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Key ExactTarget exec steps down

Tim Kopp, who was responsible for ExactTarget’s global marketing efforts during some of its most explosive growth, says he plans to take it easy and dabble in startups and not-for-profits.

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Upswing causing slowdown in startups

The number of newly formed Indiana companies slumped in 2013, the first such dip since the recession, but the small drop could actually be a positive sign for the economy. Established companies have more job openings than a few years ago, meaning workers have less incentive to start their own businesses, as thousands did when the economy tumbled.

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Conference introduces businesses to complexities of big data

A conference set for Feruary in Indianapolis intends to introduce small businesses to the convoluted but increasingly important world of "big data." Information technology consultant STLogics and a recently created big-data spinoff, Beyond Predictive, will host the Indy Big Data Conference on Feb. 11 at the JW Marriott downtown. The event is tailored to companies […]

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State lags city with science, tech jobs

Careers in science, technology, engineering and math—typically referred to as STEM fields—have surged in growth compared to other careers in Marion and Hamilton counties. But the rest of Indiana has barely budged from the early 2000s.

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Q&A: Blue Pillar CEO aims for employment growth

Tom Willie, the new CEO of Indianapolis software firm Blue Pillar Inc., is a bit of a growth guru. Willie An Indianapolis native, Willie’s career has ranged from a painting business to Texas Instruments to a startup that sold for $1.5 billion to another startup that sold for an undisclosed amount. Now at Blue Pillar, […]

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Q&A: New CEO at up-and-coming energy software firm targets health care

Tom Willie, the new CEO of Indianapolis software firm Blue Pillar Inc., is a bit of a growth guru. An Indianapolis native, Willie started his career by owning a painting in company while earning an electrical engineering degree at Purdue University. He took a marketing job after college at electronics giant Texas Instruments. He left […]

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