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TECH 21 — Mississippi’s most wanted in technology for 2016

When examining Mississippi’s contributions to the technology world, there are tech veterans whose works are still being felt, and there are young minds who are bringing new ideas. The Tech 21 is the Mississippi Business Journal’s take on some of the top contributors to technology in Mississippi and the world.   JIM BARKSDALE, Chairman & President Barksdale Management Jim Barksdale’s ...

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Southern Miss scores a safety for stadiums

By NASH NUNNERY The epicenter for spectator sports security isn’t located in a mega-metropolis such as New York, Chicago, London or Barcelona. Actually, the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) is housed on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. The Center is the nation’s first academic center dedicated to spectator sports safety and security ...

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Imaging institute at Mississippi State has variety of uses for its tools in business and research

By BECKY GILLETTE Zack Rowland, who recently became director of the Institute for Imaging & Analytical Technologies (I2AT) at Mississippi State University,  has long had a serious interest in photography and electrical engineering. Now he is overseeing an institute with state-of-the-art equipment with such strong microscopic magnifications that it is almost possible to see individual atoms. “Current research activities are being ...

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Innovators Hall of Fame to add Sanderson, Howards, Mara and Sethi

Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Sanderson Farms, Inc. in Laurel, will be honored the Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame as the recipient of the 2016 Legend Award, which is presented to distinguished, exemplary and visionary leaders and innovators who have had a legendary impact on the state of Mississippi. Previous ...

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Klos joins AGJ Systems

Jerry Klos has joined AGJ Systems & Networks of Gulfport as a Network Administrator. Klos is a Cisco Certified Network Administrator. Klos is originally from Orlando, Fla., where he spent seven years with Disney. Outside of the office, Jerry enjoys reading fantasy-adventure novels, cooking, movies, and theme parks. He’s also a very good bowler. Klos and his wife live in ...

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Stennis recognizes 2

NASA’s Space Flight Awareness Program recently recognized two employees with an Honoree Award for outstanding support of human spaceflight. Stennis Space Center employee Dave Smith of Picayune is a drafter with Syncom Space Services and was recognized for 37 years of support and for his dedication, work ethic and influence in managing the Engineering Services Drafting Department. Stennis Space Center ...

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Mississippians earn NASA Honor Awards at Stennis

Stennis Space Center Director Rick Gilbrech and James Free, deputy associate administrator for technical in the NASA Human Explorations and Operations Mission Directorate, presented annual NASA Honor Awards to Stennis employees during a recent onsite ceremony. Mississippians honored were: Exceptional Service Medal David R. Keith of Diamondhead, a senior procurement analyst, recognized for his expertise and influence of both direction ...

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SUMESH ARORA: 10 ways to understand innovation

We hear a lot about innovation these days and terms such as the “innovation economy” or the “new economy” are frequently used interchangeably, along with the “21st century economy.”  This raises the following three questions: 1. What is considered innovative? 2. Why is it important? 3. How can you spot it? The simple definition of innovation according to the Merriam-Webster’s ...

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State’s telemedicine landscape earns ‘A’ from national group

Mississippi’s supportive policy landscape for telemedicine, including services for residents coping with mental illness, has earned the state an overall “A” rating from the American Telemedicine Association in its 2016 state-by-state report card. Mississippi is among only eight states earning that highest score in the association’s evaluation of performance in telemental and behavioral health. The Center for Telehealth at the ...

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Singing River Hospital upgrades robotic system

Singing River Health System recently acquired the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, which is designed to advance the technology used in minimally invasive surgery. The system has been optimized for multi-quadrant surgeries in gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery. Dr. David Spencer, Jr., urology surgeon, was the first doctor at Singing River Hospital to perform a procedure using the ...

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