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TEQ Hub: Pittsburgh's Robotics Industry Takes Chicago by Storm

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Automate 2024:

What had more than 800 exhibitors, 200 speakers, 35,000 attendees and one massive presence of Pittsburgh robotics companies? Automate 2024 in Chicago, of course! Automate is North America's largest automation tradeshow and conference. It features the latest in robotics, artificial intelligence, machine vision, motion control and other automation technologies. It was THE place to be for everyone and anyone doing business within robotics and automation. Do the robot right here.

Duquesne's Master's in Computer Science Allows Students to Reach Bigger Goals:

In today's digitally-driven world, the demand for skilled professionals in computer science is burgeoning, with opportunities expanding across various industries. Duquesne University's Master of Science in Computer Science program offers the foundation to thrive in this dynamic field, providing students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experiences necessary to reach their goals. Led by a dedicated faculty of technology experts, Duquesne's Master of Science in Computer Science degree program equips students with a comprehensive understanding of computer science principles, technologies and applications. Get all of the details here.

AI Addiction:

Manoj Mishra of CGI's Pittsburgh office steps up to the One Mic Stand to talk about some of the big picture trends around the business impact of artificial intelligence. Manoj is a nationally recognized expert and thought leader on the business adoption of AI and discusses: AI adoption and its impact on jobs; AI's impact on content creation, including legal challenges; AI-generated content, its potential impact on society, and the future of customer service; and  AI ethics and responsible use in Pittsburgh. Listen, learn and have a little fun riding the wave of AI transformation in business! 

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FTC Finalizes Non-Compete Ban:

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted 3-2 to publish its proposed final rule banning most noncompetition agreements, or “non-competes.” The final rule was published on May 7, 2024 in the Federal Register and becomes effective on September 4, 2024, but legal challenges to the FTC’s authority to issue this ban will likely result in a stay in enforcement of the ban until litigation is resolved. As of the effective date, the final rule would ban new non-competes with employees, independent contractors, and volunteers nationwide, on the basis that non-competes are an unfair method of competition and therefore a violation of Section 5 of the FTC Act, with one exception. Alexandra G. Farone, Attorney, Babst Calland, has all of the insight.

Crossing the CAASM:

With the explosive growth of assets (both in volume and diversity) and the corresponding expansion of enterprise attack surface, it’s impossible to do asset inventory management without a modern software solution. Furthermore, with the rising frequency of cybersecurity incidents affecting organizations, it’s imperative that security teams know what assets they own, but also know what’s running on those assets. This includes details like software operating versions, make, model, serial number, connectivity, access and permissions. Cyber Asset Attack Surface Management (CAASM) addresses these challenges by providing comprehensive and accurate visibility, consolidating siloed information, surfacing risks and exposures, and enabling efficient risk remediation and compliance reporting. Ordr has all of the expertise waiting for you. 

Taking the Plunge:

If Jeff Durosko had a nickel for every friend, acquaintance or stranger who tells him that they’d love to launch their own business but are afraid, He’d be a very rich man. And they tell Jeff that as if he wasn’t afraid nearly 18 years ago when he made the big move. He's not sure where he mustered up the guts to quit what was, at the time, a great job, to enter the unknown world of entrepreneurship. Jeff has 6 top tips if you're thinking of taking the plunge. 

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Prepare for an EV Evolution!

Spring is a great season to explore making the transition to electric vehicles (EVs). Join Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities (PRCC), the Drive Electric PA Coalition (DEPA) and a range of partners for upcoming events focused on innovations in the EV and EV charging space. All events are free and open to the public!

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TechVibe Radio:

The TechVibe Neighborhood Tour kicks off at the Peter's Twp. Branch of Huntington Bank on 5/26, 6/2 and 6/9 featuring Accion Labs, Consol Energy and Outcome Logix respectively. 6 AM | 100.1 FM AM 1020 KDKA.