experience. Continue reading>>>


March 26, 2019
The Best Cities for Women in Tech in 2019

Tech jobs are particularly desirable, because they pay well, show long-term signs of growth and are less vulnerable to automation. Continue reading>>>


March 6, 2019
Making a Commitment to Louisville’s Future in the ‘Year of Technology’

Early last year, a list of the 20 cities most prepared to embrace the economy of the future was published. On it were the booming places everyone would expect: New York, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, Washington D.C. and even smaller places we consider peers like Nashville, Raleigh, N.C., Cincinnati and Indianapolis. Continue reading>>>


August 12, 2018
JCPS, Google Team up to Give Students a ‘Digital Backpack’

Jefferson County Public Schools has been working on a new digital platform to give students what they call a 'backpack of skills'. The program, often referred to as digital backpack, is a collaboration between JCPS and Google. Students will be able to store their work on the cloud-based platform from kindergarten through 12th grade...and choose the work they think showcases who they are. Continue reading>>>


July 26, 2018
Code Louisville Helps El Toro Sustain Rapid Growth

El Toro has become one of the most talked about companies in the region over the last few years, and for good reason. From 2014-2017, the Louisville-based digital advertising firm grew its revenue 12,032% (no, that’s not a typo), good enough to place it 13th on Deloitte’s list of the fastest growing tech and media companies in North America. Continue reading>>>


July 18, 2018
Code Louisville Turning Locals into Tech Experts

As Tina Maddox sat at her computer at ElToro.com, she couldn't help but reflect on how she got there. Continue reading>>>


December 15, 2017
Jefferson Breaks Ground on Advance Manufacturing and Information Technology Center

Jefferson Community & Technical College is changing the landscape of education in Louisville with a new structure that will help supply the demand for a larger skilled workforce in our community. Today, Jefferson President Dr. Ty Handy joined Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner and other dignitaries in breaking ground on the new Advanced Manufacturing and Information Technology (AMIT) Center. Continue reading>>>