Monthly Archives: February 2017

Introducing the Skyline Challenge: A partnership with Salt Lake City

When we think about Utah’s air quality challenges, we often focus on vehicle emissions, but don’t often consider the contribution our own homes and office buildings have to local air pollution. These contributors are called area sources. From 2008 to 2014, the Utah Division of Air Quality reported a 7% increase in area source contributions to air pollution while vehicle contributions decreased by 9%. Furthermore, Envision Utah projects that by 2050, homes and businesses will replace vehicles as the primary producers of emissions at 63% while vehicle emissions will reduce to 24%. Addressing area sources is a policy priority for [...]

By |2017-02-22T10:09:03-06:00February 22nd, 2017|

Luncheon with the Ambassador of Austria

World Trade Center Utah, in partnership with the Governor's Office of Economic Development and the Salt Lake Chamber, is delighted to welcome His Excellency Dr. Wolfgang Waldner, Ambassador of Austria. The Ambassador will be joining us for a luncheon at the World Trade Center Building in Salt Lake City on Monday, March 6th, 2017 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. We would like to invite the Utah business community and education leaders to join us. Because of the limited number of seats available, registration for the event will be necessary. Please note that there will be a $25 charge to partially [...]

By |2018-11-13T22:05:36-06:00February 22nd, 2017|

GOED’s Ben Hart named UACTE Champion of the Year

Benjamin Hart, managing director of Urban and Rural Business Services at the Governor’s Office of Economic of Development, has been named the Utah Association for Career and Technical Education Champion of the Year. Education leaders recognized Hart at an awards ceremony on Friday, Feb. 3 at Orem High School. “Ben is a tremendous advocate for innovative workforce and education solutions in Utah,” said GOED Executive Director Val Hale. “His tireless efforts have produced effective partnerships and created opportunities for residents statewide.” Hart has been instrumental in the creation of business-education partnerships for initiatives such as Utah Aerospace Pathways and Talent [...]

By |2018-11-13T22:03:54-06:00February 22nd, 2017|

Complying with U.S. export controls

Join Salt Lake Community College, the Bureau of Industry and Security and the Utah District Export Council for a two-day, in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations. The program will cover what exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements, including: What items and activities are subject to the EAR Steps to determine the export licensing requirements for an item How to determine export control classification numbers (ECCN) When you can export or reexport without applying for a license Export clearance procedures and record keeping requirements Export Management Compliance Program (EMCP) concepts Real life examples in applying [...]

By |2017-02-21T10:09:58-06:00February 21st, 2017|

Vivint Smart Home named one of the world’s 50 most innovative companies by Fast Company

Vivint Smart Home announced its inclusion in Fast Company’s annual ranking of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2017. Vivint earned the No. 22 spot on the list, which also includes Amazon (No. 1), Airbnb, Apple, Facebook, Google, Netflix and Uber. Fast Company’s annual list has become an industry standard, created to honor leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in nimble business and impactful innovation. The magazine recognized Vivint “for opening the door to the connected home of the future” and highlighted its cross-platform approach to smart homes, the release of an AI assistant, and a partnership [...]

By |2018-11-13T22:06:19-06:00February 21st, 2017|

Utah Jazz and Qualtrics partner to revolutionize fan experience and analytics and accelerate efforts to eradicate cancer

The Utah Jazz and Qualtrics announced a partnership where the world's leading customer experience management software will become the team's exclusive Fan Experience Insights and Analytics Partner. Qualtrics, a fast-growing tech unicorn based in Utah, will also be the team's jersey patch partner in a first-of-its-kind partnership among North American professional sports teams. Rather than placing the company's logo on the jersey for the 2017-2018 season, Qualtrics is sponsoring the patch in the name of its charity -- 5 For The Fight -- to raise funds to accelerate the pace of innovative cancer research. The 5 For The Fight logo will [...]

By |2017-02-17T10:10:35-06:00February 17th, 2017|

Hatch Unveils Innovation Agenda for the 115th Congress

Washington, D.C. — Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the Chairman of the Senate Republican High-Tech Task Force, rolled out his innovation agenda for the 115th Congress during a special event today at the United States Capitol. On working with the President on key tech issues As one of the earliest Senators to endorse President Trump, I can serve as a bridge between the President and the tech community. I spent nearly an hour in the Oval Office with him last month. Help me help you work with the President to accomplish our shared goals. On Enhancing America’s Competitive Workforce Unfortunately, a [...]

By |2018-11-13T22:03:54-06:00February 17th, 2017|

Ivanti unveils expanded data center and hybrid cloud security product portfolio

Ivanti announced its expanded suite of solutions for data center and hybrid cloud security. This release marks the first in a series of Ivanti announcements to articulate the integrated strategic vision that includes products from LANDESK, Shavlik, AppSense, HEAT Software, Lumension and Xtraction. Together, this product portfolio offers the market's strongest mitigation fabric for server and hybrid cloud security and expands Ivanti's security solutions from the endpoint to the data center. "Our defense-in-depth approach to security is focused on the prevention, detection and remediation of security threats, regardless of where they may penetrate the IT landscape," said Duane Newman, Vice President [...]

By |2018-11-13T22:05:35-06:00February 17th, 2017|
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