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AZTC CEO Named 2018 CompTIA Tech Champion

Posted on: Feb 20, 2018 | By: Lauren Witte

The Arizona Technology Council is pleased to announce that its President and CEO, Steven G. Zylstra, has been named a Tech Champion by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). Zylstra was recognized for his leadership in championing technology policy in Arizona and for his commitment to his association, its members and his civic and community…

AZTC Now Requiring Member Login for Event Registration

Posted on: Jan 11, 2018 | By: Lauren Witte

This year will be one of transformation for the Arizona Technology Council as we work to grow and improve the value we provide to our membership base and the local technology community.  Of those changes, perhaps the one that will have the biggest impact on our members is the requirement for all members to sign-in…

AZTC Partners with Greater Phoenix Chamber to Launch AZ Cyber Talent Website

Posted on: Jan 11, 2018 | By: Lauren Witte

The Arizona Technology Council (AZTC) recently partnered with the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) to launch AZCyberTalent.com, a website to connect students, employees, educators, and corporations who are interested in getting involved in and improving the cybersecurity community in Arizona. Building a Pipeline of Cybersecurity Talent One of the biggest intentions of the website…

Arizona Technology Council Releases its Annual Public Policy Guide and Announces Top Legislative Priorities for 2018

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

Education Funding, Career Training and Small Business Growth Top the List for the Council and Arizona’s Technology Sector PHOENIX, December 18, 2017 —The Arizona Technology Council today released its annual Public Policy Guide to disclose its legislative priorities for 2018. These priorities include funding education, creating and funding a job training program, and making existing…

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…