DesTechAZ 2020

With Steve Wozniak, Apple Co-Founder

October 13th-15th

Join us for our annual gathering of top innovation leaders supporting STEM education

DesTechAZ 2020

With Steve Wozniak, Apple Co-Founder

October 13th-15th

Join us for our annual gathering of top innovation leaders who support STEM education

DesTechAZ 2019 Recap

DesTechAZ 2019 with Steve “Woz” Wozniak was another successful event! Woz hosted special guests from NASA, Orange County Choppers, Atari, Hanson Robotics, Meow Wolf, Arizona Commerce Authority and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. The conversations focused on K-12 STEM education, Arizona state initiatives and achievements, and new innovations and technologies happening throughout all industries. Watch the event recap video here and click below to see the 2019 event videos and photos.

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DesTechAZ 2018 Recap

DesTechAZ 2018 was a night to remember featuring Steve “Woz” Wozniak with special guests including Governor Doug Ducey, Armando Christian Perez “Pitbull”, Vitalik Buterin, Vlad Martynov, Sandra Watson, Jeff Guldner, Vanessa Ruiz, Sara Silverstein, and Karen Young.

DesTechAZ 2018

DesTechAZ 2018 was a night to remember featuring Steve “Woz” Wozniak with special guests including Governor Doug Ducey, Armando Christian Perez “Pitbull”, Vitalik Buterin, Vlad Martynov, Sandra Watson, Jeff Guldner, Vanessa Ruiz, Sara Silverstein, and Karen Young.

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DesTechAZ is a multi-day event that brings together Arizona’s most innovative companies across all industries to showcase top state initiatives, spotlight industry leaders and help establish meaningful business connections to spur future innovation.

DesTechAZ is a multi-day event that brings together Arizona’s most innovative companies across all industries to showcase top state initiatives, spotlight industry leaders and help establish meaningful business connections to spur future innovation.

DesTech AZ 2020

SEPTEMBER 15-17th

WITH SPECIAL GUEST STEVE WOZNIAK

Many Thanks to our Past Featured Guests

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Steve “Woz” Wozniak

“DesTechAZ is a great event that celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit in technology and innovation happening in Arizona as it becomes the next technology metropolis”

Steve “Woz” Wozniak
Apple co-founder
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Armando Christian Perez aka Pitbull

“Being able ‎to share the stage with Steve Wozniak at DesTechAZ was a true honor and incredible opportunity. We spoke about the importance of music and technology around the world.”

Armando Christian Perez aka Pitbull
Musician, Entrepreneur, Innovator
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Vitalik Buterin

Vitalik Buterin is a programmer, writer and the co-founder of Ethereum. Vitalik has been involved in the Bitcoin community since 2011, co-founding and writing articles for Bitcoin magazine.

Vitalik Buterin
Ethereum co-founder & Bitcoin Magazine co-founder
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David Hanson Ph.D

David Hanson develops robots that are widely regarded as the world’s most human-like in appearance, in a lifelong quest to create true living, caring machines. As a researcher, Hanson published dozens of papers in materials science, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and robotics journals.

David Hanson Ph.D
Hanson Robotics Founder, Chairman, Chief Creative Officer
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AZ Governor Doug Ducey

Doug Ducey is the 23rd governor of Arizona and a former CEO of Cold Stone Creamery, a chain of ice cream parlors. Ducey was CEO of Cold Stone Creamery from 1995 to 2007, when he and his business partner sold the company.

Doug Ducey
Arizona Governor
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James L. Green

Dr. Green began working in the Magnetospheric Physics Branch at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in 1980. He has written over 110 scientific articles in referred journals involving various aspects of the Earth’s and Jupiter’s magnetospheres and over 50 technical articles on various aspects of data systems and computer networks.

James L. Green
NASA Chief Scientist
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Jeff DeWit

As NASA CFO, DeWit ensures the financial health of the agency, which includes effectively employing agency resources toward the achievement of NASA's strategic plan. DeWit comes to NASA from Arizona state government, where he served as State Treasurer, a role in which he was responsible for the oversight of more than $15 billion in state investments and more than $32 billion of annual inflows and outflows.

Jeff DeWit
NASA Chief Financial Officer
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Randy Cruz

Randy Cruz was hand selected by the NASA Administrator to be his Senior Advisor in August 2018.  As the Senior Advisor, Cruz advises NASA leadership on all matters to include aerospace and aeronautic operations, infrastructure, foreign and legislative affairs, communications, and risk management.

Randy Cruz
NASA Senior Advisor
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Lindy Elkins-Tanton

Lindy Elkins-Tanton is the Principal Investigator of the NASA Psyche mission, Managing Director of the Interplanetary Initiative at Arizona State University, and co-founder of Beagle Learning, a tech company training and measuring collaborative problem-solving and critical thinking. Her research and efforts are focused on a positive human space exploration future, the effective leadership of teams, and education for the future of society.

Lindy Elkins-Tanton
Managing Director of the Interplanetary Initiative at Arizona State University
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Paul Teutul Sr.

Orange County Choppers (OCC) is a motorcycle manufacturer and lifestyle brand company located in Orange County, New York, that was founded in 1999 by Paul Teutul Sr. The company was featured on American Chopper, a reality TV show that debuted in September 2002 on the Discovery Channel and moved to TLC in 2007.

Paul Teutul Sr.
Orange County Choppers Founder
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Vince Kadlubek

Vince Kadlubek created Meow Wolf, an immersive art experience that has become New Mexico’s #1 tourist attraction. Meow Wolf will soon open locations in Las Vegas and Denver, and has become a model for immersive exhibitions across the world.

Vince Kadlubek
Meow Wolf CEO
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Vlad Martynov

Vlad is a 20-year veteran of the international tech industry. He began his career as co-founder of ERP Software Company. Vlad also served as head of Microsoft’s ISV Global Strategy and CEO of Columbus IT Partners.

Vlad Martynov
BlockGeeks co-founder, Ethereum Competence Centre Chairman
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Michael Bidwill

"Big things happen at DesTechAZ!"

Michael Bidwill
Arizona Cardinals' President
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Jack Selby

"It's where you see collaboration in motion."

Jack Selby
Thiel Capital Managing Director
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Sandra Watson

"It's a great platform to highlight key tech initiatives and start ups in Arizona."

Sandra Watson
AZ Commerce Authority CEO
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Glenn Hamer

"DesTechAZ elevates tech success in our state."

Glenn Hamer
Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President & CEO

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