Conferences Tampa Bay

poweredUP is next Wednesday!

poweredUP, Tampa Bay’s annual tech festival organized by Tampa Bay Tech, takes place next Wednesday, May 17 at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Pete. It always features presentations and talks on top-of-mind topics for Tampa Bay’s tech leaders, and this year, the emphasis is on AI, cybersecurity, the metaverse, tech talent, and Web3.

I and some of my coworkers from Okta will be there — if you see us, come and say “hi!”.

Here’s the schedule of events:

11:00 a.m.Doors Open
HTB “capture the flag” competition begins
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Food trucks will be available during this time
12:00 p.m.Opening remarks
Tampa Bay Tech’s Meghan O’Keefe
12:10 p.m.Keynote: The metaverse mindset of Web3, AI, and the future of business
Sandy Carter, Unstoppable Domains
12:50 p.m.Industrial metaverse: Accelerating time-to-market with robotics simulation and extended reality
Serge Haziyec, Softserve
1:15 p.m.Transforming healthcare with AI: Opportunities and challenges
A panel moderated by Tom Stafford, CDW, and featuring:
• Dr. Alan Weiss, BayCare Health
• Stephanie Lahr, Artsight
• Scott Arnold, Tampa General Hospital
• Pete D’Addio, Moffitt Cancer Center
1:55 p.m.Immersive re-invention
A panel featuring:
• Jason Warnke and Stu Brown, Accenture
• Tim Moore, Vu Technologies
2:20 p.m.Technology & sports: A winning combination
A panel moderated by Julie Souza, AWS, and featuring:
• John Breedlove, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
• Scott Gutterman, PGA Tour
• Andrew McIntyre, Vinik Sports Group
3:00 p.m.The good, the bad, the AI: Exploring the risks and benefits of ChatGPT
Joseph Cortese, A-Lign
3:25 p.m.The hacker’s duel: Red team vs. blue team live demo
Jeremy Rasmussen and Micahel Mallen, Abacode
4:00 p.m.HTB “capture the flag” competition ends
4:00 p.m.Fireside chat: Building the next generation of innovators
• Melissa Fulmore-Hardwick, CSI Companies
• Robyn Mussler, Connect-IT 360
4:45 p.m.Happy hour and networking
6:00 p.m.Event ends, but I’m sure people will go for dinner and drinks on Beach

Tickets are $50, and you can purchase them on Eventbrite. I’ll see you there!