November 2018 AZTC Member News
Sensagrate Wins $10 Million Financing Prize
Scottsdale-based Sensagrate, a smart city infrastructure-to-vehicle communication platform, claimed the first-place prize of $10 million in financing for its Safer and Smarter Arizona Roadways Initiative (SSARI) project at the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge in Ohio.
The competition was part of the 2nd annual Smart Region Conference that brought together government, industry and academic leaders working to research, plan, fund, and deploy smart and connected technologies, policies and strategies. As part of the challenge, regional teams of public and private sector partners pitched their smart and connected projects to compete for more than $50 million in project financing.
SARI’s mission is to build more efficient roadways by fostering connected and automated vehicle development and deployment corridors. A communication platform will be developed to assist government agencies in understanding and processing data generated from the transportation infrastructure and the data communicated through technology communications.
TEKsystems Plans to Add 300 Employees to AZ Workforce Over Three Years
Technology services provider TEKsystems plans to add 300 new employees to its Arizona workforce over the next three years after obtaining an additional 24,000 square feet of office space at its West Coast corporate campus in Tempe for its TEKsystems Delivery Center.
The expansion will facilitate further growth for the global delivery organization. The company already employs over 1,100 people in the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas.
TEKsystems serves the strategy, implementation and talent needs of more than 80 percent of the Fortune 500 companies. It continues to develop successful strategies for the region’s leading technology initiatives across multiple industries.
Cable ONE Tops in Customer Satisfaction
Phoenix-based Cable ONE has earned the No. 1 spot in J.D. Power’s 2018 residential Internet service provider satisfaction study for the western region of the United States.
Among the 12 companies studied across the western region, Cable ONE achieved the highest numerical score for overall customer satisfaction, as well as the highest scores in three of the five study factors: billing, communication and customer service.
With a score of 722 on a 1,000-point scale, Cable ONE outperformed all competitors. The remaining two factors of the five are network performance and reliability, and cost of service.
Cybba Inc Talks Millennialls + Online Shopping
In one article, experts from Cybba discuss how millennials are reshaping the travel industry.
Millennials are now actively part of the labor force and a significant part of the economy. With an estimated $200 billion in buying power, they are reshaping the travel industry, and prompting marketers to adapt their communication strategies, travel services, and engagement platforms.
In the next article, Cybba marketers profile the five types of online shoppers you can expect to encounter.