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Groupthink slowing progress

Shouldn’t we have space colonies and a universal cure for cancer by now?Instead, there are signs that the pace of technological progress is slowing...
IN STEP: Kristen Boudreau, center, an International Game Technology supply chain analyst, works up a sweat in a step class at the corporate fitness center in West Greenwich. With her, from left, are co-workers Tracie Angelo, Predrag Stojkov and Yanna Tow.
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IGT takes a worldly view in developing well-being mission

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 5000+ EMPLOYEES #1: International Game Technology PLCCEO (or equivalent): Renato Ascoli, CEO, North America Number of employees: 6,300LOTTERY AND GAMING...
SMART TECH: From left, Todd Griffith, associate professor at the University of Texas at Dallas; Mario Rotea, professor at the University of Texas at Dallas; Neal Fine, CEO of Aquanis; and John Cooney, chief technology officer of Aquanis, at a conference held in Denver on July 8-10. Aquanis develops smart-blade technology for wind turbines.
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Aquanis looks to curb wind-energy costs

From the ground, wind-turbine blade rotation appears nearly effortless, as though the spinning is entirely propelled by air currents.In reality, the movement and the...

Don’t declare war on big tech companies

Across the federal government, the knives are officially out for big technology companies. Avoiding a bloodbath should be a priority.The House Judiciary Committee is...
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Five Questions With Harold M. Horvat

5Q: Harold M. Horvat | President, CEO and chairman, Centreville Bank1. Who owns Centreville Bank? Centreville Bank is a mutual institution, which means...

Offer more incentives to curb emissions

Most modern cities have measures to reduce congestion. But if their goal is to dramatically improve air quality and extend lives shortened by pollution,...
STOREFRONTS: Journeyman glazer Michael Bennacchia of Chandler Architects works on the interior storefronts during renovation of the Empire Street wing of the Providence Public Library.
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Training at heart of PPL’s new mission

The Providence Public Library, the grand dame of Rhode Island’s public libraries, is just a shell of its former self … literally.Last fall the...

Why I (still) work here

Every month, my organization picks one of our 26,000 outstanding or just plain interesting employees to profile in our internal newsletter. I took pride...

How to win a tech cold war

If a digital Iron Curtain is falling between the U.S. and China, America seems increasingly eager to yank its side down. A hasty and...
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT: Mari Anne Snow is the president and founder of Sophaya. The company provides leadership training for executives and companies that have remote employees.  
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Sophaya training remote workers

Any number of companies can help a small or large business with technology needs. But a business that helps them manage the employees working...
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