TOP STORY: INFOSYS CELEBRATES CONSTRUCTION MILESTONE ON EDUCATION CENTER

Rick Cardwell, Vice President and Head of Midwest Region, Infosys

The Infosys U.S. Education Center reaches a construction milestone on more than 70-acres at the former Indianapolis International Airport terminal. Vice President and Head of the Midwest Region Rick Cardwell shares new details on the $245 million campus and plans for adding 3,000 jobs.

TECH: PARKER TECHNOLOGY GAINS $2M IN SEED FUNDING

Brian Wolff, Chief Executive Officer, Parker Technology

Indianapolis-based Parker Technology says it’s the only company in the parking industry that can deliver face-to-face communication via a patented?two-way video intercom. CEO Brian Wolff talks about landing a $2 million seed round of funding this week.

AROUND INDIANA: PROJECT LEAD THE WAY

Brandi Davis-Handy, Senior VP and Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Project Lead The Way

Project Lead the Way is continuing its focus on Indiana’s Future-Ready Workforce. This week we explore some of the most effective ways businesses can get involved to support students and build the workforce of tomorrow? Senior VP and Chief Marketing & Communications Officer Brandi Davis-Handy shows us how companies can engage with local schools by investing time, resources or expertise.

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: ONTARIO SYSTEMS CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP

Ron Fauquher, Co-founder and CEO, Ontario Systems and Jason Harrington, President, Ontario Systems

The founder of one of Indiana's oldest and largest tech companies is retiring from Muncie-based Ontario Systems. Ron Fauquher shares keys to growing the enterprise software to more than 500 employees in 28 states. And passing the torch to the company’s incoming CEO Jason Harrington.

BUSINESS OF HEALTH: INDIANA GROWN BUYER’S GUIDE

Heather Tallman, Program Director, Indiana Grown

“Farm to fork” is major movement that continues to gain traction in Indiana. A new tool aims to translate that trend for what local ag leaders call the state’s biggest restaurant: school cafeterias. Indiana Grown has cooked up a resource guide to help schools connect with local farmers and producers. Indiana Grown Program Director Heather Tallman shares what’s on the menu.

(i) ON EDUCATION: SIMON YOUTH FOUNDATION 20TH ANNIVERSARY 

J. Michael Durnil, President and CEO, Simon Youth Foundation

The Simon Youth Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The organization has spent the last two decades changing lives of high school dropouts in Indiana and beyond. In our (i) on Education segment, CEO J. Michael Durnil explains how the nonprofit’s more than 20,000 current lifetime graduates could have an estimated economic impact of nearly $10 billion.

INSIDE INDIANA SPORTS: ESPORTS AT BUTLER UNIVERSITY

Eric Kammeyer, Director of Esports and Gaming Technology, Butler University

Esports is literally the new game in town and it’s exploding on the collegiate level with Butler University being the latest, announcing that it is creating an esports gaming space for both Butler students and the gamers around the city of Indianapolis. Director of Esports and Gaming Technology Eric Kammeyer shares more about a new gaming lounge on campus.

(i) ON ECONOMIC DEVEOLPMENT: MILLENNIALS VS BABY BOOMERS

Tim Cook, CEO, KSM Location Advisors and Katie Culp, President, KSM Location Advisors

Are Boomers staying too long on the job?  If so, are they blocking growth opportunities for Millennials and Gen Xers? And what impact is it having on businesses? KSM Location Advisors CEO Tim Cook and President Katie Culp are here to weigh in on the issue in this month’s (i) on Economic Development.