Balto supports innovators | WorkForce gets award | IU cybersecurity researchers

Balto selected for Fast Company’s list of the Best Workplaces for Innovators

ST. LOUIS, MO–Fast Company’s fourth annual Best Workplaces for Innovators includes the St. Louis-based Balto, the company said. Balto unites contact centers with AI for better conversations. The 2022 awards feature workplaces from around the world. “Frankly, without incredible people, nothing else matters,” said COO and co-founder Chris Kontes. “Our job is to attract fantastic people, provide them with resources and trust, and let them be themselves. A self-sustaining innovation culture naturally follows.”

WorkForce Software winner of the Oracle HR Heroes Visionary Award

LIVONIA, MI–WorkForce Software, which provides integrated employee experience and workforce management solutions, has been recognized in the Oracle Cloud HCM HR Heroes Awards as the winner of the Visionary Award for the HCM ISV Partner of the Year category, WorkForce said. The award celebrates the most innovative technology solution that complements Oracle. “WorkForce Software is changing the way customers work with greater automation, and efficiency through the use of technology and we congratulate them on their Oracle Cloud HCM HR Heroes Award win.”

New data analytics engine for Walmart suppliers launches

ROGERS, AR–Founded by industry veterans CEO Nick Dozier and COO Pat Lockridge, ENGINE, formerly known as Decision Science, was built to rapidly accelerate the analytical and data science capabilities of leading consumer packaged goods companies in the Walmart community. The suite of products continues to expand, including reporting/visualizations, automated data synthesizing, assortment/clustering, forecasting, A/B testing, ML/AI modeling, syndicated analysis, ecommerce capabilities, decision science as a service (coming soon), a new data app platform, and more. ENGINE is already working with several industry leading CPG customers, and major retailers.

IU cybersecurity researchers awarded NSF grants to protect data, user privacy

BLOOMINGTON, IN–Indiana University researchers are working on two new cybersecurity projects, recently funded by the National Science Foundation, to ensure trustworthy cloud computing and increase computing privacy for marginalized and vulnerable populations.These research projects are part of the NSF’s Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program, which seeks ambitious and potentially transformative center-scale projects in the areas of cybersecurity and privacy. Using a $9 million NSF grant, IU researchers are leading a multi-institution effort to understand how to protect data shared across distributed computing systems such as cloud computing environments. Nearly $3 million of the overall grant will go directly to IU.