Fast growing Q&A platform, Terkel, closes $1M seed round; Tucson-based Universal Avionics gets $33M contract to help supply head-worn vision systems for pilots; Chandler tech company MST Solutions acquired by India-based Mastek; Insight cuts ribbon on new global headquarters in Chandler; ZorroSign lauded as one of most innovative fintech solution providers in 2022; MicroAge expands its cybersecurity and infrastructure expertise with acquisition of cStor; Blue Yonder names new CEO ahead of plans for public company spinoff; PADT launches Flownex SE user forum and subsite; UA Center for Innovation awarded inBIA Soft Landings Designee of the Year; CSIA names Vertech 2022 Integrator of the Year; Intel‘s biggest fab will be in Ohio and Arizona is the blueprint; KORE Power announces hirings for senior team at Buckeye gigafactory; Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates 75 years of excellence; Greater Phoenix Chamber names new board members, further promoting prosperity; GitKraken prepares for GitKon 2022, TikTok-style technology conference in October; Steward Observatory research, testing and demonstration operations expand at UA Tech Park; Carvana named #2 automotive brand on Forbes 2022 most customer-centric companies list; and Accenture North America CEO is all in on the metaverse. Read the complete update >>
Have you submitted your awards for the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation? The deadline is next Friday, August 5.
Time is running out to submit award nominations for the 2022 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation on Tuesday, November 8. You can submit an award in the following categories: Business Transformation Leader of the Year, Ed Denison Business Leader of the Year, Innovator of the Year: Academia, Innovator of the Year: Start Up, Innovator of the Year: Small Company and Innovator of the Year: Large Company. Fill out the above forms and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org by next Friday, August 5 to be considered. Thank you for your participation!
Join the Council in Flagstaff on Friday, August 5 to network with local technology leaders and tour local technology companies.
The Arizona Technology Council, Northern Arizona University, the City of Flagstaff Economic Development Program and ECoNA invite you to spend the day in Flagstaff next Friday, August 5 from 11am – 6pm. You’ll get to meet some of the top corporate and academic innovators in engineering technology, primarily in the biomedical and energy sectors, and tour their facilities. Spots are limited – register by emailing email@example.com today!
The Council is proud to partner with Paragon IT Professionals to offer the Arizona IT Leadership Forum to IT leaders.
Know a mid- to senior-level IT leader who could benefit from professional development and collaboration with other statewide IT experts? The IT Leadership Forum is a cohort-style program that includes one in-person session in August and three virtual 2.5-hour sessions scheduled between September to November. Share this opportunity with a possible participant or fill out the interest form by August 10.
APS and PayPal executives elected to the Council’s board of directors
AZTC has appointed Todd Komaromy, director of Resource Planning, Arizona Public Service (APS), and Assaf Keren, chief information security officer & vice president, Enterprise Cyber Security, PayPal, to its board of directors.
AZTC awarded 2022 Innovation in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion award at TECNA Conference
The Council was honored to be recognized as the 2022 winner of the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) award for Innovation in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at TECNA’s conference in Pittsburgh, PA last week.
AZTC commends passage of CHIPS & Science Act in U.S. Senate and House
As a growing semiconductor manufacturing leader, Arizona will benefit greatly as companies worldwide will be incentivized to consider our state for relocation and large-scale chip investments.
Need some support in deciding who to vote for? Check out AZTC’s Vote TechSmart guide!
The guide is an overview of Arizona legislative candidates’ positions on key issues affecting the technology industry. AZTC’s endorsements are based on past voting records, along with information collected from a written survey and over 50 legislative candidate interviews.
Is lithium the answer to a better energy future?
Flip to pages 58-59 of the June/July 2022 issue of Green Living AZ to see why Council President and CEO Steve Zylstra says it’s essential to appreciate the benefits provided by materials such as lithium in making the transition to clean energy.
The Council’s Political Action Committee advocates for tech companies at the local, state and federal level, vets political candidates and endorses those with track records in supporting pro-tech legislation. Support the PAC to take a stand for technology and bolstering Arizona’s economic recovery.
Power your creativity with intelligence.
Using ICIQ, Ideas Collide can quickly cut through the marketing data cluttering up your spreadsheets and empower your team by gathering actionable marketing insights. Learn more at: ideascollide.com/iq.
Registrations are now open for the Council’s Smart City + IoT Conference on Thursday, September 8!
Join the Arizona Technology Council and Arizona Commerce Authority on Thursday, September 8 for the sixth annual Smart City + IoT Conference at Venue8600 in Scottsdale! Register today to hear from a stellar line-up of speakers from Intel, Nikola Corporation, Bosch Rexroth, ElectraMeccanica, the City of Phoenix, the City of Tucson and many other future-facing organizations.
AZTC members: Get 10% off tuition for a variety of UArizona Online bachelor and graduate programs starting on August 22.
Did you know that the Council partners with The University of Arizona Online to offer members and their spouses, domestic partners and dependents 10% tuition savings on all online bachelor programs and online graduate programs? This gives you the ability to pursue more affordable and flexible educational opportunities that can help you upskill or elevate your career in cybersecurity, engineering and more. Take advantage of UArizona Online’s fall courses that begin on August 22.
Want to advance your business this year? Join the 10th annual Southern Arizona Tech + Business Expo as an exhibitor!
This October, network in person with over 400 business and technology leaders and learn what’s new and trending across Southern Arizona’s tech industries including transportation, automation, optics, biotech, mining, aerospace, defense, logistics, robotics, space exploration, IT and more! But hurry — early-bird booth pricing ends August 31.
Arizona ranked top 4 in the nation for sustainability; more Americans would “definitely” get electric vehicles, consumer reports survey shows; Arizona transport officials tap Fortune 500 firm to plan electric vehicle charging infrastructure; the ZEV future is here: commercial U.S. fleets are going big on electric trucks; Intel Arizona’s water funded projects achieve net positive water use; EVgo makes EV charging station deal with GM and Pilot Co.; electric vehicle owners in Phoenix metro area are loving “passing gas stations”; learn more about the Council’s progress on advancing AZ’s clean energy economy; what the Supreme Court ruling on emissions regulation means for Arizona’s climate fight; $1 billion investment to acquire, conserve water is signed into law; UArizona researchers working on nontoxic battery to store renewable energy; City of Phoenix foregoes more water from Lake Mead in wake of declining levels; Arizona DOT submits application for I-10 project federal grant; SRP, partners clearing forests to prevent wildfires; opinion: extreme heat isn’t a joke, it’s a public health crisis. Read the full report >>
P.S. CLICK HERE to learn more about the federal energy and climate-related grants and opportunities in Arizona for Q2-Q3 (present through the end of October 2022) as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
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