Posted by: mobilitycloud | June 19, 2012

Reminder – SFTA Event Thursday June 21st at JA World Huizenga Center – FL Legislative Update

As a reminder that this Thursday June 21st the SFTA (South Florida Technology Alliance) is hosting their monthly event titled Florida Legislative Update presented by Platinum Sponsor FPL FiberNet. The event is being held at the JA World Huizenga Center at Broward College which is completing its 3rd year of partnership with Broward County Public Schools. JA World opened in August 2009 to help 5th and 8th grade students learn to become entrepreneurs by running a business and learn how to manage a budget with the money they earn through curriculum provided by JA. Last year 36,700 students were brought through the program where they are taught how to “Reach for a Brighter Future”.  This encouraged each student to be successful not only in school but in life after graduation. Volunteers are needed to help guide, assist, and facilitate students in a specific storefront during their on-site simulation in JA BizTown or JA Finance Park. You are welcome to attend the SFTA Event so you can get a sneak peek of JA World and learn how you can help students learn how to become our business leaders of the future.

Link to SFTA Site: Register to attend June 21st SFTA Event – Florida Legislative Update – Being Held at JA World Huizenga Center at Broward College

Post about JA World – South Florida Business Leaders – Volunteers Needed for JA World Huizenga Center

Join us at the SFTA Event on June 21st for an important discussion of business that took place in Tallahassee during the last legislative session.

Moderated by:

Maryann Fiala, Regional Vice President of TechAmerica,

Panelists include:

David Armstrong, President, Broward College

Brian Cunningham, Managing Director State and Local Government & Education of Citrix Systems, Inc.

Jeanine Gendron, Director, Instructional Technology, Broward School District

Faith Gorman, Director of the State & Local Tax Practice of Daszkal Bolton, LLP

Terry Kester, Chief Information Officer, Department of Financial Services, State of Florida

Topics to be discussed:

Education: Several bills in the Senate (S 1314, S 1402, S 1368 & S 1366) that would increase digital learning, on-line education, high-tech workforce development, and place added emphasis on STEM courses.

State Procurement: Bills S 1498 & H1215 proposed a major overhaul of the State’s IT operations, creating a new Agency for State Technology with responsibility for State IT operations, and establishing a Chief Information Officer.

Broadband: Bills to transfer all responsibility for state broadband development to the Dept. of Economic Development (H 945 & S 1242) moved rapidly through committees. Learn about the concern.

Unauthorized Copying of Recordings

CS/HB 1208 – Driverless Vehicles (proposed by Google)

Silver Sponsors for this program:

The evening starts with a special pre-event workshop from Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance!

Location: Junior Achievement,1130 Coconut Creek Blvd,Coconut Creek,FL Time: 5:00PM – 8:30PM

SFTA Corporate Premier Members and Standard Premier members – $15.00 (use code “premier member” SFTA Standard Members – $25.00 (use code “standard member”) Guest – $55.00 SFTA sponsors attend for FREE (contact SFTA for special registration code)


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