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Archive for 2017

Top Advertising Channels for Tech Companies

Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

Guest blog post by KEO Marketing How do you determine the best advertising channels for your technology business? With seemingly endless possibilities in both digital and traditional media, this exercise can become overwhelming. Some companies focus on using one channel while others spread their messages across every available option. Although both strategies can deliver results,…

Arizona Technology Council Releases its Annual Public Policy Guide and Announces Top Legislative Priorities for 2018

Posted on: Dec 18, 2017 | By: Alec Robertson

Education Funding, Career Training and Small Business Growth Top the List for the Council and Arizona’s Technology Sector PHOENIX, December 18, 2017 —The Arizona Technology Council today released its annual Public Policy Guide to disclose its legislative priorities for 2018. These priorities include funding education, creating and funding a job training program, and making existing…

University of Phoenix Launches Mentoring Program for Women

Posted on: Dec 13, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

University of Phoenix is launching a mentorship program with PepsiCo to encourage more women to work in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and finance, as well as help bridge the gender gap and fill the increasing number of positions in STEM fields. Forty-eight women who are students in the College of Information Systems and…

Avnet Launches A.I-Based “Ask Avnet”

Posted on: Dec 13, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

Ask Avnet, a combination of artificial intelligence and human expertise to streamline the online customer experience, has moved into open beta to provide anyone in the Americas access to the engineering knowledge base across the Avnet ecosystem. is the gateway to Ask Avnet, the first platform of its kind in electronics distribution. Customers ranging…

New Investor VP for Carvana

Posted on: Dec 13, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

Michael Levin has been named vice president of investor relations for Tempe-based Carvana, a leading eCommerce platform for buying used cars. Levin will oversee investor relations for the company, including expanding and educating the company’s long-term analyst and investor base. Levin had been a vice president at Deutsche Bank Securities, where he led the automotive…

December 2017 AZTC Member News

Posted on: Dec 13, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

Digital Air Strike Named Winner for Social Media/Reputation Management Scottsdale-based Digital Air Strike has been named winner in the Social Media/Reputation Management category of Dealer Marketing Magazine‘s first Acceleration Awards to recognize automotive vendors that offer unique products and services for increasing dealership sales and profitability. Digital Air Strike helps dealers connect with consumers on…

The 2018 Public Policy Guide

Posted on: Dec 5, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

One of the many benefits of being a member of the Arizona Technology Council is having an advocate for driving a pro-growth, business-focused state and federal technology agenda. Through the efforts of the AZTC Public Policy Committee, the Council informs and educates policymakers on issues that are important to the future of Arizona’s technology community…

Fall 2017 TechConnect Magazine: The Disruptive Technology Issue

Posted on: Nov 30, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

The Arizona Technology Council has been partnering with the Arizona Commerce Authority to publish the quarterly TechConnect magazine, which Council members turn to for the latest community technology news. The digital publication features information on industry trends, local innovations, and discoveries and research from the state’s universities and top research centers. The Fall 2017 edition of the magazine, “The…

Complete the AZ Dept of Ed K-12 Computer Science Survey

Posted on: Nov 29, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

Final Days to Complete the AZ Dept of Ed K-12 Computer Science Survey   The Arizona Department of Education will be adopting new Computer Science Standards in 2018, and they are considering public feedback to help guide the development. That’s right, you get to weigh in on K-12 Computer Science education in Arizona! Please take…

Patents for Humanity Awards Call for Applications

Posted on: Nov 20, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

Patents for Humanity Awards Call for Applications – Apply by Dec 8 Patents for Humanity, the USPTO’s top honor for patent owners and licensees who use game-changing technology to meet humanitarian needs, is now accepting applications for the 2017 – 2018 cycle. Anyone who owns or licenses a U.S. patent or patent application is eligible….