Arizona Technology Council Names Winners of 2013 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards “Tech Ten” Legislators

Arizona Technology Council October 7, 2013

The Arizona Technology Council, together with the Arizona Commerce Authority, today announced the winners of Outstanding Tech Senator of the Year, Outstanding Tech Representative of the Year and the Tech Ten legislators, to be awarded at the 2013 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) awards presented by Avnet, Inc.

These awards, along with business and individual awards, will be presented Thursday, November 14, 2013, at the Phoenix Convention Center. This year marks the tenth anniversary of this prestigious event that attracts more than 1,000 technology industry leaders for an “academy awards” theater-style presentation complete with a technology showcase of over 50 booths, a strolling dinner and an after party with deserts and live music. Tickets may be purchased online at

“These distinguished state leaders understand the importance of technology to the future of Arizona,” said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. “We applaud each of them for their willingness to work tirelessly to strengthen policies that create jobs and educate our technology workforce.”

“We are pleased to recognize these accomplished state legislative leaders as technology industry champions,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority. “They have all helped spearhead legislation that is designed to help strengthen and expand Arizona’s technology sector and the overall economy.”

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