Construction remains on track for The Bridges’ first building, The Refinery, a four-story building that will serve as the University of Arizona’s innovation and commercialization hub. UArizona will occupy 50% of the space at The Refinery, with the rest available to businesses looking to co-locate with the university’s expertise.
Life365, a leading virtual care platform provider, announced its partnership with EAT FIT GO Wellness. Life365 continues to build out its Virtual Care, tech-enabled healthcare platform, intended to provide a simpler solution for insurance companies, health systems (Hospital@Home), payors, senior aging services, wellness programs, clinical trials and large self-insured employers. The platform is designed to provide variety of solutions that are personalized for an individual coming from a commonly integrated platform to provide a “whole person solution” and not delivering one off individual products.
As part of an $8 million ASU-led U.S. Department of Labor grant, Arizona Technology Council joins a collaborative of community partners to establish the Arizona Workforce Training Accelerator Partnership for Next Generation Jobs (AZNext). The partnership will enhance regional competitiveness, address workforce shortages and train workers for high-demand jobs in advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity and IT.
Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection and a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Centre for Cybersecurity, shared the results of a new collaborative report that reveals boards of directors need to play a more active role in protecting their organization from cyber risks – and provides a solution to this fragmentation. Acronis contributed its expertise and insights from its work in cyber protection as part of the working group that helped create the report.
Facebook is not omnipotent nor all powerful, and their ability to protect user data is relegated to their own servers and really goes no further. Individuals who suspect or discover their data has been breached should continue to follow best practices including, not providing additional information to callers if asked for things like social security number or to confirm date of birth. They should also closely monitor their credit report and be suspicious of unsolicited emails, phone calls, or other forms of communication.
After a year of experience running your business with COVID-19, it’s time to take a hard look at what’s next for using Tucson office space. That’s especially true if it appears your employees prefer to continue working remotely. Even as more people become vaccinated, there are still concerns about the rate of transmission and length of protection that cause people to be cautious. COVID-19 will affect site selection decisions for a while. Real Estate Advisor Michael Coretz suggests to take a methodical approach to figuring out how much space you need and how you would use it.
Moderated by Phoenix Business RadioX, a distinguished panel of technology leaders from PayPal, Miller Policy Consulting and the Arizona Technology Council discussed the benefits of transitioning from fossil fuels to clean energy, the Arizona Corporation Commission’s (ACC) role in adopting energy policies, how climate change is affecting us, what’s at stake and how renewable energy can sustain humankind.
Arizona Thrives has the real potential for real change in collectively securing Arizona’s energy future via the diverse perspectives invited to the decisions table. Working together, Arizona can attract more high-wage jobs, improve air quality, reduce the impact of heat to improve the livability of communities, increase water security, protect Arizona’s natural beauty, and sustain agriculture and energy independence.
TechTalk enews provides a monthly round-up of member updates, technological advancements, energy news, milestones and awards, industry news and featured content on the Council’s annual sponsors. Check out what’s happening in the Council’s January 2021 issue of TechTalk!
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