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2022 Florida Technology & Innovation Solution Summit

August 31, 2022

As Florida continues to move the needle on becoming a magnet for the best workforce talent and a top ten global economy by 2030, staying on the forefront of game-changing and innovative business solutions is key to driving that momentum forward. Investing in transformative technologies that yield high-business value results will propel Florida businesses and our economy into a future where change remains the constant. Are you on board?

Join the Florida Chamber Foundation for the first annual 2022 Florida Technology & Innovation Solution Summit, August 31, 2022, from 9:00am-4:00pm EDT in Tampa, FL. Engage in conversations with some of Florida’s top inventors, leaders in disruptive tech, and legislators on creating the solutions to build an advanced business climate while looking to innovation to secure Florida’s future.


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How Technology & Innovation is Driving Florida’s Momentum to 2030
Mark Wilson, President, Florida Chamber of Commerce & Foundation

Keynote Presentation:
AI, Robotics, and Human Healthspan, Resilience & Performance…an Emerging Nexus of S&T at IHMC
Dr. Kenneth M. Ford, Founder & CEO, Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition

A Vision for Florida’s Technology & Innovation Future
Pedro Allende, Secretary, Florida Department of Management Services

Role of Universities in the Innovation Ecosystem
Moderator: Michael DiNapoli, Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity | Tom Waters, Assistant Director of Startups & Business Development, USF Technology Transfer Office | Jim O’Connell, Assistant Vice President for Commercialization, UF Innovate | Dr. Edgar Rodriguez, President & CEO, Lacerta Therapeutics

Block Chain Examples in Education and Other Industries
Tim Marshall, Vice President of Institutional Technology/CIO, Indian River State College

Building an AI University
Dr. David Reed, Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives, University of Florida

Bringing an Innovation Partnership to Life
Archie Collins, President & CEO, TECO

Incubating Innovation
Moderator: Lauren Coffey, Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal & Tampa Bay Inno | Danielle Mousseau, Manager of 35 Mules, Florida Power & Light | Lauren Prager, CSO, Synapse | Lakshmi Shenoy, CEO, Embarc Collective

Companies Fueling Florida’s Life Science Industry
Moderator: Nancy Bryan, President & CEO, BioFlorida | Karen Zaderej, President & CEO, Axogen | David Smith, President & CCO, Akron Bio | Haresh Patel, Executive Director of Business Services, Amgen

12:00PM-1:00PM – LUNCH

Innovation & Challenges in Advanced Manufacturing
Kevin Carr, CEO, FloridaMakes | Alan Taylor, President, Rapid Composites

Cities of the Future…Now
Moderator: Racquel Asa, CMO, BEEP | Rasesh Thakkar, Senior Managing Director, Tavistock Group and Co-Founder, Lake Nona Impact Forum | Syd Kitson, Chairman & CEO, Kitson and Partners

Global Florida: Shining a Light on International Innovation
Pam Miniati, Co-Executive Director, Florida-Israel Business Accelerator | Dr. Oren Milstein, CEO & Chief Scientific Officer, StemRad | Barak Ranon, President & CEO Americas, Watergen, Ltd. | Shelly Matityahu, Director of Presales, Tabit Technologies Inc.


Connecting Small Businesses and Academia to Federal Opportunities
Brian Liesveld, CEO, DEFENSEWERX | Brad Chedister, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, DEFENSEWERX

Why the Great Resignation is Great
Andrew Campbell, Partner, Talent Transformation – Healthcare, Life Sciences & Public Sector, IBM

Syniverse: Driving Innovation in Mobile Communications
David Hassman, Vice President of Strategy, Syniverse

Florida Legacy Industries Driving Innovation
Moderator: Katie Yeutter, President, Florida Chamber Safety Council | Carl Stringer, Vice President, IT and Employee Benefits, U.S. Sugar

Closing and Call to Action
Mark Wilson, President, Florida Chamber of Commerce & Foundation

In-Person Early Bird Registration – $299.00 (early bird registration closes August 1, 2022)
In-Person Regular Registration – $329.00 (after August 1, 2022)
Virtual/Livestream Registration: $199.00
Questions? Contact Thelma Givens at 850-521-1284 or tgivens@flchamber.com for more information.

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For questions, please contact Travis McGilvary at 850-521-1252 or tmcgilvary@flchamber.com for more information.

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510 Water Street
Tampa, FL 33602

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August 31, 2022
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