New Location to accommodate South Florida IT community’s largest event promises to attract the area’s top tech professionals, leaders, companies and educators
The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) announced its 6th annual ITPalooza (ITP) will take place on Thursday December 7 at a new venue, The Greater Fort Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center, located at 1950 Eisenhower Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.
ITP is an annual gathering of South Florida's technology professionals, CIOs and CTOs, user groups, educators and companies. This year’s event will feature over 120 exhibitors and more than 2,000 registrants, 50 speakers and tech meet-up and user groups from across South Florida are expected to attend the biggest and best ITPalooza ever.
“ITPalooza 2017 is a celebration of technologists in South Florida,” said Rick Sebaly, SFTA’s immediate past president and this year’s ITP event leader.
This event Includes Educational Speaker Tracks, Keynotes, several panel discussions, Agile Group, Expo, charity toy drive, After Hours Tri-county vBeers Networking event and VIP After-Party. ITP will also feature a dedicated Management Track in conjunction with the CIO Council of South Florida focusing on the unique needs of CIOs and other top-level IT executives.
IT User and Meet-up groups are invited at no charge provided they bring an unwrapped toy for Toys-For-Tots. They will be entitled to a display table and free admission for their members after 5:30.
ITP registrations start at 8 AM with the following schedule:
8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks by Tom Conophy, CIO, Autonation
9:00 – 7:00 P.M. Expo and Vendor Exhibits
9:00 a.m. Morning Keynote Address by Corey Williams
10:00 a.m. Panel: The Impact of Women in Tech
11:00 a.m. Panel: Entrepreneurship
12:00 p.m. CIO Council CIO and VIP luncheon featuring Kyle Leciejewski, VP, Dell EMC – Dell’s perspective on the industry
1 P.M. Afternoon Keynote
Additional panel discussions from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M.
5:00 P.M. Awards Ceremony and Toys for Tots presentation
5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Tech Groups and Meet-Ups
5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. Tri-county vBeers beers and networking
5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. VIP Cocktail/Dinner Reception
Since its inception in 2012, ITPalooza has raised more than $193,000 in cash and toys for various South Florida non-profits including Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ STEM Advisory Board, The Stockdale Foundation and US Marine’s Toys for Tots.
Admission is $65 or they can bring two unwrapped toys - for the “Toys for Tots” charity and pay only $35. VIP tickets are available for $250, providing participants access to all CIO and ITPalooza events with breakfast, lunch, dinner and entertainment included – plus entry into VIP Lounge. Student admission to evening events only is $15, with the presentation of a valid student ID.
Admission to the after hour tech meet-ups and vBeers events are free – just bring a toy.
Online registration can be accessed at itpalooza.org/tickets. VIP and Student tickets are also available for purchase. Information on sponsorship opportunities is also available on the site.
About ITPalooza: Led by an organizing team of dedicated local IT Professionals, www.ITPalooza.org is an annual event that brings together the South Florida IT community for a day of learning, sharing, networking, and fun. ITPalooza is produced by the South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA), a 501(c) non-profit corporation that organizes events across the tri-county area. The SFTA www.southfloridatech.org has operated for more than 20 years in South Florida and welcomes all tech industry participants to join forces to enable the present and shape the future of technology in the community. Our motto is ‘Learn, Connect, Grow.’