• TECNA and TAI Announce SHAZAM as Presenting Sponsor for 2018 TECNA Summer Conference

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    June 14, 2018
    For Immediate Release

    Santa Ana, Calif. and Des Moines, Iowa (June 14, 2018) - The Technology Councils of North America and the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) are pleased to announce SHAZAM as the presenting sponsor for the 2018 TECNA Summer Conference.
    “We’re grateful to SHAZAM for stepping up to support the TECNA Summer Conference as the presenting sponsor,” said Brian Waller, President of TAI. “SHAZAM is a technology leader in Iowa providing innovative payment processing solutions for financial institutions. TAI could not be more proud to have Shazam representing the incredible technology being developed right here in our state and deployed across the country.”
    The TECNA Summer Conference Powered by SHAZAM will take place July 24 - 26 in downtown Des Moines and will open with a welcome reception and dinner on Tuesday, July 24 at Pillar Technology’s The Forge.
    “As technology becomes more important to our lives, SHAZAM believes the exchange of ideas at events like TECNA 2018 are critical.” Said Dan Kramer Sr VP of Government and Community Affairs at SHAZAM, “We are proud to welcome technology leaders from around the country to our home in Central Iowa and to support our partners at The Technology Association of Iowa.”
    Conference attendees will receive a behind-the-scenes look at Iowa’s first in the nation caucuses and participate in interactive sessions such as Successful Talent Pipeline Programs, State & Federal Technology Policy, Diversity & Inclusion in Technology Organizations, and Using Data to Increase Tech Council Value.
    “Technology-driven innovation and growth is happening in far more places than just Silicon Valley,” said Skip Newberry, President and CEO of Technology Association of Oregon and Chairman of the TECNA Board. “The TECNA Summer Conference and tech associations from throughout North America are coming to Iowa to learn what is fueling the growth of Iowa's tech community and to recognize the Technology Association of Iowa's efforts to bring together the next generation of technologists and entrepreneurs in America's heartland.”
    Registration is open to the public. Learn more and register to attend at tecna2018.com and follow event updates on twitter @technologyiowa and #TECNA2018 or on facebook:facebook.com/technologyiowa.
    About the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI)
    The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) is the statewide, member-based organization uniting Iowa's technology community. TAI advances Iowa's reputation as a technology state and supports the industry by connecting leaders, driving public policy, fostering diversity and inclusion, and developing talent. TAI is the voice for Iowa’s technology industry representing companies impacting Iowa’s $11 billion technology industry, which accounts for 8.8 percent of the state’s GDP and employs over 88,000 workers. Learn more at www.technologyiowa.org.
    About TECNA
    The Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) represents about 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.tecna.org/ or @techcouncils on Twitter.
    Tim Jemal - TECNA
    Mandy McWherter - Technology Association of Iowa

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