2022 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards + Tech Showcase


Arizona Technology Council, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, honors technology leaders and innovators from across the state with the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards.

This year marks the 19th year of this prestigious event that attracts more than 700 attendees for a night of networking, dining and entertainment. The event will consist of a Tech Showcase followed by a theatre-style awards program. Companies featured at the Tech Showcase consist of award finalists, sponsors and Council partners. 



4:00 – 6:00 PM – Technology Showcase/Networking/Cash Bars/Strolling Dinner
6:00 – 8:00 PM – Award Presentations
8:00 – 8:30 PM – Networking

2022 GCOI Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sally C. Morton, Executive Vice President, ASU Knowledge Enterprise

2022 GCOI awards – Winners and Finalists

Ed Denison Business Leader of the Year Winner

  • Marcus Engineering, LLC, Tucson, AZ

People’s Choice AccountabilIT Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

  • Cecilia Mata, owner & president of AllSource Global Management, Sierra Vista, AZ

Judges Award Winners: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) team

  • Sandra Watson, president and CEO of Arizona Commerce Authority
  • Chris Camacho, president and CEO of Greater Phoenix Economic Council
  • Christine Mackay, community and economic development director at City of Phoenix

Business Transformation Leader of the Year Finalists

  • GitKraken, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Phoenix, AZ
  • Paragon Space Development Corporation, Tucson, AZ

Innovator of the Year: Academia Finalists

  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College & Estrella Mountain Community College, Chandler-Gilbert, Phoenix, AZ
  • Cybersecurity lab; School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber-Systems, NAU, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Biodesign Institute at ASU, Tempe, AZ
  • Hong Hua, James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences, UA, Tucson, AZ

Innovator of the Year: Start Up

  • AlgoFace, Carefree, AZ
  • Atlis Motor Vehicles, Mesa, AZ
  • Botco.ai, Scottsdale, AZ
  • YellowBird, Phoenix, AZ

Innovator of the Year: Small Company

  • AccountabilIT, Phoenix, AZ
  • Avertium, Phoenix, AZ
  • Sylvan Source, Green Valley, AZ
  • TouchPoint Solution, Phoenix, AZ

Innovator of the Year: Large Company

  • Honeywell Aerospace, Phoenix, AZ
  • IBM, Tucson, AZ
  • Lectric eBikes, Phoenix, AZ
  • Viasat Inc., Tempe, AZ

GCOI Tickets:
To purchase tickets for the November 8 event VISIT HERE 
– AZTC Members: $100 | Non-AZTC Members: $125 
– AZTC Member Group of 10: $900 | Non-AZTC Member Group of 10: $1,000 

Sponsorship Opportunities:
GCOI sponsorship packages range in price from $2,500 – $25,000.
Contact [email protected] for more information on sponsorship opportunities and our Tech Showcase.

About the Tech Showcase:
Arizona is emerging as one of the fastest-growing tech hubs in the nation. Arizona may be a young state, but it is the grit and personality of the local technology companies and vendors that set it apart. There is no better place on earth to launch and scale innovative ideas that tackle the toughest tech challenges. Featuring award finalists, sponsors and partners, the Tech Showcase will include over 50 companies showcasing their innovations, culture and future here in Arizona. Bring your staff and colleagues to experience and enjoy Arizona’s exciting the tech community.

Tech Showcase exhibitors are encouraged to show off their company culture and creativity through fun, interactive activities. Booth sponsor ship is available starting at $2500.  Secure your Tech Showcase Booth sponsorship by Wednesday, October 19th.










ASU Logo







100 N. 3rd St.
West Building, 3rd Floor
Phoenix , AZ 85004


Phoenix Convention Center


November 8, 2022


4:00 PM - 8:30 PM


[AZTC Member - $100] [Non AZTC Member $125] [AZTC Member Group of Ten $900] [Non AZTC Member Group of Ten $1,000]