You might not consider South Dakota a hotbed of creativity, but Hugh Weber does. Weber is the CEO of OTA, a network for the region’s creative class. He sat down with Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to introduce 20 artists and innovators raising the connectivity of creatives throughout the region. Hugh Weber discusses the power of network theory, what it means to create and innovate in South Dakota,  and what’s next for his Bush Foundation-funded organization.

Networking Through Pollen

Oct 5, 2015

In a way, networking and building community in the digital age is easier than a generation ago.  A new connection in your field of work is sometimes just a Facebook click away.  But there is more to building community, business relationships and innovation than just social media.  This is where the group Pollen comes in.  The non-profit is based in Minnesota and the Dakotas.  Pollen is attempting to build cross community networks and relationships that spur new ideas and possibilities in the three-state region.  Pol


Feb 13, 2015

Samantha Ellis discussed a new platform from which women can run their businesses.  It's called The OWN and is based in Rapid City.  Freelancers, skilled professionals, crafts women and even CEO's of existing businesses can use the network community and facility.


Apr 11, 2014

There's a new vulnerability on the Internet called Heartbleed.  It allows criminals to steal information that would normally be protected when using your browser under SSL (a secure connection).  SDPB's Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" discussed Heartbleed among other topics on this edition of Tech Radio.

DakotaCon 2014

Mar 6, 2014

DakotaCon returns to the Dakota State University campus Friday through Sunday in Madison.  DSU is bringing cyber security individuals together for three full days of talks, competitions and training.  In conjunction with the DakotaCon presentations, the North Central Region Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) is being held Friday and Saturday on the DSU campus.  The nationally recognized competition focuses on the operational aspect of managing, securing and defending a "commercial" network infrastructure.  DSU network security instructor Kyle Cronin is the project leader for the si