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TEQ Hub January 2024

Unio Connects Families to Loved Ones in Long-Term Care

The inspiration for starting Unio stemmed from the need to enhance family communication within long-term care. Unio founder and CEO, Akash Kaul, witnessed the challenges families faced due to limited access to health information. Unio emerged as a solution to ease worries, foster deeper connections, and provide steadfast support to families, regardless of their location. Unio was a finalist in the 2023 Pittsburgh Tech 50 Awards, cementing its status amongst the region’s fastest-growing and most innovative tech startups.

CGI Commits $1 Billion Investment in AI

CGI announced the planned investment of $1 billion over the next three years to support the continued expansion of its Artificial Intelligence (AI) services and solutions in partnership with clients seeking to responsibly move from experimentation to implementation while accelerating time-to-value from new AI technologies. Learn more about this massive investment and building CGI's AI chops.

Let It Snow! Optimus Technologies Powers the Frontline With BioDiesel

This month, the country has seen extreme low temperatures combined with heavy snowfall and Optimus customers are on the front lines removing snow and keeping their communities safe. From temperature in the low 20’s down to -17 degrees, reliability is key for these fleets. At an 89% runtime on 100% biodiesel, the Optimus Vector System is the chosen tool to meet their needs.

40 Stories: Learn How T-Mobile Gives Back to Local Communities

Everyone knows T-Mobile, the telecommunication giant, and the company at the forefront of 5G. But not everyone has heard about their massive programs focused on tech equity, especially in rural communities. The Tech Council’s Jonathan Kersting recently spoke with Jim Spillane, Head of Government Sales, Central Region about T-Mobile’s community initiatives, the company’s current work in agricultural technology, and the wild potentials of 5G.

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Safety Innovation Summit Set for February

Pittsburgh has a long and accomplished history of advancing safety innovations to prevent injury/harm in industrial manufacturing, transportation, energy, cybersecurity, and military medicine. This one-day conference will examine interventions that have proved successful in multiple industries, while exploring newer safety solutions made possible by AI/ML, robotics, and other frontier technologies. This event will be a fact-gathering and visioning session, bringing together innovative leaders in industrial manufacturing, energy, transportation, and cyber with the technology and engineering at local universities. 

Cyber MindShare 

Tech Council Members are leaders in their respective industries. On the cyber front, we have insight from SoftLedger's Ben Taylor on buying Bitcoin on the ETF, and Peig's David Rihak has tips on squashing ransomware:

Podcast Pick: Canadian Consul General Tom Clark

Canadian Consul General Tom Clark visited Pittsburgh last week and stepped up to the One Mic Stand to detail the business and technology relationships between Canada and Pittsburgh. Canada and Pittsburgh have always been very closing trading partners and Clark wants to keep building the relationship even stronger. Prior to being appointed Consul General in New York by Prime Minister Trudeau, Tom Clark served as Chair of Global Public Affairs, one of the largest public affairs and strategic communications firms in Canada.

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