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Show the Tech Community You Mean business – Be at ITPalooza!

Show the Tech Community You Mean business – Be at ITPalooza!

ITPalooza is South Florida’s Premier Technology Conference. Now in its 7th year, ITPalooza is the preeminent platform to drive business deals and forge valuable connections with local and regional tech professionals.

#1 Locally Produced Tech Event in the Region.

Whether you’re new to ITPalooza or you’ve been following us from the beginning (12/12/12) you’ll know that ITPalooza is all about our tech community. Every year we create a platform for our tech community to come together. We host speakers, vendors, user groups, VIPs and tech leaders from all over the region.

#2 Toys for Tots Contributor.

We’re also the 2nd largest contributor to the Marine Toys for Tots December Toy Drive. We achieve this by encouraging all ITPalooza attendees to bring a toy for our famous toy wall. We also offer FREE Toys For Tots Pledge Tickets (through October 31).

Here are some highlights for the past 6 editions of ITPalooza.

  • 356 Speakers
  • Over 400 local tech companies exhibited
  • More than 7,000 companies represented
  • $253,000 dollars in toys, fun, and cash raised for Toys for Tots and other local non-profit groups.
  • More than 10,000 attendees
  • Visit the ITPalooza History Page for more cool facts
Top Tech Talent Headlining ITPalooza

Top Tech Talent Headlining ITPalooza

It’s no secret that ITPalooza presents some of the best speakers and panels – what you might not be aware of is the growing number of high-profile speakers set to present at the December 13 event.

The list is long, illustrious and growing. We are expecting over 60 speakers and moderators delivering Keynotes, panel discussions, presentations, and workshops.

REMINDER – FREE Toys for Tots Pledge Tix end Midnight Tomorrow (October 31)

We are adding speakers, filling out the schedule and preparing the complete agenda –  on a daily basis as we get closer to ITP18. Be sure to check the ITP website and blogs for the latest news and updates.

Featured Speakers: For a full break-down (so far…) visit the ITP18 content page

 

Act Fast! FREE Toys for Tots Tix End Midnight Tomorrow (October 31)

Act Fast! FREE Toys for Tots Tix End Midnight Tomorrow (October 31)

When they’re gone, they’re gone!

FREE Toys for Tots Tix end Midnight October 31

You are invited to join the largest gathering of the South Florida technology community for ITPalooza 2018. You’ll connect with peers and industry experts, attend technology education sessions presented by regional and national subject matter experts all while experiencing the best IT and Technology available in our region.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Ft. Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: (954) 765-5900
Parking for 3000 cars available at the Convention Center
Doors open at 8:00 AM

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Download the Official ITP18 Sponsorship Prospectus.

If you need a convenient PDF document to forward to a colleague or friend, download the official ITP18 sponsorship opportunities price list.

ITPalooza Content Update: “Accelerating Digital Transformation with Collaborative Communications” Curtis Peterson, SVP Operations, RingCentral – Dec 13

ITPalooza Content Update: “Accelerating Digital Transformation with Collaborative Communications” Curtis Peterson, SVP Operations, RingCentral – Dec 13

ITPalooza is all about content and connecting you, the tech professional, with the information you need to make informed decisions about technology and trends. Each week, we’ll be introducing you to the topics panels and subject-matter experts who will be delivering that content.

Accelerating Digital Transformation with Collaborative Communications

Digital transformation is about meeting the needs of today’s modern business. The new workforce is increasingly mobile, global and distributed and is putting requirements on companies to support their on-the-go lifestyle. Discover how building a cloud ecosystem of integrated applications drives the speed, agility and data insights you need to generate meaningful business outcomes. With the right solutions in place, you can empower employees to work anytime, anywhere and on any device using the modality of their choice – whether online chat, video meetings or voice communications.

About Curtis Peterson

Curtis has more than 20 years’ experience managing information technology and carrier-scale data and packet voice communication networks. At companies ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms, Curtis has managed teams responsible for engineering, project management, operations, data security, network security, data center, Carrier Operations, and internet backbone design and operations. Peterson has built world-class teams that can develop highly scalable networks while directing systems with ever-increasing compliance and security requirements in heavily regulated industries. Curtis has been a pioneer in VoIP services in the business communications space and has been developing, launching and operating Class 4 VoIP and customer-facing hosted PBX systems since 2002. Currently, he serves as the Senior VP of Cloud Operations at RingCentral, a leading cloud communications platform for businesses in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.

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“I don’t have to move to New York and I don’t have to move to Silicon Valley. I can stay here and have an amazing career!”

“I don’t have to move to New York and I don’t have to move to Silicon Valley. I can stay here and have an amazing career!”

ITPalooza took another big step to reinforce South Florida’s reputation as a technology center at December’s annual gathering, which moved to the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center.

Attendees were able to take one of 12 different educational tracks, says Tammy Kennedy, who is the 2017-18 president of the South Florida Technology Alliance, which supports the show. Some of the material, such as four packed sessions about agile project management, provided appeal that went beyond technology companies.

The student track helped young local talent realize they can stay in South Florida and find fulfilling work. “I don’t have to move to New York and I don’t have to move to Silicon Valley. I can stay here and have an amazing career,” Kennedy says of the resulting mindset.

“Content is king. We knocked it out of the park,” she adds. Moreover, “among the panelists and moderators, 98 percent were all here from our own backyard—all C-level executives. The fact that we had so many execs and great information and people getting together for ITPalooza was truly amazing.”

Altogether, it fit the alliance’s mission: “Learn, connect and grow.”

The ITPalooza committee in front of toys donated by attendees for Toys for Tots: Kelly Boyle, Financial Advisor & Senior Vice President, Boyle Torres & Associates, Ameriprise Financial; Beth Ryan, Consultant, True Digital Security; Glen Benjamin, Social Media Chair, & Board Member of South Florida Technology Alliance; Allie Hernandez, Director of Marketing & Partner Development, 365 Data Centers; Lenny Chesal, Evangelist, Cybraics; Tammy Kennedy, President, South Florida Technology Alliance; John McLaughlin, Enterprise Architect, Nexenta Systems; Nicole Ciccone, Executive Director, South Florida Technology Alliance; Rick Sebaly, Senior Account Manager-Enterprise, Dell EMC & ITPalooza Committee Chair; Alex Funkhouser, CEO, Sherlock Talent; Steve Earle, Founder & CEO, E2Marketing; and Kristen Knauer, Client Success Manager, 365 Data Centers

Read the complete SFBW article here: http://sfbwmag.com/2018/01/tech-conference-demonstrates-local-impact/