Just what are those ‘things?’

06/26/2017
By Brice Wallace When experts talk about the “Internet of Things,” or IoT, some people may get lost in the “things” part of the phrase. Mark Sunday, chief information officer and senior vice president at Oracle, recently clued in a Salt Lake City audience, stressing that those things include sensors used in medical care, vehicles […]

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to Keynote UTC Gala

06/13/2017
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will keynote the Utah Technology Council’s (UTC) 19th Annual Hall of Fame Gala event on Friday, November 10, 2017 in Salt Lake City. “The Hall of Fame is the premier event for Utah’s 6,000 tech companies where we celebrate the vitality of our dynamic industry,” said Richard R. Nelson, president and […]

Utah Technology Council Honors CEO of the Year and Tech Champions

06/09/2017
Keynote speaker excites audience to cheer on Oracle TEAM USA as they use extreme technology to win America’s Cup SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Utah Technology Council (UTC) invited its members to celebrate its achievements over the last year by honoring several tech champions, and were pleased to hear keynote remarks on “The Exponential Future of […]

Utah Technology Council Announces CEO Search

05/03/2017
President and CEO Richard R. Nelson to Transition from CEO Role in 2017; Organization to Discuss “UTC 3.0” Evolution at Annual Members Meeting Event on May 9 SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)—The Utah Technology Council (UTC), one of the nation’s most vibrant and highly respected technology associations, has announced that it is launching a CEO search. […]

Funding Needed to Send Utah Robotics Teams to World Championship

04/05/2017
Dear Friends of FIRST Utah Robotics, Thank you for helping us to make this year the best yet for FIRST Utah Robotics teams.  I am happy to report that more FIRST Utah teams qualified for World Championships in Houston April 19-22, than ever in our history.  The list of teams is included below, including 5 […]

Utah hosting 2019 Site Selectors Guild Conference a ‘huge opportunity’

04/04/2017
Every year EDCUtah brings five or six site selectors to Utah to introduce them to the state and educate them about doing business here. Leveraging the Sundance Film Festival, EDCUtah’s “Site Selection & Cinema” event is one of the premier economic development familiarization tours in the country and regularly draws leading consultants from around the […]

Utahns gain confidence in economy as income and employment expectations rise

03/28/2017
The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index increased in March, jumping 8.8 points to 123.5. The increase primarily resulted from high expectations for the economy over the next six months. The overall CAI currently sits 8.1 points higher than its level 12 months ago. In comparison, the national Consumer Confidence Index® increased 9.5 points from […]

Google Fiber releases impact report; Utah ranks No. 8 on innovation study

03/27/2017
Google Fiber releases report detailing community impact Google Fiber shared Thursday a first look at some of the findings from its Community Impact Report. This report looks at how cities in America and Google Fiber collaborates with local partners and nonprofits to ensure that more people — especially the most digitally divided — have access to […]

Local businesses learn how to counter cybercrime

03/23/2017
SALT LAKE CITY — It may come as a surprise that a former top administrator from the Department of Homeland Security, the 240,000-employee agency tasked with keeping the country safe from outside threats, said the biggest cyberthreat to U.S. businesses is likely not from some intricate plotting by a rogue nation-state intent on toppling the […]

Top 20 startups announced in the 2017 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

03/15/2017
Utah’s best college entrepreneurs are competing for $100,000 in cash and prizes, including a $40,000 grand prize, in the 2017 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, one of the biggest student business competitions in the country. The competition got a lot more interesting with the top 20 teams being announced. Hundreds of students from all colleges in the […]

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From Utah’s Classrooms to Utah’s Workforce: Talent Development and Retention

      We all know how important a talented workforce is to the health of Utah’s businesses and overall economy. With the growth of Silicon Slopes, Utah industries are going to require more and more highly-skilled and highly educated workers in the coming years. Fortunately for us, Utah has a strong and vibrant system […]

Computer Science: Every Classroom, Every Age

  It was last October that I sat across from Aaron Skonnard, CEO of Pluralsight and former UTC board member, as he shared his vision for Utah’s educational future. The goal: computer science offered in every classroom at every age. As our economy changes, our education must change as well. Utah needs to invest in […]

Why I will be at Silicon Slopes 2018 Tech Summit

We’ve all gone to those conferences where, by the end of the first morning, we are questioning why we haven’t already made our way to the hotel pool to avoid one more droning conversation, one more irrelevant presentation or less than dynamic speaker. The lighting is mediocre, the chairs are uncomfortable, and you’ve been staring […]