In the guest chair:
The Georgia Center of Innovation for Aerospace, a program of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, provides the technical industry expertise, collaborative research and partnerships to help the industry connect, compete and grow. The Center advances recognition of Georgia’s strength in the global aerospace industry and contributes to the entrepreneurial and educational ecosystems required for its continued growth.
Atlanta-based ControlScan provides unified security and compliance solutions that help payments companies reduce portfolio risk, and help businesses of all types protect themselves against data breach. The company’s cloud-based technologies, expert security services and ‘no limits’ customer support deliver best-in-class options that include compliance programs (PCI, HIPAA, EI3PA), managed security services, security awareness training, vulnerability detection, IT risk assessments and more.
In the headlines:
- Venture Atlanta has opened it’s call for presenters for the annual conference to be held on October 20-21, 2015, at the Georgia Aquarium. They are looking for Companies interested in applying and looking to raise capital now or in the next 12 – 18 months. It is FREE to apply and if selected, FREE to present.
- Georgia is not done talking medical marijuana. It is now legal in our state to possess the marijuana derivative cannabidiol for treating diseases including seizure disorders, cancer, etc. But the legislation stopped short of authorizing the cultivation and distribution of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
- Georgia-Pacific is using a high tech solution to make sure food workers wash their hands with soap. Studies show only 25 percent of food workers practice proper hand washing when they should, and infected food workers cause about 70 percent of reported norovirus outbreaks by contaminating food. About one in six Americans get sick from foodborne diseases annually.
- Do we really need another Steve Jobs movie?
- And speaking of Apple, a federal appeals court ruled that Apple could not seek damages from Samsung for copying the basic design of the iPhone, overturning a lower court’s ruling.
Join us on June 8th for the next Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club! Our June selection is GOOD TO GREAT by Jim Collins. If you’ve been meaning to read this for years, now’s your chance! Or, if you read it years ago, time to refresh! Location TBD. Get all the details and sign up to attend here: http://www.meetup.com/DBShow/.
For other events and appearances, check out Dana’s event calendar: http://danabarrett.com/events/.