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: Business Owners, 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
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.
Auditmacs’ Chief Strategy Officer, Jennifer Mason, is a nationally recognized leader in the communications management industry, whose focus is developing solutions with clients, providers and partners that drive long-term value and cost-savings.
With many awards under her belt, Jennifer has been instrumental in launching both new markets and building explosive growth in current markets. She is a go-to trusted advisor for companies in the local market, as well as Fortune 500s. Jennifer also prioritizes giving back by serving on City Rescue Mission’s Board of Directors as well as the Northeast Florida STEM2Hub and heads up Auditmacs’ Giving Back Program.
As the Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s (JTA) Director of U2C Programs, Michael Feldman currently manages all projects specific to the Ultimate Urban Circulator (U2C) which aims to leverage existing infrastructure, use artificial intelligence and emerging technologies such as autonomous vehicles to connect various neighborhoods and districts throughout the downtown core of Jacksonville, FL. Prior to joining the JTA, Michael served as an U.S. Army Officer in the Military Intelligence Corps where he completed 3 deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Upon separating from the military in 2013, he held multiple leadership roles within supply chain and operations where he specialized in robotics platforms in customer fulfillment centers as an Amazon Robotics Process Engineer and also led a worldwide team in the last mile logistics’ space. Michael holds a B.S. from Florida State University, Master’s Degree from University of South Florida, and will complete his EMBA from the University of Tennessee this year.
Jane Landon joined Web.com in November 2010 as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining Web.com, Ms. Landon was Deputy Commissioner and Chief Information Officer for the New York City Department of Finance. Her past experience includes Business and Technology leadership positions at Microsoft, where she was General Manager .net Market Development and Chief Information Officer for Public Sector Business Systems Information Technology, as well as Institutional CIO Prudential Insurance of America and General Manger Global Corporate Systems at The Bankers Trust Company. Jane is also on the Board of Directors of STEM2Hub, of Northeast Florida. Ms. Landon holds a BA Business Administration degree from SUNY Fredonia in Fredonia, NY.
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.
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.
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.
Jay Majety is Chief Information Officer with ITEL Laboratories, Inc., where Jay leads the IT Organization responsible for delivering critical Technical Capabilities to further Business Development, improve Operational and Administrative Efficiency while executing against a Digital Strategy to bring Transformational Changes. Jay is passionate about solving practical business problems and driving transformational changes in business models through innovative use of Technology. Jay has a Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a strong and diverse experience in numerous aspects of Information Technology and Leadership. His vast experience in successfully delivering cost effective Technology Solutions against long term strategic plans in highly secure, heavily regulated, and fast paced environments enables him to be a great partner for business leaders. Jay’s core Domain Expertise is in the Insurance Space, with a majority in Healthcare and Health Information Technology and then Property and Casualty. He lives in Saint Johns with his wife and two boys and enjoys Travel, Electronics and Outdoor activities with kids.
Jim Gruhn is the Chief Information Officer of Holmes Custom. His leadership has been vital to the continued success of 65-year old, legacy company, Holmes Custom. Jacksonville-based, Holmes Custom is a Multi Million dollar organization operating 7 web brands in addition to HolmesCustom.com: SimplyStamps.com, NameTagWizard.com, CustomSigns.com, Promo180.com, 904Custom.com, CorporateConnection.com and AllStateNotary.com. Holmes Custom employs over 100 team members in three cities, Jacksonville, Austin, TX and Salem, MA.
Karen Green, CHCIO serves as the Chief Information Officer at Brooks Rehabilitation, a not-for–profit post-acute health system with a 160 bed acute Inpatient rehab hospital, 37 outpatient centers, a large home health services division. The Aging Services division covers 200 beds in two skilled nursing facilities, Memory care, and an Assisted Living Facility. Karen has worked for over 25 years in designing and implementing Health IT solutions and process improvements for a variety of care settings and patient service areas. In her current role as CIO at Brooks Rehabilitation, she leads the Information Technology Services in planning and aligning IT enabled business operations and strategic plans in support of a healthcare mobile workforce using 5 EMR systems. Green is a Certified Professional in Health Information Management Systems, a CHCIO member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, and a member of the Jacksonville CIO Council.
Mark is a Director within the Chief Operating Office, he has been with Deutsche Bank for over 9 years joining from Lloyds Banking Group in the UK. Previously having served in the Royal Navy. Mark spent 17 years in London before moving to Jacksonville in 2013, first on assignment with his functional role of Global Head of Disaster Recovery then relocating to also head Technology Jacksonville. Mark has undertaken variety of roles within Corporate Technology, all within the Finance industry. From Microsoft Windows Technician, program delivery, IT Testing, Change & Transformation and predominately within the Production space. Within Deutsche Bank, Mark is the local executive sponsor of Veterans on Wall Street and Toastmasters. Mark additionally represents Deutsche Bank on the North East Florida CIO Council, within JAXUSA.
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!
- 1 Attendee Conference Pass for BOTH Days of Speakers and Breakouts
- Included Scholarship Donation
- Access to Sponsors
- Chance for Prizes and Giveaways
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- Advertising Space on TCC Collateral
- Lunch Sponsorships