SD BUSINESS JOURNAL DAILY ENEWS

Top Tech Execs 2018: Michael Hawman

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Michael Hawman is CIO of General Atomics and its affiliates, which are among the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to electromagnetic systems, remotely operated surveillance aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electronic, wireless, and laser technologies.

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Top Tech Execs 2018: Troy Seelye

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Teradata is a global provider of data warehousing and analytics solutions, with annual revenue of about $2.5 billion.

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Top Tech Execs 2018: Hudson Airom

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Hudson Airom is responsible for Mitek Systems Inc.’s critical access to cloud resources. Mitek Systems Inc. is a San Diego-based cloud consulting company, so it is essential that they operate on high speed with the capability to develop and improve products and services.

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Grandesign Relocates Headquarters to Historic Wonder Bread Building

Its new, 7,600-square-foot office is in the historic Wonder Bread building near Petco Park.

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Arena Quietly Returns With Promising Autoimmune Trials

PHARMA: Co. Transforms After Weight-Loss Flop

Arena Pharmaceuticals’ weight-loss drug flopped a few years ago, signaling a bleak future. That is, if you ignored Arena’s shelved compounds.

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Law Firm Readies for Role In Age of Autonomous Cars

Product Liability Becomes Focus, Legal Services May Be a Bigger Market Than They Are Today

Embracing an emerging field of law, the Tyson & Mendes civil litigation firm has launched a practice aimed at defending the insurers and manufacturers of self-driving cars.

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Plenty of Legal Issues Come With Endless Possibilities of AI

INNOVATION: Potential For Abuses Is Huge as Machines Make Decisions

In the near future, attorneys and the court system will be challenged to sort out who is liable when products equipped with artificial intelligence cause harm to persons or property.

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Mobile Industrial Robots Opens Office in S.D.

Mobile Industrial Robots (MIR) announced the opening of an office in San Diego, led by Nicholas Temple, which marks the company’s second office in the U.S.

SDG&E Gives Two Grants to Fund Fire Dispatch Tools

The utility donated a $131,600 to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Foundation and another $32,000 to the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation.

Cali Bamboo Promotes President to CEO

Doug Jackson moves into the top post. Company co-founders Jeff Goldberg and Tanner Haigwood continue to serve on the board of directors as stewards of the company.

South Park Apartments Sold for $2M

Complex has seven apartments

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Accelerator Life Science Partners Opens San Diego Office

Accelerator Life Science Partners, a life science investment and management firm, has opened a San Diego office at The Alexandria at Torrey Pines.

San Diego Venture Group Partners With OC, LA to Create New Regional Entity

Groups aim to increase investor interest in Southern California region.

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Ad Astra Accelerator Has 3 in First Grad Class

The inaugural cohort of the new San Diego accelerator program for women-led startups is nearing the end of the 12-week program.

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$100 Million Later, AI Startup May Close

TECH: Highly Touted in 2016, KnuEdge Cites Lack of Funds

A San Diego company that emerged from stealth mode with $100 million nearly two years ago after a decade of developing artificial intelligence technologies may be forced to close due to a lack of funds.

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Sherry Lansing Joins The Scripps Research Institute Board

Former film executive Sherry Lansing, who led Paramount and Fox motion picture studios, has been named to The Scripps Research Institute board.

eSUB Adds $3M in Series A Financing Including New Autodesk Investment

The investment pushed its Series A round, which was led by Revolution Ventures, to about $8 million.

Edico Brings Valuable Tech Tools to Illumina

BIOTECH: Acquisition Moves Co. Toward Push-Button Process for Analysis

Illumina bought data processing specialist Edico Genome for $100 million as part of a bid to expand genomics testing in research and health care.

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Pioneering VC Arlan Hamilton, Founder of Backstage Capital, to Keynote San Diego Startup Week

Hamilton recently announced the launch of a $36 million fund to invest in black female founders' companies. A San Diego-based company is among those in which she has previously invested.

Kratos Receives $18M Order

Work under these recent orders will be performed at secure Kratos manufacturing facilities.