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Two landmark acquisitions led Meghann York to a dream job

Startup culture and risk-taking run through Meghann York’s veins. She got her first taste of tech when she joined the education management startup DyKnow, after working in healthcare for almost 10 years. Her interesting career path led to iGoDigital, which was acquired by ExactTarget, which was then acquired by Salesforce. Today, Meghann is a director

Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® 2018

Two tech companies with big presences in Indianapolis made this year’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Salesforce topped the list, and Kronos was included for its first time. Read the full story here.

Winning ‘Rising Star’ helped Lindsay Siovaila grow Girl Develop It and spotlight tech diversity

Lindsay Siovaila is the graphic designer and self-taught software developer who accelerated her career into full-time development at Salesforce after creating an app on her own that caught the attention of then CEO Scott McCorkle and influenced the Marketing Cloud’s enterprise email tool. Today she’s a lead solutions developer with Salesforce and she’s a well-known

This tech leader is helping more women get into tech

UX design. Web design. UI design. Front-end development. Those were four of the topics Kristen Pairitz was most interested in when transitioning from a finance and management position into the tech industry. Luckily, Lindsay Siovaila, co-founder of Girl Develop It, was there to help. Read the full story here.

IMS revs up relationships with bevy of local tech firms

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway seems to like the local tech industry—and local tech likes it back. The motorsports-entertainment company, part of Hulman & Co., is a client of 13 tech firms that are either based in central Indiana or have a sizable office here—from online form builder Formstack to insurance-software developer MyCOI. That’s a lot given

ExactTarget alums pick former haunt for Cheetah Digital’s local office

Some former ExactTarget execs are essentially moving home. A New York-based marketing tech company led by ExactTarget alums will move in September into the Guaranty Building on Monument Circle—the place ExactTarget was headquartered before Salesforce acquired it four years ago—taking about 7,500 square feet of space for its Indianapolis operations. Cheetah Digital—which spun off from Ireland-based

Tech activity driving downtown office demand

The Indianapolis-area office market continues to show signs of improvement and particularly in the large downtown submarket, where vacancy is steadily shrinking. Through the first six months of the year, office vacancy for the entire Indianapolis area stood at 14.5 percent. That’s down slightly from 14.8 percent at the end of 2016 and from 15.1

TechPoint taps former Salesforce leader McCorkle as board chairman

TechPoint has named tech veteran Scott McCorkle as its executive chairman and appointed two other software executives to its board, the not-for-profit technology group announced Tuesday. McCorkle served as CEO of Salesforce Marketing Cloud from 2014 until he stepped down last August. Since then, he’s been investing and advising in the local startup ecosystem, assisting firms such

Reinvestment rockets Indianapolis’ rise in tech

Indianapolis’ skyline heralded it had arrived as a titan in marketing tech last April, when 17-foot tall letters of replaced those of Chase atop a 48-story office tower. San Francisco-based Salesforce only a few years earlier bought Indianapolis-born ExactTarget for $2.5 billion, burnishing a Silicon Valley-on-the-prairie reputation for a Midwest city long known for manufacturing, insurance

TechPoint announces new chair, Scott McCorkle, and two new board members

Salesforce Marketing Cloud COO Glenda Akers and Kronos VP, Global Professional Services Kristina Lengyel join board of directors TechPoint has announced new leadership for its board of directors. Scott McCorkle, former chief executive officer of Salesforce Marketing Cloud, will become board chair replacing Kelly Pfledderer, founder and former CEO of Apparatus. Glenda Akers, chief operating

Salesforce is Hiring 150 Work-from-Home Employees with Full Benefits

As a cloud-computing company, Salesforce understands that many people have work-from-home jobs. Its services allow other companies to track sales and contracts from anywhere. This is also reflected in its own job listings: There are currently about 150 remote work opportunities available across the country. Read the full story here.

Salesforce inspired these Indy-based companies to Pledge 1%, now you can too

You already know about part of Salesforce’s impact in Indiana — the software giant is creating more than 800 new jobs and 500 new apprenticeships, and investing $40 million that’s causing a ripple effect of growth and prosperity in the state’s tech sector. What you might not know is that the Pledge 1% movement, a

Salesforce launches AI-powered Einstein Account-Based Marketing

Account-based marketing (ABM) is more than just the latest fad or buzz-phrase du jour of the business-to-business world; it’s the promise of artificial intelligence (AI) and other new and existing technologies to achieve a level of one-to-one sales and marketing that surpasses what was possible just a few years ago. “ABM has been around for

Indy Tech Secret No More

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett says recent major announcements from tech giants Salesforce and Infosys will mean more than jobs and investment for the Indy region. Hogsett believes it’s a coming of age for a city that has long flown under the technology radar screen. “I think in the span of one week, we’ve gone from

Salesforce Marks Opening With New Work Force Commitment

Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) has officially taken the wraps off its regional headquarters in Indiana’s tallest building. As part of the grand opening celebration of the Salesforce Tower in downtown Indianapolis, Chief Executive Officer Marc Benioff said the company will add 500 new local apprentices by 2020. That is in addition to the tech giant’s previously-announced commitment for 800

Inside Salesforce Tower Renovation

The tallest building in the state has more than a new name. The interior of the 48-story structure is undergoing a major renovation. Salesforce currently occupies four floors in Salesforce Tower and has plans to renovate a total of six. Salesforce Executive Vice President of Global Real Estate Elizabeth Pinkham says each floor will adhere

Salesforce is ‘where the world wants to work’ on new LinkedIn top companies list

Salesforce, which recently moved into its new regional headquarters in Downtown Indianapolis, has been named one of the best companies to work for by LinkedIn. And it is surrounded by some big, well-known names. Salesforce finished fourth on the “LinkedIn Top Companies 2017: Where the world wants to work now” list. Above it were some

Salesforce Exec Says Indy Nation’s Best Kept Secret

As Salesforce christened its new regional headquarters this weekend, company executives were not shy about letting people know what they think about Indianapolis. “It’s probably the best kept secret in the country,” said Salesforce Marketing Cloud Chief Executive Officer Bob Stutz, who added he is “very confident” in the ability of the region to produce

Benioff: Why Salesforce is investing in Indy

In today’s global economy where everyone and everything is connected, technology companies can set up shop anywhere. The software company that I lead, Salesforce — which helps businesses manage their customer relationships — has operations in 25 countries, even as nearly all of our software is made in America, including here in Indianapolis. Salesforce came

Community celebrates Salesforce Tower grand opening in Indianapolis

On Saturday, May 20, Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, hosted a Community Day in downtown Indianapolis to celebrate the official grand opening of Salesforce Tower and to announce its commitment to workforce development and continued growth in Indianapolis. Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff was joined by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and Indianapolis Mayor

Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff’s Indianapolis address

Below is a transcription of Marc Benioff’s address to Indianapolis at Salesforce Community Day on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The speech was nearly 15 minutes in length and was met with cheers from the enthusiastic crowd. Relevant information has been linked for further reading on the announcements.  I am thrilled to be here for you

Tech firms dominate highest-paying companies list

Once again, technology companies and consultancies have taken the top spots in the latest list of employers with the highest median compensation in the United States. While familiar names, including Facebook Inc., Google parent Alphabet Inc., and LinkedIn Corp., can be found on Glassdoor’s annual survey, some lesser-known companies have landed on the honor roll

Salesforce spends $6M to help close wage gap

Salesforce spent about $3 million this weekend to help close gender and racial wage gaps among its employees, the second consecutive year the cloud computing giant has made such a move. The company, whose name will soon adorn Indianapolis’ tallest building, planned to formally make the announcement today on “Equal Pay Day.” Read full story here.

#IoTCivicHack brings industries ripe for IoT innovation to forefront

Can the Internet of Things (IoT) lead the future of Indiana’s economy? That’s the question that hundreds of technology experts will tackle next month at the 2017 IoT Civic Hackathon produced by AT&T’s Developer Program. Indiana has made it known that we are emerging as a tech hub (even The New York Times says so),

Salesforce unveils sign design for namesake tower Inc. on Tuesday filed permit drawings with the city of Indianapolis for its Salesforce Tower signage—finally giving an image to the vision the company set last May when it said it would assume naming rights on the state’s tallest building. Salesforce submitted the renderings to the city’s Department of Metropolitan Development for approval. Read

Tech companies make Indiana Chamber 2017 Best Places to Work list

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has named the 100 companies that made the prestigious Best Places to Work list in 2017. The Best Companies Group, an independent research firm, manages the annual survey competition to determine which participants are the best employers. A two part process starts with an employer benefits and policies questionnaire completed

Nominees Announced for 18th Annual TechPoint Mira Awards

Honoring ‘The Best of Tech in Indiana’ From 180 applications, independent judging panels selected 90 companies, schools, organizations and individuals to advance as Mira Award Nominees Winners will be announced during a black-tie awards ceremony and gala on Saturday, April 29, at The Westin Indianapolis TechPoint, the growth initiative for Indiana’s technology ecosystem, has announced the

Growing tech companies owned and led by women

One of the best ways to learn about how to build a tech company is to try and build one yourself. I tried that in 2012. I was looking for people who shared my values, interests and curiosities. I thought it would be fun to build a platform that would serendipitously introduce you to interesting

The New York Times recognizes Indianapolis tech growth

It’s not every day that The New York Times publishes an article in their Square Feet section highlighting the Indianapolis tech community. Miranda Spivack, an award-winning journalist who is serving as a 2016-17 Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, penned the article after hearing over and over again

How Indianapolis Is Luring Tech Talent

When Ashley Zegiestowsky, a computer sciences major at Butler University, was hunting for a technology job during her senior year, she took a close look at Silicon Valley, the promised land for young engineers eager to be part of the next big thing. “It sounded really glamorous,” said Ms. Zegiestowsky, 22, who is from Nashville.

Indy Touts Job Growth in 2016

The economic development division of the Indy Chamber is joining the city of Indianapolis in celebrating the creation and retention of jobs in 2016. The annual report from Develop Indy says 49 companies announced relocation or expansion projects in Indianapolis last year, leading to about 4,500 new jobs and keeping another 6,800 in the city. The

Salesforce exhibit for kids opens at Junior Achievement of Central Indiana

A new exhibit at Junior Achievement of Central Indiana spotlights Indy-based Salesforce. A Junior Achievement BizTown experience opened Monday to show kids what it’s like to work at Salesforce, a software company with over 1,000 employees in the Indianapolis area and more than 20,000 employees worldwide. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to unveil the

Biggest Tech Announcements and Trends of 2016

There’s no doubt that 2016 had its fair share of big news stories, perhaps more than its fair share. The tech community, too, made some big splashes and brought the fast-growing sector to the forefront a number of times. Here are some of the stories that stood out this year. Real Estate Announcing Salesforce Tower

Salesforce makes ‘Best Places to Work’ list

Major Indianapolis employer Inc. has landed on a new list of the best places to work in the U.S. Glassdoor, a job listing and recruiting website, lists Salesforce at No. 17 on its 2017 Employees’ Choice “50 Best Places to Work” list. Read full story here.

Salesforce Tower Rebranding ‘Coming Soon’

Indianapolis Deputy Mayor Angela Smith Jones says the timeline for rebranding the downtown Chase Tower to Salesforce Tower is “pure engineering at this stage in the game.” She says designers are trying to figure out how large of a logo the tower can structurally support. Smith Jones also says the EmployIndy initiative will help “train up” Indianapolis

Salesforce continues rapid growth as they put their name on Indy skyline

It won’t be long before the name changes at the top of Indiana’s tallest building. The name “Salesforce” will replace “Chase” at the top of the 50-story building. It’s the latest sign of how downtown Indianapolis is shifting to a technology-based workforce. Read full story here.

IBJ and TechPoint Honor Top CTOs

Chief technology officers are instrumental in helping companies, not-for-profits and government organizations advance and innovate. IBJ and TechPoint’s second annual CTO of the Year program honors the men and women who develop the technology strategies and systems that power their enterprises, serve their customers and fuel growth. Go to Full Story

‘Hoosier Hospitality’ is a viable alternative to Silicon Valley

The Indianapolis we have all come to know and love was once a well-kept secret treasure, but it’s a secret no more as we continue getting national accolades and gaining an impressive reputation as a national tech hub and destination for ambitious new grads. Indianapolis has been ranked: 2nd among ‘Cities Secretly Great for Tech Grads‘

Announcing Salesforce Tower Indianapolis

Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world’s #1 CRM company, today announced it will invest more than $40 million over the next 10 years to expand its regional headquarters in Indianapolis. As part of the new investment, Salesforce plans to add 800 new jobs over the next five years. The company also announced it will

Salesforce Marketing Cloud CEO Scott McCorkle Named ‘Trailblazer in Technology’

TechPoint recognized Salesforce Marketing Cloud CEO Scott McCorkle as Indiana’s 2016 Trailblazer in Technology during the 17th annual TechPoint Mira Awards on Saturday. The Mira Awards presented by Angie’s List, Interactive Intelligence, and Salesforce, recognize and celebrate the best of tech in Indiana each year. The TechPoint Trailblazer in Technology Award recognizes visionaries whose contributions

Salesforce CIO likes Indy tech talent, creates 20 new IT positions

More than 1,000 people work at Salesforce in Indianapolis, making them one of the largest tech employers in the city. So at first blush it might not seem like such a big deal that 20 new jobs have been created here. However, these new jobs are IT jobs instead of marketing cloud jobs like most

Gen Con draws top tech talent to The Circle City

Forty-eight stories above downtown Indianapolis, held at the height of Gen Con, TechPoint seized on the opportunity to draw in some of the world’s top tech talent and introduce them to the Indy tech community. TechPoint’s League of Xtraordinary Programmers (LXP) event drew more than 200 tech builders and software developers from 21 states. Salesforce,

Xtern: The Ultimate Tech Internship Experience

2015: 108 students, 36 host companies, one awesome summer The TechPoint team, as part of its Talent Attraction & Development Initiative, has spent the last 16 months building “the ultimate tech summer internship experience”, called the Xtern program. Over two summer internship sessions the Xtern program has recruited, housed, and immersed in the city 158 students from 22

Your next tech job starts here.

Software developer jobs  — the most in-demand tech jobs in the Greater Indianapolis area — are projected to grow 22 percent by 2022, much faster than the average for all other occupations according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, TechPoint’s recent workforce study confirmed that computer-related jobs, which includes all kinds of tech

ExactTarget Marketing Cloud puts customer on pedestal at Connections 14 digital marketing conference

ExactTarget Marketing Cloud’s Connections digital marketing conference gets bigger and better every year. So much bigger and better that the whole event had to be moved to the Indiana Convention Center this year for Connections 2014. Keynotes and entertainment from, The Script, and Mindy Kaling, and 100+ breakout sessions were all kicked off with an opening

Anna Saraceno: from St. Louis to Indiana

Anna Saraceno learned to love Indianapolis, just like she learned to love tech. She was attracted to Indiana University in Bloomington from St. Louis by the strong foreign language program, intending to study Spanish but eventually shifting her focus to public health. Of her first thoughts of Bloomington when she arrived as a freshman, Anna

By way of IndyXmas, Austin Stoltzfus joins the ExactTarget team as a UX developer

From Pennsylvania Amish country to Upland, Indiana to Florida to Turkey to Indianapolis (and lots of places in between), Austin Stoltzfus developed a love for computer science, stories (and the people who tell them) and true entrepreneurial spirit. After he graduated from Taylor University in 2013 with a  degree in Computer Science – New Media/Systems,

Navidar Review of ExactTarget Acquisition by Reveals Courage, Limitless Potential for Community

Navidar Review of’s Acquisition of ExactTarget from TechPointInd Last quarter, Indiana experienced a watershed event that will forever mark time in the history of Hoosier business. The acquisition of ExactTarget by will be viewed as the genesis of a new era in the tech sector, much like the IBM acquisition of Software Artistry has been referred to as the starting point

Reasons to Celebrate The ExactTarget Acquisition

AS SEEN ON PERSPECTIVES By Mike Langellier – President and CEO, TechPoint – Indiana’s Technology Growth Initiative purchased Indianapolis-based cloud marketing platform ExactTarget for $2.5 billion this week. On its face, we are losing an important Indianapolis headquarters, which begets speculation about the impact on local jobs or real estate. Before we presuppose