Carol Stewart, Associate Vice President of Tech Parks Arizona for the University of Arizona, has been appointed the new International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP) North America Division President on the International Board of Directors.
Women In Tech
PADT, Inc. announces leadership expansion to support the growth of 3D printing and simulation units; Intel Corporation Vice President of IoT Group Christine Boles has been named as a 2021 Influential Woman; Salt River Project teams with Accenture to transform the employee experience; Scottsdale-based Symmetry Software is acquired by California startup Gusto; Yeager Marketing wins three American Marketing Association awards; autonomous driving technology company Waymo partners with Chandler, Arizona-based nonprofit AZCEND; Scottsdale-based Paradox acquires Baltimore startup Traitify; Alluvion Communications is awarded $14.8 million to construct and deploy a new fiber network in rural Arizona; global tech distribution leader Avnet Inc. sees record quarterly revenue as fiscal year 2021 wraps up; and more.
Digital Air Strike, the leading social media, intelligent lead response, and consumer engagement technology company, has been named a top five Healthiest Employer by the Phoenix Business Journal. In addition, Digital Air Strike has also been certified as a Great Place to Work, earning the designation for the fourth year in a row with the highest score in the company’s history.
We are pleased to have Elizabeth Oviedo, CEO of Symmetry Software, on the TechFocus Member Spotlight. Oviedo began her career at Symmetry Software in 2012 as the Marketing Director and served as the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) for five years before moving into the CEO role, becoming the company’s first female CEO and the second CEO only in over 37 years in business. As CSO Oviedo lead the company through a rapid phase of new product development and business growth.
Digital Air Strike, the leading consumer engagement technology company, announced the launch of two new customer experience (CX) technology solutions designed to improve how dealers merchandise their vehicles and convert prospects, all while helping dealers increase inventory levels. Digital Air Strike announced the launch of Response Logix 5.0, the company’s patented Lead Response technology that uses A.I. technology to build prospect-specific websites in real-time, paired with CRM integration to respond to every lead more effectively. Digital Air Strike also launched the new Inventory Maximizer solution to provide a more profitable way to merchandise inventory online.
Heidi Jannenga, one of Arizona’s most accomplished health-care-technology entrepreneurs, has been elected to the Flinn Foundation board of directors. Jannenga, co-founder of Phoenix-based WebPT, the leading software provider for electronic medical records and practice management for rehabilitation therapists, brings to the board premier expertise in the clinical and business currents shaping Arizona’s health-care and technology sectors.
Botco.ai, the leading HIPAA-compliant conversational marketing solution, is excited to announce that it has been selected as a winner in TiEcon’s TiE50 Awards Program. Botco.ai was recognized for its innovation in using AI technology to drive conversational marketing at scale. The company is one of 152 winners worldwide, but the only winner from Arizona.
Ahead of the curve. Right place at the right time. Whatever you call it, Anjali Nennelli seems to sense when something big is just around the corner. And that’s not just limited to the field of artificial intelligence. The founder and vice president of emerging technologies at Chandler-based Lotus Labs has been involved in projects that looking back might make you wonder whether she knew what the future held.
The inclusion of more women in tech is not only the right decision from an equality of opportunity standpoint – it’s the smart one. The more women in Arizona’s tech sector, the better. Strong gender diversity empowers companies to boost their success, handle crises better, and bring innovative ideas and results-driven attitudes that benefit us all.
The Arizona Technology Council announced the appointment of Karla Morales as vice president of its Southern Arizona Regional Office. In this role, Morales will lead, manage and oversee the Council’s Southern Arizona operations, including recruiting new members, securing sponsorships and supporting events. Morales brings to her position more than 20 years of experience in the region’s education, nonprofit and governmental communities.