"...Among the panels at this year's SXSW Interactive, there are roughly 40 with some iteration of the word "innovation" in the title and no doubt countless more that will address the topic in some way. Matt McFarland, editor of the Innovations section of The Washington Post, laughed when he learned that his panel – Innovation, Meet Regulation – would be joining a crowded field..."
"...SXSWi panelist and councilmember, Ann Kitchen requested a change to the title of the panel Innovation vs. Regulation in Austin..."
"...Patoski's Sir Doug & the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove premiered in March at South by Southwest Film and recently landed distribution from music doc disseminates Submarine Entertainment, which will likely lead to a run on Netflix in the late fall. The movie traces the late Austinite's mind-blowing musical legacy from child prodigy sitting on Hank Williams' knee through his regional teen fame, unlikely British Invasion emergence, Summer of Love Americana instigation, and barrio-breaching Tex-Mex innovation...."
"...A core part of the California law bars firms from using those files to target advertising at individual students, and that's something FERPA's authors could never anticipate. For Cohen, the new legal challenge is "trying to figure out a way to allow those kinds of innovations in the classroom while protecting students against anything that might happen, based on breach or misuse of their information."..."
"...Describing his working principles as "inclusion, innovation, and intentional improvisation," Adler's newest suggestion was to develop a municipal savings bond program modeled on U.S. Savings Bonds: "the city that can first work that out will have a jump on the whole country." He acknowledged that the idea is still in the development stage, but he challenged his audience to be ready to invest in the city as citizens have traditionally done in the nation...."
"...That was not the only baffling Perryism of the week. Per John Reynolds at the Texas Tribune, Perry told listeners at the Americans for Prosperity event on Friday in Manchester, New Hampshire, "We need to look at the states, which are lavatories of innovation and democracy, reform." While that's not quite up there with his famous rambling 2011 New Hampshire stump speech/stand-up set, it's not great when his lawyers and, more relevantly, his campaign supporters, are trying to boost the idea of a seasoned, responsible leader who inhabits the moral high ground...."
"..."We just don't have the vocabulary for modern dance," says Hamrick. Not only is the general public unfamiliar with modern dance, but the form itself -- founded on innovation and rule-breaking -- means that sometimes, no vocabulary yet exists...."
"...ArtSpark's focus is on innovation, collaboration, and teamwork. The additional challenge that the festival producers have set for themselves, however, is to demand equal innovation from themselves as they abandon the established model for performing arts festivals and do a little of their own creative work...."
"...He says he stayed in the race after Canchola changed her mind, and in the process, Pedraza tells the Chronicle, he uncovered issues with Canchola's reign. "There's been no innovation, no change," he says of the office..."
"...When she talks about particular industries, she emphasizes biotechnology and renewable energy, as well as film and new media. She says she plans to create city-sponsored "innovation incentive" programs to provide "boost-ups for growing businesses, not bail-outs for failing businesses." (Whatever the subject, Strayhorn is big on alliteration.) And she sees her promotion of a new medical school for Austin as promoting both health care and the local economy, although she tends to glide over the question of state funding: "I could raise the funds right here in Austin," she told the press last month. City Budget: Where's the Cutting Edge?..."
"...John W. Hargis rests in Evergreen Cemetery; he was the first African-American to graduate from UT with a degree in chemical engineering and the patent holder for an innovation in magnetic recording tape..."
"...After all, if there's one takeaway from STAAR that everyone can agree on, it's that you can't rewrite the rules without paying for the changeover. She said, "If you're in a business and you're trying to go for the gold standard, you don't cut professional development, you don't cut product innovation and R&D, and you put money into your facilities, you put money into your bricks and mortar, and you put your money into your professional development and human capitol...."
"...Because the seasons will change at least once more before we get to a sustainable way of working." That's why he's organizing the official SXSW Lean Startup track. Last year, he and his fellow innovation experts led a one-day event out at the AT&T Conference Center designed to help change how people think about new businesses..."
"...Design has also entered City Hall through the Office of Innovation's Design, Technology, and Innovation Fellows program, which hired its first 10 recruits in August. Inspired by tech-government partnerships like Code for America and the U.S..."
"...It may seem hard to explain spending all that money to make one person go really, really fast, but the value of the spin-off technology can be massive. That's why Hellmund and his group are beginning to fill out plans for a "research and innovation" campus..."
"...Games for bookish writer types. "What I want to see is innovation and diversity..."
"...Indeed, it would seem that Baird's approach to doing the work of criminal justice would put him in good company in Austin – and in particular with the office of Travis Co. District Attorney Ronnie Earle, who has long been a champion of "community justice" and has spoken often during his 32-year career as the county's top law enforcer about the need to find alternatives to incarceration and ways to strengthen our "ethics infrastructure." Those perspectives have earned Earle and his office a national reputation for innovation..."
"..."Well-conceived, effectively implemented environmental protection is good for economic growth. Let me repeat that: Environmental protection is good for economic growth." She acknowledged that the EPA and environmentalists "haven't done the best job" of making that argument in the past: "We've lost the messaging war." But citing Americans' "capacity for innovation and invention," she asserted that a commitment to clean and green new technologies can drive economic growth..."
"...“Now we must keep the momentum going. The more elected officials at all levels hear from business on LGBT issues, the more Texas becomes a magnet for talented workers and entrepreneurial innovation.” According to the organization, recent pledge signers include Dow Chemical, RetailMeNot, JetBlue, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Salt Lick BBQ, and Flo’s Bail Bonds..."