AZ Tech Council elects four new directors

The Arizona Technology Council names four new members to its Board of Directors to serve three-year terms; the current Board includes 36 members, five of which are officers. “We have a deep bench of seasoned executives on our Board and are delighted to add these technology leaders,” said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the … Read more

AZ Tech Council helping you remove and recycle your E-Waste – January 24

A quick look inside of anyone’s household junk drawer will reveal a myriad of discarded cell phones and tech items from yesteryear. Now that the holidays are over and you’re adding yet another smart phone to the pile don’t just throw those items away. On Saturday Jan. 24, properly recycle those items through the Arizona … Read more

Cardiac health, batteries and big data win at AZ Tech Council Governor Celebration of Innovation

Hearts, data collection and rechargeable batteries stole the stage at the Arizona Technology Council 2014 Governor Celebration of Innovation. It is here that the AZ tech community comes together to honor science and technology innovators that create leading-edge solutions. INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS Startup winner – Clairvoyant The Chandler-based Clairvoyant is known for data … Read more

AZ Tech Council names new VP of Southern AZ Regional Office

The Arizona Technology Council announces the promotion of Alex Rodriguez to vice president of the Southern Arizona Regional Office. Rodriguez began his career with the Council in September 2012 as the office’s director, in addition to being an author, decorated military officer and leading authority on business leadership. “Alex’s aptitude and contributions have been invaluable to … Read more

AZ Tech Council doles out grades and endorsements for AZ incumbents

While parents anxiously await the Fall school session to start, the Arizona Tech Council had their own version of summer school and wasted no time with a red pen to assign letter grades to Arizona’s senators and representatives incumbents who are running for reelection or a seat in a different chamber. The report card was … Read more

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 … Read more

AZ Tech Council event to help remove and recycle your E-Waste – January 18th

As we well know, the hottest holiday gifts this year were in the electronic spectrum, with new tablets, computers, and cell phones leading the pack-but how does someone dispose of their old devices? The Arizona Technology Council has an answer for that-Technology Recycling Day. On Saturday January 18, Arizona citizens have the opportunity to properly … Read more

AZ Tech Council releases 2014 Public Policy Guide for AZ legislators

The Public Policy Committee from the Arizona Technology Council announced their publication of their Public Policy Guide for 2014 that is crafted specifically to aid elected officials at all levels of government. This guide provides principles and positions for elected officials to review while drafting policies for Arizona’s technology industry.  Steven G. Zylstra, president and … Read more

The envelope please…Winners of AZ Tech Council's 2013 Governor's Celebration of Innovation – slideshow

Last night a spotlight was shined upon young to seasoned innovators in the Arizona technology sector at the Arizona Technology Council’s 2013 Governor Celebration of Innovation. The winners and finalists were evaluated and chosen by a selection committee of experts independent of the Council.  Scroll through our slideshow to see who took home the win. … Read more

AZ Tech CEOs reveal top concerns for growth in TECNA and AZ Tech Council survey

It’s no surprise that Arizona’s technology sector is thriving, companies are in a growth state and talent acquisition is on the rise. GoDaddy, Appointment-Plus, Infusionsoft, and now with the announcement of Apple and Gigya landing here, are prime examples of our growth and need for talent. However, there is a nationwide growing concern of shortage … Read more

AZ Tech Council to host the first Startup Connect AZ, $10K purse up for grabs

The Arizona Technology Council will be hosting the state’s first ever Startup Connect AZ 2013. This high-energy conference will focus on stimulating Arizona’s expanding startup community and funding the ecosystem to increase economic growth. It will be a full day of education, networking, and a discussion of a variety of topics revolving around technology, entrepreneurship, mentorship, … Read more

Who will win at the AZ Tech Council's 2013 Governor's Celebration of Innovation?

The Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority, this week, announced Individual Award winners and Company Award finalists for the 2013 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation awards (GCOI) presented by Avnet, Inc. Awards are given to companies and individuals whose passion and commitment are helping Arizona thrive and grow their ecosystem. “The GCOI awards honor … Read more

Steven Zylstra, CEO of AZ Tech Council, Named Chairman of TECNA

Chairman, President and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council Steven G. Zylstra will be assuming the role of Chairman of the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) for a two year term. Zylstra will be the head of a 13-member executive committee at TECNA, which represents more than 16,000 member technology companies throughout the US, Canada … Read more

Let the Bidding Begin…Executive Lunch Auction Opens to Benefit AZ Tech Council

The Arizona Technology Council is auctioning off members of their Board of Executives to raise money for member services. Auctions opened on July 8th and close on July 19th. The highest bidder on each board member will receive a lunch with their chosen executive to pick their brains for ideas, pitch future plans, or receive advice. … Read more

7 Startups to compete at AZ Technology Council Startup Connect

Startups ranging from jumping the line at your favorite nightclub to finding the closest farmers market will compete this week at the annual Arizona Technology Council StartupConnect AZ for a cash prize and receive some good 1:1 time with CEOs, investors and influencers. This year, content for the event includes advice and tips from 50 … Read more

AZ Technology Council announces 16 startups to compete at Startup Connect AZ

AZ Technology Council’s Startup Connect AZ, a high-energy all-day conference filled with education, networking, and a discussion of a variety of topics revolving around technology and entrepreneurship, mentorship, and funding, announced today their keynote speaker, Arizona business and sport legend, Jerry Colangelo as well as their 16 startups to compete for a cash prize. Startups … Read more

Arizona tech industry grows, even in pandemic

Arizona is holding its own as one of the country’s major tech hubs. Tech jobs and tech salaries saw significant increases last year, even during a global pandemic. In fact, the growth likely came because of the pandemic.  As the country was forced into quarantine and work-from-home scenarios, technology became more important than ever.  “At … Read more

Galvanize and WebPT to be neighbors in 120,000 sq. ft. Warehouse District tech campus

Tech companies looking for an urban feel and a buzzing downtown are gravitating to Phoenix’s Warehouse District. Yesterday civic leaders, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, WebPT and Galvanize announced the upcoming redevelopment of the 515 Grant Street building, a former produce distribution warehouse, that will be turned into a 120,000-square-foot tech campus.   Galvanize, a Denver-based education … Read more

Building a home, one Blok at a time – StartupConnect AZ winner announced

At the Arizona Technology Council StartupConnect AZ event, keynote speaker Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of Priceline said, “entreperneurship is the shovel you use to get to the path of a better goal Yesterday seven startups pitched to a panel of local tech experts to fill their shovel with some cash and help them build their business. In the … Read more

Ed tech Blue Canary acquired by Blackboard – interview with CTO Clairvoyant Shekhar Vemuri

Helping college professors and institutions keep track of student performance and identifying those individuals at risk is at the heart of the ed tech product Lighthouse by Blue Canary, a predictive analytic and student retention and performance monitoring platform. “Lighthouse helps surface up the student and look at the progress and performance of students in … Read more