The Jacksonville Chamber IT Council is showcasing and promoting the culture of innovation and creativity, talent and expertise and the growing concentration of IT businesses that advance Jacksonville as a dynamic hub for technology development and employment.
- Innovators: Executive, Investment, Strategy
- IT Pros: Information Technology, Data, Analysis, Enterprise, Architecture, Cyber Security, Blockchain, Internet of Things
- Product Development: Software, Drone, Product Managers
- Customer: Marketing, Digital, Customer Experience, Sales
- Other: Healthcare, FinTech, Robotics, Talent
Jim Stallings is an internationally recognized business leader, entrepreneur and investor in areas of technology and e-commerce. Jim is the Founder and CEO of PS27 Ventures and has helped start dozens of new ventures in FinTech, HealthTech and Software. Jim’s career spans over 30 years as IBM General Manager. He started his career as a data analyst in the Space Division at GE. Jim earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the US Naval Academy and served as a Captain in the US Marine Corps. He is on the Board of Directors at Fidelity National Informations Systems (FIS), UGI Corporation (UGI) and Cannae Holdings, Inc (CNNE). He also serves as a Trustee on the Folded Flag Foundation which provide scholarships to descendants of fallen warriors in the US Military.
Johannes is currently responsible for the SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC) and the GIAC Gold program. In 2000, he founded DShield.org, which is now the data collection engine behind the ISC. His work with the ISC has been widely recognized, and in 2004, Network World named him one of the 50 most powerful people in the networking industry. Prior to working for SANS, Johannes worked as a lead support engineer for a web development company and as a research physicist. Johannes holds a PhD in physics from SUNY Albany and is based in Jacksonville, Florida. His daily podcast summarizes current security news in a concise format.
Josh Scobee is a former American football placekicker. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL draft. He also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football at Louisiana Tech, setting several school records.
The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Scobee with the 137th overall pick in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. In the 2004 season, he led the team with 93 points after connecting with 24-of-31 field goals and 20-of-21 of his extra points. In addition, he ranked 13th in the AFC in field goal percentage and tied for third on touchbacks with 11 on 58 kickoffs. During his first five NFL seasons, he was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week four times. Scobee would remain with the Jaguars through the 2014 season.
Ryan Hallett, SVP of Identity and Access Management, is an Information Security and Risk Management professional with over 19 years of experience in the Information Technology industry including 9 years dedicated to the establishment of long-term Information Security strategies, Risk Governance Programs and company-wide programs and processes in the Financial Services industry. She is responsible for developing and executing security programs to ensure both customer and proprietary corporate data is protected from internal and external threats. Additionally, she is responsible for managing the enterprise wide Identity and Access Management Office, deploying strategic identity management and privileged access management solutions and defining the strategic roadmap for governance and centralization.
Kevin Salzer, AICP, MSP is Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s (JTA’s) Transportation Innovation Officer. Before JTA, Kevin was a Senior Research Associate at the University of South Florida’s Center of Urban Transportation Research. Kevin is an appointed US expert on the International Standards Organization (ISO) Work Group for Intelligent Transport Systems. He also serves on two national Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) panels. The two panels are: “Reinventing Transit Networks for a New Mobility Future” and “Analysis of Low-speed Automated Vehicle Pilots and Deployments.”
His expertise is in testing and applying intelligent transportation systems for connected and autonomous vehicles, shared mobility, transit operations, and service planning. Kevin holds a Master of Science Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
As the Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s Chief Information Officer, Joe Tenga is responsible for strategic technology planning, as well as the delivery of innovative, secure and scalable IT & ITS services to JTA employees, customers and transportation partners. Prior to joining the JTA, Tenga has held executive technology roles in several industries including healthcare, e-Payments, loan servicing, management consulting, collections and print & mail. In these roles, he has provided leadership to IT Operations, Web & Mobile Software Development, Quality Assurance and Information Security teams. His strong background in Solutions Architecture, Technology Assessments and Business Analysis has allowed him to deliver productivity enhancements, improve customer satisfaction and ensure the privacy and security of sensitive data.
Tenga was named the Jacksonville Business Journal’s 2016 Tech Innovation Award—Best CIO. Tenga holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is certified as an Internal Controls Risk Analyst, Internal Security Controls Architect and Business Continuity Manager.
As Chief Technology officer, Craig is responsible for the strategic execution of technologies which drive Gottlieb & Associates. Craig is a highly creative executive technology leader with nearly 20 years in the technology industry performing a wide array of roles encompassing senior leadership, architecture and development, project management and complex M&A delivery. Most of his career has been within the Health Care Technology space including companies such as Align Networks, OneCall Care Management, Quadramed and Medical Tracking Solutions with leadership roles of IT Director, Vice President and CTO.
Craig is a passionate and driven individual who is a member of the Jacksonville CIO Council, ITIL® Certified and driven to leverage the best technologies in order to deliver maximum value to the business, while also developing highly collaborative cultures and teams. Craig graduated from Mohawk College in Canada with Honors.
Jeff Sheffield, a 27-year transportation professional, is the executive director of the independent four-county North Florida Transportation Planning Organization (North Florida TPO) handling transportation planning and prioritizing in the region. He has a Master of Science in urban planning from Florida State University.
Working with partner agencies, he has championed results-oriented investment in intelligent transportation systems (ITS), traffic incident management, safety, bicycle and pedestrian planning, freight and logistics planning, Clean Fuels Coalition and multi-modal mobility improvements. Most recently, Mr. Sheffield has focused on implementing the TPO’s Smart Region Master Plan that uses innovative and emerging technologies to collect, analyze and apply data from many sources to enhance the region’s economic vitality and quality of life. This includes developing an integrated data exchange (IDE) and the Bay JAX Innovation Corridor. The Florida Transportation Commission has cited the North Florida TPO as the model for regional transportation planning organizations.
A wealth of information, great presentations, and opportunities to meet representatives from a variety of organizations. All for a very low cost. Great deal!
Awesome experience! The MC was THE best part!!!
I attended Tech Coast Conference for the first time last year and it was such an enriching event. Best Conference in Jax to attend! Cant wait to go again this year!!
As a business leader, my investments have benefited tremendously from TCC through the strengthening of existing relationships and the formation of new ones. On top of all of that, it’s a really fun day for everyone involved.
Jacksonville’s Tech Coast Conference keeps me ‘in the know’ about what’s going on in the tech world in my city. I learned a lot last year, and ready for another great one!
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