Axon has signed a deal with the U.S. Forest Service, PADT Principal and Co-founder Eric Miller is a winner of the Phoenix Business Journal’s 2019 Top Tech Exec Award, Benchmark honored with Large Manufacturer of the Year Award, Qwick earns a spot as a Top 50 Great Place to Work, Acronis SCS launches new veteran initiative, Tgen receives grant for cancer-detection blood tests, iTether partners with Healthwise to expand access to health literacy content, Paradox employs AI to revolutionize talent acquisition, AIRLIB unveils data-collection process for air-quality mapping, and more.
People In Tech
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 Phoenix Business Journal annually recognizes those making a difference through its Top Tech program. This year is no exception as the publication highlight individuals who have not just made an impact on their companies, but on the greater technology sector around them.
Oct 10 panel with some of Arizona’s #TechTitans: The complexities and out-and-out terror of the world’s cybersecurity battle is all too real. It will take an army of new recruits – such as the many GCU students going through their cybersecurity “boot camp” – to win the fight.
Benchmark Chief Technology Officer Jan Janick discusses his passion for technology, his career accomplishments, his tech industry inspiration, and the hardest thing about working in a tech-related field.
Business-to-business (B2B) marketing agency KEO Marketing recently achieved a significant milestone for the business: Sheila Kloefkorn founded the award-winning agency 20 years ago today. Since then, the team has helped hundreds of businesses achieve outstanding marketing results and grow by hundreds of millions of dollars. They have been recognized with nearly 100 national and international awards and recognitions.
Republic Services CEO named one of America’s most innovative leaders, University of Arizona rises 81 spots in college rankings, NeoLight scores $2.5 million from NFL Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, BannerHealth to build $63M health center in Glendale, Educational partnership with ASU and the Arizona Science Center creates STEM opportunities for rural Arizona students, celebrating Arizona’s entrepreneurial spirit at DesTechAZ on Oct. 16-17, join Gov. Doug Ducey and Senator Martha McSally at ACRONIS SCS’s ribbon-cutting on Oct. 8, and more.
For 16 years, University of Arizona’s technology business incubator, the Arizona Center for Innovation, has been responsible for helping to produce and promote more than 100 tech-focused startups at the UA Tech Park, propping up everything from aerospace to cybersecurity endeavors.
Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema sat down with founders of six Tucson startups to learn more about their businesses and the innovation ecosystem in Southern Arizona. This roundtable was part of a national celebration of Congressional Startup Day, an annual event that provides entrepreneurs the opportunity to connect with lawmakers and communicate policy related issues facing the startup community.
Presented by PetSmart, this year’s Unity Agent honor is awarded to Sheila Kloefkorn, President and CEO of KEO Marketing, a full-service, business-to-business marketing agency in Phoenix. Sheila has dedicated her life’s work to building a more equitable world that provides opportunity for all.