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What’s happening at Tampa Bay Tech’s “poweredUP Tech Tracks” tomorrow

Tampa Bay Tech, our local technology council, is hosting poweredUP Tech Tracks, a virtual afternoon conference featuring the Tampa Bay area’s top tech people, tomorrow (Thursday, June 24th) from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. EDT!

Registration for this event is $25 (plus $1.06 processing fee) — you can register here.

Here’s their writeup of the event:

Join us for Tampa Bay Tech’s Q2 signature event! This is a *new* program built specifically for our members and even more specifically, for our tech teams, in partnership with our Emerging Tech Leaders Peer Council. Sessions will be “tech talks” provided by our area technologists, FOR our technologists! 

There will be over 20 subject matter experts from companies such as Tech Data, AgileThought, Accenture, AHEAD, AWS, CrossBorder Solutions, Jabil, Microsoft, Nutanix, Salesforce, Schellman, and many more!. Jamie Grant, CIO, State of Florida. will be our Keynote Speaker. You don’t want to miss it!


Here’s the agenda for poweredUp Tech Tracks, which has main stage sessions, along with four parallel tracks of breakout sessions, all of which are hosted by local and regional people in the tech sector.

Main stage sessions

12:00Opening RemarksJill St. Thomas, CEO, Tampa Bay Tech
12:05Welcome and OverviewJide Sofowora, Product Manager, Jabil
Brandon Redding, Senior
Account Executive, Salesforce
12:15Cutting the Cord— Wires Not IncludedScott Webber, Solutions Consultant, Tech Data
12:50Keynote: State of the StateJamie Grant, CIO, State of Florida
1:20Breakout sessions begin on other stagesSee Breakout sessions below
1:20Managing and Paying off Cultural DebtQuincy Jordan, Digital Transformation and Enterprise Agile Leader, AgileThought
1:502021 Tech Investments Already Paying DividendsBryn Norton, Vice President IT Solutions, Lumen
2:20Digital Experience – From Strategy to ProductKristen Christensen, Digital Experience Studio Director, Accenture
2:50Work From Anywhere – Shaping the Future of Digital WorkspacesChris Feeney, Channel Presales Engineer, Mike Barmonde, Business, IGEL
Development Manager & Carl Gersh, Senior Director of Marketing, IGEL
3:20Data Platform Modernization in HealthcareLee Pierce, Healthcare Chief Data Officer, Sirius Computer Solutions
3:50Five Digital Imperatives and Technology Stitching Pam Coffey, Field CTO, AHEAD
4:20Staying Competitive in Today’s War on TalentScott Wallin, Senior Director, Kforce
4:50Closing remarksJeremy Wilson, CTO, Amscot Financial & Chair of Tampa Bay Tech

Breakout sessions

There are four tracks of breakout sessions, which start at 1:20, immediately after the “State of the State” keynote:

  • Data sessions
  • Cyber sessions
  • Innovation sessions
  • Software/agile

Data Sessions track

1:20Migrating Applications to the Cloud with Programmable Data Infrastructure
Alex Hesterberg, Chief Customer Officer, Delphix
Laura Squier, AI/ML Specialist, AWS
2:20Opportunities on Self-Service Analytics
Miguel Medina, Director of Data Integration & Analytics, Jabil
2:50Understanding Social Media and Data Analysis
Eddie Morales and Kaitlyn Brooks, CIW – Certification Partners

Cyber Sessions track

1:20Safer App Development with the OWASP Top 10
Jonathan Singer, SIEM & SOAR Practice Lead, Guidepoint Security
1:50Lessons Learned From a Year of Remote Security Assessments
Jacob Ansari, CISO
2:20Supercharging Connected Vehicles with Identity Management (From 0 to 60 in Less than a Second)
Bill Nelson, President, Identity Fusion
2:50Ransomware 2021: “The Call Came From Inside the House…”
Christopher Bonavita, Technology Solution Specialist, Lumen

Innovation Sessions track

1:20Borrowing Digital Innovation & Business Transformation Ideas
from Non-Conventional Industries
Charlie Lawhorn, Chief Digital Advisor, World Wide Technology
1:50Driving Digital Accessibility
Jacque Madison, Senior IT Manager, Jabil
2:20Powering Collaboration in the Hybrid Workplace
Christy Nelson, Global Vice President Strategy & Partnerships, Cyviz
2:50Easy Road to Hybrid Cloud with Nutanix Clusters
Dwayne Lessner, Principal Technical Marketing Engineer, Nutanix
3:20Creating Sustainable Computer Science Education
Luis De Mendoza, Microsoft TEALS

Software / Agile track

1:20Agile Assessment: Helpful Remedy or Harmful Toxin?
Dan Neumann, Principal Consultant, AgileThought
1:50Scaling Out An Agile- and DevOps-Driven Organization
Donald Bickel, Partner, MercuryWorks
2:20AWS Lambdas Can Be Much More
Cory Parrish, SVP of Engineering, Crossborder Solutions
2:50Building the Modern Mobile Application Prototype (that actually works!)
Russell Youngblood, Solution Architect, Outsystems
3:20Scaling Your Company with GraphQL, Microservices and Kubernetes
Josh Rendeck, Director of Platform Engineering, SecureWorks
3:50Meet MAS
Doug Sullinger, CEO, Vendita
4:20Cloud Architecture for Disaster Recovery
Steve Woodard, Solutions Architect, AWS