Global IT consulting company TCS to invest $300M, adding jobs and expanding STEM education in Arizona

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions company headquartered in India, has announced plans to invest more than $300 million in Arizona by 2026 and hire more than 220 employees here by 2023. The company will also expand the reach of its STEM and Computer Science education programs in … Read more

Future of Tech Commission holds Arizona town hall on internet equity, access

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A public discussion hosted by the Future of Tech Commission last week focused on one of the biggest issues facing Arizona right now: internet equity. The Covid-19 pandemic shined a thousand lights on digital equity and access. Rural schools, especially, faced major challenges while attempting to teach online during the pandemic.  Connect Arizona reports that … Read more

Major Edtech company Transact Campus appoints new CEO

Transact Campus, Inc. (Transact), an edtech company that enables educational institutions to offer user-friendly payment transactions connected across an entire campus, has announced the appointment of Nancy Langer as the company’s new CEO.  As CEO, Langer will oversee Transact’s campus commerce technology, as well as the company’s huge ecosystem of integrated payments and ID solutions. … Read more

What happened in Arizona tech in June? Find out here

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June was another big month for tech in Arizona — everything from partnerships and grants to business milestones and expansions. Arizona Technology Council praises AZ’s 2022 fiscal year budget proposal The Council’s president and CEO Steven G. Zylstra said the proposal includes funding to keep Arizona competitive in tech. The proposed budget includes many of … Read more

Tech Launch Arizona gives five student start-up teams funding for impactful proposals

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Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) awarded funding to five start-up teams to develop software or mobile apps that will have a real societal impact. TLA collaborated with the University of Arizona Research, Innovation and Impact and Arizona FORGE to host the Impact Software/App Challenge.  Doug Hockstad, the assistant vice president of TLA, said the competition was … Read more

Arizona Technology Council praises Arizona’s FY 2022 budget proposal

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The Arizona Technology Council praised Gov. Doug Ducey and the Arizona Legislature for the fiscal year 2022 budget proposal. The proposal includes many of the Council’s key priorities outlined in their Public Policy Guide. Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Council, said the budget includes funding to keep Arizona competitive in the tech … Read more

22 of Arizona’s major tech developments in May

Arizona saw some big tech developments in May, from expansion, acquisitions and life-saving partnerships to raising millions for local and regional startups. Another possible TSMC expansion in Arizona Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s largest chipmaker, may expand even more in Arizona. Reuters reported in early May that sources familiar with TSMC’s expansion plans said … Read more

Arizona Technology Council wins major awards in Greater Phoenix Chamber IMPACT Awards

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Arizona Technology Council was awarded the 2021 IMPACT Business of the Year, as well as the Exceptional Innovator Award in the Small to Medium Business category from the Greater Phoenix Chamber. The Arizona Technology Council was founded in 2002 and is the major trade association in Arizona for science and technology companies. It’s designed to … Read more