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What is the Tech Jam Showcase? GCOI 2017

Posted on: Oct 19, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

Usually, our Governor’s Celebration of Innovation awards are accompanied by a traditional tradeshow exhibiting products and services from our incredible members, partners, and award finalists. This year, we are changing things up. Enter the GCOI Tech Jam Showcase.

The Tech Jam Showcase at the 2017 GCOI will be an opportunity for companies to display their unique personalities and cultures as we are encouraging exhibitors to think of this more like a block party than a tradeshow. And for the first time at GCOI, attendees can purchase standalone tickets for the Tech Jam afterparty and skip the awards show and sit-down dinner but stay for drinks and dancing.  All Strummed Out will be performing live music to keep us dancing until after the sun’s gone down. For the first time, we are offering separate tickets to the Tech Jam Showcase (dinner not included) for only $50 for AZTC members and $75 for non-members. 

Register for the event here

Confirmed players for the GCOI Tech Jam include:

(FOMO? We still have spots available! Email for more information)

  • AccountabilIT

See how your racing skills match up to the rest at AccountabilIT's racing simulator game! Attendees can race individually to set the top lap time, and the best lap time will win a Ring video doorbell!

  • Akos MD, LLC

Akos will be facilitating live telemedicine demos via the Akos app. 


  • American Express
  • Arizona Commerce Authority
  • Arizona Technology Council

AZTC will be rocking the amazing MISGIF photo booth! Attendees can create and share fun, customized, GCOI branded GIFs with their networks.

  • Aspect Software

Show off your skills and get ready for the 2018 AZTC Phoenix Golf Tournament with Aspect Software's putting green at the GCOI Tech Jam Showcase! 

  • ASU Knowledge Enterprise Development

Dive into the world of cybersecurity at ASU's Tech Jam booth as they are featuring their Center for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics, as well as their IoT Collaboratory and SkySong updates. 

  • ATOM
  • Benchmark Electronics

Benchmark will be displaying a real-time immersive 3D augmented display which can tell a passenger of an autonomous vehicle what that vehicle is thinking…or countless other applications across many industries. Benchmark will have a design engineer on-site to demo and answer questions.

  • Business Wire
  • Cox
  • Cyber Reconnaissance, Inc. (CYR3CON(TM))
  • Design Pickle

Pin the tail on the...Pickle! Those crazy cats over at Design Pickle will have their infamous 'Pin the Tail on the Pickle' game as well as a fun step & repeat and props for fun photos. #nailedit

  • Digital Citizen Academy
  • Enliven Productions

Enliven Productions presents the Enliven Recharge Lounge, where guests can relax, literally recharge electronic devices, and watch the awards ceremony without leaving the fun of the Tech Jam (or the bar)!

  • Honeywell

Honeywell will be giving visitors a chance to wear an augmented reality headset and virtually walk around the landing gear of a commercial aircraft, as if they were a pilot doing a pre-flight check.  See what the future looks like in 3-D, dropped right into your world! 

  • Incyphae, Inc.
  • INanoBio Inc.

INanoBio will be showcasing their revolutionary genome sequencing technology and how it will be used in a wide range of applications. Also on display will be blood-based liquid biopsy cancer tests that the company is are developing. Prototype test equipment and semiconductor chips will also be on-site for a hands-on experience. 

  • KEO Marketing

Tap the App with KEO Marketing at the GCOI Tech Jam Showcase! The game is played on a larger-than-life scaled smartphone. 

  • Nuanced Media

The team at Nuanced Media loves challenging each other to old-school video games and they are bringing their Raspberry Pi to the Tech Jam party! See how your gaming skills compare to other guests--Nuanced Media will be keeping track all night long! 

  • PacSci EMC
  • PADT
  • Paragon Space Development Corporation

Paragon Space will give attendees the chance to try space exploration races at the GCOI Tech Jam! 

  • Tech Finders

In true nerd fashion, Tech Finders will be playing tribute to Star Wars. Keep an eye out; some galactic heroes like Princess Leia and others might make an appearance. And in case our dessert isn't enough, Tech Finders will also have more yummy sweat treats on hand. 

  • TGen
  • Trans-West Network Solutions

Get some peanuts for your augmented commercial aircraft flight with Honeywell at the Trans-West booth; they're nuts about their customers! The telecommunication company is also thrilled to announce the acquisition of their Premier product, Mitel which has just been acquired by ShoreTel. They will also be featuring the new Mitel 6900 telephones and announcing that Trans-West is officially a Pacific Office Automation Company.

  • Uber

Uber’s self-driving Volvo will be on display for a hands-on viewing experience.

  • University of Arizona
  • Waymo

Check out one of Waymo's self-driving cars at this year's GCOI Tech Jam!