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Doors open & morning networking begins! Check out Geek Row, grab some lunch upstairs in the ballroom or make your way into the theater to get a good seat for our keynote speaker, Igor Jablokov!

Opening remarks w/ Meghan O’Keefe, Executive Director of Tampa Bay Tech

The pursuit of responsible innovation has never been more important — particularly in the realm of AI. At the heart of this imperative stands Igor Jablokov, CEO and founder of Pryon, and the AI visionary whose previous venture became the foundation for Amazon’s Alexa. In this keynote session, Igor will share his personal journey as an AI pioneer and entrepreneur, highlighting the pivotal role of responsible innovation in driving meaningful progress.
In this inspiring keynote session, attendees will:
  • Gain insights into Igor’s personal journey as an AI trailblazer and responsible AI advocate
  • Understand the importance of approaching innovation responsibly
  • Learn key strategies for developing responsible AI, such as the ones Igor and his team prioritized when building the Pryon platform

Learn more about our esteemed keynote speaker here.

Join us for an electrifying exploration into the future of retail with Amazon’s groundbreaking Just Walk Out technology. In this captivating presentation with Andrew Maksimovich, we’ll delve into the ingenious solutions and transformative potential behind one of the most innovative advancements in shopping experiences. Embark on a journey through the seamless integration of AI, sensor fusion, and computer vision technologies that power Just Walk Out and learn how this revolutionary technology is not only streamlining operations but also enhancing customer satisfaction and loyalty.
We’re at an extraordinary moment in history – the world needs innovation more than ever to solve its intractable problems. We’ve gathered Innovators from Academia, Startups and Large Enterprises to share perspective on tackling Innovation in an age where everything is moving faster than ever and the reinvention expectations are rapidly expanding.
In this dialogue, Adam Burden, the Global Innovation Lead for Accenture, will be joined by voices from Vu Studios, represented by CEO Tim Moore; Sylvia Thomas, VP of Innovation at USF; and Andrew McIntyre, SVP of Technology & Innovation at Vinik Sports Group.
Collectively, these voices shed light on the multifaceted nature of innovation, stressing the importance of collaboration, adaptability, and the relentless pursuit of transformative concepts as fundamental drivers of success in an ever-evolving environment. Come, join us as we navigate through cutting-edge ideas, disruptive technologies, and groundbreaking solutions shaping our future. Together, let’s unlock the doors to a brighter, more innovative tomorrow.
Join us for an engaging panel discussion exploring the real-world applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in business. Our expert panelists, Ken Pomella of RevStar, Ryan Schmiedl of JPMC, Todd Ketterman of CDW and Kim Anstett of Trellix, will explore how AI is revolutionizing various sectors, from healthcare to financial services with a focus on business operations and customer service. Gain valuable insights into harnessing AI technologies to streamline processes, enhance decision-making, and drive growth in today’s competitive market. Whether you are using AI to power your products or streamline and automate business processes, this discussion promises to illuminate the transformative potential of AI and inspire actionable strategies for integrating it into your business model.
Step into the rhythm of innovation with our esteemed panel featuring Zach Wendkos of True Fire, Eshan Shah Jahan of Symphonic Distribution, DJ Fresh, and Travis Damato of Pasco County Schools, as they converge to explore the dynamic intersection of technology and the music industry. From composition and production to distribution and education, AI is orchestrating a revolution, reshaping how music is created, consumed, and taught. Join us for an enlightening discussion as industry pioneers share their insights, experiences, and visions for leveraging emerging technologies to unlock new creative frontiers, optimize distribution channels, and revolutionize music education. Whether you’re an artist, producer, educator, or music enthusiast, this panel promises to strike a chord, offering valuable perspectives on how innovation is transforming the music landscape.
Join us for an insightful panel discussion featuring industry leaders at the forefront of AI, computer vision, and cybersecurity. From SoftServe, we have Guy Merritt, author and former CTO, Deloitte. Additionally, we are thrilled to welcome Servio Lima, CTO from TelcoNet, the largest communications service provider in Ecuador, bringing invaluable insights from the telecommunications sector.
As we delve into the critical realm of smart city and facility operations, we’ll explore how cutting-edge technologies from Nvidia and SoftServe are reshaping the landscape safety and security of both people and property, digital and physical. From AI-driven threat detection to advanced computer vision solutions, our panelists will discuss the pivotal role these innovations play in safeguarding human and physical assets across industries.
Key topics of discussion will include:
  • Leveraging AI for proactive threat detection and mitigation
  • Harnessing computer vision for enhanced surveillance and asset protection
  • Collaborative efforts between Nvidia, SoftServe, and TelcoNet in driving safety and security initiatives: and implications for civic and commercial entities
  • Strategies for integrating AI-driven solutions into existing security frameworks
  • Addressing emerging challenges and opportunities in the realm of cybersecurity

Learn more about Guy and Servio here.

Join us for an engaging discussion on the critical role of innovation, particularly the application of cutting-edge technologies, in supporting the Department of Defense (DoD) and its supplier ecosystem in meeting the evolving demands of modern security challenges. Our distinguished panel of experts, Jeremy Rasmussen of Abacode, Howie Smyth of USCC, Taylor Johnston of USF IAE and Neil Khatod of HAYS, will explore how unconventional thinking and disruptive technologies are reshaping defense strategies, capabilities, and operations. From leveraging AI for predictive analytics and autonomous systems to fostering a culture of innovation within the defense industry, our panelists will share insights, best practices, and real-world examples of how thinking differently is driving transformative outcomes in defense efforts. Whether you’re a military leader, technologist, policymaker, or industry professional, this panel promises to inspire and inform as we navigate the complexities of 21st-century defense.

Closing remarks w/ Meghan O’Keefe, Executive Director of Tampa Bay Tech

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Lunch is available for purchase from 11:00am – 2:00pm in the upstairs ballroom. View the lunch menu here.

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