Join the Arizona Technology Council for its Virtual Breakfast Speaker Series that brings together tech titans, outstanding CTOs, advocates, innovators and industry champions of existing and emerging sectors who are reshaping Arizona’s tech ecosystem. This Virtual Speaker Series is geared to professionals working from home or office during these different times.
Building the right ecosystem for tech companies.
Step aside, Silicon Valley; there’s a new tech hub in the desert.
It’s no secret that Tucson is where tech companies are seeking operational opportunities. Over the past five years, the Southern Arizona city has witnessed 90% growth in tech jobs, accompanied by a 29% growth in tech wages.
Attendees will hear from featured guest, Tucson Mayor Regina Romero, as she shares insight into the city’s economy, Tucson’s rapid tech growth, how this Southern Arizona city is rapidly becoming a hotbed for innovation in Arizona, and the collaboration with the University of Arizona, Tech Parks Arizona, Startup Tucson and Pima Community College.
About Tucson Mayor Regina Romero:
Raised by immigrant farmworkers in Somerton, Ariz., Regina is the youngest of six children and began breaking barriers early on as the first member of her family to vote and the first to graduate from college. She is a proud graduate of the University of Arizona and holds a post-graduate certificate from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
In 2007, Regina became the first woman to represent Tucson’s Ward 1 on the Tucson City Council. While on the Council, Regina helped lift Tucson out of the Great Recession to its most prosperous decade in recent history, helping spur the creation of thousands of high-wage, long-term jobs. She has proven herself to be a champion for issues such as acting boldly on climate change, affordable housing, infrastructure investment, immigrant and workers rights’, and access to a high-quality education.
In November 2019 Regina was elected Tucson Mayor, becoming the first woman and first Latina mayor of Tucson, as well as the only Latina mayor in the 50 largest U.S. cities. Regina is the proud mother of two bi-lingual, bi-cultural and bi-adorable children, Emiliano and Luciana, and has been married to Ruben Reyes for 15 years.
9:00 – 9:05 a.m. | Opening Remarks and Presenting Sponsor Presentation
9:05 – 10:00 a.m. | Fireside Chat/Q&A with Speaker/Closing Remarks
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