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AZTC Statement on Senator John McCain

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

“We join the nation in the outpouring of well-wishes for our senator John McCain,” said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO, Arizona Technology Council. “It’s a privilege to have such a true hero and patriot represent us in Washington and we are confident he will fight his battle with cancer with the courage and determination…

AZTC Welcomes Optics Valley as Newest Committee

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

Optics is a critical enabling industry in Arizona with an estimated economic impact of $3B. Since 1992, the Arizona Optics Industry Association (AOIA) represented the Arizona optics community.  At the end of December 2016, AOIA was dissolved as an independent organization, and its work now continues as Optics Valley, a committee of the Arizona Technology…

Society for Science + the Public Grants Money to LITAS4GIRLS + AZ Teachers

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

Three teachers and one group from Arizona are receiving $15,000 in grants from the Washington, D.C.-based Society for Science & the Public to support STEM projects and much-needed equipment for the classroom, respectively. LITAS4GIRLS of Scottsdale will receive $2,500 to help guide and inspire middle and high school girls to pursue computer science and STEM…

Chandler-Based PacSCI EMC Launches Satellite

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

PacSci EMC has successfully launched its own on-orbit technology demonstrator satellite named PACSCISAT. The Chandler-based company planned to conduct payload tests to prove the performance of several of its commercial space technologies once the satellite reached orbit. The mission was done to give the company’s customers additional assurance and confidence that an electronic controller and…

Multi-Day Stratollite Mission for World View

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

World View, the Tucson-based stratospheric exploration company, has launched the first extended duration development flight of its high-altitude Stratollite vehicle as it partnered with KFC to carry a commercial payload: the new flagship Zinger chicken sandwich. Starting with World View’s first live broadcast launch in late June, the multi-day mission signaled the market readiness of…

New CFO for BillingTree

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

Bryan Schreiber is the new chief financial officer of Phoenix-based BillingTree, the leading payment technology and merchant services provider. He will oversee the company’s expansion plans to spearhead growth and drive revenue in new and existing markets, including accounts receivable management, health care, financial services and property management. Most recently, Schreiber was head of finance,…

July 2017 AZTC Member News

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

atmosol acquired by Jouanno, LLC Chandler-based ecommerce solutions provider, atmosol was recently acquired by Jouanno, LLC. The new owner, Thomas Jouanno, a native of France brings significant digital and product marketing experience to the company. “The acquisition allows us to continue to realize our original vision when we started the company over 12 years ago…

Summer 2017 TechConnect Magazine: The Internet of Things Issue

Posted on: Jul 5, 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 Summer 2017 edition of the magazine, “The…