Metro Nashville’s recent attempts at making the city function more efficiently through smart city technology have so far been defined by fits and starts.

When we assembled our first All-Star Board six years ago, we were in awe of the tremendous brainpower and inspiring generosity available to local business and nonprofit leaders looking to be better. That hasn’t changed one bit; if anything, those valuable resources are even more plentiful to…

Tony Heard has seen a lot of organizations from a lot of different angles. A successful private and commercial banking career led him to be regional chairman of U.S. Bank. In the middle of the last decade, Heard transitioned into management consulting — first with NMG Advisers, then with Inf…

Technology is quickly changing the face of health care, from telemedicine apps to remote, nonclinical services that provide professionals with the data they need to improve patient outcomes. Although post-acute care is the fastest-growing sector in the industry, its technology is lagging beh…

A frequently asked question of predictive analytics is “How many data points are needed?” There is no magic number; it’s based on many factors that are unique to each individual project. But reach a certain level, and you realize you’re probably sitting on a treasure trove of insights, no ma…

Travis Kelty is president and CEO of Kelty Commercial Real Estate, which he founded in mid-2008. A Saint Louis University graduate, he once worked for Lehman Brothers Holdings as a vice president and business development officer. Kelty drew local headlines seven years ago when he proposed gu…

Architects of the nation’s health care facilities are collaborating more tightly than ever with providers to design evidence-based structures that play a role in patient outcomes and facilitate workflow interoperability.

Would you live in a house while it is being built? If you walk or drive anywhere in or near downtown Nashville, you probably have an idea what that would be like.

At the intersection of science and cultural healing sits Nashville startup HUSO — short for human sound — which draws harmonic frequencies out of Tibetan healing songs and uses them for deep relaxation and antistress treatments.

Health care companies across the nation are embracing industry changes that are the result of emerging technology such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and telehealth.

The cover package of our summer magazine focuses on the emergence of numerous financial technology firms in and around Nashville. A key element of that ecosystem is payment processing, a sector where Middle Tennessee has long played an important role. Here, we look at three companies aiming …

Eric Satz is convinced stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds aren’t going to deliver most Americans a comfortable retirement savings cushion. It will, he says, take alternative assets — think real estate, hedge funds, commodities and even startups — to generate the needed returns.

The rising tide of student debt has become a recurring political and financial headline. Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management grad Jeffrey Hull and veteran business builder Steve Cretin are trying to make sure the conversation sounds very different when today’s toddlers h…