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AZTC Featured in News on Bill Gates’ Smart City

Posted on: Nov 15, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

Staff from the Arizona Technology Council were in the news recently commenting on the recent announcement of Bill Gates’ plans to build a Smart City in Arizona. See all of the coverage below: Billionaire Bill Gates planning to build ‘smart city’ in Arizona?  AZfamily.com Billionaire Bill Gates planning to build ‘smart city’ in Arizona KPHO…

Science and Technology Innovators and Leaders Celebrated at Arizona Technology Council’s 2017 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation

Posted on: Nov 2, 2017 | By: Alec Robertson

Bob Parsons, American Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Receives AccountabilIT Lifetime Achievement Award Alongside Individual, Company, Education and Legislative Award Winners PHOENIX, November 2, 2017 — The Arizona Technology Council, in conjunction with the Arizona Commerce Authority, announced the winners of the 2017 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) Awards. The state’s science and technology innovators were celebrated…

Winners and Finalists for the 2017 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Announced by Arizona Technology Council and Arizona Commerce Authority

Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 | By: Alec Robertson

Tickets Available for Arizona’s Premier Technology Industry Event, Held at the Rawhide Event Center on Thursday, November 2, 2017  PHOENIX, October 9, 2017 —  The Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority have announced individual award winners, company award finalists, Future Innovators of the Year and Teacher of the Year winners for the 2017…

Arizona Technology Council Names 2017 “Tech Ten” Legislators

Posted on: Sep 19, 2017 | By: Alec Robertson

Arizona Legislators honored for their support of technology at the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation, November 2 at Rawhide Event Center PHOENIX, September 19, 2017 – The Arizona Technology Council, together with the Arizona Commerce Authority, today announced the winners of Outstanding Tech Senator of the Year, Outstanding Tech Representative of the Year and the Tech…

Inaugural Smart City Summit: Share Your Smarts, Hosted by Arizona Technology Council and Sustainability Transition Consulting

Posted on: Sep 18, 2017 | By: Alec Robertson

Event Features Stellar Speaker Lineup on Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the DoubleTree Resort in Scottsdale PHOENIX, September 18, 2017 — Arizona Technology Council, in partnership with Sustainability Transition Consulting, is proud to present the inaugural Smart City Summit: Share Your Smarts. The all-day event featuring a stellar lineup…

The Arizona Technology Council Shows Support for DACA + Dreamers

Posted on: Sep 14, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

The Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program allows almost 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants—the DREAMERS—to work and study without fearing deportation. These Dreamers grew up in the United States, have registered with our government, submitted extensive background checks, and have been contributing to our economy and paying their taxes.   The Arizona Technology Council stands behind…

Happy Labor Day from the Arizona Technology Council

Posted on: Sep 1, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

According to the 2017 CompTIA Cyberstates Report, there are a total of 139,400 employees in the Arizona tech sector, with an average tech industry wage at $97,352. See more on the report here. From all of your friends at the Arizona Technology Council, we wish a very happy Labor Day to all of our members…

The Arizona Technology Council Stands with Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Posted on: Sep 1, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

As the fallout from Hurricane Harvey continues to unfold throughout Texas and the Gulf Coast, millions are without homes and floodwaters are continuing to rise. The Arizona Technology Council joins the nation in thoughts and prayers for the people separated from loved ones and in dire need of help. “With a long-term recovery period ahead,…

Arizona Technology Council Names Jeff Sales as Executive Director of its Southern Arizona Regional Office

Posted on: Jul 27, 2017 | By: Alec Robertson

Harvard MBA and Former Senior Aide to Tucson Mayor Walkup Joins Council’s Senior Leadership Team PHOENIX, July 27, 2017 — Continuing the momentum it has gained in driving technology development, economic growth and high-wage job creation in Tucson, Pima County and Southern Arizona, the Arizona Technology Council has announced Jeff Sales as its new executive…

AZTC Statement on Senator John McCain

Posted on: Jul 20, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

“We join the nation in the outpouring of well-wishes for our senator John McCain,” said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO, Arizona Technology Council. “It’s a privilege to have such a true hero and patriot represent us in Washington and we are confident he will fight his battle with cancer with the courage and determination…