The annual coolTECH event hosted by the Tampa Bay Technology Forum (TBTF) in Tampa is scheduled for Friday, June 22. Every year the event showcases the latest in technology and innovations created locally.
"coolTECH is important to our region's technology community because it shines a spotlight on the innovations and technologies being developed right here in our own backyard that will change the way we live and work,'' says Kimberly Wander, events manager at TBTF
. "It also gives us the opportunity to highlight the entrepreneurs in our community.''
Wander says there is a fresh lot of exhibitors at this year’s event, including a solar thermal powered air-conditioning and water pumping system, the only web-based family emergency notification system tied to the national 911 agency network and a keyless keyboard that enables individuals with special needs the ability to communicate. Nearly 50 exhibitors will display their latest technological innovations.
In addition to the exhibits, coolTECH 2012 will also feature Dr. Kenneth Ford
, founder and CEO of the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC).
"Dr. Ford will be talking about human-centered computing, which is how human thought and action are inextricably linked to technology systems,'' Wander says. "Attendees will hear what the future will hold when computational systems are designed to amplify the human and machine components together in ways that exploit their strengths.''
Now in its fifth year, coolTECH will be held at the Tampa Convention Center
on June 22 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, and tickets can be purchased online
Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: Kimberly Wander, Tampa Bay Technology Forum