The North American Cyber Range Alliance (NACRA), an affiliation of independent stakeholder organizations dedicated to fortifying US cyber defenses, announced that NACRA CyberSec Workshops 2021 Events Week is now open to the public, without cost.
Arizona Commerce Authority
The Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority have announced winners of the Future Innovators of the Year and Teacher of the Year awards, as well as individual and company award finalists for the 2021 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards (GCOI).
The Arizona Technology Council, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, today announced their selections for Outstanding Technology Senator of the Year, Outstanding Technology Representative of the Year and the top Tech 10 Legislators, in recognition of their roles in advancing technology in Arizona.
The Arizona Technology Council has been named a winner in the Public Policy Advocacy category and a finalist in the Creative Marketing & Communications category in the 2021 Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) Innovation Awards. TECNA, which represents approximately 60 technology associations across the United States and Canada, hosts the awards each year to recognize and honor technology council staff and teams who are integral to developing and implementing innovative and impactful work on behalf of a tech association.
The Arizona Commerce Authority celebrates 10 years of economic development; Carvana plans new buildings to expand its Tempe headquarters; Arizona State University makes the Top 10 list in U.S. patent rankings for the third straight year; Encora makes acquisition with sights set on Latin America; construction begins on The University of Arizona’s new applied research building; Axon Enterprises secures contract with the Scottish Police Authority; Scottsdale chip design company Ambature, Inc. announces breakthrough results for its superconductive building process; the Phoenix Business Journal wins public service journalism award; Intel Corporation’s Mobileye division is testing self-driving cars in New York City; and more.
The summer of 2021 is leading the record books for businesses relocating to Arizona, including semiconductor manufacturers, electric car makers and many other tech companies. While most relocations and expansions are happening in the Valley, Northern Arizona is also attracting companies. Major companies like Intel, Raytheon, Benchmark Electronics and numerous others are driving these advancements in the state, he added, along with Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona.
It’s amazing what happens when you set a goal. At the turn of the century, Arizona was still largely about the five Cs. Now, the Grand Canyon state is quickly gaining a reputation as a world-class technology hub. Arizona is now home to big-name bioscience organizations, and many health care institutions are pioneering the future of life sciences in treatment and research. If that isn’t enough, the state’s universities are also making breathtaking advancements and shaping the future of the industry.
GCOI 2021 marks the 18th year of this prestigious, black-tie event that attracts more than 850 attendees for a night of networking, dining and entertainment. The event will consist of a strolling dinner and Tech Showcase followed by a theatre-style awards program. Companies featured at the Tech Showcase consist of award finalists, sponsors and Council partners. Early-bird tickets are on sale through Friday, September 3.
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.
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