2020 - Upcoming Events

November, 2020

Event Dates: November 17 - 18, 2020

  • Tuesday, November 17, 9:00 - 11:00 am, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 18, 9:00 - 11:00 am

Open to Public Sector only.

Registration - Free

If you represent a Private Sector organization and are interested in Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact James Taylor @ James.Taylor@FLTechCouncil.org.

 

Stay tuned for more details! In the meantime, be sure to mark your calendars:

  • Tuesday, November 17, 9:00 - 11:00 am, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 18, 9:00 - 11:00 am

This year’s Digital Government Summit will be “digital” in every way! The conference is being held in a virtual format on Zoom for Government, a FedRAMP-certified infrastructure with advanced security controls, that is used for meetings and webinars by the Department of Homeland Security and numerous other federal, state and local agencies. Zoom for Government leverages one of the largest secured networks of government-specific datacenters in the country and meets high standards of security (Including: FedRAMP, CJIS, NIST, FISMA, SRG, FIPS, DFARS, EAR, IRS-1075).

 

October, 2020

Friday October 9, 2020 at 10:00am

Session #1 of the State Advisory Workgroup (SAW) 2020 Vision Talk Series featured David Clark, Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor DeSantis, outlining the Governor’s focus to lean in on tech. Session 2 brought us Doug Robinson, Executive Director for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) outlining ways CIOs around the nation are successfully working with vendors as partners.  Session 3 delivered Matthew McCarville, Chief Data Officer for the State of Florida discussing Florida's vision and strategy for data management.

Session #4 brings Todd Clark all the way from Texas! Mr Clark is the former CIO for the Texas DIR.  (CIO for the State of Texas).  If you know Texas, then you know they met many of the same challenges facing Florida today.  Todd will be addressing shared services and the path Texas created to increase customer satisfaction of these shared services by 95%.  We may even be able to pull additional info from him... Perhaps a Cloud First conversation???   

This event is open to state agency & municipality leadership, legislators, and Florida Technology Council members.

We hope you are able to join us as we work to build a better, safer, stronger and more efficient Florida.

August, 2020

Friday August 21, 2020 at 10:00am

Session #1 of the State Advisory Workgroup (SAW) 2020 Vision Talk Series featured David Clark, Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor DeSantis, outlining the Governor’s focus to lean in on tech. Session 2 brought us Doug Robinson, Executive Director for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) outlining ways CIOs around the nation are successfully working with vendors as partners.

Session 3 brings Matthew McCarville, Chief Data Officer for the State of Florida. Matt will join three of our Florida Technology Council SAW team. Charles Ghini, former DFS CIO, now with ProCom Consulting, Inc. Erin Rock; former DMS head of agency, now with The Southern Group-Florida and Jonathan Kilpatrick; former CIO for the City of Tallahassee.

This event is open to state agency & municipality leadership, legislators, and Florida Technology Council members.

We hope you are able to join us as we work to build a better, safer, stronger and more efficient Florida.

State Advisory Workgroup (SAW) Meeting

Friday, Aug 7, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:30 PM ET
 
ZOOM

 

Charles Ghini- CHAIR, CIO DFS, Deputy CIO DFS, Director Tellecommunications DMS

David Stokes: CIO, DOE & DOH

Erin Rock: Secretary DMS, Chief of Staff DMS, Director House of Representatives

Jason Allison: State CIO, IT Policy EOG, CIO DBPR

 Jonathan Kilpatrick: CIO City of Tallahassee, DIO FDACS

Larry Aultman: CIO Florida Dept of State

Lincoln Quinton: CIO DOC, Deputy CIO DEO, Bureau Chief DEO

Robert Hosay: Secretary DMS, Deputy Chief of Staff DMS, Director State Purchasing DMS

 

 

July, 2020

State Advisory Workgroup (SAW) Meeting

Friday, July 10, 2020  /  Friday, July 24, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:30 PM ET
 
ZOOM

 

Charles Ghini- CHAIR, CIO DFS, Deputy CIO DFS, Director Tellecommunications DMS

David Stokes: CIO, DOE & DOH

Erin Rock: Secretary DMS, Chief of Staff DMS, Director House of Representatives

Jason Allison: State CIO, IT Policy EOG, CIO DBPR

 Jonathan Kilpatrick: CIO City of Tallahassee, DIO FDACS

Larry Aultman: CIO Florida Dept of State

Lincoln Quinton: CIO DOC, Deputy CIO DEO, Bureau Chief DEO

Robert Hosay: Secretary DMS, Deputy Chief of Staff DMS, Director State Purchasing DMS

 

 

Session #1 of the State Advisory Workgroup (SAW) 2020 Vision Talk Series featured super star David Clark, Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor DeSantis, outlining the Governor’s focus to lean in on tech that provides solutions. He addressed steps required to create a successful Enterprise Architecture framework allowing the vendor community to partner with agencies in ways that transform traditional citizen touchpoints.

Session #2 brings us Doug Robinson, Executive Director for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). Doug follows David's vision with ways CIOs around the nation are successfully working with vendors as partners.

Doug Robinson will join three of our FTC SAW team. Charles Ghini; Former DFS CIO, now with ProCom. Robert Hosay; Former DMS Secretary, now with Foley & Lardner. Jason Allison; Former State CIO and EOG Policy Director, now with Foley & Lardner.

This event is open to state agency & municipality leadership, legislators, and FTC members. If you would like to join this discussion but do not meet the requirements please remember the State has a CIO position available, however it may be faster to join FTC.

We hope you are able to join us as we work to build a better, safer, stronger and more efficient Florida.

June, 2020

Florida's "2020 Vision Talk Series" begins Friday June 26th with special guest David Clark, Deputy Chief of Staff from the Florida Governor's Office, addressing Enterprise Architecture. This roundtable discussion will include Charles Ghini, former CIO for the Florida Department of Financial Services, Erin Rock, former Secretary at Florida Department of Management Services, and Lincoln Quinton, former CIO at Florida Department of Corrections & Deputy CIO at Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

The Florida "State Advisory Workgroup", consisting of eight of Florida's top former CIOs and agency heads, launches this bi-weekly series to provide education focused on opportunities to create a stronger, safer and more efficient state.

This series is open to Florida's public sector State Agency and Municipality staff, and private sector members of the Florida Technology Council.

State Advisory Workgroup (SAW) Meeting

Friday, June 12, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:30 PM ET
 
ZOOM

 

Charles Ghini- CHAIR, CIO DFS, Deputy CIO DFS, Director Tellecommunications DMS

David Stokes: CIO, DOE & DOH

Erin Rock: Secretary DMS, Chief of Staff DMS, Director House of Representatives

Jason Allison: State CIO, IT Policy EOG, CIO DBPR

 Jonathan Kilpatrick: CIO City of Tallahassee, DIO FDACS

Larry Aultman: CIO Florida Dept of State

Lincoln Quinton: CIO DOC, Deputy CIO DEO, Bureau Chief DEO

Robert Hosay: Secretary DMS, Deputy Chief of Staff DMS, Director State Purchasing DMS

 

 

May, 2020

State Advisory Workgroup (SAW) Meeting

Friday, May 15, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:30 PM ET
 
ZOOM

 

Charles Ghini, former Florida Department of Financial Services CIO, will lead discussions on goals, audience and timelines during the initial planning stages of the FTC SAW.  

Workgroup members include the former heads of agencies, state and municipality CIOs;

Charles Ghini- CHAIR, CIO DFS, Deputy CIO DFS, Director Tellecommunications DMS

David Stokes: CIO, DOE & DOH

Erin Rock: Secretary DMS, Chief of Staff DMS, Director House of Representatives

Jason Allison: State CIO, IT Policy EOG, CIO DBPR

 Jonathan Kilpatrick: CIO City of Tallahassee, DIO FDACS

Larry Aultman: CIO Florida Dept of State

Lincoln Quinton: CIO DOC, Deputy CIO DEO, Bureau Chief DEO

Robert Hosay: Secretary DMS, Deputy Chief of Staff DMS, Director State Purchasing DMS

 

 

 

Cyber May Event

March, 2020

2020 FSU FBI Cyber Security Symposium

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET
 
FSU Turnbull Conference Center
555 W Pensacola St. 
Tallahassee, FL 32306 

 

Brought to you by the Florida Technology Council in partnership with FBI Jacksonville, InfraGard, and Florida State University.

* This free event is open to all Florida government officials, law enforcement, business and academic professionals, and students from FSU, FAMU and TCC.

 

Secure your seat today by registering at: https://cci.fsu.edu/cybersecurity-symposium/

For additional questions please contact Dana.Terry@FLTechCouncil.org

 

 

 State of Florida Neo4j Graph Briefing

 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM ET
 
The University Center Club at FSU FSU Doak Campbell Stadium
288 Champions Way 
Tallahassee, FL 32306 
 

Join us for a free day of informative sessions and hands-on training on how graph databases are helping state agencies achieve strategic objectives.

Find how Neo4j’s graph databases combined with Knowli’s data science experience can help you support critical state operations and initiatives. 

Real-world use cases will be discussed on topics including:

  • Cyber - Identity Access Management
  • Medicaid and the Opioid Epidemic
  • Management of IT & Network Assets

Don’t forget to bring your computer - a hands-on technical workshop will follow lunch and will allow you to put what you’ve learned to work.

Register now to secure your FREE seat!: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/state-of-florida-neo4j-graph-briefings-tallahassee-tickets-92758847209?aff=FTCTallahasse219

 
 
WEBINAR:
WORKING WITH STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT DURING A CRISIS
 
Thursday, March 27, 2020
11 AM PST / 2 PM EST

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the nation, state and local government agencies are operating in a crisis-response mode. A range of new and existing technologies will play a central role as governments respond to this crisis on many fronts. As agencies grapple with this new reality, industry partners will play an essential role — but there’s a balance that must be maintained. It’s more important than ever for companies to not distract or overwhelm agencies with outreach and unnecessary communication.

In this webinar, three leading former public-sector leaders will help you understand what is going on in the minds of government executives managing the COVID-19 response. They will share how you, and all of us, can most effectively work with state and local executives during this critical time.

February, 2020

Tech Day at the Capitol
Sponsored by: L3 HARRIS Technologies

February 19, 2020:  10am-3pm
The Florida State Capitol
400 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399

Come be part of Florida's second annual Technology Day at the Capitol.  Meet and greet Florida Senators, Representatives, and staff.  Meet and mingle with Florida's top tech businesses and the latest startups.  To participate please contact FTC CEO James Taylor at James.Taylor@FLTechCouncil.org.

Event Includes:

  • Booth on the 2nd or 3rd floor in the Capitol
  • Interact with legislators, state agency CIO's, and state employees
  • Take a tour of the Capitol
  • Meet with fellow technology business leaders
  • Promote your tech business
  • VIP invitation to Legislative Reception at the 22nd floor of the Capitol

To participate, please register here:

 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TDATC2020

 

 

Legislative Lunch
Sponsored by: Aparavi and Kyra Solutions

February 19, 2020:  Noon - 1:30pm
The Florida State Capitol, 22nd Floor
400 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399

 

Registered participants are invited to attend a private legislative lunch and after-hours Legislative Reception being held on the 22nd floor of the Florida Capitol, where you can mix and mingle with legislators, agency leadership and fellow tech entrepreneurs and executives. 

 

Legislative Reception
Sponsored by:Aparavi and Kyra Solutions

February 19, 2020:  4pm - 7pm
The Florida State Capitol, 22nd Floor
400 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399

 

Registered participants are invited to attend a private legislative lunch and after-hours Legislative Reception being held on the 22nd floor of the Florida Capitol, where you can mix and mingle with legislators, agency leadership and fellow tech entrepreneurs and executives. 

 

CAPITOL EXHIBITOR REQUIREMENTS

FLORIDA CAPITOL: (Please note that no Deliveries can be shipped directly to the Capitol) All Exhibitors are responsible for getting their own show material in and out of the building. 

Exhibitors MUST CONTACT the Capitol Police a day or two prior to arrival to schedule moving your exhibit materials into the building. All materials entering the facilities will be inspected and run through a metal detector. There is limited space for move-in so keeping to the schedule is critical. 

CAPITOL POLICE CONTACT INFORMATION: 850-488-1790 

YOU MUST CALL AND PROVIDE INFORMATION FOR DELIVERY OF YOUR EXHIBIT /SHOW MATERIALS. THEY WILL NEED A VEHICLE DESCRIPTION AND DRIVERS NAME.  You are approved for move-in through the Office of the Senate Sergeant at Arms under the name ‘Florida Technology Council’ for the times listed below. 

Loading directions: From Jefferson, go through the light at Adams staying in the left lane. Approach guard shack with a barrier. Go through double doors to the elevator. Offload, drop supplies at the booth on the assigned 2nd/3rd  floor, and then park at Kleman Plaza parking garage, by a meter, or use off-site parking before setting up. 

The Capitol provides only space and outlets. The Florida Technology Council will provide all tables and tablecloths.  All signs, materials, and electric cords are the responsibility of vendors. 

Each Exhibitor Registration for 2/19/2020 includes one 5’ by 10’ booth and one 8ft skirted table. In addition, you will receive one complimentary VIP access to the Florida Technology Council’s 2019 Legislative Reception on 2/19/202 located at the 22nd floor of the Florida Capitol.
*Larger space available for sponsors - Please contact us if you are interested in sponsorship 

EXHIBITOR MOVE-IN 
Tuesday February 18, 2020: 3:30pm- 5:00pm 
Mark all items with your information
Leave items at your own risk
Wednesday, February 19, 2020: 7:30am – 9:00am

EXHIBIT SETUP 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020: 7:30am – 9:30am

EXHIBIT HOURS 
Wednesday February 19, 2020: 10:00am – 3:00pm 

EXHIBITOR MOVE-OUT 
Wednesday February 19, 2020: 3:00pm – 5:00pm 

DISMANTLE AND MOVE-OUT INFORMATION 
*Exhibitors must not begin breakdown and/or move out during the session prior to 3pm. 
*Exhibitors MUST remove all items and trash from their area, leaving only the table and tablecloth upon departure.   
All Exhibitors are responsible for their setup and removal. 
All exhibitor materials must be removed from the Capitol by February 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm. 
Neither the Florida Technology Council nor the State of Florida are responsible for materials left over night on February 18, 2020.  

*All exhibitors are invited to attend the Florida Technology Council 2020 Legislative Reception on February 19th from 4:30pm-7:00pm.  This event takes place on the 22nd floor of the Florida Capitol. Reservations Required.

2019 - Passed Events

April, 2019

FTC Advisory Board Meeting

Attention all Florida Technology Council Members:

The FTC Advisory Board meeting takes place April 17, 2019: 9:00-Noon.  As always, this meeting is open for all members to attend.  Member input is welcome and encouraged.  This year’s meeting is sponsored by VALiNTRY.


Location: TCC Center for Innovation, 300 W Pensacola St, Tallahassee, FL

Parking: Kleman Plaza, 306 S Duval St, Tallahassee, FL

The Florida Technology Council is guided by a nineteen-person Board of Advisors.  This board is comprised of executives from leading technology companies across the state of Florida. Board members commit to meet twice a year, unless urgent matters of the State require additional meetings. 

*due to the sensitivity of information discussed there will not be a call-in option for this meeting.

 

The Florida Technology Council (FTC) is the only statewide association focused exclusively on the needs and priorities of Florida's technology sector.  YOU ARE A VALUED MEMBER!

FTC Legislative Reception
Sponsored by: L3 HARRIS Technologies

Wednesday, April 17 | 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Florida Capitol- 22nd Floor
400 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399


Hors d'oeuvres & drinks
Private Event for FTC Members, legislators, state agency employees and Tech Day Booth Participants

 

As a valued colleague of the Florida Technology Council and/or Tech Day booth participant, you are hereby invited to be our guest for the 2019 FTC Annual Legislative Reception. This year’s reception takes place on the 22nd floor of the Florida Capitol, overlooking beautiful Tallahassee with remarks from featured legislators, board members and agency leadership in attendance.

The FTC annual reception provides an opportunity for state legislators, agency leadership and FTC members to celebrate our success advancing this great state through a clear and united voice. The Council remains grounded in our commitment to provide direction as a collective of industry leaders who have placed self-interests aside in an effort to educate, support and guide those who serve our state.

The Florida Technology Council does not employ a lobbyist and is not a lobbyist principal. This event complies with all rules and regulations set forth by the State of Florida.

 

 

Tech Day at the Capitol
Sponsored by: L3 HARRIS Technologies

April 18, 2019:  10am-3pm
The Florida State Capitol
400 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399

Come be part of Florida's second annual Technology Day at the Capitol.  Meet and greet Florida Senators, Representatives, and staff.  Meet and mingle with Florida's top tech businesses and the latest startups.  To participate please contact FTC CEO James Taylor at James.Taylor@FLTechCouncil.org.

Event Includes:

  • Booth on the 2nd or 3rd floor in the Capitol
  • Interact with legislators, state agency CIO's, and state employees
  • Take a tour of the Capitol
  • Meet with fellow technology business leaders
  • Promote your tech business
  • VIP invitation to Legislative Reception at the Governor's Club

May, 2019

Florida Digital Government Summit
Government Technology

Event Date: May 16 & 17
Florida State Conference Center
555 West Pensacola St., Tallahassee, FL

Government Technology’s passion is helping spread best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector. The Florida Digital Government Summit is designed to do just that. The summit advisory board , comprised of State CIO's and the Florida Technology Council, creates an agenda designed to make that passion relevant and actionable to the state and local government organizations attending the summit.

*This event is open to Public Sector only

July, 2019

SUP-X:  The StartUp Expo 
Presented by South Florida Technology Alliance

July 25, 2019
Broward Convention Center 
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

1000+ Attendees

4 Stages, 60+ panels, speeches, pitches, and demos

100+ exhibitors, special exhibition opportunities for venture oriented startups and community partners

Startup competition with $25,000+ in cash and prizes, exhibition and pitch opportunities

For more information visit SUP-X.ORG or contact info@sup-x.org

Florida STEMposium
Presented by the Florida Department of Education

FDOE will be hosting three Florida STEMposiums across the state during July. Each training will begin with an industry roundtable moderated by the Florida Technology Council

 

Florida STEMposium
Presented by the Florida Department of Education

FDOE will be hosting three Florida STEMposiums across the state during July. Each training will begin with an industry roundtable moderated by the Florida Technology Council

August, 2019

Tech Coast Conference 2019

Wed, Aug 21, 8 AM – 5 PM
 
TIAA Bank Field
1 TIAA Bank Field Dr, Jacksonville, FL

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE! Register Your Team:

https://tcc2019tickets.eventbrite.com Jacksonville's Largest Technology Conference.

https://techcoastconference.com/#!/up

September 2019

2019 FSU FBI Cyber Security Symposium

Brought to you by the Florida Technology Council in partnership with FBI Jacksonville, InfraGard, and Florida State University.

* This free event is open to all Florida government officials, law enforcement, business and academic professionals, and students from FSU, FAMU and TCC.

Location: FSU Turnbull Conference Center, 555 W Pensacola St, Tallahassee

Date: September 4th Moved to March due to Hurricane Durrian

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Secure your seat today by registering at: https://cci.fsu.edu/cybersecurity-symposium/

For additional questions please contact Dana.Terry@FLTechCouncil.org

 

*The FBI Jacksonville executive management team has postponed the Cyber Security Symposium at FSU on Wednesday, September 4 as a result of Hurricane Dorian.

They have released the following statement:

"We are preparing for possible deployment to areas of direct impact to assist our local, state and federal law enforcement partners, and stand ready to help them ensure the safety of residents and evacuees across the state.

We appreciate the many efforts of Florida State University, The Florida Technology Council, and Infragard - Tallahassee in planning this important event, and look forward to rescheduling in the near future.

Thank you for your continued support of FBI Jacksonville.

- FBI Jacksonville Cyber Task Force"

 

Florida Tech and Innovation Summit 2019 

Brought to you by the James Madison Institute, University of Central Florida, Florida Technology Council, and Florida Chamber

Tuesday, September 24 – Wednesday, September 25

We will kick-off the “2019 Tech and Innovation Summit” with a reception on Tuesday, September 24.

Wednesday, September 25 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., we will continue with a series of plenary and breakout sessions that tackle technology and innovation concepts like:

  • Telecommunications
  • Privacy and Security
  • Transportation
  • Future of Work

Opening Reception- Tuesday, September 24, 2019 – 5:30 to 7 p.m.
The Study Bar & Grill
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando East – UCF Area
12125 High Tech Ave, Orlando, FL 32817

2019 Tech and Innovation Summit- Wednesday, September 25, 2019  – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
UCF Fairwinds Alumni Center
12676 Gemini Blvd. N
Orlando, FL 32816
https://ucfalumni.com/alumnicenter


REGISTRATION 

Ticket prices are $89 for the conference if purchased before September 3.
After September 3, ticket prices increase to $109.

***Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Sal Nuzzo at snuzzo@jamesmadison.org.

***Hotel accommodation link available upon registration confirmation

Register for the 2019 Tech and Innovation Summit here: https://jmi.eventbrite.com

2019 UCF FBI Cyber Security Symposium

Brought to you by the Florida Technology Council in partnership with FBI Jacksonville, InfraGard, and the University of Central Florida.

* This free event is open to all Florida government officials, law enforcement, business and academic professionals, and students from UCF and surrounding academic institutions.

Location: UCF Fairwinds Alumni Center: 12676 Gemini Blvd. N., Orlando, Fl. 32816

Date: September 24th 

Time: 8:30am to 4pm.

Secure your seat today by registering at: https://www.ucffoundation.org/CybersecuritySymposium

For additional questions please contact Dana.Terry@FLTechCouncil.org

 

October, 2019

 

Cybersecurity Conference

October 10 & 11 in Atlanta, Georgia

GLOBAL CISO FORUM
EC-Council's Global CISO Forum is an invite-only, closed-door event gathering the highest level executives from across industries and countries to discuss the most pressing issues in information security. Now in its ninth year, the 2019 Global CISO Forum promises to be the best yet with an exciting mix of industries, formats, and interactive presentations.
Event Registration: www.hackerhalted.com/

November, 2019

FTC Advisory Board Meeting- City Hall

Event Date: November 20, 2019

City Hall
300 S. Adams St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301

2:00pm-4:00: Advisory Board members required.  Open to all members

 

 

 

FTC Board Meeting Bash- Florida Capitol

Event Date: November 20, 2019

Florida Capitol- 22nd Floor
400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301

4:30pm-6:30: Open to all FTC Board Meeting attendees

Food, drinks, great conversations & new partnerships

Florida CIO Academy

Event Date: November 18 and 19, 2019

Florida State Conference Center
555 W. Pensacola St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
The Florida Public Sector CIO Academy is the premier leadership event for Florida's senior level technology executives to improve their management and business skills and to develop the IT leaders of the future. The purpose of this invitation-only event is to foster discussion and dialogue on what it means to be a successful CIO in the public sector and how to use IT as a strategic tool. This event is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for government and industry executives to collaborate and address the most important policy, management and leadership issues surrounding the future of digital government and the evolving role of the public-sector CIO.

This is an invitation-only event, open to Public Sector only. For more information or sponsorship please contact james.taylor@fltechcouncil.org

Florida Public / Private Sector Partnership Academy

"Moving from Vendor to State Partner"

Event Date: November 19, 2019

Florida State Conference Center
555 W. Pensacola St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
The Florida Private Sector Vendor Academy is the premier leadership event for Florida's corporate vendors seeking to improve their connectivity and partnership opportunities with Florida's State Agencies and municipalities. This event is open only to enrolled vendors as well as state agency heads, CIOs, CISOs and staff. The purpose of this event is to foster partnerships and dialogue on what it takes to be a successful partner with the state and how to use this knowledge as a strategic tool. This event is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for industry sales and leadership to learn tested and proven techniques for working with the State of Florida by leaders from NASCIO, FDOT, DMS and the private sector.

Registration link: https://events.govtech.com/Florida-Private-Sector-Academy.html

 

December, 2019

ITPalooza 2019

Thursday, December 5, 2019, Ft. Lauderdale

ITPalooza is South Florida’s Premier Conference for Tech Professionals. Now in its 8th year, ITPalooza drives business deals and forges valuable connections with local and regional tech professionals.

Register Today:  https://itpalooza.org/


Past Events - 2018

January 2018

FTC Cybersecurity Summit
Sponsored by: Coaxis International

January 2018
Tallahassee, FL

 

Power Forward Speaker Series
With Chip Conley of AIRBNB

Wednesday, Jan 31st at 3:30
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Tallahassee, FL

A limited number of tickets are available at tickets.fsu.edu ($40* base price for main level seating and $30* base price for balcony seating; $10* for students – student ID required for college students). Tickets also will be sold at the FSU Fine Arts Ticket Office (in the lobby of the Fine Arts Building at 540 W. Call St.) 

Past Power Forward events have sold out and limited seating is available, so purchase your tickets today at tickets.fsu.edu or at the FSU Fine Arts Ticket Office.

Webinar
How to Prepare for the 2018 Cyber Threats

January 24, 2018
1pm

Join Patrick Wheeler, Proofpoint’s Director of Threat Intelligence, on Wednesday, January 24th at 10 AM PT for our webinar, “How to Prepare for the 2018 Cyber Threats.” This live event will cover:

- Predictions for the 2018 threat landscape
- Key actions you can take to prepare your organization
- Top resources to help support your security efforts

Join Here

February 2018

TECH DAY AT THE CAPITOL
Sponsored by: Harris Corporation

February 15th 2018- 10:00-3:00
State Capitol Bldg.
Tallahassee, FL

Come be part of Florida's first ever Technology Day at the Capitol.  Meet and greet Florida Senators, Representatives and staff.  Meet and mingle with Florida's top tech businesses and the latest startups.  To participate please contact FTC Executive Director James Taylor at James.Taylor@FLTechCouncil.com

FTC Legislative Reception
Sponsored by: Harris Corporation

February 15th 2018: 5:30-8:00
The Governor's Club
Tallahassee, FL

Come mingle with Florida's finest Senators & Representatives.  Chat it up with Agency CIO's, or just enjoy the food and entertainment while we do all the work.  Previous FTC receptions have been held at the Governor's Club and Florida's Historic Capitol, and have included famous names like James Taylor! 

AST Introductions
Sponsored by: Harris Corporation

February 15th 2018: 4:00-5:00
TCC Center For Innovation
Tallahassee, FL

FTC Members Only Event to include Tech Day At The Capitol display participants and invited guests. 

Eric Larson, CIO for the Agency for State Technology, introduces new staff and lays out the direction of AST in 2018 and opportunities for working with the State. 


SPONSORED BY HARRIS CORPORATION

Thursday, February 15, 2018
The Florida Capitol: 400 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399

Participate in media promotions

Interact with legislators, state agency CIO's and state employees

Take a tour of the Capitol

Meet with fellow technology business leaders

Promote your tech business

EVENT includes:

FTC Members and event participatns only:

Agency for State Technology, behind the scenes update by CIO Eric Larson:

4:00-5:00 at the TCC Center For Innovation, directly across from the Capitol

VIP Inviation to Legislative Reception at the Governor's Club, following Members Only AST Update

 

March 2018

Word Camp Miami
by: SFTA

03/16/2018 – 03/18/2018 (all day)
FIU School of Business
BLDG 04A, 11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL

WordCamp Miami is an non-profit conference 100% run by volunteers, and it’s perfect for anyone working with the web: Bloggers, marketers, students, ecommerce store owners, coders, designers… even kids. WordCamp Miami is one of the longest running WordCamps and one of the largest volunteer-run community tech events in Miami.

Corridor’s Career Expo
by: The  Florida High Tech Corridor

Monday, March 6 – Wednesday, March 8
Orlando, FL

In its fourth year, Career Expo will bring together career center professionals from top universities throughout the nation and state colleges in Florida to meet with high tech businesses and K-12 school systems in the Corridor.  Career center professionals will convene in Orlando for the event, allowing local companies and school systems to visit each state college and university booth to discuss employment opportunities, hiring needs and strategies to attract the best and brightest graduates in the country for high tech and academic work in Florida.

April 2018

DIGITECH 2018
FTC Member- Florida State University

April 11, Noon - 5PM
FSU's new Innovation Hub

DIGITECH is a unique experience that might be described as SXSW FSU-style. The event features an exhibition in which visitors can experience new technologies first hand, dynamic performances, educational workshops and presentations by insightful experts.

Artificial Intelligence Conference
Tech Festival 2018

April 30-May 2, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

The Artificial Intelligence Conference delivers an unsurpassed depth and breadth in technical content—with a laser-sharp focus on the most important AI developments for business.

May 2018

PowerdUp Tampa Bay
Tech Festival 2018

May 23, 2018: 1pm-6:30pm
Mahaffey Theater
400 1st St SE, Saint Petersburg, FL

Complimentary tickets are available *only* to employees of Tampa Bay Tech member companies

 

FTC Advisory Board Meeting
Sponsored by: Tallahassee Community College

May 8th 2018: 9:00-Noon
TCC Center For Innovation
300 W Pensacola St., Tallahassee, FL

The Florida Technology Council is guided by a nineteen-person Board of Advisors.  This board is comprised of C-level executives from leading technology companies across the state of Florida.  The board meets twice a year, unless urgent matters of the State require additional meetings.  All active members of the FTC are invited to attend this meeting. 

*due to the sensitivity of information discussed there will not be a call-in option for this meeting.

Florida Digital Government Summit
Government Technology

Event Date: May 3 & 4
Florida State Conference Center
555 West Pensacola St., Tallahassee, FL

Government Technology’s passion is helping spread best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector. The Florida Digital Government Summit is designed to do just that. The summit advisory board , comprised of State CIO's and the Florida Technology Council, creates an agenda designed to make that passion relevant and actionable to the state and local government organizations attending the summit.

*This event is open to Public Sector only

June 2018

Florida Tech Association Leadership Meeting
Sponsored by: Orlando Tech Association

June 14th 2018: 10:00-Noon, followed by lunch
Where: Orlando Tech Association
101 S Garland Ave, Ste 108, Orlando, FL 32801

Florida technology association CEO's, Presidents and Executive Directors from the Florida Technology Council, Tampa Bay Tech, Orlando Tech Association, JAX-IT Council and the South Florida Technology Alliance gather for the state's first collaborative technology leadership meeting. 

*additional participants will be added to these meetings

July 2018

SUP-X:  The StartUp Expo 
Presented by South Florida Technology Alliance

July 26, 2018
Broward Convention Center 
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Content:  Geared toward early stage entrepreneurs and associated capital; cutting edge topics by experts from around the world on crypto/blockchain, cannabis, AI, social innovation, fintech, medtech/life sciences/digital health and more.

Attendees:  1,000 to 1,500 startup and early stage entrepreneurs, angel and VC investors, service providers, accelerators, entrepreneur support, organizations and others from two dozen+ states and a half-dozen countries. Approximately 20% of attendees are accredited investors.

Sponsor/Exhibitors: Over 100 exhibitors; special exhibition opportunities for venture oriented startup and non-profits. Exhibition/sponsorship opportunites from $500 to $20,000.  

Highlights:  #WomenForWomen, the largest gathering of angel groups, seed series funds and VC funds focused on women investors in the US in 2018; startup competition with $25,000 for 1st place.

Tickets:  Affordably priced from $29 to $299.

Discount Codes:

$40 off general admission - 2018SUPXGA59

$100 off VIP - 2018SUPXVIP199

Visit https://www.sup-x.org/ for more information. 

August, 2018

Cyber Summit

August 23-24, 2018

MEET ISACA'S TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY AND GOVERNANCE TOPICS AND SPEAKERS

Florida State University Conference Center

Tallahassee, Florida

Information on ISACA Tallahassee

Conference Registration

September, 2018


The Current

FTC Open House

Hosted by Current Agency

RSVP:  https://www.facebook.com/events/

Friday, September 14, 2018
Time: 4:30 - 7:00
The Current Agency
3707 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee
 
Hello FTC Members!

We proudly invite you to our FTC Open House on September 14, 2018. We get the opportunity to tour the office of one of our newest members, The Current Agency.

From their full in-house bar to indoor basketball court, Current is definitely your "out-of-the-box" digital and creative marketing agency. Join us for snacks, drinks and good times.

About Current: Current is a digital and creative marketing agency comprised of innovators, collaborators, and creative minds driven to energize our clients through digital and creative solutions of branding, graphic design, photography, search engine optimization, social media, videography and website development to build their businesses and communities. At Current, we believe in "turning on" our clients with our out-of-the-box approach to each project and by staying up-to-date on the latest industry trends and creating new ones.
 
This is a members-only event!

November, 2018

FTC Advisory Board Meeting
Sponsored by: Tallahassee Community College

November 8, 2018: 9:00-Noon
TCC Center For Innovation
300 W Pensacola St., Tallahassee, FL

The Florida Technology Council is guided by a twenty-one member Board of Advisors.  This board is comprised of C-level executives from leading technology companies across the state of Florida.  The board meets twice a year, unless urgent matters of the State require additional meetings.  All active members of the FTC are invited to attend this meeting. 

Tentative Agenda Items:

  1. Election Results and Potential Impact
  2. 2019 Legislative Session
  3. Recent and Upcoming Activities
  4. New FTC Services

 *due to the sensitivity of information discussed there will not be a call-in option for this meeting.

She Leads Tech Networking Event
Provided by: ISACA Tallahassee Chapter

November 7, 2018, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Hayes, 2551 Welaunee Blvd, Tallahassee, FL

The ISACA Tallahassee Chapter is excited to invite you to participate in our first SheLeadsTech networking event where light appetizers, sodas, beer, and wine will be served. (Please bring ID). The objectives of the event are to:

  • Raise Awareness:  ISACA's SheLeadsTech program seeks to increase the representation of women in technology leadership roles and the tech workforce.  
  • Engage:  ISACA's SheLeadsTech program seeks to engage women in technology and our allies to support and advocate for change.  You will have the opportunity to meet and network with other women in technology and male advocates. 
  • Empower: ISACA's SheLeadsTech program seeks to empower women as leaders, role, models, and mentors in their fields. During the event, you will be able to sign up to be a mentor, mentee or both.
  • Elevate: ISACA's SheLeadsTech program seeks to elevate the role of women in technology.  As part of the networking event, ISACA Tallahassee's SheLeadsTech program is joining forces with the Florida Technology Council to build a pool of women interested in becoming future Chief Information Officers. Career guidance, mentorship, and more will be provided to those interested.

This free event is open to all women and men in the tech field. Feel free to bring a friend or share this email with others who may be interested. Don't forget to bring business cards with you and we look forward to seeing you there!

Register Now!

CCISO Training
Provided by: EC-Council

November 5 - November 9, 2018
EC-Council Tampa Office
2502 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa FL

EC-Council’s Certified CISO (CCISO) Program has been helping information security professionals take their careers to the next level since 2012. CCISO is designed to teach the executive information security management skills that are in demand by the job market today to help our members advance their careers.

Join the ranks of infosec managers making the leap to executive infosec leadership with Live CCISO Training!
The Certified CISO Program was recently ranked #2 overall and #4 for both US and International salaries out of 800 certification programs! This is incredible news as it means that in just two years, the CCISO program has come to represent the next step in information security management certifications. Has the time come for you to take your career to the next step?

ABOUT EC-COUNCIL - EC-Council has been the world’s leading information security certification body since the launch of their flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), which created the ethical hacking industry in 2002. Since the launch of CEH, EC-Council has added industryleading programs to their portfolio to cover all aspects of information security including EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO), among others.

Florida Tech Council Discount Rate: $2,500 (Retail Rate: $3,499)

Contact: Jeff Sage (jeff.sage@eccouncil.org

EC-Council Tampa Office 2502 North Rocky Point DR Tampa, Florida 33607

December, 2018

SFTA ITPalooza

Thursday, December 13, 2018
Doors open at 8:00AM

The Greater Ft. Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: (954) 765-5900
Parking for 3000 cars available at the Convention Center

For More Information and Tickets Click HERE

For sponsorship information click HERE

Florida Public Sector CIO Academy
Sponsored by: Government Technology

December 5 and 6, 2018
Florida State Conference Center
555 West Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL 

The Florida Public Sector CIO Academy is the premier leadership event for Florida's senior level technology executives to improve their management and business skills and to develop the IT leaders of the future. The purpose of this invitation-only event is to foster discussion and dialogue on what it means to be a successful CIO in the public sector and how to use Information Technology as a strategic tool. This event is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for government and industry executives to collaborate and address the most important policy, management and leadership issues surrounding the future of digital government and the role of the public sector CIO.

For more information: 

http://events.govtech.com/Florida-Public-Sector-CIO-Academy.html

Past Events - 2017

June 2017

WITI Summit

For more information click here

IT Innovations in Healthcare
Sponsored and Hosted by:  Johnson & Johnson

Thursday, June 22, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tampa, FL

Click HERE for more info.

eMerge Americas
Sponsored and Hosted by:  Johnson & Johnson

June 12 & 13
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr

Click HERE for more info.

July 2017

WITI.com Power Networking Social
Sponsored and Hosted by: Blueline Assoc

Thursday, July 20, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hula Bay Club, Tampa

For more information click here

FTC Members: Security Tour
Sponsored and Hosted by: Coaxis

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
1816 Old St. Augustine Rd., Tally

Ever wonder what a Tier 4 data facility looks like on the inside?  Join us for snacks, drinks and a once-in-a-lifetime tour deep inside this incredible facility.

FLGISA Annual Conference
For more info click here

Wednesday, July 11-14, 2017
Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, FL

About the Conference
The Florida Local Government Information Systems Association (FLGISA) Annual Conference is the premier local government technology event in the state of Florida. This conference is a great opportunity for technology providers to showcase new products and services and connect with those ultimately responsible for making purchasing decisions throughout the cities and counties in the State of Florida.

August 2017

WITI.Com Network Event-

Thursday, Aug 17th, 2017
6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Tribridge

For more information please visit here

JAX Chamber IT Council Meeting-

Tuesday, Aug 29th, 2017
7:30am-9:00am
FSCJ Advanced Technology Center

For more information please visit here

Tech Coast Conference

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

https://techcoastconference.com

September 2017

Taltech: How to Keep Robots & Management From Taking our Jobs

Sept 21, 2017

For More Info CLICK HERE

FTC Members: DMS Workshop (NEW DATE LISTED BELOW)

TCC Center For Innovation

3pm - 5pm Wednesday, Sept 19, 2017
300 West Pensacola Street
Tallahassee, FL  MAP IT

 

With so many changes happening in our State agencies, how can a business know what to expect or where to find the latest and greatest opportunities?  I suppose you could guess... or... you could be a member of the FTC and attend our DMS Workshop where Rosalyn Ingram, renowned Dir of State Purchasing and Chief Procurement Officer, will unveil the latest news and opportunities for vendors seeking State contracts.

SFTA Seminar-RESCHEDULED DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA

Thursday, Sept 14th, 2017
8:30am-12pm
Hilton Hotel West Palm Beach

For more information please visit here

October 2017

FTC  Member Mingle  

October 26th- At the conclusion of the FTC Board Meeting

The perfect opportunity for FTC Members and Board Members to meet, greet, eat, maybe drink a little, and discuss any of the millions of financial opportunities discovered during our board meeting earlier in the day. 

Harry's Seafood Bar & Grill- 301 S Bronough St, Tallahassee

FTC 2017 Board of Directors Meeting


Foley & Lardner 106 E College Ave # 900
October 26th, 2:30-4:30pm

When FTC says we represent the entire tech industry we mean it.  All members of the Council are invited to attend annual board meetings.  This years meeting begins with a focus on expanding the number of  members currently increasing revenue by millions of dollars through work acquired via the Council.  This is a meeting you can't afford to miss. 

SFTA Seminar-

Thursday, October 20th, 2017
8:30am-12pm
Hilton Hotel West Palm Beach

For more information please visit here

November 2017

FBI Jacksonville Cyber Security Seminar

Date: Thursday, November 9
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: UNF University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224

In partnership with the University of North Florida, the FBI Jacksonville Cyber Unit is hosting a cyber security seminar for local business professionals, academics, and government officials. Topics will include business email compromise and ransomware, as well as the first-ever public presentation on the case of Ardit Ferizi. 

* FTC Members interested in being on the FBI N. FL Cyber Security Group please contact your FTC Executive Director

FTC Members: Day at the Range
Sponsored by: Ruvos

10am Saturday, November 4th, 2017
Talon Training & Gun Range: 550 Commerce Blvd.
Midway, FL

Ever feel like your company has gotten off target?  Well you're in luck!  UberOps is sponsoring our very first Day at the Range event.  Bring your own or rent at the counter.  Admission is covered for all members.  Come join us for what promises to be an exciting event.  Who could have guessed that FTC also stands for Full Tactical Coverage?  After all... we aim to please.

Innovation Park: Tallahassee Startup Week

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EST
FSU Research Foundation Building A
Room 120
2000 Levy Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32310
 
Click HERE for more information

 

December 2017

TalTech Holiday Party

Dec 7, 2017 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm EST
CoLab @ The Pod
124 Marriott Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32301, USA
 

DEC 8, 2017:  Early Registration Vendor Discount Deadline for Tech Day At The Capitol

FTC Members please contact James.Taylor@FLTechCouncil.com

Non FTC Members see information at top of page

SFTA ITPolooza

Thursday, Dec 7th, 2017
8:30am-12pm
Lauderdale Convention Ctr., Fort Lauderdale

For more information please visit here

Additional Member Benefits

FBI Office of Private Sector

 

All Florida Technology Council members are invited to be a part of the FBI Office of Private Sector and join us in the strengthening of the United States economic and national security.

Cyber security conferences, held annually at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, are designed to increase awareness of current National Security threats that may affect key United States businesses and academia.

Agent in charge: SA Shannon N. Regil
Federal Bureau of Investigation

The FBI Counterintelligence Strategic Partnership and InfraGard Programs, along with our United States Intelligence Community partners, are responsible for identifying and safeguarding those technologies which, if compromised, would harm our national security. Through our joint partnerships with businesses and academia, the FBI and its intelligence community partners are able to identify and effectively protect technologies of great importance to the United States Government.  This provides the first line of defense inside United States facilities where foreign intelligence services and competitors are focused. 

FBI

 

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