ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

MAIN CONFERENCE OBJECTIVE

The Tech Coast Conference provides a forum for local businesses, IT decision makers, technology innovators from around the world and the skilled local talent pool to present, discuss and share advances, opportunities and solutions.

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.

Who Should Attend:

  • 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

Famous Speakers

Hear from industry-known speakers.

Relevant Topics

Hear speaker topics you care about: blockchain, security and more.

Coffee Breaks Included

Individual Consultations

Q&A’s with speakers and panels.

Free Materials

So, what are you waiting for? Sign your team up below and we will TC-C you there!

Tech Coast Conference 2021 is brought to you by: Uniti Fiber.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

2021/08/18 08:30:00
8/18 - DAY ONE
9:00 Conference Opens

9:00 - 9:30

Conference Opening –

Scholarship Presentation

Speakers:

Matthew Parks

Senior Director of Information Technology, Pace Center for Girls

Dale Johnston

Senior Vice President & CIO, Regency Centers

9:30 - 10:30

CIO Panel

Moderated by Matthew Parks

Panelist:

John Malinger

Chief Information Officer, Harden, a Gallagher Company

Ron Smith

Chief Information Officer, Florida State College at Jacksonville

Melissa Cecil

Chief Information Officer, Flagler Hospital

Joe Tenga

Chief Information Officer, Jacksonville Transportation Authority

10:30 - 11:00

The Dynamic Broadband

Deployment Environment

Speaker:

Andy Newton

President

Uniti Fiber

11:00 - 11:30

More Than A Sign – Digital Signage

Speaker:

Steven Schultz

Director, Information Technology, Operations Division

Jacksonville Aviation Authority

11:30 - 12:00

Learn how to stop Ransomware

Speaker:

Rob Cheng

Founder and CEO

PC Matic

12:00 - 01:00

Digital Transformation Requires

Leadership Transformation

Speaker

Steven J. Weiskircher

Chief Technology Officer

Liquidity Services

01:00 - 1:30

The Growing World of Data
in Pro and Collegiate Football

Speaker:

Mike Stoeber

Product Manager

Pro Football Focus

01:30 - 02:00

Fintech

Speaker:

Rob Lee

EVP Head of Digital & Banking

FIS

 

02:00 - 02:30

Machine Learning

Speakers:

Ben Webster

Modeling & Analytics Team Lead

NLP Logix

Scott Carns

Chief Commercial Officer

Duos Technologies

02:30 - 03:00

Security

Speakers:

Kevin Fuller

President, CTO

ThinkGard

Cole Two Bears

VP of Security

ThinkGard

03:00 - 03:30

To Be an Elite Force You Gotta Belong:

The power of your Team OS

Speaker:

Paul Haury

Heart Based Learning

8/19 - DAY TWO
9:00 Conference Opens

9:00 - 9:05

Day 2 Opening Remarks

Speaker:

Mark Aston

DG Technology Consulting

Jacksonville IT Council

Social/Community Involvement Committee Chair

9:05 - 10:00

CISO Panel

Moderated by Mark Aston

Panelists:

Alex Borhani 

CSX

Chris Gay

VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Acosta

Craig Galley

Information Security Officer

City of Jacksonville

 

10:00 - 10:30

Computer Science Education In Florida

And The Tech Talent Shortage

Speaker:

Luis De Mendoza

Regional Manager

Northeast Florida and Pennsylvania |DISYS

Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS Program

10:30 - 11:00

Ransomware

Speaker:

Ben Finke

Principle Consultant/Managing Partner

OnDefend

11:00 - 11:30

Your Wireless WAN Future:
Unlock the Power of LTE and 5G

Speaker:

Lee Brumagin

Solutions Engineer

Cradlepoint

11:30 - 12:00

The Conflicting Goals of IT and Security

and Merging the two to Manage Risk

Nicole Carignan

Senior Cyber Security Threat Architect

Intrusion

12:00 - 01:00

Digital Transformation

Speaker:

Melissa Fulmore-Hardwick

Chief Information Officer

CSI Companies

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

WHY YOU NEED TO ATTEND

Exclusive Information

You will receive access to information and presentations to speakers that people outside of the conference just won’t get.

Personal Connections

The key in business is networking, and we just can’t get enough of it! Come meet our professionals, so we can meet yours.

Global Trends

Technology changes constantly, we all know that. Come to listen about the latest trends in Jacksonville for IT and use it to stay current!

Famous Speakers

It’s all about topics. Blockchain, Automation, Lead Conversions, Chatbots, Cyber Attacks, Data Governance, and more!

Insights

Our annual conference provides insight into unique business strategies and learning experiences in all areas of technology.

Scholarships

Become part of something that is bigger than us. By coming to our event, you are helping Tech Coast Conference continue our scholarship program.

Inquiries:

All inquiries should go to jacksonvilleitcouncil@gmail.com

Conference brought to you by:

Jacksonville Chamber