The Arizona Technology Council announced it has appointed Sandra Watson, president and CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA); Austin D. Harris, vice president, Commercial Banking, Alliance Bank of Arizona; Sheila Kloefkorn, CEO, KEO Marketing Inc.; and Aaron Zeper, vice president, Customer Demand, MDSL, to its board of directors.
Now in its ninth year, the SciTech Festival isn’t a single-day event. It is the country’s third-largest science festival with more than 800 organizations partnering to present more than 2,300 events throughout the year. The festival offers abundant opportunities for kids, teens and adults to explore STEM across the state through interactive events, workshops, exhibitions, displays, lectures and tours. Best of all, SciTech events are free!
The top priorities for this year include providing new sources for risk capital to encourage entrepreneurship, extending the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit and Small Business Capital Investment Incentive program, supporting science and technology job creation and retention, and attracting the STEM talent required to compete in a global innovation economy.
You might say we’re making headway on the freeway leading toward our future. The biggest imprint left by technology in Arizona this year were players of the new passenger economy. We’re all sharing this great ride as our entire economy is expected to continue its upward trajectory, thanks to technology.
As president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, Steve Zylstra has a pulse on what’s going on statewide in the tech industry. The council is one of the largest technology-driven trade associations in North America, with more than 850 members. Phoenix Business Journal Reporter Hayley Ringle asked Zylstra about the biggest trends in 2019 and what he expects to see in 2020.
Arizona Technology Council President and CEO Steve Zylstra has penned a new column in the Business Journal on the issue of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and the estimated 661,000 Dreamers who grew up as Americans but were brought into the U.S. by their families when they were very young.
To keep its constituents informed on the progress of Arizona’s technology community, the Arizona Technology Council released the latest update of the 2019 Quarterly Arizona Technology Council Industry Impact Report.
AZTC CEO Steve Zylstra discusses why re-authorization of Arizona’s Angel Investment Tax Credit program beyond 2021 is necessary to continue the infusion of investment in the startup community and is necessary to continue the tech success the state has experienced since the inception of the program.
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 November issue of TechTalk!