Despite the challenges we’ve faced, Arizona is still on the rise and can be compared side by side with the most influential and powerful technology hubs across the nation and even the world. There are many technology sectors that will continue to push Arizona’s explosive growth forward in 2021. What follows Steve Zylstra’s emerging technologies expected to impact Arizona’s technology ecosystem in the coming year and beyond.
In 2018, Governor Ducey created the Institute of Automated Mobility (IAM). Led by the Arizona Commerce Authority—the state’s leading economic development organization—this consortium includes experts from private industry, government and academia working together to advance research in automated vehicle science, safety and policy. This unique Arizona collaboration is driving the future of transportation.
University of Arizona researchers from the College of Science and the James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences have been developing a highly efficient
photovoltaic system that captures more heat and energy from sunlight than current solar panel models.
We’re living in an age where everything is connected and designated as “smart.” You likely have your smartphone connected to your doorbell, TV, refrigerator, thermostat, lighting, and your garage door. There’s also probably smart devices like Alexa or Google Home controlling many items in your house. The abundance of all of these smart devices can make life easier, but also make it all very confusing.
Dedicated to supporting business between Arizona and Israel through B2B initiatives, business attraction and investment, the Arizona Israel Technology Alliance (AITA) initiated dialogue to facilitate an agreement between Arizona-based Ambature, Inc. and Israeli-based Ormic Components Ltd.
AI has been around for decades. But it has only more recently become mainstream with the deployment of machine learning and other tools. Customer support has a lot to gain from this technology, particularly in the areas of resolution time, cost and customer satisfaction. Companies today can harness the power of machine learning and AI to reach their ultimate goal of happy, satisfied customers.
The findings by Dice, a tech career hub, offer a glimpse into how businesses adjusted to the coronavirus pandemic onset and the rapid changes it brought, such as a mass movement from offices to telecommuting and an increase in e-commerce. As for changes between February and March, Arizona’s 6% bump put it at No. 6 on the state list and Phoenix’s 13% jump put it at No. 8 among U.S. cities.
Intel launches $50 million pandemic response technology initiative to combat the coronavirus, Universal Avionics provides assembly-line space to manufacture medical face mask and shield assembly, Acronis Joins #OpenWeStand movement to support small businesses, Benchmark plays crucial role with engineering and manufacturing against COVID-19, HR provider Integrity Outsource pledges $50,000 to help Arizona small businesses affected by COVID-19, and more.
Tucson-based Universal Avionics is assisting the local Tucson community in protecting healthcare workers and first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company is currently providing the non-profit group, Hope Worldwide (Tucson Chapter), with assembly line space at its Tucson headquarters to manufacture medical face masks and shields.
The Council and its publishing partner, the Arizona Commerce Authority, are transitioning the TechConnect publication to a blog format. That means the issue in the works—No. 60—will publish in the magazine format that readers have come to know, as well as a blog that today’s readers have come to expect.