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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 Tampa Bay Tech 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, Tech Executive Council, Tampa Bay Tech Software CEOs, Emerging Tech Leaders of Tampa Bay, RNG Tampa Bay, 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.

Values:

  • 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.

SPONSORS

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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Flexential

Peak 10 + ViaWest is now Flexential. There's a word for harnessing the power of human potential to create flexible solutions: Flexential, the power of people.
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Forsythe

Forsythe is a leading enterprise IT company, providing advisory services, security, hosting and technology solutions for Fortune 1000 organizations.
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AgileThought

AgileThought is a full-service custom software consulting firm, staffed by the absolute best professionals in the business.
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Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company providing a range of strategy, consulting, digital, technology & operations services and solutions.
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CCG

CCG offers business data and analytics solutions so you can make decisions for your business and lead with confidence.
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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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Hays

Powering the world of work with our recruiting expertise
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Nielsen

Nielsen knows what people watch, listen to and buy.
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Nutanix

Nutanix goes beyond hyperconverged infrastructure to deliver a software-defined enterprise cloud that can run any application at any scale.
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Vology

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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LEADERSHIP

EXECUTIVES
Chair: Jeff Alagood, CSO, AgileThought
Vice Chair: Kimberly Anstett, CIO, Nielsen
Treasurer: Travis Milks, Partner, Stonehenge Growth Equity Partners
Secretary: Joe Southron, Partner, Four Rivers Law
Immediate Past Chair: Chris Cate, CIO/COO, Valpak

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Events Chair: Senton Pojani, AVP, AON
Events Co-Chair: Jeremy Wilson, CIO, UMA
Workforce Chair: John Shedd, CIO, Arbitration Forums
Workforce Co-Chair: Ken Dick, Director, Valpak
Marketing Chair: Jason Warnke, Managing Director, Accenture
Marketing Co-Chair: Brad Silverman, PwC
Community Chair: Virginia Lee, M&A Technology Lead, Nielsen
Technology Executive Council Co-Chair: Joanne Persinger, Senior Vice President, Information Technology, Americas Region, Tech Data
Tech Exec Council Co-Chair: Craig Hoss, CTO, GSP Companies
At Large: John Kuemmel, CIO, IRONMAN

BOARD MEMBERS
Adam Kreuger, VP, Architecture, Application Delivery and Database Administration, PSCU
Ande Johnson, Senior Director, Digital, Jabil
Angelo E. Thalassinidis, Dean, South University
Brian Rimes, Partner, CCG
Bruce Philipoom, Vice President, Technology Infrastructure, Raymond James
Chase Stockon, CEO, Panther International
Cheryl Kleiman, Regional Vice President of Sales, Flexential
Chris Barker, Executive Director - North America IT Leader, Gerdau
Chris Karlo, Partner, Mercury New Media
Chris Paul, Manager, Information Systems, Melitta
Dave Massey, SVP & CIO, Bealls
Ed Schons, President, Florida High Tech Corridor
J.R. Williams, PwC IT Assurance, PwC
Jean Marc Perry, Associate VP of IT Operations, Bisk Education
Kevin Davis, Sr Director BI and Analytics, KForce
Lori Diaz, Account Manager, Nutanix
Lynne Craver, CIO, Empath Health
Mano Kalathil, CIO, CareSync
Mathew Thomas, Principal Arhcitect, Malwarebytes
Matthew Mullarkey, Director, Doctor of Business Administration Program, University of South Florida
Pete Slade, CEO, Nitro Solutions
Peter Dobler, CEO, Dobler Consulting
Raymond Correa, Executive Director, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Regina Marrow, Executive Director | Advisory Services, EY
Sable Davis, Director – Forsythe Consulting Group, Forsythe
Saxon Baum, Business Development Manager, Florida Funders
Scott Noonan, Vice President of Development, ReliaQuest
Stanley Curtis, CTO, Pilgrim
Steve Wellslager, VP, Publix
Tanya Fickett, Corporate VP - Information Technology, New York Life
Valerie McDevitt, Associate VP, Technology Transfer and Business Partnerships, University of South Florida

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