Nominations open for AZ Tech Council's 2014 Governor's Celebration of Innovation Awards

The Arizona Technology Council in conjunction with the Arizona Commerce Authority, today announced that nominations are now open for the 2014 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards (GCOI) presented by global technology distributor Avnet, Inc. and will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2014.
Businesses, academia, and non-profit organizations working in Arizona’s technology sector who are utilizing innovative technology solutions to address critical challenges are all encouraged to apply for these independently judged awards.
The awards gala that attracts more than 1,000 attendees will take place on November 13, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the heart of downtown Phoenix at the Phoenix Convention Center , 100 North Third Street, in the West Building, third floor.
steve_zlytra_headshot1“We’re looking for the coolest, most innovative and disruptive companies that are involved in technology in any stage of growth to apply for this prestigious award,” said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. “We will also be celebrating our teachers, future innovators, community leaders, and legislators that do so much to support both STEM education and technology innovation.”
“For more than a decade, GCOI has spotlighted the pioneering spirit of Arizona leaders helping to drive technological advancements and economic growth in our state,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority.
Individual Awards:

  • OneNeck IT Services People’s Choice Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Ed Denison Business Leader of the Year
  • William F. McWhortor Community Service Leader of the Year

aztechcouncilCompany Awards:

  • Pioneering Award
  • Sustainability Award
  • Innovator of the Year – Start-Up Company
  • Innovator of the Year – Small Company
  • Innovator of the Year – Large Company
  • Innovator of the Year – Academia

Nomination forms can be downloaded here, or by emailing the Council at
Tickets for the gala can be purchased online here 
For AZTB’s past coverage of the AZ Tech Council’s GCOI Awards click here
Photos courtesy of AZ Tech Council and IDS Technology Marketing