The third annual technology event features executive leaders from Silicon Valley, Seattle, New York, Boston, Atlanta and Tampa Bay.

TAMPA, FL, April 30, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — The 2019 poweredUP Tampa Bay Tech Festival, presented by Tech Data, is set for May 23 at the Mahaffey Theater and the Dali Museum, featuring technology leaders from Silicon Valley, Seattle, New York, Boston, Atlanta and Tampa Bay.

The top-billed speakers are Spence Murray, serial entrepreneur and instigator at Salesforce, currently featured on National Geographic’s Valley of the Boom, and Otto Berkes, co-founder of the X-BOX and developer of HBO GO. Additional speakers include:
● Jim Trainor, the FBI’s former highest-ranking cyber expert and current SVP, AON
● Minsoo Pak, noted Futurist and Partner Principal, EY
● The Chief of Staff at Jabil
● The CEOs of A-LIGN, Hays, KnowBe4 and Malwarebytes
● The CIOs of Iron Mountain, Jabil, Moffitt Cancer Center and Tech Data
● The CISOs of, Check Point Software Technologies and Raymond James Financial
● The CTO of Sirius
● And another half-dozen more

“We live in a tech hub that is filled with incredible, inspiring talent and we created this event to highlight them,” says Jill St. Thomas, CRO and Executive Director of Tampa Bay Tech, the region’s tech council. “Our companies are building technologies that are impacting the ways we work and live and we want to make sure everyone knows, and is transformed by, those stories. Each and every session will provide some key learnings to take back to your team and execute on.”

The event will also showcase live graphic recording from RIDG, a special Tech Catalyst award in partnership with St. Pete Catalyst and a live global broadcast courtesy of Zoom.

Event sponsors include Tech Data, AgileThought, Check Point, Flexential, Microsoft, Sirius, Accenture, the Florida High Tech Corridor, Hays, Insight, Jabil, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Nielsen, Nutanix, RoundTower, Salesforce, Vology, World Wide Technology, AON, GSP Retail and Zoom.

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About the poweredUP Tampa Bay Tech Festival
Now in its third year, the poweredUP brand represents bespoke technology events, made by and for Tampa Bay Tech. poweredUP attendees believe in staying ahead of the curve, bringing world-class tech leaders together, collecting and sharing data about our community, safely recycling your end-of-life technology and celebrating the best in Tampa Bay Tech. Learn more at

About Tampa Bay Tech
Established in 2000, Tampa Bay Tech (formerly known as the Tampa Bay Technology Forum) represents a community of 57,000+ technology workers, making it one of the top 25 largest tech hubs in North America. Tampa Bay Tech’s strategy is to build the world’s most radically connected tech hub. Learn more at

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