If “sandbox” and “blockchain” are new terms for you, they won’t be after reading this issue of TechConnect. As you’ll learn inside, public policy efforts are very much part of helping bring about the success that FinTech is experiencing in Arizona. Of course, there are other examples of FinTech progress that we’ll explore in these pages.
Phoenix College and Maricopa County Community College District are unveiling plans to create a Maricopa IT Institute at Phoenix College, utilizing a currently vacant building located in the heart of downtown Phoenix. The institute will prepare students for high-demand careers and help meet labor market demands within the field of information technology.
An infrastructure innovation coming out of the research labs of Arizona-based QuakeWrap, Inc., and promising to help solve a major problem in city drinking water systems, has received federal funding from the research arm of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).
August’s Preferred Business Partner, Banner|Aetna, offers offer more efficient and effective patient care at a more affordable cost. As a Banner|Aetna member, you’ll get all the information and support you need to make your best health care decisions.
Companies that take time to understand the fundamental reasons for resignation are able to transform flaws into improvement for continued growth while fostering loyalty among current and former employees. Former employees, therefore, become positive ambassadors for the company.
When it comes to technology talent, Tucson can’t yet compete with giants like San Francisco and Seattle. But Tucson recently got on the map- literally- as an up-andcoming,smaller North American market for top tech talent in a report issued by CBRE Research.
In recent years, you may have heard some refer to Arizona as the Silicon Desert. But don’t let that nickname conjure up false images of a Silicon Valley copycat. With its unique approach to tech, defense and business, Arizona is forging a path all its own. Leadership at Acronis SCS, as well as the more than thirty people the company hired in less than nine months across a range of disciplines – from security engineering and application hardening to communications and sales – are proud to call it home.
The Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation embarks on $1.9M biotech center in downtown Phoenix, Israeli startup Eviation is electrifing the airline industry with its battery-powered airplane, MST Solutions CTO Srikanth Balusani discusses the importance of reating a culture of purpose and innovation, and more.
As Arizona continues to foster innovation and grows into a world-class technology hub, approving a new electric vehicle policy such as this is critical for our state to lead our renewable energy transition. It’s imperative the Corporation Commission continues to move us forward, and the utility companies should play a significant role in enabling the growth of Arizona’s transportation electrification market and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
The Arizona Technology Council today announced David Tuhy, general manager, NSG Software Division, Intel, and Eric Miller, co-founder and principal, PADT, were promoted unanimously by the Council’s board of directors to serve as chair and vice-chair, respectively, for terms ending October 31, 2019. Tuhy is in his third term on the board and Miller is in his first term.
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