Established in 2000, Tampa Bay Tech (formerly known as the Tampa Bay Technology Forum) is Florida's largest technology council.

Tampa Bay Tech has three strategic initiatives: Workforce, Marketing & Community. In addition, Tampa Bay Tech produces two flagship events every year: the poweredUP Technology Festival and the Tampa Bay Tech Awards. In addition, Tampa Bay Tech organizes hundreds of interest-level gatherings per year in conjunction with our Board of Directors, Technology Executive Council, Meetup cooperative and community partners.

Mission: Empower Florida’s largest, and the nation's second-fastest-growing, tech hub by collaborating with Tampa Bay’s largest and fastest-growing tech companies and their value-chain partners.

Vision: Tampa Bay is recognized globally as a leading tech hub.


  • Leadership: We are visionary, progressive and forward-thinking.
  • Collaboration: We are inclusive, open and relationship-focused.
  • Storytelling: We are hard-working, actively engaged and fanatical about tech.


Tech Data

Distributes microcomputer-related hardware and software products to value-added resellers and retailers. And Florida’s largest public company.
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IT Security isn’t one-size-fits all. A pioneer in IT security, ReliaQuest offers custom enterprise solutions for all of your security technologies.
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High-end dedicated servers with exceptional pricing. Managed cPanel servers and private cloud services also available from the Hivelocity data center.
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Forsythe is a leading enterprise IT company, providing advisory services, security, hosting and technology solutions for Fortune 1000 organizations.
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AgileThought is a full-service custom software consulting firm, staffed by the absolute best professionals in the business.
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Accenture is a leading global professional services company providing a range of strategy, consulting, digital, technology & operations services and solutions.
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Dobler Consulting

Dobler Consulting is a database management and Sybase database managed services company.
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JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm and one of the largest banking institutions in the United States , with operations worldwide.
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LogRhythm’s security intelligence and analytics platform enables organizations to detect, prioritize and neutralize cyber threats that penetrate the perimeter or originate from within.
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Nielsen knows what people watch, listen to and buy.
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Nutanix goes beyond hyperconverged infrastructure to deliver a software-defined enterprise cloud that can run any application at any scale.
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Specializing in Cloud Computing, ERP, CRM, Custom Software, Portals & Collaboration, Security & Infrastructure and Human Capital Management (HCM).
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Vology is a Managed IT Services Provider located in Tampa, Florida; specializing in IT Hardware, Field Services, and Managed IT Services.
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Chair: Jeff Alagood, COO, AgileThought
Vice Chair: John Kuemmel, CIO, Triad Retail Media
Secretary: Travis Milks, Partner, Stonehenge Growth Equity Partners
Treasurer: Kelly Kavanaugh, CFO, Tampa Bay Partnership
Immediate Past Chair: Chris Cate, CIO/COO, Valpak

Events Chair: Senton Pojani, AVP, AON
Workforce Chair: John Shedd, CIO, Arbitration Forums
Workforce Co-Chair: Scott Noonan, Vice President of Development, ReliaQuest
Marketing Chair: Jason Warnke, Managing Director, Accenture
Marketing Co-Chair: Steve Eschweiler, COO, Hivelocity
Community Chair: Kimberly Anstett, CIO, Nielsen
Community Co-Chair: Stephanie Davis, Senior Director of Enterprise Agility, Valpak
Technology Executive Council Chair: John Kuemmel, CTO, Triad Retail Media
Tech Exec Council Incoming Chair: Joanne Persinger, Senior Vice President, Information Technology, Americas Region, Tech Data
Tech Exec Council Co-Chair: Craig Hoss, CTO, GSP Companies
At Large: Jason Sango


Adam Kreuger, VP, Architecture, Application Delivery and Database Administration, PSCU
Ande Johnson, Senior Director, Digital, Jabil
Balbir Bal, Dean and Professor of CS, Saint Leo University
Bill McGovern, Enterprise Sales Manager, LogRhythm
Brad Silverman, IT Development Manager, Ashley Furniture
Brian Rimes, Partner, CCG
Bruce Philipoom, Vice President, Technology Infrastructure, Raymond James
Chase Stockon, CEO, Panther International
Chris Karlo, Partner, Mercury New Media
Chris Paul, Manager, Information Systems, Melitta
Clay Schnelker, Executive Director, JPMorganChase
Dave Massey, SVP & CIO, Bealls
Ed Schons, President, Florida High Tech Corridor

J.R. Williams PwC IT Assurance PwC
Noah Gingell, Account Manager, Nutanix
Gina Leigh Volmuth, CEO, Praxsys Group
Jean Marc Perry, Associate VP of IT Operations, Bisk Education
John Medaska, Executive Vice President, Vology
Joe Southron, COO, Skynet Healthcare
Lynne Craver, CIO, Empath Health
Matthew Mullarkey, Director, Doctor of Business Administration Program, University of South Florida
Paul Alley, Business Development Manager, Tribridge
Pete Slade, CEO, Nitro Solutions
Peter Dobler, CEO, Dobler Consulting
Regina Marrow, Executive Director, Information Technology, Gerdau
Sable Davis, Director – Forsythe Consulting Group, Forsythe
Sean Walker, VP of Innovation & Technology, Tampa Bay Lightning
Sharon Setterlind, Dean, College of Computer & IT, SPC
Stanley Curtis, CTO, Pilgrim
Steve Wellslager, VP, Publix
Valerie McDevitt, Associate VP, Technology Transfer and Business Partnerships, University of South Florida