Posted by: mobilitycloud | August 23, 2011

Date Change to Sept 8th! – SFTA 30 Years of So FL Innovations That Changed the World

Attention: Date Change to September 8th from August 25th!

An Event for Former, Current and Future Technologists

http://www.southfloridatech.org/index.php?src=events&submenu=Register&srctype=detail&category=SFTA%20Event&refno=2353

SFTA Event

SFTA: 30 years of South Florida Innovations That Changed The World
Date: September  8, 2011
Time:4:30 pm – 8:30 pmLocation: Show map
Boca Corporate Center
5000 T-Rex Ave
Meeting Room Address: 4920 Conference Way South
Boca Raton, FlContact: Jackie Fernandez
Phone: 954-239-9739
Email: jackie@southfloridatech.org

SFTA Sponsor Reservations Only:
Click hereMember/Non-Member Reservations:
Standard Member Price: $25.00
Premier Member Price: $15.00
Non-Member Price: $55.00

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Please note this event has been changed from August 25th to September 8th.

We have a pre-event workshop this month presented by Bank of America. Click here for more details.

30 Years of South Florida Innovations That Changed The World

                   – Meet the Innovators and Listen to Their Stories 

Join the South Florida Technology Alliance as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the birth of the personal computer in Boca Raton.  The South Florida region has produced tech innovations that have shaped today’s IT platforms on a global level.  The development of the PC, the first Smartphone, application virtualization are just some of the technologies that were created in South Florida.  Come and meet some of the innovators that have made South Florida a prominent place in global technology innovation. Chris Fleck VP of Mobility Solutions at Citrix Systems will be hosting a panel discussion with these notable contributors that helped change the world and made it a smaller place.

John Sculley – the former President and CEO of Apple

Ed Iacobucci – the founder of Citrix in Fort Lauderdale, and the original Microsoft-IBM OS/2 Architect.

Patty McHugh –  one of the infamous 12 at IBM that developed the PC in Boca Raton. Also known as the “Mother of the Motherboard” 

Joe Sarubbi – led development of the IBM XT in Boca Raton

Jaime Borras – SVP of research at Motorola who led development of the “PushToTalk” technology and the Nextel phone in Plantation

Gary Wisgo – led engineering for the “Simon”, the industry’s first Smartphone a joint development of Bellsouth and IBM

The meeting will be held on site of the original IBM Boca campus. On display will be the original IBM PC 5150, the IBM XT, the BellSouth-IBM Simon Smartphone, Motorola devices and other significant tech memorabilia developed in south florida and elsewhere.
In addition to the Tech legend panelists, the “Who’s Who in South Florida Technology” that are building our tech future are also planning to attend this historic event including:
Scott Adams – Co-Founder of Hiway Technologies, once the worlds largest Hosting company. Now CEO of MobileHelp in the medical alert industry.
Dr. Zee Aganovic – CEO and Founder of HiConversion, the leader in web conversion optimization
Frank Azor – General Manager and Co-Founder of Alienware, now the gaming PC division of Dell
Dr. Tom Bradicich –  Fellow at National Instruments, former IBM Server CTO
Dan Cane – Founder of Blackboard the leading provider of education apps and services, now CEO of Modernizing Medicine
John Duffy – CEO and Founder of 3Cinteractive, the fastest growing Mobile Software provider on the Inc. 500
Bob Fleming – Founder of Prism Venture Partners the $1.25 billion Tech VC firm, now Managing Director Inlet Partners
Will Fleming  —  CEO & Founder of MotionPoint, the world leader in website translation & globalization
Rene Garcia – Co-Founder and President of Software FX , a leading data visualization software company
Gary Gofman – President of IFFT provider of inovative tablet PC’s and eReaders found at major distributors and retail stores
Bob Greenberg – Microsoft Employee # 5
Jerry Huang – CEO & Founder of Gladinet, provider of Cloud access solutions for Desktop and file servers
Chet Heath – IBM Inventor of Plug-n-Play technology & Co-Founder of OmniCluster Technologies the pioneer of Blade Servers
Traver Gruen-Kennedy – CEO and Founder of Molecular Power Systems
Scott Moody – Co-Founder of Authentec, the top provider of Fingerprint sensors shipped on hundreds of millions of devices
Brad Pedersen – Chief Architect and Senior Fellow at Citrix Systems
Michael Platner – Co-Founder of Layered Technologies a leading Cloud provider, also a partner at LBBS Law
Lee Rautenberg – Inventor & developer of “PC Anywhere” the original remote PC software solution
Akshay Sharma – CTO of early smartphone firm Calypso Wireless and VoIP entrepreneur, currently an Analyst at Gartner Inc.
Dr. Tom Walsh – CEO of NEXX Systems, a leading Semiconductor Equipment manufacturer enabling the next generation of mobile devices
Myk Willis – CEO and Founder of Myxer, a leading mobile technology company with 47 Million users
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