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20% Increase in 2017 SciTech Festival Event Roster

Posted on: Feb 8, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

More than 1,500 STEM events are scheduled to occur in this year’s Arizona SciTech Festival, which runs statewide through March, and is put on by the Arizona Technology Council Foundation. This signals a jump of at least 20 percent over last year’s event total.Anyone interested in volunteering to help at events on any Friday, Saturday…

Tucson Electric Power Brings Energy Storage Units Online

Posted on: Feb 8, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has boosted its service reliability with energy storage capability at three facilities.A 10-megawatt lithium nickel-manganese-cobalt energy storage system was completed at a TEP substation near Interstate 10 and West Grant Road. The system is designed to help maintain reliable service during periods of high energy demand by supporting stable voltage.Slated to…

New General Counsel for BillingTree

Posted on: Feb 8, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

Barton “Chip” Bright is the new general counsel and chief compliance officer for Phoenix-based BillingTree, a leading payment technology and services provider and Arizona Technology Council member.Bright will lead the company’s compliance and risk teams, which monitor internal compliance concerns and ensure customers in all markets have the tools to remain compliant in light of…

New CEO for JDA Software Group

Posted on: Feb 8, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

Girish Rishi, former Tyco International executive vice president, has been named the new CEO of Scottsdale-based JDA Software Group, an Arizona Technology Council member. Rishi was senior vice president for the Enterprise division of Motorola Solutions before joining Tyco to oversee its North America building automation business and global retail solutions.He replaces chairman and CEO…

Free Trade Policy Impact Calculator

Posted on: Feb 8, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

Trade compliance consultant BPE Global has developed a trade policy impact calculator to help importers and exporters generate a fact-based data sheet that shows how duty proposals would affect their companies.The report is based on companies’ actual import activity in 2016, which was inserted into the calculator through an ACE Excel file. The report generates…

2017 SBIR/STTR Arizona Regional Summit for Technology Innovators

Posted on: Feb 8, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

The Arizona Center for Innovation will host a March 23-24 event for companies interested in pursuing a share of more than $2.6 billion in high risk federal R&D funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.The 2017 SBIR/STTR Arizona Regional Summit for Technology Innovators, Entrepreneurs and University Researchers…

APS + Intel Cited as Environmental Stewards

Posted on: Feb 8, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

Arizona Public Service’s (APS) Redhawk power plant, west of Phoenix, and Intel’s Ocotillo campus in Chandler are among the newest members of the platinum level of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Voluntary Environmental Stewardship Program (VESP).VESP encourages environmentally responsible economic growth and incentivizes Arizona organizations — now totaling 40 — demonstrating effective environmental practices…

OneNeck Compliant with EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework

Posted on: Feb 8, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

OneNeck IT Solutions has been determined to be compliant with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, an updated set of robust and enforceable protections for the personal data of European Union individuals.The parameters, set by the U.S. Department of Commerce in consultation with the European Commission, include requirements for the collection, use, and retention of personal…