FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TECNA Teams with Grant Thornton to Enhance Visibility of Technology Industry Insights
Santa Ana, Calif., February 27, 2017 - The Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Grant Thornton LLP, a leading audit, tax and advisory firm.
"We are excited to work with Grant Thornton to further our mission of empowering regional technology organizations and expanding the technology economy in North America. Grant Thornton will help us deliver even more valuable services to our member organizations and foster collaboration, innovation and the exchange of ideas," said Tim Jemal, TECNA's Executive Director.
"Technology leaders face a rapidly changing landscape, as industry lines blur and nontraditional competitors emerge. They have to embrace risk as they encourage innovation and adopt new technologies at an early stage, while also managing cybersecurity vulnerabilities," said Steve Perkins, Grant Thornton's U.S. and Global Managing Director for the Technology Industry Practice. "We look forward to offering our insights on staying ahead of the curve to TECNA's strong network of the leading regional and state technology associations."
As part of the agreement, Grant Thornton will facilitate and cobrand in-person round tables in select regions throughout North America represented by TECNA member councils, share thought leadership pieces on a targeted basis and host a national webinar discussing timely tax issues and compliance matters. Grant Thornton will also be a sponsor for the April 4-6, 2017 TECNA CEO Retreat in Boise, Idaho.
About Grant Thornton LLP
Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world's leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton, which has revenues in excess of $1.6 billion and operates 59 offices, works with a broad range of dynamic publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations.
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About Grant Thornton International Ltd
Grant Thornton is one of the world's leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton firms help dynamic organisations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, forward looking advice. Proactive teams led by approachable partners in these firms use insights, experience and instinct to understand complex issues for privately owned, publicly listed and public sector clients and help them to find solutions. More than 47,000 Grant Thornton member firm people, across more than 130 countries, are focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and the communities in which they live and work.
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The Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) represents over 50 IT and Technology trade organizations that, in turn, represent more than 22,000 technology-related companies in North America. TECNA serves its members and the industry through its strong peer-to-peer network and its regional initiatives to raise the visibility and viability of the technology industry. This is accomplished by empowering regional technology organizations and serving as their collective voice in growing the North American technology economy. More information on TECNA can be found at: http://www.technologycouncils.org/ or @techcouncils on Twitter.
Tim Jemal - TECNA
Austine Olson - Grant Thornton