As president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, Steve Zylstra has a pulse on what’s going on statewide in the tech industry. The council is one of the largest technology-driven trade associations in North America, with more than 850 members. Phoenix Business Journal Reporter Hayley Ringle asked Zylstra about the biggest trends in 2019 and what he expects to see in 2020.
Arizona Technology Council President and CEO Steve Zylstra has penned a new column in the Business Journal on the issue of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and the estimated 661,000 Dreamers who grew up as Americans but were brought into the U.S. by their families when they were very young.
To keep its constituents informed on the progress of Arizona’s technology community, the Arizona Technology Council released the latest update of the 2019 Quarterly Arizona Technology Council Industry Impact Report.
The Arizona Technology Council, along with the Arizona Commerce Authority, celebrated the seventh annual Southern Arizona Tech + Business Expo on October 30th with over 80 exhibitors and 450+ attendees.
The Arizona Technology Council, in conjunction with the Arizona Commerce Authority, announced the winners of the 2019 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) Awards. This marks the 16th year of this prestigious gala attended by more than 850 of Arizona’s top leaders in business, technology and government.
The Arizona Technology Council today announced that Eric Miller, co-founder and principal of PADT, Inc., was elected by the Council’s board of directors to serve as chairman for a term ending Oct. 31, 2020. He is stepping up from his previous position as vice-chairman. The Council also welcomes Jonathon Talcott, attorney, Ballard Spahr, as an officer in the position of secretary. Eric Lewis, CPA, partner, EY, was reappointed as an officer to the position of treasurer.
In an unprecedented move to provide quality health care coverage to member companies of all sizes in the state, the Arizona Technology Council announced the launch of its own Association Health Plan (AHP) in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. Created by an Arizona organization for Arizona employers, the Council’s AHP effective date is January 1, 2020, and quotes will be accepted beginning October 15, 2019.
Acronis SCS, a Scottsdale-based cyber protection and edge data security company, has launched an initiative to fund, train and place at least 300 veterans and spouses into Arizona cybersecurity careers, at no cost to them.
To keep its constituents up to date on the advances in Arizona’s technology community, the Arizona Technology Council announced the latest update of the 2019 Quarterly Arizona Technology Council Industry Impact Report. The data demonstrates Arizona has been successful in attracting a wide variety of technology companies large and small. This is leading to both job growth and STEM talent staying in Arizona to work and live. The progress shows that Arizona is quickly becoming one of the leading technology hubs in the nation.
The Arizona Technology Council in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) present the third annual Smart City + IoT Conference on Thursday, September 12, 2019, where attendees will discover how technology can be harnessed for more successful and sustainable cities.