In its first two years, the springtime celebration of compact living was such a success – drawing an estimated 5,000-plus visitors to the Allstate campus of St. Pete College each weekend – it’s earned a change of venue. And with that, a new name.
No one will be in the room when Jason Carolan, the chief innovation officer of data center powerhouse Flexential, takes centerstage to talk about smart cities at Tampa Bay Tech’s upcoming poweredUP summit next month.
Ward Friszolowski has been serving in government in St. Pete Beach for decades, but he doesn’t consider himself a career politician. He’s looking more at doing the right thing for his city than winning the next election, he says. “Plus,” he laughs, “We don’t get paid much.”