Arizona Public Service launches Going Green + Going Smart Program; Arizona State University partners with Starbucks on new research and rapid innovation facility; Life365 continues to build upon its Hospital@Home product offering with Eat Fit Go partnership; Netrality ranked among top five USA data centers; Tech Parks Arizona continues to break ground on The Refinery; Intel Corporation announces its new chief diversity and inclusion officer; iSolved acquires workplace giving and volunteer platform Givful; The University of Arizona establishes a new research institute with French center to solve global challenges; CellTrust has been selected by Leverage Financial Advisory for compliant text capture and archive; Panasonic to buy supply-chain software provider BlueYonder for $7.1 billion; and more. Read the complete update >>
Join the Arizona Technology Council May 13 at the Musical Instrument Museum in North Phoenix for the Greater Phoenix Chamber’s 34th Annual IMPACT Awards to recognize the Council as this year’s IMPACT Award recipient in the Exceptional Innovator category for a business with less than 250 employees. Since 1987, the Greater Phoenix Chamber has honored the accomplishments of businesses and the impact they make on the Greater Phoenix business community.
Arizona Thrives has the real potential for real change in collectively securing Arizona’s energy future via the diverse perspectives invited to the decisions table. Working together, Arizona can attract more high-wage jobs, improve air quality, reduce the impact of heat to improve the livability of communities, increase water security, protect Arizona’s natural beauty, and sustain agriculture and energy independence.
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As part of an $8 million ASU-led U.S. Department of Labor grant, the Arizona Technology Council joins a collaborative of community partners to establish the Arizona Workforce Training Accelerator Partnership for Next Generation Jobs (AZNext). The partnership will enhance regional competitiveness, address workforce shortages and train workers for high-demand jobs in cybersecurity, advanced manufacturing and IT.
In this op-ed published by the Arizona Republic, Council CEO Steve Zylstra and Doran Miller, state director of The Western Way, discuss why columnist Robert Robb misses the mark completely that the Arizona Corporation Commission lacks the authority to update the energy standards at all. Additionally, he fails to recognize the ways in which modernizing clean-energy rules will benefit Arizona ratepayers, communities, the economy and environment.
We are well-positioned for a strong recovery, in part because of the strength of Arizona’s clean energy, technology and innovation sectors. With that in mind, last fall The Western Way partnered with the Arizona Technology Council to convene a group of stakeholders working at the forefront of technology and innovation here. The group identified key policy priorities that can supercharge Arizona’s economic recovery and cement the state as a national leader in clean and renewable energy technology.
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Bridging the Tech-talent Gap: Tune in to AZTechCast to hear a distinguished group of tech leaders from the University of Advancing Technology, Pipeline AZ and the Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA) share workforce development strategies to fulfill Arizona’s destiny as a world-class tech hub, as well as meet industry and employer needs in IT and cybersecurity. Sponsored by Arizona Commerce Authority and jdh Insights.
Tune in at 1PM on Friday, April 30: https://businessradiox.com/phoenixbusinessradio
Cybersecurity Strategies for Today’s Digital World | Use promo code CYBER2021 for $15 off registration.
Faced with a range of obstacles, businesses are changing how they approach cybersecurity. Attendees will learn how to drive cybersecurity priorities and investments with an outcome-driven approach. Join the Arizona Technology Council to learn about the threats, vulnerabilities and consequences related to data security and privacy matters. This engaging summit provides actionable solutions, sources, technology and services to protect your intellectual property and customer data. With great panel discussions, keynotes and other exceptional presentations, this is one event you don’t want to miss!
HEALTH PLANS FOR STARTUPS + SMALL BUSINESSES
The Council understands the challenges, barriers and impediments that many startups face. Take advantage of affordable health plans to support your valued employees along their health journey. Learn how your growing startup or small business can benefit from affordable and quality employee benefit plans designed specifically for employers in the tech industry.
It’s never been easier to take advantage of affordable health care plans that can help your growing company attract and retain top talent. When multiple small businesses join together as one association, they can take advantage of affordable health plans to support your valued employees along their health journey.
Learn how your growing startup or small business can benefit from affordable and quality employee benefit plans designed specifically for employers in the tech industry.
Renewable Energy News: April 2021 Round-up
Tucson Electric Power hires its first female CEO; Honeywell to Go Carbon Neutral by 2035; Canada-based electric vehicle battery recycler Li-Cycle Corp. plans new facility in Gilbert; The University of Arizona partners with nonprofit Carbon Mapper to launch satellite program to track greenhouse gas emissions; Nikola Corporation accelerates deployment of hydrogen infrastructure and fueling solutions; Tempe-based software company Persefoni raises $9.7 million on the path to carbon neutrality; Arizona Public Service launches Going Green + Going Smart Program; the U.S.-Israel Energy Center announces winner of $6m funding for cybersecurity solutions in energy sector; European oil company Shell issues warning at trade groups over climate; and more.
2021 PLATINUM SPONSORS
2021 VISIONARY SPONSORS
AGM Container Controls | Alliance Bank | Arizona Public Service | AudioEye | Blue Canoe Marketing
BlueYonder | cStor | Encora | Involta | Keap | Michael Beach Consulting | MSS Business Transformation Advisory
Pacific Office Automation | Pima Community College | Rincon Research Corporation | Solugenix
Sun Corridor Inc. | University of Arizona Tech Parks | Wallace Plese + Dreher
Visit www.aztechcouncil.org/tech-events to view all of the Council’s upcoming virtual tech networking opportunities, engaging virtual tech events and in-person tech events.