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
Mr. Schultz joined the JAA in October 2012. In his time with the organization, Mr. Schultz worked with executive management to implement a corporate Information Technology (IT) governance structure as well as put in place needed IT processes and procedures to build a sustainable IT program. This effort has already realized an excess of $1,000,000 reduction and reallocation of IT costs, while also building an equipment refresh program and 5-year IT-Business plan.
Nicole is the Senior Cyber Security Threat Architect for Intrusion, Inc. She is an expert at network security and intelligence analysis, and has extensive experience in mining multi-terabyte threat intelligence datasets to produce actionable intelligence to protect customers. Nicole has had two decades of cyber security, networks, and IT experience supporting numerous private and public institutions in cyber security solutions and analysis.
Mike Stoeber is current a Product Manager for the Cincinnati-based Pro Football Focus. In his role, Mike is dealing with PFF’s role in the new collegiate video exchange platform and is working on the development of a video player within the company’s data platform. He also is developing new data values based on existing data currently gathered from NFL and NCAA football games.
Stoeber started in the field of football technology at the University of Florida in 1989. While at Florida under head coach Steve Spurrier, he assisted to making the video department a leader in technology, including becoming one of the first football teams at any level to use a Digital Video System.
Regarded as one of the First Coast’s most prolific technology leaders, Melissa Fulmore-Hardwick has dedicated her more than 20-year career to merging innovative technology solutions with collaboration-based leadership. Her initiatives have skyrocketed operational efficiency, reduced the IT footprint and bridged exciting technologies with operational objectives. Melissa credits much of her success to the teams she has recruited and cultivated over the years. Powered by knowledge and ideas, these teams have been integral in the projects upon which Melissa has built her career from complex cloud strategies to groundbreaking Agile-based development initiatives.
For the past 20 years, Steve Weiskircher has served in a variety of Sr. leadership roles for some of the world’s most recognizable eCommerce brands. In this session, Steve will walk you through a few of the leadership mores that he credits for his continued longevity. He will discuss a few key questions:
If culture eats strategy for breakfast, do you understand the one you’re are fostering?
What leadership characteristics are needed to support Agile transformation?
How does your personal leadership style impact technology & business strategy alignment?
Luis joined the Microsoft TEALS program after spending the last several years in computer science education and as an IT project manager. He is focused on increasing the tech talent that will eventually support North Florida businesses and beyond through his work at the TEALS program. Before moving to Jacksonville FL, Luis began his career in Washington, D.C. but has also spent time working overseas and in the research triangle of North Carolina.
The founder and current Chief Executive Officer of South Carolina-based cybersecurity firm PC Matic, Rob Cheng is a world-renowned cybersecurity expert and speaker who has been featured in national outlets and publications such as Fox News Channel, The Associated Press and USA Today.
Best known for his role as the spokesperson for PC Matic on a host of national television campaigns, Mr. Cheng’s expertise led to PC Matic becoming a leader in the global cybersecurity market. Prior to founding PC Matic, Mr. Cheng served as Senior Vice President at Gateway Computers where he oversaw sales, marketing, and support worldwide.
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!