“The true purpose of a business is to create and keep a customer, not to make you money.” — Theodore Levitt, German American economist and professor at the Harvard Business School
- P&G helps produce first paper bottle
- Robotics innovation at P&G
- Electrada raises more than $11.9 million
- High Enroll's new mobile health app
- Business intelligence and analytics are key to enterprise success
- On Our Radar
July 26, 2021
P&G helps produce first paper bottle
Procter & Gamble continues to show how a top company innovates. Toward its goal of reducing its use of virgin plastics by 50% by 2030, P&G has unveiled its first paper bottle in partnership with Paboco. The bottle is being described as the first of its kind to be produced at scale, both in terms of its design and technology.
Robotics innovation at P&G
So you thought it was hard to get things out of blister packs. P&G’s other announcement is that the company has programmed robots to get some of its products into blister packs as cheaply and accurately as possible. The key, according to Mark Lewandowski, director of robotics innovation at P&G's global engineering center, is that the robots can orient the labels exactly.
Electrada raises more than $11.9 million
Downtown Cincinnati-based Electrada, which installs, owns and operates electric vehicle charging stations, has raised more than $11.9 million as part of a total equity offering worth $20 million, according to a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
High Enroll's new mobile health app
Business intelligence and analytics are key to enterprise success
Taiga Data, Inc. offers enterprise-quality business intelligence and analytics to all levels of the convenience store industry. Taiga CEO Greg Oakley and Bill Ivers, CRO and co-founder, participated in a podcast by the Kentucky Petroleum Marketers’ Association to talk about what baseball, business intelligence and improving the product mix in stores have in common. (On August 3, Cincinnati Future will run its own interview with Oakley in which he discusses the company’s origins and where it’s headed).
Techfest is coming up soon in Louisville!
TALK, the Technology Association of Louisville KY, gears up on Aug. 26-27th for its 4th biennial, live, two-day event called Techfest Louisville which draws tech and business professionals looking to learn more about tech trends, tech policy, entrepreneurial breakthroughs, and how new technologies work. TALK has now been an active tech council since 2014 in the Louisville, KY area, with activities at the state and national level including participating with the CyberReadiness Institute, CompTIA, Connected Nation, Cyber.org, Teachcyber.org, and Code.org.
About the event
Sessions throughout the day will include
- 5G & Broadband
- Edge Computing
- Workforce Transformation
Sessions will be concurrent. The first two keynotes on Day 1 include a new entrepreneurial startup envisioned by a former Louisvillian Mike Slone in the wine and spirits industry called SimpleLabs-- 1 PM, Aug 26th. “Re-Inventing the Wine and Spirits Industry: A Look at A Simple Labs Startup”—Speaker: Mike Slone, Founder & CEO, Simple Labs; and a deep dive into 5G via a Verizon expert-- 1 PM Session Title: “Mobile Access & 5G” Speaker: Arvin Singh, Managing Director of Verizon 5G & Edge innovation, Verizon.
About the organizers
TALK’s primary mission is workforce and economic development. Techfest Louisville draws 200 people from the region and all-access passes will include two networking and luncheons, a Day 1 cocktail hour, and a mini-tradeshow, over 15 booths to determine where your company needs to engage with technology on the market today. The event is also a chance to get your sneak peek of a brand new venue, Noble Funk Brew Co., 922 S. Second Street, in Louisville.
Supporting players of Techfest Louisville include Norton Healthcare, Mirazon, Aspectx, LAL Computing, Marwood Veneer, Cloud Nexus, Volta, V-Soft Consulting, Rapid Scale, Amplify Louisville, Baird, Advanced Business Solutions, Spectrum, Verizon, and Frost, Brown & Todd.
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