TECNA Digest - April 2018 

This Month - TECNA CEO Retreat 
2018 TECNA CEO Retreat
April 24-26, 2018
The Information and Communication Technologies Association of Manitoba (ICTAM) will host the 2018 TECNA CEO Retreat in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  
Get ready for an engaging, interactive and collaborative program that has plenty of time for sharing of ideas, best practices and challenges between CEOs. There will also be opportunities to kick back and enjoy time with your peers in beautiful Winnipeg. 

Guided by an experienced facilitator, we'll discuss how we can build prospect pipelines, increase member engagement, grow sponsorships, engage employees, respond to competition, develop new business models, create lasting policies on diversity and inclusion and more. Our goal is that you leave Winnipeg feeling inspired and refreshed - it is a retreat after all.

 Click Here to download the Agenda 

Save the Date - TECNA Summer Conference 

2018 TECNA Summer Conference
Save The Date: July 24-26, 2018
The Technology Association of Iowa will host the 2018 TECNA Summer Conference in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.  
Registration Begins mid-April.

Call for Best Practices & Key Challenges
Call for Best Practices & Key Challenges 
Share with us the topics and key challenges you want to hear about at the 2018 Summer Conference in Iowa.  
Tell us about your Best Practices (and Promising Practices). 
Submission Deadline May 4.

CompTIA Cyberstates
CompTIA recently launched their annual Cyberstates report in collaboration with many TECNA members. It's a definitive guide to national, state, and metropolitan area tech sector and tech workforce analytics. Cyberstates aggregates mountains of data and transforms it into easy to understand visuals and actionable insights.

Check out their new interactive website at www.cyberstates.org to see how your state stacks up.

Welcome TECNA's Newest Members

Mid-America Technology Alliance
We welcome our newest member the Mid-America Technology Alliance (MATA). MATA was founded in 2009, and is dedicated to bringing people and organizations together to make Springfield, Missouri a leading technology community.

Member News
AZ Tech Council CEO Steve Zylstra is quoted in this piece about Arizona becoming an additive manufacturing (3-D printing) leader - read more .

NVTC recently released the second edition of a research report that shows that the data center industry strengthens and diversifies the economy and drives innovation in Virginia. According to The Economic and Fiscal Contribution that Data Centers Make to Virginia 2018, the total statewide economic impact attributable to the data center industry in 2016 was approximately 43,275 jobs, $3.2 billion in labor income, and $10.2 billion in economic output. View the report here.  

Wisconsin Technology Council shares that Wisconsin Congressmen back tech apprenticeships - read more.      
New Mexico Technology Council celebrated I nternational Womens Day Thursday with honors for eight local women who have excelled in a variety of science and technology careers - read more.

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Click a link below and follow the prompts to synchronize with the default calendar on your system (if available). To synchronize with a different calendar, copy and paste the desired URL into your calendar software in the location where feeds are accepted, often identified with "Subscribe", "Add Calendar", etc.

Contact Alina for assistance, ahardy@tecna.org. 
Strategic Partner News
Slavic 401k  shares a blogpost that "Millennials Can Still Achieve a Comfortable Retirement" read more to learn how.

One Beacon shares that as the April 16 tax filing deadline approaches, there has been an uptick in phishing scams targeting consumers along with HR managers. This corporate angle features emails supposedly from company executives soliciting employee W2s along with other sensitive payroll information. Any such email requests should be considered suspicious and followed-up with an email or phone call to verify the sender's identity. Be mindful of this aggressive campaign and refer to these IRS tips as a potential resource.  
Communities of Interest (CoI) Events
TECNA Communities of Interest (CoI) are peer-to-peer collaborations and information-sharing groups exclusively for members.

During webinars, conference calls and Slack Group communications, TECNA members share best practices and gain valuable insights on solving common challenges.

Review Q1 2018 Call Minutes or watch the Call Recordings. Files are available in the TECNA Members Only Portal. Click Here to Login and then Click on 'Resources' on the Top Navigation.

Watch for an emails announcing the CoI Q2 Calls in May/June 2018. 

For more information about CoI, please contact Alina Hardy: ahardy@tecna.org.
TECNA On Slack
Join TECNA's growing Slack network exclusively for all TECNA Member Council staff. Slack Channels include membership, events, talent/workforce and private channel for CEOs. 

TECNA Members Only
Join TECNA's Slack Now - Click Here.

You can group chat, private message, share files and search the discussion archive for help and best practices shared by other members.

Contact Alina Hardy with questions about Slack.

Regional Roundtables with Grant Thornton 
Mark your calendars - we've organized events with our strategic partner Grant Thornton for National and International Policy Presentations and Panel Discussions.
WTIA | GT Seattle Office | TBD  
Grant Thornton logo
NCTA | GT Raleigh Office | TBD  
For more information, please contact Alina Hardy, email ahardy@tecna.org
Thank You TECNA's Strategic Partners

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