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Ignite Digital Services Certified as Global UiPath Premier Partner

Ignite Digital Services, an operational consulting company serving the national security sector, recently elevated its certification standing with UiPath to become a UiPath Premier Partner. A leading enterprise automation company, UiPath helps fast-track portfolio innovation and enhance product capabilities for Ignite Digital Services clients looking to harness RPA and automation.

"Becoming a UiPath Premier Partner bolsters our framework for RPA innovation," shares Ignite Digital Services CEO Marc Murphy. "This partnership allows our clients access to UiPath's leading technology capabilities within the construct of our industry-driven consulting knowledge. Together, clients can expect end-to-end business solutions that unlock digital transformations."

The UiPath Business Automation Platform delivers fast, resilient, automation-fueled transformation within a single platform. The company is helping organizations around the world become faster and more agile in the face of increased demand and rapidly changing environments. It addresses significant time and value challenges with other technologies that propose customers must lift and shift their old systems to the new platform to receive any value. Instead, the UiPath Business Automation Platform provides the process automation efficiency and improved employee and customer experience with the existing technology that is in place – at a hugely different speed and cost proposition.

This enables more sophisticated automations with AI capabilities such as document understanding and provides sophisticated analytics to measure the business impact of automation. This pervasive 'automation first' approach is proven to be both substantial and transformative and is allowing everyone – from RPA Developers and Testers to Citizen Developers and Business End Users – to collaborate and put automation squarely at the core of everyday work.

"Automation is increasingly vital to customers across industries, and the national security sector is no exception," adds Todd Schroeder, VP, Public Sector at UiPath. "Arriving at the transformational process outcomes and improved experiences with the existing technology footprint has never been offered to Government previously and is a true modernization methodology gamechanger. Ignite Digital Services brings the capability and expertise to blend our innovative technology offerings with its insight to bring enhanced solutions to the marketplace."

To explore Ignite Digital Services' work in the automation and RPA fields, visit www.ignite-digital.com. For more about UiPath, visit www.uipath.com.


JUICE Names Ryan Jones as CEO

JUICE, an award winning, full-service, integrated digital marketing agency focused on maximizing ROI for clients across customer acquisition, ecommerce, and lead generation campaigns, is pleased to name Ryan Jones the CEO of the company. ​​

"As JUICE continues to work with brands that are dealing with complex challenges across digital advertising channels, it was important that we continue to bolster our executive talent," says co-founder Troy Osinoff.

In his more than 20-years of experience in the digital marketing arena, Ryan, a Clemson University graduate, has held senior-level positions with various digital marketing agencies, most recently serving as VP of Client Success at JUICE.

Ryan's steady leadership and results-driven vision for the company will guide JUICE through the next phase of its growth. Throughout his long and successful career, one thing has remained constant – the need to solve a business problem. Whether refining e-commerce strategy, focusing on SEO and SEM for lead generation, or leveraging the full range of marketing tools to generate a buzz, Ryan's approach to digital marketing is always customized and targeted to achieve the client's desired outcome.

"In the literal sense, juice is refreshing and energizing. I feel like that also represents the team at JUICE. While our focus as an agency is client growth, we are also a team laser-focused on client success and the overall experience we're providing to our clients. Having a clear understanding of the difference between satisfaction and success helps guide everything we do, with the latter always being the end goal. We need to make sure the JUICE is always worth the squeeze." he says.

Charleston Digital Corridor Selects WEBLAB for Diversity Initiative

The Charleston Digital Corridor is pleased to select WEBLAB as the next recipient of the CDC Diversity Initiative. This award furthers the organization's goal to make Charleston's tech economy more reflective of the demographic makeup of the region.

WEBLAB is a woman-owned enterprise founded by Lane Cauley, a tech professional with over ten years of experience in the industry. WEBLAB is a digital marketing agency focused on helping B2B software companies grow sales through optimizing website performance and thereby accelerating company growth.

"I am honored to be a recipient of the Diversity Initiative from the Charleston Digital Corridor. Their support allows me to grow my startup business in Charleston while leveraging my passion and experience in web to help companies grow. "

"Given the current macroeconomic business conditions, the ability of a startup company like WEBLAB to help companies grow their sales is compelling," said Charleston Digital Corridor Executive Director, Ernest Andrade. "We are happy to assist Lane and team with building a successful business by providing the company with an array of "on-demand" business resources.

The CDC Diversity Initiative seeks to stimulate the inclusion of under-represented entrepreneurs and business professionals within Charleston's tech community and is made possible from several partners and members including Comcast and Google. Learn more about the Diversity Initiative HERE.

Learn more about WEBLAB at web-lab.agency

Charleston Solar-Energy Firm Raises Another $150M To Fuel Growth

A Charleston-based alternative energy company has raised $150 million from an investment group that includes a former U.S. Treasury chief to further its goal of increasing the use of solar power across the country.

Palmetto Clean Technology Inc. said March 6, 2023 that it plans to use the proceeds to expand its software and services platform to more commercial and residential users. Read more:

Editors Note: Palmetto's office is located at the Charleston Tech Center in downtown Charleston,SC

CDC TechLife interviewee, Dr. Jacobo Mintzer

CDC Tech Life Podcast Episode 22 Features Dr. Jacobo Mintzer, Staff Physician - Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center

Episode 22 of theCDC Tech Life Podcast features Dr. Jacobo Mintzer, Staff Physician at the Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center. Dr. Mintzer discusses the early days of Alzheimer's research and shares details on exciting new advances being made right here in Charleston.

This episode is sponsored by ShiftNOW. ShiftNOW connects the hospitality industry with high-quality shift workers, providing a flexible solution to the hospitality industry's toughest problem.  Visit them at ShiftNOW.com to learn more.


Jordan Berry, Interloop CTO & Co-founder

CDC Tech Life Podcast Episode 20 Features Jordan Berry - CTO and Co-Founder - Interloop

Episode 20 of the CDC Tech Life Podcast features Jordan Berry, CTO and Co-Founder for Charleston SC-based Tech Startup Interloop. Jordan shares the experience of pivoting Interloop from its early focus to the challenges of Data Engineering.

This episode is sponsored by Charleston County Economic Development Department. They're dedicated to recruiting new business, growing existing industry and improving Charleston's business climate.

The CDC Tech Life Podcast has returned to share stories from the rapidly growing Charleston SC Technology and Entrepreneur communities. Look for episodes every 3 weeks and subscribe to make sure you don't miss a beat!


Upcoming Classes & Events

Apr 12, 9AM - 10:30AM

Your Logo's Great! How's Your BRAND?

Presented by David Kelbaugh

When you think about your company's "brand", what do you think of? Your logo? Your name? Your colors? Your tagline? The truth is that the definition of "brand" has changed a lot over the years; the most modern, most inspired companies define "brand" in a new and pretty surprising way.

Mar 29, 12:30PM - 6PM


TEDx features a lineup of inspiring and entertaining talks and performances from Charleston locals, on a wide range of topics in health, science, social issues, technology and more. It also includes coffee and refreshments from local cafes and bakeries.

The VIP After Party is hosted at the historic Charleston Museum with live music, entertainment, and a wide variety of food and beverage stations from local restaurants, breweries and food purveyors–and a chance to connect with TEDxCharleston presenters and attendees. Learn more and register to attend HERE.

Apr 18, 8AM - 5PM

SCRA Summit

the 2023 SCRA Summit will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. It will be a day filled with inspiring speakers and exciting networking and learning opportunities. This year's theme is Founders First, celebrating the hard work of founders who are growing our state's innovation economy. Learn more and register HERE.

Apr 26, 8AM - 5PM

Dig South Tech Summit

Dig South Tech Summit is where the leading brands and mid-market companies meet the South's most scalable startups. The 11th annual Dig South will welcome founders, executives, investors, entrepreneurs, creators and experts for networking, know-how, deal making and fundraising. Learn more and register HERE.

Apr 27, 6:30PM - 9:30PM

15th Annual iFiveK race

The iFiveK race, hosted by the Charleston Digital Corridor, is a favorite weekday evening run and networking event for Charleston's tech professionals. Since its 2007 debut, the iFiveK has continued to grow. The race venue is at the Charleston Tech Center in downtown Charleston. Learn more and register HERE.