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.
It’s not often we get the opportunity to be on the ground floor of something that will help shape all our lives. I encourage you to join me and contact your members of Arizona’s congressional delegation to ask them to support the Blockchain Promotion Act of 2019. This is our defining moment.
Phoenix College and Maricopa County Community College District are unveiling plans to create a Maricopa IT Institute at Phoenix College, utilizing a currently vacant building located in the heart of downtown Phoenix. The institute will prepare students for high-demand careers and help meet labor market demands within the field of information technology.
As the Greater Phoenix region gets closer and closer to becoming a major tech hub, it’s important that Arizona embraces renewable energy technologies that not only have a much lower environmental impact but also provide energy security for existing businesses and tech startups, increase energy independence, and help drive economic development.
Top priorities include improving the business climate for technology-based companies by providing more sources for risk capital, supporting STEM-focused education, attracting STEM talent, improving the state’s tax and healthcare system, and supporting efforts to advance autonomous vehicles.