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LinkedIn® Live! Phoenix Event by quotes

The November 6th event was called “The best networking event I have ever been to.” by a large percentage of the participants.

LinkedIn® Live!

Phoenix Event

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Handlebar J’s

7116 Becker Lane

Scottsdale , AZ 85254

Tuesday January 8th 2008

5:30 – 7:30 PM

We are pleased to announce the next LinkedIn® Centric event in the Phoenix Market at Handlebar J’s!

The LinkedIn® Live! Event brings the top LinkedIn® Users together with key members of the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Community (who should be top Linkedin® users) and introducing them to each other, and to IA and its mission.

This month, the event is co-produced in alliance with the Arizona Technology Council .

LinkedIn Live! is a Free Event with appetizers sponsored by Lumension Security and a Cash Bar.

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And bring one or two of your most connected LinkedIn® connections!

Join us as we further unlock the power of the extended Metro Phoenix network!

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ARIZONA TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL and MITEL NETWORKS CORPORATION by quotes

THE ARIZONA TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL & TRANS-WEST NETWORK SOLUTIONS IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE MITEL NETWORKS CORPORATION AS THE PREMIER SPONSOR FOR THE 2007 GOVERNOR’S CELEBRATION OF INNOVATION

(Phoenix, AZ – November 8, 2007) Every year, companies across Arizona reach out and sponsor the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) and it has become known as the “Academy Awards” for the technology and innovation industry. This is the first year the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation is to feature a Premier Sponsor. As an active supporter of the Arizona Technology Council, Trans-West Network Solutions has been a Mitel partner since 1981 with over 4,000 business customers in Arizona. With a long term relationship, the company was able to secure Mitel as the Premier Sponsor for this exclusive event.
 “It seemed like the perfect opportunity to place Mitel in the spotlight in their recent position,” said Debi McMahon, Sales Manager of Trans-West Network Solutions. Mitel, an international telecom company, recently acquired Inter-Tel and has moved its U.S. headquarters to Phoenix, Arizona.

“As the ‘new’ Mitel, a global leader in business communications solutions, we are proud to continue our membership in the Arizona Technology Council and to have the privilege of serving as the first Premier Sponsor of this prestigious event,” said Steven DeKorne, VP of marketing for Mitel U.S. “It is an honor to have the opportunity to represent not only our company but our industry in recognizing the achievements of our peers in innovation and technology.”

The Governor’s Celebration of Innovation sold out before the closing date for ticket sales in 2005 and 2006, and has grown each year since its inception attracting attendees from the technology industry, academia, politics, media, research, future innovators, and the business community at large from across Arizona. Now in its fifth year, the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation is Arizona’s largest and most influential annual event celebrating technological innovation in the state. GCOI is presented in the fourth quarter of the year by the Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Department of Commerce.

The event will take place on December 6, 2007 on the field at the University of Phoenix Stadium from 5-9pm. Awards are given to members of the state’s technology community whose innovations are expected to have a lasting positive impact on Arizona’s economy and a positive impact on their end-users’ lives.

Additional Information:

The Governor’s Celebration of Innovation was established in 2003 by combining two technology award ceremonies: the High Tech Industry Cluster’s 17-year student awards ceremony and the Arizona Software and Internet Association’s 10-year “Celebration of Innovation”. With the addition of the Governor’s support, the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation has become the premier technology community gathering of its kind in Arizona. The inaugural Governor’s Celebration of Innovation took place in November 2003 and was a colossal success with over 1,200 in attendance. The event is hosted by both the Arizona Technology Council (www.aztechcouncil.org) and the Department of Commerce (www.azcommerce.com). Purchase an individual ticket or table before November 21st. For more information about the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation, visit www.celebration-of-innovation.com

Mitel Networks Corporation is a leading provider of communications solutions for a range of organizations – from very small, single-site offices to multi-site, large enterprises. Mitel offers customers a broad choice of solutions, from basic business communications to sophisticated unified communications, from pre-packaged to tailored applications, and from an outright capital purchase to a managed service. Mitel operates from over 100 locations in over 90 countries. Mitel services its customers through a network of over 1,500 value-added resellers and partners.
Following its merger with Inter-Tel, Inc. in August 2007, Mitel now offers an even greater choice and flexibility to customers. Mitel recognizes that the value of a communications solution is different for every business. Its portfolio of solutions is highly scalable, secure, easily managed and optimized to meet the evolving communications needs of customers. To find out more about the Premier Sponsor for the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation, visit Mitel online at www.mitel.com.

Trans-West Network Solutions is a leader in the telecom industry and is a locally owned Arizona Corporation, established in November of 1981. Trans-West provides VoIP, Unified Communications, Presence Management, Video Conferencing and traditional PBX solutions. With over 4,000 customers in the Arizona market, and over 8,000 customers nationwide, Trans-West provides voice, data, and cabling for all sized business needs. With products such as MITEL, and INTER-TEL, a Mitel Company, Trans-West Network Solutions takes a consultative approach to improving business communications. With our highly certified technicians and a commitment to exceeding customer’s expectations, Trans-West is Arizona’s #1 provider of Mitel equipment. www.twns.com



Ensynch Names Gene Holmquist Chief Executive Officer by quotes

Ensynch Names

Gene Holmquist

Chief Executive Officer

IT Industry Veteran Will Continue to Focus on Customers, Revenue Growth, Corporate Philanthropy and Future Expansion Plans

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Gene Holmquist, president and CEO of Arizona-based Ensynch, Inc., a leading provider of IT Services

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TEMPE, Arizona.

Ensynch Inc., the Southwests leading provider of IT infrastructure services, announced today the unanimous appointment of Gene Holmquist as CEO of Ensynch by its Board of Directors, effective December 1, 2006. He currently serves as President of Ensynch, and has been in the role since 2001. He succeeds Kurt Bunney, a 20-year veteran of the IT industry, who will remain Chairman of Ensynchs Board of Directors, and will continue to work with customers and partners.

Holmquist will continue to serve as President of the company in addition to his new role as CEO.

Under Genes leadership, weve made significant strides in the growth of the company, developed new service offerings for business customers, and secured outside funding and launched our expansion into Southern California, said Bunney. We are excited at the direction Gene will continue to take the organization. His terrific leadership ability and deep understanding of the needs of our customers has shown to be invaluable to the companys growth, and will continue to prove vital to the success of the Ensynch organization.

Holmquist brings nearly two decades of experience building successful services businesses from the ground up. Holmquist is an ardent supporter of the community as a former Board Member of the Arizona Technology Council and a relentless advocate for medical research to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

About Ensynch

Ensynch Inc. is the Southwest’s leading provider of IT infrastructure services, staffing and data center solutions that improve the operational efficiency of emerging mid-market businesses and enterprise-level businesses. Ensynch provides a full range of secure, manageable, available and cost-effective technology solutions delivered professionally and flexibly, through its 225 IT professionals and strategists worldwide. An award-winning and nationally recognized company, Ensynch has earned a place on the Inc 500, received numerous awards from Microsoft including a worldwide partner award, and was recognized as one of North America’s top IT solution providers by CRN magazine’s Fast100. The company is headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., with offices in Southern California.



Finalists Selected for Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards by quotes

Finalists Selected for

Governors

Celebration of Innovation Awards

Winners to be Announced Evening of December 5, 2006;

Event of the Year to Honor Arizonas Top Technological and Business Achievements

The Arizona Technology Council, in partnership with the Arizona Department of Commerce, announced the following companies have been chosen as finalists by the Governors Celebration of Innovation events selection committee comprised of local business and academic leaders. One company, within each category, will be announced as the winner the night of the event. The award categories and finalists for each are as follows:

The Pioneering Innovation Award

 

Ribomed Biotechnologies, Inc.

Primary Contact: Dave Hanak
Director of Sales & Marketing

dhanak@ribomed.com

 

Perfect Power

Primary Contact: Lynn Paige
CEO

lynnpaige@perfectpowernetwork.com

 

Honeywell International Inc.

Primary Contact: Erik Rasmussen
Public Relations Manager

erik.rasmussen@honeywell.com

 

The Innovator of the Year Award

Note: “Innovator of the Year” distinction is comprised of four levels.

 

Innovator of the Year Award-Start-up

 

Medipacs LLC

Primary Contact: Mark Banister
President

mbanister@medipacs.com

 

Southwest Windpower, Inc.

Primary Contact: Andrew Kruse
Co-founder/ Vice President of Business Development

928-779-9463 or andy@windenergy.com

 

Gw Medical Technologies, LLC

Primary Contact: William J. Gartner
President & CEO

gartnerw@gwmedtech.com

 

Innovator of the Year Award-Small Company

 

InPlay Technologies, Inc.

Primary Contact: Heather Beshears
VP, Corp. Communications

heather@inplaytechnologies.com

 

Ensynch Inc

Primary Contact: Tyeson Cluff
Marketing Manager

tcluff@ensynch.com

 

RF Code

Primary Contact: Tim Bresien
Director of Marketing

tbresien@rfcode.com

 

Innovator of the Year Award-Large Company

 

Mobility Electronics

Primary Contact: Mary Garrett
Launch: Partner, Director of Public Relations

mary@launchcorp.com

 

Avnet, Inc.

Primary Contact: Patrick McAvoy
Sierra Creative Group: Principal

pmcavoy@sierracreative.com

 

IBM Arizona- “ServiceArizona (SAZ)”

Primary Contact: Scott Whitfield
Project Executive, IBM Global Services, Government Industry

Scott_Whitfield@us.ibm.com

 

Innovator of the Year Award-Academia

 

AzTE (Arizona Technology Enterprises)

Primary Contact: Charlie Lewis
VP Marketing & Venture Development

clewis@azte.com

 

BioDesign-A Pox Against Infectious Disease

Primary Contact: Kimberly Ovitt
Marketing and Communication Director

Kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu

 

Bio5 Institute

Primary Contact: Grace Brown
Director, Marketing & Communications

gdbrown@email.arizona.edu

 

William F. McWhortor Community Service Leader of the Year Award

 

Kevin Hickey-Netpro

Primary Contact: Christine McDermott
VP Corporate Communications

christinem@netpro.com

 

Avnet, Inc.

Primary Contact: Teri Radosevich
Director of Community Relations

teri.radosevich@avnet.com

 

Bob Hagen-Southern Arizona Technology Council

Primary Contact: Jodi Horton
President, IDEA @ Work, Inc.

jrhorton@theriver.com

 

Ed Denison Business Leader of the Year Award

 

David Engert-Quality Care Solutions Incorporated (QCSI)

Primary Contact: Hakon Johanson
Marketing Specialist

hakon.johanson@qcsi.com

 

Gene Holmquist– Ensynch Inc.

Primary Contact: Daniel Moran
Publicist-Kathy Sacks Group

daniel@kathysacks.com

 

Kathleen M. Perkins– Breault Research Organization

Primary Contact: Susanne Gerdes
Co-Chair

seg@oei-az.com

Young Innovator of the Year Award Winners

The “Best of the Best” of the Arizona Engineering and Science Fairs (grades 9-12) for the year 2006. Each of these students will receive a $1000 scholarship to further enhance their education.

Erin Eppard

Thunderbird High School
Teacher: Renee Kaye
Project Name: Operator Injury Mitigation Using Electronic Sensing,
Mechanical Braking and Decoupling Devices in Handheld Circular Saws.
 

Jingyuan Luo

Hamilton High School
Teacher: Debbie Nipar
Project Name: Toxicity and Ecological Implications of Nanomaterials to
Phytoplankton.
 

Albert Shieh

Chaparral High School
Teacher: Richard Peterson
Project Name: Novel Algorithms for Automated SNP Genotyping
 

Gabor Angeli

Catalina Foothills High School
Teacher: Ann Marie Condes
Project Category: Computer Science/Chemistry Project Name: Development
of a Semi-Automatic Mass spectra Evaluation (SAME) Program.
 

Teacher of the Year Award:

Renee Kaye
AP Biology
Thunderbird High School

The finalists for this years Governors Celebration of Innovation are some of the most impressive we have seen in the four year history of the event. It is obvious that Arizonas technology industry continues to thrive when we see the quality of companies that make their home in our great state, said Kevin Margeson, Chairman of the Governors Celebration of Innovation event, and Director of the Arizona Aerospace and Defense Industry Association.

In its fourth year, the awards program is acknowledged as the premier recognition of statewide technological and business achievement and leadership in innovation. The awards dinner will be held at the Pointe South Mountain Resort on December 5, 2006. The event begins with a reception at 5:00 p.m., with dinner and ceremonies beginning at 6:30 p.m. The program will end at 9:00 p.m. This years event features an early bird deadline for registration. Tables of ten are $1,250 for Council members and $1750 for non-members before November 7th, $1,500 for Council members and $2,000 for non-members after November 7th. Individual tickets are $125 for Council members and $175 for non-members before November 7th, and $150 for Council members and $200 for non-members after November 7th. To purchase a table or individual ticket go to http://www.celebration-of-innovation.com.

Award Category Descriptions

  • Pioneering Innovation

Presented to an outstanding company that has gone above and beyond the call of duty in contributing to Arizona ‘s technology industry through sustained business presence, corporate citizenship, community involvement, and business success. A company of any size or technical discipline may be nominated. The award is limited to commercial enterprises doing business in Arizona for 5 years or more.

  • Innovator of the Year – Start-Up Company

Presented to a company or business unit that has achieved significant business success, technical innovation, or scientific achievement in the past calendar year and meets the following requirements: Must be actively selling or developing a commercially available product or service for less than 24 months; Must be generating revenue and/or receiving funding; Must demonstrate innovation and potential viability; Company or business unit must be based in Arizona; Innovation must be developed in Arizona; Must have a management structure of one or more persons; Profitability is not a requirement

  • Innovator of the Year Small Company

Presented to a company or business unit that has achieved significant business success, technical innovation, or scientific achievement in the past calendar year and meets the following requirements: Must be in operation for 24 months or more; Must be generating less than $50 million in annual revenues; Company or business unit must be based in Arizona; Innovation must be developed in Arizona; Innovation may have been in previous years

  • Innovator of the Year Large Company

Presented to a company or business unit (no limit on the duration of the project) that has achieved significant business success, technical innovation, or scientific achievement in the past calendar year and meets the following requirements: Must be in operation for 24 months or more; Must be generating $50 million or more in annual revenues; Company or business unit must be based in Arizona; Innovation must be developed in Arizona; Innovation may have been in previous years

  • Innovator of the Year Academia

Presented to a department or office within an accredited higher education institution that has achieved success through innovation in the past calendar year and meets the following requirements: Each department or office may submit 1 project for consideration; Has achieved success through research and development; Must demonstrate technical innovation, scientific achievement and potential commercial viability; Institution must be based in Arizona; Open to both college students and faculty; Has contributed to economic development within Arizona through teaching, research or other academic pursuits

  • William F. McWhortor Community Service Leader of the Year Award

Presented to an individual or organization (including Not For Profit) that contributes to Arizona ‘s technology industry through relentless community involvement, leadership, visibility and excellence in economic development activity. Any individual or organization representing industry, government, or academia may be nominated. Award is limited to individuals or organizations residing in Arizona 5 years or more.

  • Ed Denison Business Leader of the Year Award

Presented to an individual who contributes to Arizona ‘s technology industry through sustained growth of their business or company. Any individual in a leadership position employed by an Arizona-based business, or division of a corporation operating in Arizona may be nominated for this award. Leadership qualities such as entrepreneurship, community involvement, and management expertise will be considered. Award is limited to individuals residing in Arizona 5 years or more.

About the Governors Celebration of Innovation

The Governors Celebration of Innovation was established in 2003 by combining two technology award ceremonies: the High Tech Industry Clusters 17-year student awards ceremony and the Arizona Software and Internet Associations 10-year Celebration of Innovation. With the addition of the Governors support, the Governors Celebration of Innovation has become the premier technology community gathering of its kind in Arizona. The inaugural Governors Celebration of Innovation took place in November 2003 and was a colossal success with over 1,200 in attendance. For more information visit http://www.celebration-of-innovation.com.

About Arizona Technology Council

The Arizona Technology Councils vision is for Arizona to be recognized as a top-tier center for technology-based industries and businesses with an education system that produces a best-of-class 21st century workforce in a statewide community where its citizens share in the highest quality of life possible. The Councils mission is to drive partnerships, policies and programs that advance the business climate for Arizonas technology community. The Council delivers on this mission by representing, supporting and advocating for member companies through initiatives, advocacy, networking and effective communications. The Arizona Technology Council is the largest member-driven technology association in the state. The Arizona Technology Council represents the interests of over 35,000 employees across more than 500 of the leading technology companies their support firms, educational institutions and state-wide economic development groups that collectively form Arizonas technology community. Donna Kent was named president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council in November 2005. Along with Ms. Kent, the organization is led by Chairman of the Board and former President and Chief Executive, Todd Bankofier, an appointed executive committee and a board of directors comprised of a cross-section of academic, private and public sector professionals. For more information, visit http://www.aztechcouncil.org.

About Arizona Department of Commerce

Collaborating with economic development partners statewide, the Arizona Department of Commerce works to create jobs, expand the tax base, increase per capita income and promote a globally competitive business environment. The agency provides reliable information and research, community assistance, targeted business attraction and development coupled with strategic workforce development. Nationally and internationally, the Department of Commerce promotes Arizona assets: a growing, high-tech workforce; competitive operating environment; easy access to major markets; affordable, available real estate; reliable utilities; abundant natural resources and an unmatched quality of life. For more information, visit www.azcommerce.com.



Arizona Technology Council seeks innovators. by quotes
July 5, 2006, 11:43 pm
Filed under: Arizona Technology Council

The Arizona Technology Council is looking for a few good innovators.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2006 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards.  The deadline is Aug. 18. The event is held annually to recognize excellence in Arizona ‘s technology industry and celebrates technology innovation by businesses, academia and nonprofit organizations.

Winners will be announced on Dec. 5, at the Pointe South Mountain Resort in Phoenix.

For rules and to apply online visit: www.celebration-of-innovation.com.

The Arizona Technology Council is the largest technology association in Arizona and represents the interests of more than 35,000 employees across more than 500 technology companies, support firms, educational institutions and economic development groups.