In this edition of TechFocus, we talk with James Polcyn, CEO at Phocos. Phocos was founded 20 years ago to bring reliable energy to those who do not have access to it. The regional offices provide local sales support, engineering, and R&D to serve their customers. Listen to hear Polcyn discuss how Phocos is creating a world class organization across multiple countries and cultures.
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Avnet celebrates its 100th anniversary, NAU biologist receives grant to build software for cancer drug efficiency, PADT Inc. continues to grow and adapt amid pandemic, Intel Corporation announces a new CEO, Universal Avionics introduces a new flight-deck solution, IBM tops U.S. patent list for 28th consecutive year, University of Arizona tapped to lead NASA space telescope mission, Digital Air Strike welcomes new addition to its leadership team, Flinn Foundation CEO joins Utility Customer Research Consortium as board advisor, Honeywell and Sichuan Airlines Ink historic deal, Carvana launches tuition and education assistance program, and more.
One of the oldest tropes in hiring, whether it’s an employee or a consultant, is to describe yourself in three words. For GrowthShift, it is: Make a difference. That’s the fundamental nature and story of its marketing strategy consultancy. Understanding and sharing that story is just as important for GrowthShift as it is for our customers. Those three words tell you everything you need to know about us and our story. Telling your story is the first element you should define for your business.
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!
Encora, a leader in outsourced product development (OPD) services, announced that Asaf Kharal has been appointed as executive vice president and general counsel effective Sept. 1, 2020. In this critical role, Kharal will provide wide-ranging business and legal counsel on areas of business development, customer contracts, commercial arrangements, employment and labor relations, financial transactions, corporate governance and compliance.
It’s no secret that every industry has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the aviation industry is no different, but how Universal Avionics adapted to it is.Moderated by Linda Drake from Michael Beach Coaching & Consulting, this episode of TechFocus features Universal Avionics CEO Dror Yahav discusses how Universal Avionics survived in an industry that was heavily impacted by the pandemic.
FreeFall Aerospace joins forces with ED2 Corporation to form FreeFall 5G, Digital Air Strike launches a text messaging service enabling companies to communicate with their customers that incorporates artificial intelligence, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona contributes $25,000 to Local First Arizona to assist with grant funding for its Small Business Relief Fund, Quarles & Brady partner Scott Jenkins is named chairman of 2021 Phoenix Open golf tournament, and more.
AZ TechCast, the new podcast of the Arizona Technology Council, is dedicated to covering innovation and technology in Arizona and beyond. In the April 2020 episode of AZ TechCast, an innovative group of experts shared their expertise and insight into what Arizona’s science and technology industry is doing to support the community in addressing the pandemic. These are just a few of the many Arizona institutions and companies that have stepped up and are making a difference in the fight against COVID-19.
TechTalk enews provides a monthly round-up of member updates, technological advancements, milestones and awards, industry news and featured content on the Council’s annual sponsors. Check out what’s happening in the Council’s March 2020 issue of TechTalk!
A large reason for Arizona’s growth in the technology sector can be attributed to the East Valley. Tempe, Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert are home to some of the most prominent technology companies in the world, a thriving startup ecosystem and some of the nation’s top post-secondary and high school educational institutions for STEM.