Speakers, Presenters & Panelists

Alessandro Chiarini
Company: Fortress Identity, CEO and President

Fortress Identity provides advanced digital onboarding and compound biometric authentication....

Sessions: Fintech: How is artificial intelligence (AI) helping banks comply with new regulations?
Alex Funkhouser
Company: SherlockTalent, Managing Director

Inspired by 20 years of tech recruiting in South Florida with SherlockTalent, Alex Funkhouser founded GetMyInterns.org -> the talent pipeline filling Internship Placement platform designed to grow ...

Sessions: Filling the Talent Pipeline (STEM Ed)
Ana Roldan
Company: Nova Southeastern University, Executive Director, Chief Information Security Officer

Business-oriented IS professional with over twenty (20) years of IT security experience encompassing more than fifteen (15) years leading information security, risk & compliance teams at an Enterp...

Sessions: Women in IT/Diversity in Tech
Andres Mujica
Company: SEAQ, Founder and Director of Innovation

Andres is a Colombian IT entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience solving his customers' business challenges with innovative solutions based on Open Source Technologies. He founded SEAQ Be Curious a...

Sessions: Digital Transformation
Andy Hill
Company: City Furniture, VP of Digital

Andy Hill is an entrepreneur, speaker, and investor who is currently serving as the Vice President of Digital at City Furniture, a Top 30 Furniture Retailer in the United States. There, he is responsi...

Angela Polania
Company: Elevate, Principal

Angela has over 16 years of experience in business and technology consulting. Angela started her career at Andersen followed by Deloitte working in the IT consulting and auditing practices. Today An...

Sessions: Cybersecurity/Privacy
Asif Malik
Company: ABCo USA Inc., Founder and CEO

Asif Malik is an independent consultant for IT Services with a focus on Governance, Service Integration and IT Architecture due to his deep interest in Human Development and the role IT plays in it. A...

Sessions: Enterprise Architecture/DevOps
Carlos Penzini
Company: Magic Leap, SVP Sales

Carlos Penzini brings a breadth of expertise in management consulting, corporate strategy and business development to his role as SVP of Sales at Magic Leap. Leading a global sales team, Carlos is res...

Sessions: CIO-VIP Lunch and Keynote
Cecil John
Company: virtualdeveloper.com, LLC, Chief Executive Architect

I’m an architect, and computer scientist and the inventor of the world’s first blockchain-enabled records management system. Probably. I’m the CEA of virtualdeveloper.com, LLC a Managed Microsof...

Sessions: The Blockchain
Cecil Kidd
Company: TechLauderdale, CEO

Cecil Kidd is the newly appointed CEO of TechLauderdale.Kidd has significant experience as a leader in the areas of higher and postsecondary education, government affairs, association management and c...

Sessions: Corporate Innovation
Chad Simpson
Company: City Furniture, VP, Deputy CIO

Chad Simpson is Vice President and Deputy CIO at City Furniture, headquartered in Tamarac, FL. As Deputy CIO, Mr. Simpson lead’s the Enterprise Information & Technology department with responsi...

Charlie Ward
Company: Ultimate Software, VP of Technology

Charlie has 20+ years of technology experience in a number of industries with a background in business analysis, software engineering and solution architecture. Since Joining Ultimate Software in ...

Sessions: Corporate Innovation
Chris Fleck
Company: Citrix, Vice President & Technical Fellow

Chris Fleck is Vice President of Emerging Solutions at Citrix Systems. Chris started his career at IBM working across multiple engineering and product organizations leading to Business Unit Exec of th...

Sessions: Internet of Things (IoT)
Chris Martinez
Company: Centric Consulting, Principal Architect

I am responsible for providing the technical vision and architectural oversight for the National Tech Service Line for Centric. I have more than 25 years of experience in software development, spannin...

Christopher Harrison
Company: Campus Management, Vice President - Strategic Program Management

Senior business and transformational executive with proven experience developing and successfully executing effective digital transformation strategies aligned with an organization's overall business ...

Sessions: Cloud Computing
Christopher Leonard
Company: Velocity Solutions, CEO

Christopher Leonard serves as CEO of Velocity Solutions. Servicing the transaction accounts of over 30 million consumers and business owners, Velocity Solutions has unparalleled expertise in using dat...

Sessions: Fintech: How is artificial intelligence (AI) helping banks comply with new regulations?
Damian Montero

All-Day Javascript workshop at ITPalooza!...

Sessions: JavaScript Workshop - Back to the Basics
Dave Noderer
Company: Computer Ways, Inc., President

Dave Noderer is the CEO / President and founder of Computer Ways, Inc., a software development company, focused on Microsoft Technologies including .net, Azure, Dynamics 365, IOT and SQL Server, COO ...

Sessions: Internet of Things (IoT)
David Coddington
Company: Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Vice President of Business Development

As Vice President of Business Development for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, David heads up the Business development group at the Alliance. The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance is the designate...

Sessions: Smart Cities
David Hartman
Company: The SilverLogic, CEO

David Hartmann, CSM, Founder & CEO of The SilverLogic (tsl.io), architects platforms and innovative technology solutions for startups and enterprises in a variety of industries combining APIs and ...

Sessions: Enterprise Architecture/DevOps
Elizabeth Decker
Company: Digital Bridge Holdings, VP of Information Technology

Elizabeth Decker is the Vice President of IT at Digital Bridge Holdings an investment company that focuses on digital infrastructure and a Board Member of the local Society for Information Management ...

Emrah Ozcelebi
Company: SPP42 LLC, COO

I am proudly working with very talented and smart people delivering data analytics, machine learning and AI solutions for real-life problems mainly for Telecomm companies, energy markets, healthcare, ...

Eryka Gemma
Company: Blockchain Center, Co-Founder

As CEO of the Bitcoin Center Miami, Eryka Gemma leads the educational hub that powers the Blockchain Center. Her affinity for bitcoin stems from an appreciation for economics and sound money, as a tee...

Ferda Kavak
Company: AI Machine Learning BlockChain Visionary, Consultant

Software Development and Operations Executive with over 30 years of experience. Consultant to SPP42 LLC in developing Blockchain AI and Machine Learning products in Banking, FinTech, Marketing, Energ...

Gadi Hus
Company: VOLICO Data Centers, Director of Operations

Gaid Hus is responsible for leading the development and execution of the Company’s long term and short term strategies and plans. As Director of Operations (DOO), Gadi’s leadership role entails be...

Glen Benjamin
Company: LAN Infotech, Community Account Manager

Glen is a long-term South Florida resident who has worked in the Technology industry for nearly 40 years in a variety of Sales and Partner/Channel roles for organizations such as HP, Citrix, AT&T,...

Sessions: Disaster Recovery
Gene Baker
Company: Miami-dade County Public Schools, Chief Information Officer

43 Years in Information Technology, all with Miami-Dade County Schools. I have experienced the IT evolution from the mainframe to the cloud....

Sessions: Filling the Talent Pipeline (STEM Ed)
Gerry Litrento
Company: BankUinted, SEVP, Retail & Small Business Banking


Greg Taffet
Company: CIO Council, CIO Track Chair

Greg Taffet was recently recognized by South Florida Business journal as CIO of the Year finalist. He received the 2012 Universal Access Award in the individual category from the South Florida Digital...

Sessions: CIO-Only Track
Hernan Londono
Company: Barry University, Associate VP for Technology and CTO

Dr. Hernan Londono is Associate Vice-President for Information Technology and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Barry University. In this capacity, Dr. Londono is responsible for the design, developme...

Ignace Ertilus
Company: FBI, Special Agent

Special Agent Ignace Ertilus joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2008 and is currently assigned to work cyber intrusion for the Miami Division....

Jason Ethridge
Company: Modernizing Medicine, Vice President of Technical Operations and Product Delivery

As Vice President of Technical Operations and Product Delivery, Jason Ethridge is responsible for overseeing Modernizing Medicine’s cloud service operations, data intelligence team, as well as softw...

Sessions: Cloud Computing
Jay Parnau
Company: OutSystems, Senior Technical Success Manager

Jay Parnau is a career software solutions provider with more than twenty years of experience across multiple industries. Jay is currently a Technical Success Manager at OutSystems. Previously, he was ...

Sessions: CIO-Only Track
Jeff Parker
Company: Datrium, Field CTO

Jeff is a 25-year tech industry veteran who spent time at VCE running the Midwest as well as Major account teams and partners. Jeff also worked for Sprinklr, Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Siemens Busine...

Jeff Wolach
Company: Sinnott Wolach Technology Group, Vice President & CTO

Jeff Wolach is the Vice President & CTO at Sinnott Wolach Technology Group, a network & information security solutions provider that he co-founded in 2006. As CTO, he manages the portfolio of ...

Jeremy Lawson
Company: Cognizant Softvision, Platforms Manager - Community Lead

For the past 15 years, I have worked in the web industry on a wide variety of web development projects. I have worked on everything from basic HTML and CSS pages to WordPress sites to eCommerce sites,...

Sessions: JavaScript Workshop - Back to the Basics
Jeri Dembak
Company: TBTI, Cultural Synthesizer & Futuristic People Geek

Entrepreneurial/intrapreneurial global human capital strategic executive, cultural analyst and design systems thinker who sees the big picture and how Marketing, Sales, Operations, IT, Finance and HR ...

Sessions: Women in IT/Diversity in Tech
Jesse Burke
Company: Wapack Labs, Co-Owner / CISO S.FL & LATAM

Jesse V. Burke is currently Co-Owner of Red Sky Alliance's Wapack Labs, a private Cyber Security Intelligence Firm that produces cybersecurity intelligence for members of the Red Sky Alliance (redskya...

Joe Homnick
Company: Homnick Systems, CEO

Joe Homnick is a specialist in aligning Information Technology (IT) with Business goals. With over 30 years of experience as a CPA working in the IT area, he has a unique ability to bridge the gap bet...

Sessions: AI/Machine Learning/Data and Analytics
Johanna Mikkola
Company: Wyncode Academy, CEO and Co-Founder

Johanna Mikkola is the CEO and Co-founder of Wyncode Academy a leading technical school dedicated to training top technology talent through best-in-class accelerated and immersive programs. With vario...

John Fitts
Company: Fairfax Intel, CEO and Founder

John Fitts is the founder and CEO of Fairfax Intel. Fairfax was born out of John’s frustration at gathering and assembling data from throughout the various organizations he worked for. No longer c...

Sessions: AI/Machine Learning/Data and Analytics
Karel Gomez
Company: Draftpros LLC , Managing Partner

27 years in telecommunications. Expertise in small cells and telecom infrastructure. 5 years as co-owner of Draftpros LLC. Where I have taken the company from 6 employees and one office in Miami to o...

Sessions: Smart Cities, Small Cell Deployment with Draft Pro's Karel Gomez
Kelly Boyle
Company: Ameriprise Financial, Financial Advisor & Senior Vice President

Kelly Boyle, BFATM, CRPC®, ADPA® is Financial Advisor and Senior Vice President of Boyle, Torres & Associates, a financial planning practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Kelly has over...

Kim Bilderback
Company: AT&T Cybersecurity Solutions, Senior Director

Kim Bilderback is Senior Director of AT&T Cybersecurity Solutions with over 10 years of focus on network security for organizations large and small. His team works with organizations nationwide de...

Sessions: AT&T Cybersecurity Solutions with Kim Bilderback
Lenny Chesal
Company: Cybraics, Evangelist

Lenny is the Evangelist for Cybraics and a proud supporter of TechLauderdale and co-founder of ITPALOOZA....

Sessions: Cybersecurity/Privacy
Leonard Vialpando
Company: Broward County, Chief Innovation Officer

Leonard Vialpando, PE has been employed by Broward County since 1999, holding progressively responsible positions and currently serving as both the Environmental Protection and Growth Management Depar...

Lil Roberts
Company: Xendoo, Founder and CEO

A South Florida native, Lillian Roberts prides herself on building customer-centric companies that are built on teamwork and integrity. A serial entrepreneur with a passion for people, innovation and ...

Mario Strohm
Company: Volico Data Center, Director of Business Development

24 years at providing technology solutions for SMB with a focus on Network Infrastructure and data center services....

Martha Poulter
Company: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, SVP, Chief Information Officer

Martha Poulter is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. In this role, she leads Royal Caribbean’s global IT team both onshore and shipboard across mu...

Mauricio Angee
Company: Mount Sinai Medical Center, Chief Information Security Officer

Thought leader with over 30 years of Information Security experience, including healthcare, banking, and financial services, hospitality, and government sector, with a strong background in cybersecuri...

Sessions: InfraGard Cyber Security Panel
Michael Goldstein
Company: LAN Infotech, LLC, President

Michael has more than 30 years’ experience in the information technology industry as a Technology Business Analyst. Michael distills complicated IT issues, into real-life, relatable examples and sol...

Michael Higgs
Company: Author, Information Security Program Manager

Michael C. Higgs is a 27-year IT industry veteran. He has held roles in Management, Engineering, Project Management, Business Development, Training, Consulting, and of course, Technical Support. He gr...

Michael Milutis
Company: Computer Aid, Inc., Human Capital Development

Michael Milutis is an INFP and IT generalist committed to human capital development and continuous learning within a shifting technology landscape. He works with technology organizations from aroun...

Sessions: Finding Your Place in a New, Digital World with CAI's Michael Milutis
Michael O'Brien
Company: The Pacific Institute, Director - Research & Application

Michael J. O’Brien is a Partner in The Pacific Institute® (TPI) and serves as the Director of Research and Application for the organization. The Pacific Institute is a leading international company...

Michael Sanders
Company: Unitrends, General Manager

Mike is currently the General Manager of Unitrends, a Kaseya owned software company specializing in backup and business continuity solutions....

Michael Kublin
Company: PeopleTek, President

Michael W. Kublin is the founder and President of PeopleTek, a leadership coaching and development company specializing in helping leaders, teams, and organizations achieve their full potential. Peopl...

Myrna Soto
Company: Digital Hands, COO

Chief Operating Officer at Digital Hands Corporate Director & Global CISO Emeritus. Myrna Soto Serves on the Boards of CMS Energy/Consumers Energy (NYSE: CMS), Spirit Airlines (NYSE; SAVE ) and Po...

Neil Steinhardt
Company: ClassWallet

Neil Steinhardt is the President and co-founder of ClassWallet, an industry-leading funds management and tracking platform for school systems which boasts some of the largest school districts and orga...

Pete Nicoletti
Company: Cybraics, CISO

31 years of progressive responsibility in the deployment, marketing, sales, product development, engineering design, project implementation and operation of information technology, IaaS/SaaS/PaaS, clo...

Peter Trinh
Company: Deep Instinct, Channel Development Manager - East

Customer obsessed, action-based business executive with deep experience in solution software sales, creating growth strategies, building lifelong relationships and delivering value from strategic part...

Regina Batista
Company: Transformation Experts , Agile Transformation Coach

Regina is an Enterprise Agile Coach, with over 20 years of Strategic Leadership in Technology & Business Transformations. Agile Trainer, Coach and Consultant. List of certifications include: ...

Sessions: Agile For Leaders with Rick Regueira
Rema Deo
Company: 24by7Security, Managing Director

Rema Deo brings over 25 years of leadership experience in global and regional financial services organizations to her role. Her leadership role and responsibility at 24By7Security, Inc. covers corpora...

Rick Regueira
Company: Transformation Experts, LLC, Executive Coach & Enterprise Agile Transformation Leader

Rick is a seasoned Enterprise & Executive Agile Coach & Trainer specializing in Executive Coaching, Agile Transformations, Organizational Culture Transformations, and Business Agility. Comm...

Sessions: Agile For Leaders with Rick Regueira
Robert Prymus
Company: Miami-Dade Aviation Department, Senior Systems Analyst

Robert has 26 years of experience in Data Analytics through his position as Senior Systems Analyst for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department. He has served his native County by serving in an intricate ro...

Robert Valdez
Company: Kaufman Rossin, Manager cybersecurity and compliance services

Roberto Valdez, CPA, CISA, CISM is the Director of Cybersecurity & Automation for Kaufman Rossin. He performs advisory and assurance engagements that include robotic process automation and digita...

Robin deLisser
Company: Empower Resources & Smart Recruiting, CEO & Founder

Technical & Executive Recruiter for more than 2 decades. Deeply immersed in blockchain & cryptocurrency ecosystems. Building blockchain for my recruiting company utilizing Smart Contracts to s...

Roger Dominguez
Company: Centric Consulting, Senior Manager

A Technology Solutions Architect specializing in designing and implementing solutions from the traditional on-premise environment to a hybrid, or full cloud space....

Ruben Balmaceda
Company: Overproof, Architect

I am a teacher, innovator, mentor and software developer at heart. At Overproof I am responsible for the cloud-based enterprise architecture and DevOps. Being in an early stage start-up, I am also res...

Sanjay Deo
Company: 24by7Security, Inc., CEO

Sanjay Deo combines over 25 years of Cyber Security and Compliance experience. At 24By7Security, the corporate mission is to assist clients with building a “defensible platform” in the face of ris...

Sessions: InfraGard Cyber Security Panel
Sara Hand
Company: Spark Growth, CEO

Sara Hand is a visionary leader with a strong and diverse business development background spanning the innovation value chain from the idea stage to exit. She is experienced across public and private ...

Sazzala Reddy
Company: Datrium, CTO & Co-Founder

Prior to Datrium, Sazzala was at Data Domain where he worked on building a distributed dedupe file system. He was the CTO of Data Domain after EMC’s acquisition. He has an MS in Nuclear Engineering ...

Sessions: Morning Keynote with Datrium's Sazzala Reddy
Shakeel Hye
Company: TracFone Wireless, Director of Data Engineering

Shakeel Hye is the Director of Data Engineering at TracFone Wireless. He is a senior IT Professional and has Directed/Managed IT Delivery, Development, Reporting & IT Governance. He has Managed So...

Stan Schultes
Company: Spark Growth, Director of Innovation

Stan Schultes is a boundary-spanner working at the intersection of Business, Technology and Community – across the silos of public, private and independent sectors, entrepreneurs, industry clusters ...

Stephanie Sylvestre
Company: The Children's Trust, Chief Programs Officer/CIO

Stephanie Sylvestre has the privilege of leading an incredible team of high performers who are skilled in bringing The Trust's vision to life....

Stephen Garber
Company: ThirdLevel, CEO and Founder

Stephen Garber’s purpose is helping people create spectacular results by working passionately well, together. He has been in the personal and organizational development world for over 30 years, l...

Sessions: Digital Transformation, The Essential Part of Digital Transformation: People! with Third Level's Stephen Garber
Tim Williams
Company: EY, Principal

Tim is a Principal and leader within EY’s Robotics & Intelligent Automation practice focused on Financial Services. Tim has over 20 years of experience in transforming processes and operations i...

Tom Serio
Company: MTS & Associates, LLC, Sr. Consultant

In the disaster recovery, business continuity and crisis management sectors for over 25 years, Serio's experience includes positions with Verizon and Office Depot, with a focus on program development...

*Please note speaker details may be changed without notice


The Greater Ft. Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: (954) 765-5900


Thursday, December 5, 2019
Doors open at 8:00AM

Sponsorship & Registration