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The Arizona Technology Council, along with the Arizona Commerce Authority, celebrated the seventh annual Southern Arizona Tech + Business Expo on October 30th with over 80 exhibitors and 450+ attendees.
The Arizona Technology Council, in conjunction with the Arizona Commerce Authority, announced the winners of the 2019 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) Awards. This marks the 16th year of this prestigious gala attended by more than 850 of Arizona’s top leaders in business, technology and government.
The Arizona Technology Council today announced that Eric Miller, co-founder and principal of PADT, Inc., was elected by the Council’s board of directors to serve as chairman for a term ending Oct. 31, 2020. He is stepping up from his previous position as vice-chairman. The Council also welcomes Jonathon Talcott, attorney, Ballard Spahr, as an officer in the position of secretary. Eric Lewis, CPA, partner, EY, was reappointed as an officer to the position of treasurer.
In an unprecedented move to provide quality health care coverage to member companies of all sizes in the state, the Arizona Technology Council announced the launch of its own Association Health Plan (AHP) in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. Created by an Arizona organization for Arizona employers, the Council’s AHP effective date is January 1, 2020, and quotes will be accepted beginning October 15, 2019.
James Wyant to receive the AccountabilIT Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation
For his numerous contributions to the Arizona science and technology communities, Professor Emeritus James C. Wyant, the founding dean of The University of Arizona’s College of Optical Sciences, will be awarded the AccountabilIT Lifetime Achievement Award October 24 at the 2019 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) at the Phoenix Convention Center.
Applications are now being accepted for open positions. The deadline for application is Friday, October 18, 2019, by 12 p.m. For questions and how to apply, contact Meredith Orr at firstname.lastname@example.org. Open industries of high interest are: banking, attorney, social media, public relations and web security.
That was the focus of a workshop hosted during the SciTech Institute’s 2019 STEM & Innovation Summit. Many schools claim they have great STEM programs, but often offer little to students beyond AP science courses or after-school clubs. Sometimes, some teachers and administration members within a school may not even be aware of what their STEM curriculum looks like.
Cybersecurity has grown to become one of Arizona’s largest technology sectors. The list of Arizona-based companies specializing in this field contains more than 30 companies, including AccountabilIT, Acronis, Beyond Trust, CellTrust, InfoArmor, Kudelski Security, McKesson and RockCyber. Additionally, the Federal Trade Commission ranked Arizona in the top 10 for cybersecurity.
From the global to the local, cybersecurity breaches affect us in nearly every aspect of our lives. The chief reason cyber attacks are increasing in number, scope, sophistication and damage is it is really hard to get ahead of the hackers. Cybersecurity in 2019 and beyond requires a very different approach than we’re used to. And that requires a very different kind of cybersecurity professional.