Arizona Technology
Innovation Summit
23 March 2017
15+ Speakers
Registration Closed

Who We Are

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, in collaboration with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Arizona Commerce Authority, and Thiel Capital’s Managing Director Jack Selby, will host the 2017 Tech Innovation Summit.  

About the Summit

The Summit will welcome speakers from leading edge tech companies that are driving innovation in Arizona, as well as the investors who are powering today’s most exciting start-ups. 

Why Attend?

Attendees of the Arizona Technology Summit expand their horizons, receive the right tools and make vital connections in the broad spectrum of ever-changing technology trends.

WOZ U Scholarship

As part of a continuing commitment and investment to Arizona’s future,
APS is pleased to announce the first Woz U Scholarship, for a qualified student to attend the upcoming 2018 cohort.

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Thank you to all who joined us for the Arizona Technology Innovation Summit 2017.
Check out last year's program and contact us if you have any questions for next year's event!
Day 1
23 Mar 2017

Panel 1: Venture Capitalists and their Perspective on Phoenix Tech Scene

Moderator:  Jack Selby, Managing Director, Thiel Capital Jason Pressman, Managing Director, Shasta Ventures Josh McFarland, General Partner at Greylock Partners Todd Belfer, Managing Partner, Canal Partners

Panel 2: Perspectives on Phoenix Technology Ecosystem

Moderator: Brad Selby, Chief Development Officer, Affirm Aaron Matos, Founder, and Founder of Alan Chambless, VP of Customer Success, Weebly Pete Kazanjy, Co-Founder, TalentBin (, and Co-Founder, PEL Ryan Johnson,...
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12:00 - 13:15

Keynote Address: Governor Doug Ducey and ASU President Michael Crow

Panel 3: Local Arizona Operating Executives and their Perspective on Phoenix Technology Ecosystem

Moderator:  Sandra Watson, President & CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority Jason Bagley, Government Affairs Manager, Intel Corporation Derek Jenkins, Vice President of Design, Lucid Motors Loren Hudziak, Solutions Architect, Google Ryan...
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Panel 4: Local Arizona Start-up Executives and their Perspective on Phoenix Technology Ecosystem

Moderator: Bill Miller, R. Wesley Companies Alexi Venneri, Co-founder and CEO, Digital Air Strike Ernie Garcia, Jr., Founder and CEO, CARVANA Heidi Jannenga, President and Co-Founder, WebPT Josh Manley, Founder...
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