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

Refreshments come included for all tickets.

Individual Consultations

Meet with speakers and sponsors one-on-one.

Free Materials

Take homes, giveaways and prizes at the conference.

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

Tech Coast Conference 2019 was brought to you by our Platinum Sponsor: Cloudhesive.
Tech Coast Conference 2019 Premium Sponsors


2019/08/21 09:00:00
8:00 Conference Opens

8:10 - 8:20 AM

Opening Ceremony with Josh Scobee

Speaker: Josh Scobee, Former Jacksonville Jaguars Football Player


8:30 - 9:15 AM

Keynote: S.T.E.M.

Speaker: Jennifer Mason, Chief Strategy Officer at Auditmacs


8:30 - 9:15 AM

Breakout: Is Zero Trust Enough? A Journey to Manage Your Organization’s Digital Risk

Speaker: Ben Smith, Principal Sales Engineer + Field CTO at RSA

Room 1

8:30 - 9:15 AM

Breakout: Building a DevOps Team and Culture Within Your Organization

Speaker: Matt Bishop, Associate Director, DevOps / Platform Engineering at TSYS

Room 2

9:15 - 10:00 AM
Vendors / Networking

10:00 - 10:45 AM

Panel: JAX Chamber CIO


Karen Green, CIO of Brooks Rehabilitation

Jay Majety, VP & CIO of ITEL Laboratories

Craig Pichanick, CTO of Martin Gottlieb & Associates

Mark Mitton, CIO of Deutsche Bank

Jane Landon, SVP & CTO of Web.com

Jim Gruhn, CIO of Holmes Custom

10:00 - 10:45 AM

Breakout: Botify Your Life

Speaker: Tracy Dixon, Director of Marketing at PMI Northeast Florida Chapter

Room 1

10:55 - 11:40 AM

Panel: Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)


Jeff Sheffield, Executive Director at North Florida TPO

Joe Tenga, CIO at Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)

Kevin Salzer, Transportation Innovation Officer at Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)

Michael Feldman, Director of U2C Programs at Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)

11:00 - 11:45 AM

Breakout: Calling All Adventurers: Apprenticeship in the Information Age

Speaker: James Cox, Salesforce Administrator at Brightway Insurance

Room 1

11:00 - 11:45 AM

Breakout: The Future of Blockchain Technology

Speaker: Joseph Holbrook, Author & Speaker at MyBlockChainExperts

Room 2

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break

11:45 - 11:55 AM

Lunch Sponsor Video

Speaker: BluHorn

11:55 AM - 12:40 PM

Modern Application Development & Digital Transformation for Better Results

Speaker: Ryan Boyer, Senior Solutions Architect & Consulting Partner Development with AWS Partners

12:00 - 12:45 PM

Breakout: Early Stages of Machine Learning for Crowley

Speaker: Lovelesh Chawla, Solutions Architect at Crowley Maritime

Room 1

12:00 - 12:45 PM

Breakout: Mixed Reality – Moving from 2D Screens to Spatial Computing

Speaker: Andreas Erben, Microsoft MVP

Room 2

12:40 - 2:50 PM Vendors / Networking

2:50 - 3:35 PM

Breakout: Women as Tech Leaders

Speaker: Melissa Fulmore-Hardwick, VP of IT Enterprise Applications at Acosta

Room 1

2:50 - 3:35 PM

Breakout: What’s New and What’s Coming in Office 365

Speaker: Ben Stegink, Sharepoint Consultant / Owner at Intelligink

Room 2

3:00 - 3:45 PM

Keynote: Measuring the Evolution of Evil – Current Threats of Your Online Identity

Speaker: Dr. Johannes Ullrich, Dean of Research at SANS Technology Institute


3:45 - 4:25 PM

Breakout: Enabling Production Ready AI to Solve Real World Industrial Problems

Speaker: AJ Alexander, Principal at ITG Technologies

Room 2

3:55 - 4:40 PM

Keynote: Human AI Symbiosis – The Future of Work

Speaker: Matt Berseth / Robert Marsh, Co-Founders at NLP Logix





These breakout speakers will be speaking throughout the day in their respective room numbers. Details will be sent out to those who purchase day of tickets.

Room 1:

  • Ben Smith, RSA
  • Tracy Dixon, Centric Consulting – “Botify Your Life”
  • James Cox, Brightway Insurance – “Calling all Adventurers: Apprenticeship in the Information Age”
  • Lovelesh Chawla, Crowley Maritime – “Early Stages of Machine Learning for Crowley”
  • Melissa Fulmore, Acosta – “Women as Tech Leaders”
  • Matt Berseth / Robert Marsh, NLP Logix – “Human AI Sumbiosis: The Future of Work”

Room 2:

  • Matt Bishop, TSYS – “DevOps”
  • Joseph Holbrook, MyBlockChainExperts – “Blockchain”
  • Andreas Erben, Microsoft – “Mixed Reality – Moving from 2D screens to Spatial Computing”
  • Ben Stegnick, Intelligink – “What’s New and What’s Coming in Office 365”
  • AJ Alexander, ITG Technologies – “Enabling Production Ready AI to Solve Real World Industrial Problems”


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!


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


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



Contact us to see how you can get discounted tickets in order to bring your whole team.

For this price you’ll get:

  • 1 Attendee August 21, 2019 Conference Pass
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Refreshments
  • Included Scholarship Donation
  • Access to Speakers and Breakouts
  • Access to Vendor Booths and Sponsors
  • TCC Branded Bag, Nametag, and Lanyard
  • Chance for Prizes and Giveaways

Available for additional cost:

We love our sponsors! If you would like to be part of the show, let us know and we will talk to you about our sponsorship opportunities.

  • Platinum & Premium Sponsorships
  • Vendor Booth Sponsorships
  • Advertising Space on TCC Collateral
  • Lunch Sponsorships
Thank you to our official branding sponsor for all Tech Coast Conference 2019 printed collateral: Promo180. Use code TC20 with them and receive 20% off any printed materials.


All inquiries should go to jacksonvilleitcouncil@gmail.com

Conference brought to you by:

Jacksonville Chamber