December 2018 President’s Message

by Steven G. Zylstra

Like most people in fall 2009, it was hard not to still feel the effects of the slow recovery after the Great Recession that technically ended in June of that year. A national employment rate that hit 10 percent in October was perhaps the most telling sign of how bad things still were. I had been in my current role not quite three years and had heard more than my share of the … [More]

Introduction to Israel

by Steven G. Zylstra and Leib Bolel 

There’s no denying the international outreach of the Arizona Technology Council. President and CEO Steven G. Zylstra has added his signature to an agreement formalizing a bilateral relationship that promotes growth and expands business opportunities for the Greater Phoenix and Hermosillo metropolitan regions. China was the destination for past trade missions he helped lead. And … [More]

Report update reveals good news for paychecks, venture capital

by Don Rodriquez

Whether you were looking for a better payday last year or an increase in venture capital this year, Arizona’s technology industry was the place to be. Those are a few of the highlights from the recent quarterly update of the Arizona Technology Council Industry Impact Report based on data collected from sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, CompTIA and … [More]

Change for the Better

by David Lee

In an environment of exponential change — especially in the field of technology — every organization faces daunting questions of how it will adapt to add value for its constituents and community.  With this in mind, the Arizona Technology Council continuously reviews and tests its value proposition. To assist with the latest analysis, the Council has enlisted myself, David … [More]

Whole New World

First-hand account from student participant in the Chief Science Officers Program

Editor’s note: The Chief Science Officers Program, a collaborative initiative of the Arizona Technology Council Foundation and Arizona Commerce Authority, recently brought together members from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan and Oregon, as well as Kuwait and Mexico for its CSO International Summit in Washington, D.C. The event gave the students opportunities to position themselves … [More]