Arizona State University is ranked No. 1 in innovation for the sixth year by US News and World Report, Maricopa Community Colleges announces its collaboration with Intel Corporation and the Arizona Commerce Authority to create Arizona’s first artificial intelligence certificate and degree program, KEO Marketing CEO recognized as a Top Dynamic CEO of 2020, Botco.ai generates impact for the healthcare community during COVID-19, APS sets course for 100% clean-energy future for Arizona, telehealth provider MeMD launches virtual primary-care solution for businesses, Carvana stock soars on Q3 expectations, Pima Community College is awarded $2.5M to support Center of Excellence in Applied Technology, Phoenix Business Journal appoints new managing editor, and more.
While incremental progress has been made in varying degrees across the country, cities and communities continue to face complex challenges, including lack of charging infrastructure for greater adoption of electric vehicles, infrastructure upkeep, population growth and sustainability issues. The 2020 Smart City and IoT Conference provided the perfect opportunity for sharing current advances in the development and implementation of smart cities and IoT in Arizona, across the United States and beyond.
A big proponent of smart-city initiatives under Gov. Doug Ducey, Arizona Commerce Authority President and CEO Sandra Watson shared her insight on the work being done to elevate the Greater Phoenix region as a smart city during the Arizona Technology Council’s 2020 Smart City + IoT Conference.
Artificial intelligence, machine learning and other emerging technologies are changing the way we work, play, live and interact. Organizations around the world are embarking on a revolutionary and transformational journey to incorporate these technologies into their business operations. A dynamic group of tech leaders from MST Solutions, InVision, Botco.ai and Washington University in St. Louis discussed how to successfully prepare for this transformational journey, how to establish a solid foundation, as well as strategies and best practices to leverage these advanced technologies for greater business success. Moderated by Minky Kernacs, the founder and CEO of Mediato Technologies and Mercurio Analytics, it was a fantastic discussion and well worth a listen.
The Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation is giving $2.5 million to Pima Community College Foundation to advance the College’s growing presence as the center of economic recovery and growth in the region.
Encora, a leader in outsourced product development (OPD) services, announced that Asaf Kharal has been appointed as executive vice president and general counsel effective Sept. 1, 2020. In this critical role, Kharal will provide wide-ranging business and legal counsel on areas of business development, customer contracts, commercial arrangements, employment and labor relations, financial transactions, corporate governance and compliance.
Barbara Whye is the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and Corporate VP of Social Impact and Human Resources at Intel. In this Q&A interview with Forbes, Barbara explains how she sees diversity work in the current moment.
Building on a strong tradition of commitment to shaping a sustainable future for all humankind through innovation, ASU’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory will encompass a new college with three unique schools, as well as a major research institute and a practice arm devoted to solutions, each significantly enhanced by and integrated with global partnerships.
Committed to increasing the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the state, the Arizona Technology Council outlines the importance of renewable energy.
As the trajectory toward urbanization increases, the Smart City + IoT Conference provides an excellent platform for highlighting Arizona’s success, facilitating collaboration and advancing new strategies. The event convenes the brightest minds in technology, business and government to explore the landscape of smart-city strategies, discuss emerging best practices and challenges to implementation, and examine the specific strategies needed to bring a smart-city vision to reality.
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