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TechTalk enews: August 2020

PADT, Inc. expands into Texas, Honeywell to supply flight-deck technology for Vertical Aerospace’s urban air mobility vehicle, Digital Air Strike wins two national awards, Delta Technology announces it partnership with Fuji Robotics, WebPT launches a telehealth solution, University of Arizona is awarded $26 million to architect the quantum internet, CenturyLink wins contract to provide advanced technology to state agencies, Blue Yonder has acquired SaaS provider Yantriks, Indecomm Digital Services launches new identity as Encora, Avnet appoints interim CEO, Dovly continues to grow its expert team, and more. Read the complete update >>


Nominations are being accepted for the GCOI Lifetime Achievement Award!

Do you know a distinguished leader who has shown a lifetime of dedication and commitment to improving innovation in Arizona? The AccountabilIT Lifetime Achievement Award honors outstanding leaders who’s work and contributions have consistently elevated Arizona’s technology landscape. Submit your nomination for the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award by Friday, September 4!





AZTechCast: Tune in and listen LIVE on Friday, August 28 at 1PM! >>

Join us LIVE Friday, August 28 at 1PM! Moderated by Phoenix Business Radio, a panel of distinguished economic development leaders will discuss Tucson’s economic vitality, the initiatives propelling Tucson forward, the exciting industries and startup ventures that are fueling Southern Arizona’s economy, job growth in key sectors, and projected economic growth in the next 5-10 years.



Council urges legislation to expand rural broadband access

A group of the nation’s leading technology associations sent a joint letter to Congressional leadership urging the passage of two crucial pieces of legislation that will help connect families in under-served areas to high-speed, broadband internet.


AZTechBase provides connection to Arizona’s growing tech ecosystem

The Arizona Technology Council recently unveiled a new platform designed to provide valuable insights and information about who we are as an industry. As it turns out, the timing couldn’t be better for this tool to help bring together our burgeoning technology ecosystem. Read more >>


Council supports renewable energy and energy-efficiency standards

The Arizona Technology Council is committed to increasing the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the state. Given our preferences for clean and affordable energy resources, we write to express our support for strong, enforceable clean energy standards in Arizona. Read more >>

Renewable Energy News: August 2020 Round-up

Tucson Electric Power promotes EV charging program for businesses, learn which of America’s colleges and universities are leading the transition to a 100% renewable energy system, Tucson-based SOLON Corporation has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine, Tempe-based Persefoni launches technology to help companies document their carbon emissions, Arizona energy giant Salt River Project  provides free trees to be more energy-efficient, Electrify America develops cross-country EV charging infrastructure, and more. Read the complete update >>

Innovative companies, agencies and cities are playing a significant role in enabling the growth of Arizona’s transportation electrification market and electric-vehicle charging infrastructure. A distinguished panel of experts from Nikola Motor CompanySilicon FoundryExponent and the City of Peoria, Arizona discussed the economic development benefits and infrastructure challenges of increased adoption of electric vehicles, as well as how the growth of the electrification market and EV-charging infrastructure can play a role in Arizona’s economic recovery plan for the state. Moderated by Dominic Papa, Arizona Commerce Authority’s vice president of Smart State Initiative, it was a fantastic discussion and well worth a listen. Watch the replay >>


August 2020 Preferred Business Partner: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

As a member of the Arizona Technology Council, you have greater access to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, a trusted leader in delivering affordable, innovative healthcare solutions to help Arizonans get healthier faster and stay healthier longer. Through the Council’s collaborative association health plan with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, tech startups and growing companies gain a tremendous opportunity to focus more on what they do best: innovate. Visit to learn more about the Arizona Technology Council’s Association Health Plan and find out which industries qualify for membership.

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