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Readying Deere Women for the Dance Floor John Deere is not only an agricultural company, but one deeply embedded in technology and innovation and with a strong team of engineers. At the 2023 Catalysts Live event on July 18th, Crystal Wells took the stage to discuss John Deere’s commitment to fostering a more diverse set

DES MOINES, Iowa (September 13, 2023) – The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) announces the finalists for the 2023 Prometheus Awards presented by UHY. The Prometheus Awards unites innovators and leaders from technology, business, education, and government to celebrate the year's most momentous achievements in technology.Winners will be announced at

Title: Artificial Intelligence in Iowa Author: Brian Waller, President, Technology Association of Iowa This op-ed, authored by TAI President Brian Waller, was originally published in The Des Moines Register on September 10, 2023.  We are sharing it on our website to promote discussions on the important topics it addresses.  Everything is Going to Be Alright A

The Role of Leadership in Driving Diversity and Inclusion Efforts ITA Group has transformed its diversity and inclusion practices over its 60-year history, transitioning from a male-dominated leadership to an inclusive environment that champions authenticity. At the 2023 Catalysts Live event on July 18th, Maura McCarthy and Jason Katcher shared the

The ICN is collaborating with the Ottumwa Job Corps Center, to connect future network cabling technicians with Iowa’s telecommunications industry. ICN is launching the Peer to Career program to give Ottumwa’s Job Corps student trainees exclusive exposure to a variety of Iowa telecom companies. In this program, the students will hear

The Technology Association of Iowa is proud to announce the 2023 cohort for Iowa Tech Connect, a new talent development initiative designed for early-career tech professionals in partnership with John Deere and EMC Insurance. Read More:

In this latest episode, Mollie Ross, VP of Operations at TAI, sits down with Tim Coonan, TAI Legislative Liaison and Government Relations and Special Counsel at Dentons Davis Brown, to recap the 2023 Iowa legislative session. Mollie and Tim discuss the three TAI priority bills that were unanimously passed and signed

For Immediate ReleaseDES MOINES, Iowa (May 16, 2023) – Recently, Governor Kim Reynolds signed House File 143, a bill relating to ransomware and penalties, into law. This signing marks a significant milestone as it becomes the third priority bill of the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) to be passed by

The Statewide Youth Broadband Advisory Council (SYBAC) is an opportunity for Iowa high school students to discuss broadband and technology topics, discover careers, and network with peers. No advanced technical knowledge is required.What Benefits Do High School Students Receive? Cybersecurity Certification. Hear from Industry Leaders. Learn About Technology Happening Right

DES MOINES, Iowa (May 9, 2023) – On April 26-27, 2023, Technology Association of Iowa leadership and members joined our colleagues from the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA). Together, we jointly met with our respective congressional delegations and key federal officials to discuss our national priorities to further establish

In the latest episode of the Iowa Tech Policy Podcast, we welcomed Senator Izaah Knox who represents District 17 and is a member of several committees including the technology committee.  He talks about his goals and challenges as a first-time state senator and the importance of collaborating with industry experts

For Immediate Release DES MOINES, Iowa (March 28, 2023) – Yesterday, Governor Kim Reynolds signed Senate File 262 into law, making Iowa the sixth state in the U.S. to adopt a comprehensive consumer data privacy law. Senate File 262 was unanimously passed by the Iowa Senate and House. The bill will

For Immediate Release  DES MOINES, Iowa (February 14, 2023) – The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) recently announced that Joe Riesberg, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at EMC Insurance Companies, has been appointed the 2023 board chair of the TAI Board of Directors. “As the Technology Association of Iowa begins

In the latest episode of the Iowa Tech Policy Podcast, we welcomed Senator Chris Cournoyer, who leads the Senate Technology Committee. She shares her experience as a technologist by trade and how that helps guide committee decisions. She also stresses the importance of partnering with subject matter experts to develop

We recently met with Representative Ray Sorensen, representing District 23 and chair of the Economic Growth and Technology Committee in the Iowa House. He shares insight into the legislative process and details regarding consumer data protection and ransomware bills and why technology professionals must reach out and be a resource

Our guest Tim Coonan, TAI's legislative liaison, sits down with Mollie Ross, VP of Operations at TAI. Tim shares an update on TAI's priorities as session gets underway, some key highlights from the first two weeks of the session, and provides insight on what's next in TAI-supported legislation.

For Immediate Release  DES MOINES, Iowa (December 20, 2022) – Technology Association of Iowa proudly announces that Brian Waller was recently appointed to the Iowa Public Radio (IPR) Board of Directors. He will serve a two-year term that began in September 2022. IPR is a statewide public radio network that serves over

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