Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Arkansas Department of Education

Arkansas Department of Education

The Arkansas Department of Education strives to ensure that all children in the state have access to a quality education by providing educators, administrators and staff with leadership, resources and training.


Gold Sponsor

Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (Esri)

Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (Esri)

www.esri.com

Think and plan geographically. As the market leader in geographic information systems (GIS), ESRI technology is used in over 350,000 organizations worldwide. Use GIS to collect, manage, and analyze geographic information, helping you solve problems and make better decisions.


Silver Sponsor

HP

HP

HP Z Workstations provide breakthrough performance and the value necessary for your most demanding projects.


In Kind Sponsor

Trimble Navigation Ltd

Trimble Navigation Ltd

www.trimble.com

Trimble Navigation Ltd working with Navigation Electronics, Inc. our Arkansas distributor. Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in business and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location--including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.


Bronze Sponsor

FIS

FIS

http://www.fisglobal.com

FIS is one of the world's top-ranked technology providers to the banking industry. With more than 30,000 experts in 100 countries, FIS delivers the most comprehensive range of solutions for the broadest range of financial markets, all with a singular focus: helping our clients succeed. FIS is part of the S&P 500. FIS has also been named the number one overall financial technology provider in the world by American Banker and Financial Insights (FinTech 100).


In Kind Sponsor

Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Arkansas Democrat Gazette

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette was first published as the Arkansas Gazette in 1819. It is the oldest continuously published newspaper west of the Mississippi River. It is distributed throughout all 75 Arkansas counties and has a higher circulation than newspapers in many larger cities in the state.


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Archway Systems

Archway Systems

Archway Systems provides Microstation, Solid Edge and VersaCAD software products to the EAST schools, colleges and commercial users. These products are professional computer aided design packages used by engineers designing anything like buildings, roads, manufactured parts and goods. We not only sell products but support and train in these products. Archway Systems has been in business since 1990. Using these products in EAST projects gives EAST students a leg up on competition when applying to colleges or looking for work in the field because of the experience they get when having to design in a professional software product. Archway Systems has been a partner with EAST for over 8 years.


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Center for Community and Economic Development

Center for Community and Economic Development

http://www.uca.edu/cdi

The Community Development Institute Central (CDI), established in 1987 at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA), in Conway, Arkansas, trains community and economic development professionals in Arkansas and surrounding states. The institute builds the capacity of individuals and communities to positively impact economic and social development. This is achieved by expanding individual’s ability to identify community assets, set goals, encourage collaboration and partnerships with stakeholders, and bring together groups of people to respond to a broad range of economic and quality of life issues.


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AT&T Arkansas

AT&T Arkansas

At AT&T, we always challenge ourselves to find better, smarter ways to run our business while improving our position as an innovation leader and responsible corporate citizen. We continued to invest in the sustainability of our communities, our business practices and our workforce. And, today, we’ve never been more confident about the future of our company – and our country. We strengthen our communities by providing good jobs, donating our time, resources and talents, supporting underserved populations and promoting education programs that create economic opportunity.


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Acxiom Corporation

Acxiom Corporation

www.acxiom.com

Acxiom is a recognized leader in marketing technology and services that enable marketers to successfully manage audiences, personalize consumer experiences and create profitable customer relationships. Our superior industry-focused, consultative approach combines consumer data and analytics, databases, data integration and consulting solutions for personalized, multichannel marketing strategies. Acxiom leverages over 40 years of experience of data management to deliver high-performance, highly secure, reliable information management services. Founded in 1969, Acxiom is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, and serves clients around the world from locations in the United States, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and South America. For more information about Acxiom, visit Acxiom.com.


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Entergy Arkansas, Inc.

Entergy Arkansas, Inc.

Entergy Arkansas, Inc. provides electricity to 687,000 customers in 63 counties. Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.


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Arkansas Capital Corporation

Arkansas Capital Corporation

Empowering Entrepreneurs


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AUTIS

AUTIS

http://www.autis.org/

The Arkansas Users of Telecommunications and Information Systems (AUTIS) promotes the advancement of professional and technical knowledge in telecommunications and information systems management technologies. The organization is recognized as the only regional organization of its kind in Arkansas. AUTIS pursues the advancement of education by providing a forum for members and non-members who are interested in the rapidly changing fields of telecommunications and information systems. The forum provides the basis for the exchange of ideas, personal experiences and similar pertinent information.


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First Security Bank

First Security Bank

Based in Searcy, Arkansas, the privately-held First Security Bancorp has the most complete and diverse product offering of any Arkansas-based financial services holding company. Supported by the strength of $412 million in total capital and $3.372 billion in assets, First Security has the ability to meet any financing need - right here in Arkansas. With more than 900 employees covering locations throughout the state, we offer solutions for the financial needs of individuals, businesses and the public sector, including a network of local community banks, respected investment banking and wealth management services, public finance, real estate development and revitalization, leasing and mortgage services.


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Digital Tech Frontier

Digital Tech Frontier

http://www.digitaltechfrontier.com/

Digital Tech Frontier is the leader in Virtual Reality Technology for entertainment and education. Our innovative products have revolutionized the way we learn and the way we have fun!


Alumni Live Video Competition

Rizon Media

Rizon Media

rizonmedia.com

Rizon Media embraces the HD realm by refining the character of traditional video production, then modifying it to fit into the digital universe through the web, mobile devices, interactive programs, and beyond. Rizon Media, while small in numbers, has a very strong, diversified group of talent. Since 2003, we've grown to become a recognized creative force in our industry. We strive to find new ways to tell stories, educate, entertain, and sell products and services.


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Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST)

Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST)

http://cast.uark.edu/

The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), located at the University of Arkansas, focuses on research, education, outreach, and applications in geomatics, including GIS, geospatial analysis and modeling, high density survey, enterprise spatial databases, remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, geospatial interoperability and other areas. Much of CAST's research efforts involve new approaches to spatial data and the development of new methodologies for analysis of these data.


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UALR College of Business

UALR College of Business

http://www.ualr.edu/cob

For the UALR College of Business, teaching, research, and service are the core foundations we build to serve our students, the business community, and industry in the state of Arkansas.Our goal is to prepare men and women for careers of leadership and service in private and public business. We also provide applied research, information services, and continuing management and labor education services to the private and public sectors in support of the economic development of the state, the enhancement of the practice of management, and the effectiveness and efficiency in the work place.


Texting Competition

SUMOTEXT Corporation

SUMOTEXT Corporation

http://www.sumotext.com

SUMOTEXT is short code application provider. Our clients leverage our SMS gateway and campaign management tools to begin engaging their most valued customers and constituents on their mobile device via text messaging. Though we occasionally develop and host custom short code programs for select clients, we remain dedicated to supporting and enhancing a self-service platform that our clients access online to control text message marketing and alert programs over short codes. Our online software service enables marketers to fully control keywords on short codes and configure highly interactive campaigns and message flows that identify, attract, profile, and reward their most valued customers.