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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Meets with Utah Tech Leaders

Yesterday, UTC hosted Congresswoman Mia Love and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for a round table discussion with Utah tech leaders on important issues facing our industry. There was no agenda, no pre-submission of topics, and the Chairman answered rapid fire questions on net neutrality, throttling, antitrust, privacy laws, and many more.   Congresswoman Love and Chairman Pai were clear for the reason for their visit: to build good policy, Congress needs good input from real people working in the fields they are attempting to regulate. More than net neutrality - Utah needs an ever strengthening infrastructure to ensure that our [...]

By |2018-08-24T09:54:15+00:00August 24th, 2018|

Would you want to work at your startup?

You’ve built a fantastic product. But what about the workplace that goes with it? Big players like Uber, GitHub and SheThinx somehow missed that second part (although they did muddle through their nightmares of workplace harassment). Other startups, however, haven’t always been so lucky, even if they didn’t take it to the extreme of these companies. No entrepreneur wants to have the company where employees say, “Ugh, do I have to go to work again today?” Whenever a business owner asks me a question about hiring, I ask them this: “if the tables were turned, would you want to work [...]

By |2018-08-22T13:30:09+00:00August 22nd, 2018|

10 Ways Technology Has Changed Team Communication

Original article published by Forbes can be seen here.   The information technology (IT) industry is expected to grow a whopping 6.2% this year alone, according to Statista. This will make the technology industry a $3.74 trillion business by 2018, which is part of the driving force behind how your company communicates today. Using technology to keep your team connected just makes sense. With more remote employees taking over the workforce and the need to engage with staff located all over the world, having instant accessibility not only makes it easy to work together and collaborate, but is also an [...]

By |2018-08-03T10:22:38+00:00August 3rd, 2018|

Trump’s Tech Tariffs Are Awesome, for Southeast Asia

Original article published by Bloomberg Opinion can be seen here.   Written by Tim Culpan, Bloomberg columnist covering technology Donald Trump may well be the best thing that’s happened to Southeast Asia’s humble electronics industry in quite a while. Relatively small, and frankly not as sexy as their North Asia cousins, makers of components and devices with factories dotted around the region may get some time in the spotlight thanks to the U.S. administration’s decision last month to levy an additional 25 percent import tax on 818 separate items from China. Assembly of name-brand gadgets like Apple Inc.’s iPhones tends [...]

By |2018-11-14T01:55:23+00:00August 3rd, 2018|

I have a calculator but I’m not an accountant: the case for outsourcing

By Stephanie Lyon, Business Development Consultant, Stratus.hr I have a calculator and pencils on my desk, a spreadsheet on my computer, a short stack of ledger paper in a drawer somewhere, and a working knowledge of how to pay for things. I’d be a great accountant, right? Wrong. I’m missing one thing -- skills. Make that two things -- I’m also missing the desire to be an accountant. Truthfully, there’s no one who would disagree with me. Yes, I can balance my checkbook, but If I were working as an accountant, I’d be slow, make mistakes, hate my job and [...]

By |2018-07-06T11:45:04+00:00July 6th, 2018|

President & CEO John Knotwell’s Annual Members Meeting Remarks

2017 was a year of transition for UTC, yet we still gathered the community together for more than 50 professional development and networking events, put on an enviable and record breaking Hall of Fame Event where we were pleased to hear from global tech giant Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella. Our public policy team achieved 12 out of 12 objectives at this year’s legislative general session - with initiatives targeted at strengthening our workforce, expanding the talent ready grant program, and paving the way for strategic funding for SheTech, Silicon Slopes Tech Summit, and First Robotics. Throughout the last 7 months, [...]

By |2018-04-26T11:10:05+00:00April 26th, 2018|

Are you Business Equality Leader certified?

There are several challenges employers face when recruiting new talent to Utah. Potential LGBTQ recruits may question if the Beehive State will truly welcome and embrace them. Equality Utah is the state’s premier LGBTQ advocacy organization. For seventeen years, we’ve been working to secure equal rights and protections for LGBTQ Utahns and their families. In 2015, we passed historic legislation to include LGBTQ residents in the state’s nondiscrimination employment and housing laws. We proved that, even in Utah, we can advance LGBTQ rights by finding common ground with our neighbors. We are here to bring that same spirit to Silicon [...]

By |2018-04-17T08:38:59+00:00April 17th, 2018|
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