In the guest chair:
Predikto Founder and CEO, Mario Montag joined Dana in studio during the first hour of the show to talk big data and software for industrial equipment. Tim Hannon, Founder of MusicLoon, was up to the mic for the second hour, discussing his new app for live music concert goers.
Predikto develops software to help companies in asset-intensive industries gain predictive insight into the health of their industrial equipment.
MusicLoon takes the frustration out of searching for live music with a mobile app that presents a complete and accurate list of all live, local music. Users can apply search filters and get enhanced content about venues, artists and events. By developing a large user base of live music fans, MusicLoon will be an invaluable tool for Venues to fill seats and Artists to expand their fan bases.
In the headlines:
- Whole Foods Market Inc. plans to cut 1,500 jobs in the next two months, mainly in its U.S. operations.
- Chipotle said Monday that pork is back on the menu at 90 percent of its U.S. restaurants — except not here at its dozens of metro Atlanta locations.
- U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro announced Monday, Atlanta won a $30 million Choice grant. The funding will be used to revitalize communities in west Atlanta, including Vine City, Ashview Heights and the Atlanta University Center Neighborhood.
- Donald Trump is proposing a 15 percent tax rate for all business income; and some major individual income tax simplification.
- The Technology Association of Georgia, in partnership with the University System of Georgia and Technical College System of Georgia is hosting the first ever, Health Informatics Hackathon Invitational. The hackathon started on September 14th and will run until October 29th. The event is expected to draw teams of student programmers, entrepreneurs and change agents from USG, TCSG and other post-secondary institutions across the state to compete for prizes, while completing projects related to healthcare’s most pressing technology challenges.
- And Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are already breaking sales records just days after launch. The company reported on Monday that it sold more than 13 million of its latest smartphones during its weekend launch, up from 10 million units sold during the debut weekend of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 2014.
Join us Monday, October 19th for the next meeting of Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club! We’re learning about the history of the digital revolution in this month’s selection: THE INNOVATORS by Walter Isaacson. We will meet at American Food and Beverage in Buckhead. 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/.