Whether you use the word biotechnology, bioscience or one of a number of related words—the lines are quickly blurring—“bio” in Arizona has made a major impact as it has taken root in our state.
Arizona’s manufacturing sector has built up a workforce with nearly 180,000 employees, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data for August 2019. Now, the rest of the country is starting to pay attention.
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.
Cybersecurity has grown to become one of Arizona’s largest technology sectors. The list of Arizona-based companies specializing in this field contains more than 30 companies, including AccountabilIT, Acronis, Beyond Trust, CellTrust, InfoArmor, Kudelski Security, McKesson and RockCyber. Additionally, the Federal Trade Commission ranked Arizona in the top 10 for cybersecurity.
From the global to the local, cybersecurity breaches affect us in nearly every aspect of our lives. The chief reason cyber attacks are increasing in number, scope, sophistication and damage is it is really hard to get ahead of the hackers. Cybersecurity in 2019 and beyond requires a very different approach than we’re used to. And that requires a very different kind of cybersecurity professional.
To keep its constituents up to date on the advances in Arizona’s technology community, the Arizona Technology Council announced the latest update of the 2019 Quarterly Arizona Technology Council Industry Impact Report. The data demonstrates Arizona has been successful in attracting a wide variety of technology companies large and small. This is leading to both job growth and STEM talent staying in Arizona to work and live. The progress shows that Arizona is quickly becoming one of the leading technology hubs in the nation.
The tide may be turning when it comes to a large portion of Arizona college students preparing for STEM careers then taking their degrees to another state after graduation.
This is a conclusion included in the most recent update of the Arizona Technology Council Industry Impact Report, which uses data from different sources to offer a glimpse of trends in the state’s technology industry.
Honoring the leaders and visionaries whose body of work contribute to the growth and prosperity of Arizona’s technology sector, the Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority have announced winners of individual, Future Innovators of the Year and Teacher of the Year awards, as well as company award finalists for the 2019 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards (GCOI) presented by Avnet, Inc.
Driving up to the Arizona Biltmore, I wasn’t quite certain what to expect. All I knew was I was supposed to get a glimpse of Sprint’s rollout of its new 5G network in Arizona. Cutting edge up close? You don’t have to ask me twice.
Zylstra describes AI as the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines – especially computer systems. “These processes include learning (the acquisition of information and rules for using the information), reasoning (using rules to reach approximate or definite conclusions), and self-correction.” In simpler terms, according to Zylstra, AI is considered the development of computer systems and programs that carry out tasks that usually require human interaction. This includes, but is not limited to: facial recognition, decision-making, and language translation.