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Tampa Bay Tech to host new signature event geared toward local technologists

Veronica Brezina

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Tampa Bay Tech Executive Director Jill St. Thomas. Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Tech.

Tampa Bay Tech is launching a new signature event that will provide more in-depth knowledge into the latest projects Tampa Bay area companies are working on.

“We generally have events that are staffed by c-level technologists and it’s been successful. Over the past few years, we’ve heard from technologists saying it’s great to hear from the c-level execs, but they’d love to hear from their peer groups about their career journey and projects they are working on,” Tampa Bay Tech CEO Jill St. Thomas said to the St. Pete Catalyst.

The new event dubbed the PoweredUP Tech Tracks will be held virtually June 24 by the organization, which serves as a nonprofit technology council.

The sessions will range from “tech talks” on cybersecurity to projects and network infrastructure.

There will be more than 30 experts from local companies such as Tech Data, AgileThought, Accenture, AHEAD, AWS, CrossBorder Solutions, Jabil, Lumen, Microsoft, Nutanix, Salesforce, Schellman and others.

Florida Chief Information Officer Jamie Grant, who oversees the delivery of government services to Floridians through design and technology, will be the keynote speaker. 

“He is a young emerging leader who has really evolved and can talk about what he does, and provide more transparency,” St. Thomas said.

Tampa Bay Tech will be using the Socio platform to host the event and manage the breakout sessions.

The organization is hosting the event virtually as many companies have converted to a hybrid work schedule for employees. The event was created in partnership with the Emerging Tech Leaders Peer Council.

Tampa Bay Tech will also be opening nominations for its annual Tampa Bay Tech awards. The nominations are expected to become available this summer. The in-person event will be held Nov. 12 at Armature Works in Tampa.

These were the finalists for Tampa Bay Tech’s 2020 awards.

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