The Office of Information Technology is pleased to welcome Peter Jurhs back to Boise State University as Director, Network Infrastructure Services.

Jurhs previously worked in OIT’s Customer Care department for 14 years before leaving the university in 2014 for an opportunity with the Nampa School District.

“I’m excited to welcome Peter back to OIT,” said Brian Bolt, assistant vice president and deputy CIO. “His valuable leadership skills and history of building relationships will significantly benefit Boise State.”

As Executive Director of Operations for Nampa School District, Jurhs’ quick-thinking response to a severe ransomware attack resulted in a relatively brief period of downtime for district staff and students. He also organized a smooth transition to remote computing during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For Jurhs, the decision to return to Boise State was the result of the right opportunity at the right moment. “It was time to do something different.

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By 2023, there will be over 350 million connected cars on the road. What can the insurance industry do about it? It turns out that quite a bit, as automotive companies, introducing the latest technological advances, are enabling new ways to mix driver behavior. This is of great importance in the context of creating offers, but not only. At stake is to maintain the position and competitiveness in the field of motor insurance.

The automotive and car insurance industries are changing

The automotive market is already experiencing changes driven by innovative technologies. More often than not, these are based on the software-defined vehicle (SDV) trend.

If the vehicle is equipped with embedded connectivity, it is able to provide very detailed vehicle and driver behavior data, such as:

● sudden acceleration or braking,
● taking sharp turns,
● peak activity times (nighttime drivers are more vulnerable),
● average speed and

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Spoiler alert: our annual Innovators Under 35 list isn’t actually about what a small group of smart young people have been up to (although that’s certainly part of it.) It’s really about where the world of technology is headed next.

As you read about the problems this year’s winners have set out to solve, you’ll also glimpse the near future of AI, biotech, materials, computing, and the fight against climate change.

To connect the dots, we asked five experts—all judges or former winners—to write short essays about where they see the most promise, and the biggest potential roadblocks, in their respective fields. We hope the list inspires you and gives you a sense of what to expect in the years ahead.

Read the full list here.

The Urbanism issue

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The modern city is a surveillance device. It can track your movements via your license plate, your cell phone, and your

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