The narrative around Middle Tennessee’s technology community has long concentrated on the same few issues. Can the region that birthed HCA build an IT community not so focused on health care? Will growing companies find the workers they need here? And even then, is there an investor base tha…

“All right, we’re going to try out an exercise to get to know each other. Count up the number of languages you know — programming languages as well as spoken languages — and if you know only one, come to the front of the room. The more you know, the further you should move to the back of the…

About 200 people from all corners of Middle Tennessee’s technology sector gathered Thursday night at the offices of the Waller law firm to help the Nashville Post team launch 2017’s Techie magazine, part of our quarterly publication series. The event featured a brief talk by Metro Chief Data…

In general terrms, a blockchain is a shared, distributed and secure ledger. A simple definition but one in which the significance of each word is crucial — if any piece goes missing, it isn’t a blockchain. Blockchain allows a network of transactional parties to share a common ledger, but rat…

The proportion of women at the rank of full professor in American medical schools has not increased since 1980 and remains below that of men, according to a 2015 study cited by Vanderbilt University Provost and School of Medicine Professor Susan Wente.

In the past decade, the health care industry has rapidly digitized, with the implementation of electronic medical records nearing 100 percent across most phases of care. This has naturally led to more emphasis on the protection of electronic personal health information and an increased focus…

On his LinkedIn page, Eric Elmquist describes himself as the Kevin Bacon of Nashville life sciences. Now he’s looking to add a little more Mark Cuban to the mix.

Higher education research is often anything but sexy. When laypeople hear “research,” many visualize no-nonsense academicians engaged in what might be perceived by the uninitiated as mind-numbingly complex or boring work.

As the Internet of Things and other harbingers of an ever-more-connected future drag us headlong toward a world in which we don’t drive our own cars, everything we buy is automatically delivered to our homes and many of us work jobs that didn’t exist 10 years ago, a new challenge arises: how…

Faced with a tricky question and without all the info he wanted to have, Brian Fengler turned to the web for some help and guidance. We’ve all done it.

The promise of 3D printing is being realized on a large scale in prominent sectors such as manufacturing and health care in the form of specialized auto parts and precisely customized prosthetics. But one big Nashville name is looking to put the technology to use in a rather different environment.

It is right there in the middle of all the algorithms, the venture capital and the IPOs. It is the one thing that Shannon Terry is convinced lies at the heart of every successful internet enterprise.

When Scott Augenbaum became a special agent with the FBI in the mid-1990s, he worked bank robberies, fugitive cases and other crimes commonly associated with the federal law enforcement agency. But as an early adopter of the internet, he became “the computer guy” in the office. As cybercrime…

Founders of early-stage tech startups often face undefined territory, largely characterized by the need for money, validation and effective relationships with strategic partners.

Many Nashvillians, especially business and civic leaders, were overjoyed when Google Fiber announced in 2015 plans to expand into Nashville.

Before joining the intellectual property practice group at Waller, Kristen Johns was general counsel for a life sciences startup and part of the legal team at the former Emdeon. Those experiences and her work on cybersecurity and data privacy have transitioned nicely into her being an emergi…

Far from Silicon Valley’s hotbed of digital disruption, an East Tennessee city has become the seemingly unlikely home for technological firsts in auto manufacturing.

The development of Sterling Ranch, a sprawling master-planned community southwest of Denver, was an unprecedented opportunity to incorporate smart home and smart city features in what is predicted to be a community of 45,000 people, 12,000 residential units and 2 million square feet of comme…

It’s a familiar dilemma for anyone who has cared for an aging parent.

When Splitsecnd President and CEO Mel Taylor and her team approached the head of the trauma unit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on various occasions in December 2014, they asked one question: “What information, if we can get it to you, can help save a life?”