Governor’s Celebration

by Don Rodriguez

Heidi Jannenga (center), president and co-founder of WebPT, was winner of the Ed Denison Business Leader of the Year Award in 2018. She received her award at last year’s GCOI from Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, and Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. The leaders and visionaries whose body of work … [More]

On Board

by Don Rodriguez

An executive involved in some of Intel’s noteworthy strategic moves and a co-founder of the region’s key provider of services and products for simulation, product development and rapid prototyping have been elected unanimously by the Arizona Technology Council’s board of directors to serve as chair and vice-chair, respectively. Chair David Tuhy is general manager, NSG … [More]

April 2019 President Message

by Steven G. Zylstra

You might say Clyde Tombaugh was literally starstruck when he worked to help put Arizona on the map in the world of astronomy.  What? You’ve never heard of him? His was a story filled with persistence and alertness.  Although he wanted to pursue astronomy after an uncle loaned him a telescope, a lack of funds kept Tombaugh out of college and forced him to build his own … [More]

National Group Honors Schweikert for Tech Efforts

by Don Rodriguez

Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) is winner of a CompTIA Tech Champion Award given to leaders focused on driving innovation, job growth and advancements for the information technology industry. The Tech Champion Awards are given annually to a member of the House of Representatives, as well as a member of the Senate and an industry executive who has exemplified leadership in the … [More]

Grant Is Sign of SciTech Institute’s Stepping Into Its Own Spotlight

by Don Rodriguez

It’s one thing to take the lead on building Arizona’s STEM ecosystem, but it’s a plus when that recognition goes beyond the state’s borders. The SciTech Institute, a collaborative initiative of the Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority, has been awarded part of a $1 million Southwest Airlines Charitable Grant, which focuses on building a stronger … [More]