The Arizona Technology Council wants you to know 2020 should be remembered for more than a pandemic. It should be considered a year in which our tech ecosystem grew stronger. I offer my sincere appreciation for helping make it all happen. Thank you for your continued membership. I look forward to leading the Council’s valued members into 2021 with optimism, pride and hope. I take great pride in further growing Arizona’s tech ecosystem and building a world-class tech hub.
Awards and Recognition
Intel to acquire SigOpt to scale AI productivity and performance, Avnet names new CEO, the City of Tempe and Arizona State University to collaborate on climate action with new graduate course, CellTrust leader recognized as a Top 25 FinTech CEO, WebPT wins 2020 Arizona Corporate Excellence Community Impact Award, Perimeter83 expands offerings for University of Advancing Technology alum, Botco.ai named Most Outstanding Startup by ACA Venture Ready Accelerator, M3 Commercial Moving & Logistics launches junk removal division, AdviNow Medical recognized as one of the most innovative healthcare solution providers, and more.
DMD Systems Recovery Inc. (DMD) announces its official B Corp certification. B Labs certified DMD based upon the results from the rigorous impact assessment process. DMD joins companies like Unilever, Danone, Athleta and Patagonia. Certified B corps are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
The Arizona Technology Council, in conjunction with the Arizona Commerce Authority, announced the winners of the 2020 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) Awards. This marks the 17th year of this prestigious event honoring and attended by the top leaders in Arizona’s business, technology, education and government sectors.
Digital Air Strike, the leading consumer engagement technology company, is recognized once again for its social media and reputation management technology and services, as well as digital marketing, winning three 2020 Dealers’ Choice Awards from Auto Dealer Today Magazine.
The 8th Annual Southern Arizona Tech + Business Expo was a great success! Thank you to all who sponsored, presented, exhibited, and attended. We kicked off with networking at the beach, then we heard from leaders in information technology, quantum internet, and digital signal processing, handed out our Annual Awards, visited tech company virtual booths and ended the night with more networking and fireworks at the beach!
A business and marketing expert with more than 25 years of experience, Sheila Kloefkorn leads a talented team of marketers creating and executing award-winning, results-driven campaigns around the world. Kloefkorn founded the full-service, B2B marketing agency KEO Marketing in 2000, and today the agency grows Fortune 1000 companies as well as medium-sized businesses. She and her team help companies increase leads and revenues by hundreds of millions of dollars.
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.
The University of Arizona will lead a new National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center, called the Center for Quantum Networks, with core partners Harvard, MIT and Yale.
Tom Curzon, a partner at Osborn Maledon, P.A., has been elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF), an honorary global recognition of “a lawyer whose career has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of society.”