A showcase event in Tampa aims to teach businesses how to leverage technology to enhance performance and increase innovation.
Tampa Bay Technology Forum’s
(TBTF) third annual BizTech Innovation Summit
takes place March 14 at the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa. The summit and expo will bridge questions from the business community as well as showcase some of the cutting-edge technologies being developed and used in and around Tampa Bay.
"The objective is to marry business with technology," says Heather Kenyon, president and CEO of TBTF.
Keynote speaker Murray Wright, president, the Americas for Tech Data, will speak about the future of technology and why it’s important to business.
About 400 participants are expected, including business owners, entrepreneurs and anyone who wants to learn more about using technologies such as VOIP or mobile applications to become a competitive differentiator.
Exhibitors will display innovative emerging technologies such as:
The University of Central Florida’s Office of Technology Transfer will have a four-foot-tall iPhone display to demonstrate apps such as Combat Lifesaver
, a card game that reinforces learning and procedures that help save lives on the battlefield, and a virtual retail employee training program.
Rapid Prototyping Services will have a 3D printer on site to demonstrate the creation of 3D mechanical prototypes used for cad modeling, appearance models and tooling.
PowerPatent Inc. will demonstrate ProvisionalBuilder, a patent-creation software tool that allows inventors, entrepreneurs, startups and universities to draft and file high-quality patent applications.
"We want to promote the idea of using local companies, forge partnerships and raise the bar for everybody," says Kenyon.
Writer: Megan Hendricks
Source: Heather Kenyon, Tampa Bay Technology Forum