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November 6th, 2014

November 6th, 2014

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS

Cicayda Says that the Justice System Won’t Survive Without Technology
Southern Alpha
In today’s day and age, Americans are saturated with information all around them. With text messages, emails, the cloud, etc., most of the evidence in civil and criminal cases will be found on a computer or smart phone. How do you collect this information when you need it in legal cases? Enter Cicayda, a digital platform for law analysts. Currently, law students are not being educated on the software and technology side of the legal realm, therefore, Cicayda almost works as a software AND a service.

Could MyHealthDirect HIPPA Security Certification Kill Access to 3rd Party Apps?
Southern Alpha
There’s a huge buzz in healthcare tech today as MyHealthDirect becomes the first patient access solutions organization to achieve HITRUST’s HIPAA-compliant security certification. “The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) estimated that in 2013 over 740 million online records were exposed, making it the worst year for data breaches ever,” said Scott Papador, MyHealthDirect CIO.

Evermind Raises $2.6 Million
Nashville Business Journal
Evermind, a Nashville-based startup the makes devices monitoring seniors living alone at home, has raised $2.6 million, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Dave Gilbert, Evermind’s CEO and co-founder, said in an email the capital will be used to fund operations and support the company’s sales and marketing strategy, which includes both direct Website sales and partnerships with home medical equipment companies.

Former Gates Foundation Official to Head TechTown in Chattanooga
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Cordell Carter II, former chief of staff of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been named CEO of TechTown Global, where he will oversee efforts to grow the technology and entrepreneurial learning center nationwide. “The combined leadership experience in both technology and education that Cordell brings to the team is incredible,” said Paul Cummings, co-founder of TechTown Chattanooga.

Knoxville Best Represented Community at “CEOs for Cities National Meeting” in Nashville
Teknovation
Just one day after this week’s national elections characterized by partisanship and acrimony, the talk was all about bi-partisan leadership, partnerships, culture and civility at the start of “CEOs for Cities National Meeting” in Nashville on Wednesday. More than 50 individuals from the local community, led by Mayor Madeline Rogero, guaranteed that Knoxville had the largest delegation at the national organization’s largest meeting ever.

MomForce Network Connects Moms to Flexible Jobs
WBIR, Knoxville
An issue many working moms have is wanting to spend more time with their children. A flexible work schedule or a part-time job can make that a reality. The MomForce Network helps connect moms to employers who offer positions with these types of schedules. The group has been around since last August. So far they’re helping about 1,400 moms in East Tennessee who want to contribute to a profession but don’t want to work full-time.

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