The University of Arizona is rolling out a new cybersecurity degree program, the Biodesign Institute receives $1.5 million to develop an early-warning system for flu outbraks, a new Maricopa IT Institute to open at Phoenix College, Tucson-based QuakeWrap earns EPA research funding, Paragon Space Development Corporation wins $5 million in government contracts, Benchmark shares expertise on becoming 5G ready, Flexential CEO Chris Downie discusses the company’s ability to go beyond traditional expectations of a data center, Indecomm Digital Services secures a $200 million investment from a global private equity firm, the University of Arizona Tech Park celebrates 25 years, and more. See the full update here.
Smart City + IoT Conference | The Power to Shape the Future. Use promo code SMARTCITY to receive $10 off registration.
Discover how technology can be harnessed for more successful and sustainable cities at the 2019 Smart City and IoT Conference presented by the Arizona Technology Council Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Keynotes and expert panelists from Arizona Commerce Authority, Qlik, Insight, ASU, Imagry, APS and more will shed light on the principles and patterns seen in smart-city strategies across the globe and how technology can enhance the quality of living for Arizona citizens. Secure your seat: www.aztechcouncil.org/event/smartcity2019
TechConnect Magazine: The FinTech Issue
Fast growing. Disruptive. Promising. All are fitting words to describe the financial technology community that is taking off. FinTech is showing there are plenty of opportunities to reshape the traditional ideas toward finance. Read the Summer 2019 issue of TechConnect, Arizona’s technology magazine.
2019 Arizona STEM and Innovation Summit: September 17
What’s the next big thing in science and technology? The answers can be found at the 2019 Arizona STEM and Innovation Summit Sept. 17 presented by the SciTech Institute. The summit will feature dozens of interactive displays, presentations and tracks to fire the imagination and enthrall visitors. Some of the state’s top educators, researchers and high-tech businesses will be participating in this day-long event to showcase and discuss emerging trends and products in STEM. Register to attend: https://azscitech.events.idloom.com/stemsummit
Avnet receives foreign trade zone designation
The Phoenix-based electronic components distributor will potentially save millions of dollars in customs and tariffs costs with the new status, one of the largest foreign trade zones in terms of shipments in the state. Learn how the foreign trade zone allows Avnet to remain competitive and keep growing.
KEO Marketing CEO Sheila Kloefkorn awarded Unity Agent honor
ONE Community, the coalition of socially responsible businesses, organizations and individuals advancing diversity, inclusion and equality for all Arizonans, is proud to announce the 2019 Honorees for the ninth annual Spotlight on Success Awards to be held on October 25, 2019 at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix. Presented by PetSmart, this year’s Unity Agent honor is awarded to Sheila Kloefkorn, President and CEO of KEO Marketing, a full-service, business-to-business marketing agency in Phoenix. Read more here.
In a pretty pickle: Scottsdale graphic design service makes Inc. 5000 list
One of the fasted growing companies in America, Design Pickle’s sales have seen a three-year growth rate of 1,329%. The company started with just two employees and has since grown to over 250. Handling hundreds of thousands of clients worldwide, Design Pickle has expanded to over $10 million in annual recurring revenue in only four years. Learn why Design Pickle is the ultimate graphic design solution for any size company.
Using AI to develop autonomous drilling platforms for oil and gas
Tempe-based Insight Enterprises has developed autonomous drilling platforms for oil and gas companies by using artificial intelligence. Read more how the information technology and services company is using AI to improve well pumps with IoT-edge solutions.
Pacific Office Automation: Ensuring data security in the cloud
Google Drive, iCloud, Dropbox, the list goes on. The nature of the cloud is a cost-effective, convenient way for companies to store large amounts of information. Whether you love it or hate it, one thing’s for sure: the cloud is here to stay. Pacific Office Automation shares how you can work with your cloud service to ensure the strongest security for your business.
SRP: Committed to a sustainable future
SRP continues to provide sustainable, reliable, affordable water and power to more than 2.5 million Valley residents every day of the year by continuously seeking and implementing innovative approaches to meet growing customer demand and expectations. Read more about SRP’s sustainability goals and its measures to reduce carbon emissions and strengthen the electrical grid.
Peoria, Ariz.: Transportation evolution
Autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, ride sharing, mass transit. With the future of transportation evolving quickly, these words could play into the ways Peoria residents get around in the years to come. Learn more about Peoria’s transportation trends and how they could impact rhe city in the coming decades.
Charged up: Sun Tran’s transitions to clean-energy fleet
Thanks to a $2.6 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration, the City of Tucson will put their first electric buses on the street by early 2020. Tucson Electric Power will work with the city to set up charging stations for the new buses. Read more about Tucson’s electrifying transportation plan.
August 2019 Preferred Business Partner
As a member of the Arizona Technology Council, you now have greater access to Banner | Aetna, a health care company focusing on bettering outcomes and experiences for employers and consumers in Arizona. Together, the collaboration between Banner Health and Aetna aims to offer more efficient and effective patient care at an affordable cost through their joint venture, Banner|Aetna. By joining the right medical professionals with the right technology, patients benefit from quality, personalized health care designed to help them reach their health ambitions. To learn how Banner|Aetna is transforming healthcare, visit www.banneraetna.com.