Growing Technology in Arizona, presented by the Arizona Commerce Authority
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6333 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250



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Date: 10/4/2012
Time: 10:00 AM TO 6:00 PM

Event Description:

The Arizona Technology Council's Law & Technology Committee is presenting the second annual Growing Technology in Arizona symposium. Join fellow industry leaders to explore the dynamics of sustaining and expanding Arizona’s technology competitiveness. Participate in discussion of the opportunities and challenges facing technology firms – from start-ups to large, established firms - in achieving success and job growth in Arizona. Contribute to interactive, panel discussions focused on the following:

  • Information Technology – Software as Service
  • Green Tech & Renewable Energy
  • Research & Development: Aerospace, Defense & Beyond
  • Entrepreneurs & Start-ups
  • Medical & BioSciences
  • Crowdfunding
Hear Arizona leaders’ perspectives on industry assessments, opportunities, and the practical - including legal - challenges to recovery and growth. Panel discussions will be led by ambassadors of the Arizona Technology Council Law & Technology Committee and CLE credit will be available.


9:30am | Registration and Networking
10:00am | Opening Remarks
10:30am | Medical and Bioscience Panel - Celebrate Success | Moderator: Jim Harris, Vice President Business Development, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen); Panelists: Jason Jardine, Partner, Knobbe Martens; Mark Sholin, CEO, Arbsource; Dr. Ron King, Chief Science and Business Officer, BioAccel
11:15am | Entrepreneurs and Startups Panel - Coordinate and Collaborate for Success | Moderator: Jerrod Bailey, VP of Business Development, TallWave; Panelists: Mary Juetten, Founder & CEO,, InnovaPro Consulting; Russ Yelton, President/CEO, Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology; Dave Albertson, Partner and Founder, Wholesalefund (ACA Grant Winner); Sherman Chu, Partner, Grayhawk Capital; Maria Crimi Speth, Shareholder, Esq., Jaburg & Wilk, P.C.
12:00pm | Lunch and Keynote Speaker | Chris Davey, President, EnviroMission
1:00pm | Green Tech and Renewable Energy - Building and Energy Challenges in Arizona | Moderator: Micheal Grossman, CEO, Phoenix Green Chamber of Commerce; Ron Vokoun, Director, Mission Critical, Gray Construction; Ann-Marie Anderson, Of Counsel, Ryley Carlock & Applewhite; Josh Hottenstein, Arizona Director, Cleantech Open; Steve Lopez, Owner and Founder, Clean Air Cab; Angela Talbot, Vice President, Business Development, Greater Phoenix Economic Council
1:45pm | IT - Software as a Service (SaaS) | Moderator: Eric Menkhus; Panelists: Marc Chesley, CTO, Infusionsoft; Breanna Bolley, CEO, Code Survey; Brad Jannenga, President and CTO, WebPT
2:30pm | Break
2:45pm | R&D: Aerospace, Defense & Beyond - Collaboration Between Industry & Educators| Moderator: Birgitte Santaella, Vice President, Business Development, Arizona Commerce Authority; Wiley Larsen, ASU Furnace Program, AZTe/Venture Catalyst; Dr. Mitzi Montoya, Dean, College of Technology and Innovation, Arizona State University at the Polytechnic campus; Douglas J. Sylvester, Dean, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University; Glenn Williamson, Nest Ventures; Ron Wood, Chief Engineer and Enterprise Manager, General Dynamics C4 Systems
3:30pm | Crowdfunding Discussion | Moderator: Mary Juetten; Panelists: Geoff Oassias, Partner, Quarles & Brady; Samantha Meis, CEO & Founder, MistoBox; Brian Burt, Partner, Snell & Wilmer; Patrick Armstrong, Analyst, Canal Partners
4:00pm | Closing Remarks
4:10pm | Cocktail Reception and Sponsors' Expo
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Cost: Members, $75; Non-Members, $100

Includes lunch and evening networking reception, which includes appetizers and two drink tickets.

Location: Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
6333 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85250

Please register for this event in advance.


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