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  • California SGA Meeting and Second Annual Capitol Cup in Sacramento, CA – April 18, 2018

    by Kelly Hitt  | April 19, 2018
    The CompTIA California State Government Affairs Committee held its in person meeting on Wednesday, April 18th in Sacramento, CA. Every April is a very busy time in the California Legislature with policy deadlines around the corner. The Committee reviewed and took positions on a robust legislative agenda which can be found here.
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  • California SGA Meeting and Decision Makers Dinner- Sacramento, CA - January 17, 2018

    by Kelly Hitt  | January 18, 2018
    The California State Government Affairs Committee held its first policy meeting of the year on Wednesday, January 17th in Sacramento, CA. During the meeting we honored Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D- Thousand Oaks) with CompTIA’s 2017 California Technology Champion award.
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  • States Gear Up for 2018 Sessions – Are you Ready??

    by Alexi Madon  | December 18, 2017
    Have you noticed that states are passing laws impacting technology? Does your company operate in more than one state? Have you ever been taken by surprise when your company has a new compliance procedure because of a new regulation that went into effect? This is the time to consider CompTIA Advocacy!
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  • The Evolving Job Description of a Government CIO

    by Lana Sansur  | October 17, 2017
    In recent years, we have seen a growing trend of state CIOs serving as a broker of services as opposed to owning and providing the service themselves. This has involved a significant culture shift and a commitment to systems integration. Arizona has been a leader in this regard. In this final panel at the 2017 State Tech Summit, we learn what this shifting model has meant for government proficiency to meet constituent needs.
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  • Inspiring Tech Careers and Innovation

    by Lana Sansur  | October 17, 2017
    The keynote speaker for the 2017 State Tech Summit was Dr. Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan, Executive Vice President, ASU Knowledge Enterprise, and Chief Research and Innovation Officer, Arizona State University, discussed the ingredients needed to build a talent pipeline for the 21st century economy.
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  • Is Arizona the “Next Detroit” for Autonomous Vehicles?

    by Lana Sansur  | October 17, 2017
    At the 2017 State Tech Summit, autonomous vehicles took center stage. The panel looked at why Arizona is leading the way in the race to attract the self-driving car industry, and how industry and policymakers can work together at the state and federal levels on autonomous vehicle legislation.
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  • A Look at the 2017-2018 Gubernatorial Races

    by Lana Sansur  | October 17, 2017
    Our third panel at the 2017 CompTIA State Tech Summit examined the 2017-2018 gubernatorial races. Currently, 34 states have Republican Governors at the helm while there are 15 Democratic Governors, and one Independent. However, over the next 13 months, 38 states are scheduled to hold elections for their chief executive, and the stakes are certainly high for we as citizens as well as representatives of the technology industry.
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  • Internet of Things: Privacy and Security in a Connected World

    by Lana Sansur  | October 17, 2017
    The 2017 CompTIA State Tech Summit featured an engaged second panel conversation on Internet of Things (IoT) data collection, storage, usage and most importantly consumer trust.
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  • Arizona’s Position as an Innovation Hub

    by Lana Sansur  | October 17, 2017
    The 2017 CompTIA State Tech Summit kicked off in Scottsdale, AZ with a great presentation from Randy Gustafson, vice president of innovation at the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA). He began by describing the organization’s mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. The ACA is using a three-pronged approach to advance the state’s overall economy: recruit, grow, and create.
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  • CompTIA’s National State Government Affairs Committee Meets at the CompTIA State Tech Summit Last Week

    by Kara Bush  | October 17, 2017
    The CompTIA National State Government Affairs (SGA) Committee met October 11th in Scottsdale, AZ during our annual State Tech Summit to discuss CompTIA’s policy priorities for 2018. Prior to the meeting, each policy committee was tasked with reviewing and updating CompTIA’s policy positions as they relate to education and workforce, environment, privacy, procurement, and taxation.
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