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  • Giving away 20,000 free starter kits to help developers build secure IoT devices

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Security has become the biggest challenge for IoT development, with 8 out of 10 developers identifying it as their biggest hurdle. To help developers create highly secure, end-to-end IoT solutions, leading global technology solutions provider Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT) is giving away 20,000 free Azure Sphere starter kits. Additionally, developers will have access to a series of resources including webinars, lectures, road tests and design contests hosted by Avnet -- as part of Avnet’s ongoing...
  • New role will drive growth for key technology focus areas and accelerate Avnet’s IoT strategy with new customers around the world

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT ), a leading global technology solutions provider, today named Pete Bartolotta to President, Business Transformation, reporting to CEO Bill Amelio . Bartolotta has held the position of Chief Transformation Officer since joining Avnet in 2016. As President of Business Transformation, Bartolotta is responsible for scaling Avnet’s high-growth solutions, including Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), global design services and...
  • Jessica Daughetee promoted to lead Avnet’s Global Marketing Organization

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology solutions provider, today announced the internal promotion of Jessica Daughetee to chief marketing officer (CMO), reporting to MaryAnn Miller, chief administrative officer (CAO). Ms. Daughetee most recently served as vice president of global content, marketing and media. As CMO, Ms. Daughetee will be responsible for overseeing the strategy, planning and development of Avnet’s global marketing initiatives including:...

Story Makers Blog

  • Man surrounded by LED lighting displays in trade show booth

    Avnet has been attending LIGHTFAIR International for more than a decade. This year, we showcased some truly illuminating technological developments, including our high-performance LHM201 Horticultural LED Module, designed to optimize plant growth and facilitate precision agriculture. 

    With a lot of ingenuity behind this advanced lighting solution, it wasn’t the only standout in our booth. Several suppliers with whom Avnet works closely also brought their best and brightest lighting

  • image of Avnet Female Leader of the Year Award, Heather Fulara (center)

    Avnet’s Rise program provides career and leadership development and celebrates achievements while promoting diversity of women in the workplace. Each year, the Rise committee celebrates and honors the company’s women through networking opportunities, recognition, events and more. Recently the Avnet Rise committee hosted a celebration and award ceremony for this year’s selection of the 2019 Female Leader of the Year Award and first-ever recipient of the Shining Star Award.

  • image of William (Bill) Amelio

    Bill Amelio has received the honor of being named by Phoenix Business Journal among the Most Admired Leaders in 2019.