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  • CompTIA, WIIT Partner on Trade Talk on Tech; Congressional, White House, and Private Sector Panelists Highlight Current Priorities

    by CompTIA Staff  | November 03, 2017
    On November 2, CompTIA and Women in International Trade (WIIT) partnered on a well-attended Capitol Hill program on priority issues on the digital trade agenda. Congressman Dave Reichert, Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, opened the program, which included a government panel on the U.S. role in the digital economy and a private sector panel discussing challenges and opportunities for technology in trade.
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  • CompTIA Hosts Tax Roundtable with House Staff

    by Geoff Lane  | October 31, 2017
    As tax reform deliberations begin in Washington D.C., CompTIA members had an opportunity earlier this month to sit down with key Congressional staff to discuss the issue. The hour-long roundtable gave members the chance to share their corporate tax priorities with staff, and learn more about forthcoming legislation that will reform our tax code.
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  • BlockChain and Cybersecurity - A Primer

    by David Logsdon  | October 30, 2017
    Blockchain technology has a large potential to transform business operating models in the long term. The use of blockchain technology promises to bring significant efficiencies to global supply chains, financial transactions, asset ledgers and decentralized social networking. What is blockchain technology?
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  • Creating a 21st Century Workforce: Apprenticeships

    by Geoff Lane  | October 30, 2017
    Since its inception, the technology industry has ushered in radical changes. It’s the driving force behind the transformative products and services that are making our lives healthier, more convenient, more productive, and frankly, easier. These products and services garner headlines and generate a ton of money – the technology industry in the United States alone is worth about $1 trillion.
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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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  • Congress Passes Tax Overhaul

    by Geoff Lane | Dec 20, 2017
    The United States Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act this week, a package of tax reforms that will overhaul the U.S. tax code for individuals and corporations. Not since 1986 has our tax code undergone such a comprehensive renovation. Consider that in 1986, laptops weighed dozens of pounds, Sergey Brin and Larry Page were still a decade away from launching Google, Mark Zuckerberg was a toddler, and a young Democratic Senator from Tennessee named Al Gore introduced a bill to require the Office of Science and Technology to explore improvements to communications networks for supercomputers.
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