110 Grand Palms Dr
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
Learn about the latest technologies, network with Industry leaders and visit a world-class Golfer’s Paradise. The SFTA brings all of this together on January 25, 2018, at 5 pm. An event you don’t want to miss.
Asif Malik // Panel Moderator
Asif Malik is an independent consultant in IT Architecture and Design space. He has interest in Human Development, in general, the role IT plays in it. He is currently engaged with offshore companies to develop solutions for Cognitive Era especially those based on IBM Watson APIs. He is also deeply involved in the development of 3D modeling solutions for IT Architecture. Mr. Malik is IBM Middleware User Group lead for last 10 years and currently committee chair for events and memberships at SFTA. He envisioned, planned and implemented this idea of an event on Cognitive Computing from SFTA Platform. He is very excited to see it actually happening.
Bassem Alhalabi // Associate Professor of Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University.
Dr. Alhalabi is an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering at FAU’s main campus of Boca Raton. His primary area of expertise is Embedded, Wireless, IoT, and Smart Control Systems, which span over consumer, industrial, educational and medical applications. Currently, he is developing smart healthcare devices to improve general healthy living especially for elderly people and autistic children, and environmental applications. Dr. Alhalabi has conducted sponsored research and has over 80 publications in IEEE and other institutions journals and conference proceedings. For his research, he created Embedded Systems graduate and undergrad courses with hands-on labs.
Carmen Suarez // Miami-Dade County
Carmen Suarez has been an employee of Miami-Dade County for over 36 years. Upon completion of her Bachelor of Science in Systems Analysis degree at the University of Miami, she joined the Information Technology Department as an entry level Systems Analyst in the Database Administration Unit. Throughout the years she has risen through the ranks and held positions as a database administrator, applications developer and technical manager in several IT disciplines within the organization. She is currently the Division Director in charge of 6 IT managers, with a total staff of over 100, belonging to the Enterprise Architecture Division.
Jeff Rogers // Director, Healthcare Innovation Consultant at IBM Corporation
Jeff Rogers leads the North American team responsible for Industry Solution sales to government and healthcare clients. Focus solutions areas include Health and Human Services programs, Smarter Cities/Government, Emergency Management, Enterprise Health Analytics.
Peter D. Stephenson Ph.D. // Chief Product Officer, Sensentia
Peter Stephenson is an innovator, developer and entrepreneur with a track record in researching, developing, and deploying advanced technology products. Expert in the product lifecycle from identifying and analyzing opportunities, developing solutions using open innovation, rapid prototyping and piloting, developing business strategy, and overseeing the deployment. Skilled in managing multi-disciplinary project teams that include business owners, operators, innovators, academia, entrepreneurs, VCs, designers, and technologists.
About The Grand Palms Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort:
With 137 comfortable rooms and suites located on a 27 hole golf course with all of the amenities that you would expect of a first-class golf facility including a pro shop, excellent food and beverage services and a staff that is ready to cater to your every whim. Minutes from South Florida’s famed beaches and some of the best shopping in the country we invite you to relax at our resort while having access to all that South Florida has to offer. The Grand Palms is truly a golfers paradise! Whether you are an avid golfer or just coming to the area for business or relaxation, you won’t find a more comprehensive resort experience for the value.