Great business strategies give companies an overview of where they are in the market and who they are relative to customers. To do this, leadership and marketers must look at the entire industry at once and understand their position. If you start from this understanding, then you can more easily ensure your actions follow and support strategy.
This is a chance to do things differently. We can bring our pioneering spirit with us and create a tech hub known for more than our business and technical abilities. We can build a community that is also known for our determination, hard work and cooperation.
Ambature, Inc., a privately held company that designs superconducting quantum materials and devices, announced test results using a new form of high-temperature superconducting material. Ambature’s technology enables an extremely fast and energy-efficient computer processor and one of the best sensors in the entire electromagnetic spectrum. The opportunities to impact a number of industry verticals with this technology are far reaching.
The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) has awarded Arizona-based technology firm Axon the contract to supply Police Scotland’s armed officers with Body Worn Video (BWV). The £505,000 contract will see firearms officers equipped with the technology ahead of the COP26 UN climate change conference, which takes place in Glasgow in November 2021.
Encora, a global software product engineering company based in Scottsdale, has acquired Daitan, a fast growing software development company with several global offices. Encora shared that acquiring Daitan extends its reach further into Latin America and upon the deal’s closing the company’s headcount will rise up to 5,500 engineers worldwide.
In this podcast interview, Zylstra shed light on Arizona becoming as a great technology hub in the United States, how Arizona innovation compares to other states across the country; the flood of technology companies and tech talent moving to the Valley, the plethora of open, high-tech jobs; the importance of two of the most prominent industries in Arizona: semiconductors and aerospace; as well as the importance of venture capitalism and angel investing. Listen to the replay to hear valuable insight.
Online car retailer Carvana is expanding its Tempe headquarters, and is seeking approval from the city of Tempe to build two new office buildings and two parking structures. In total, the project will be nearly 650,000 square feet, according to documents submitted to Tempe’s Development Review Commission. According to city documents, the company plans to create a campus-like environment through the site layout, outdoor space and amenities, and will incorporate the existing building on the site.
Good business advice can go a long way, whether you’re a tech startup or established tech giant. In a recent podcast, Arizona Technology Council CEO Steven G. Zylstra reminds us “Yes, Dad really was right,” why there’s “No need to go it alone” and eight other valuable lessons he has learned over 50 years. Hosted by Siebe Van Der Zee, president of Vanderzee & Associates, Inc., this is well worth your time to listen to the replay.
“Investing in Tucson is an investment in the world,” says Arizona Technology Council VP Karla Morales. “Both those who grow up here and those that come to pursue an education go on to work and live all over the globe—setting the tone for how Tucson is seen at a global level. The better we are a community, the more attractive we will be to businesses to come in and bring jobs with them.”
For the third consecutive year, ASU is in the top 10 for U.S. patents issued to U.S. universities—and 11th worldwide—according to an annual ranking of the top universities by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. In 2020, ASU was issued 140 U.S. patents, up from 137 the previous year, a total that ties with the University of Florida and puts ASU just one spot behind Harvard.