The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement

RIWI Announces Start of New Chief Executive Officer, New Product for Finance Clients, and Other Management Changes; RIWI Grants Stock Options

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 9:30pm

From 2013 to 2017, Mr. Wong served as Senior Vice President of Stibo Systems, a data management company.

Key Points: 
  • From 2013 to 2017, Mr. Wong served as Senior Vice President of Stibo Systems, a data management company.
  • Since 2017, Mr. Wong has served as Chief Revenue Officer of Pivotree, a publicly traded e-commerce and data management company.
  • At Pivotree, Mr. Wong helped grow the firm's revenue from CAD $20 million to over CAD $60 million within four years.
  • RIWI has granted 354,104 stock options (the "Options") to Greg Wong pursuant to the Company's stock option plan.

Versaterm Public Safety Acquires JusticeTrax – Global Leader in Forensic Information Software and Services

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 3:36pm

Versaterm Public Safety, defining the future of public safety software for more than 40 years while serving more than 65,000 Police, Fire and EMS professionals across North America, announced today the acquisition of JusticeTrax, Inc., the leading developer of laboratory information management systems (LIMS).

Key Points: 
  • Versaterm Public Safety, defining the future of public safety software for more than 40 years while serving more than 65,000 Police, Fire and EMS professionals across North America, announced today the acquisition of JusticeTrax, Inc., the leading developer of laboratory information management systems (LIMS).
  • JusticeTrax continues to set the standard for innovation in forensic case management software.
  • JusticeTrax marks our fourth acquisition this year with each transaction enhancing the capabilities of our customers through an unmatched public safety software ecosystem.
  • Versaterm, a Banneker Partners company, continues to expand its portfolio of strategic acquisitions and enhancements to its public safety software platform.

Research project launches to analyze app use and birth outcomes

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 9:54pm

Researchers at Des Moines University (DMU) and The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement announced today the beginning of a scientific research project that will analyze if and how the Count the Kicks mobile app impacts birth outcomes among women who use it.

Key Points: 
  • Researchers at Des Moines University (DMU) and The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement announced today the beginning of a scientific research project that will analyze if and how the Count the Kicks mobile app impacts birth outcomes among women who use it.
  • This will be the first study that researchers know of to examine the relationship between a mobile app that tracks fetal movement and birth outcomes, and will help Healthy Birth Day, Inc. analyze its Count the Kicks stillbirth prevention campaign to better serve expecting parents.
  • Duffy is joined in this research by fellow researcher Dr. Lyndi Buckingham-Schutt of The Harkin Institute at Drake University, with Des Moines University student research assistants Benjamin Williamson and Ashley Armantrout.
  • The research team has begun sending online surveys to 2017 Count the Kicks app users asking about their experiencing the app and their birth outcomes.