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Tech in Florida: Bridging Talent and Diversity

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Tech in Florida: Bridging Talent and Diversity

Hosted by:
British Consulate - Department of Business & Trade, Greenberg Traurig, Cyber Florida & Girls in Tech Miami

In an increasingly interconnected world, talent and diversity aren’t necessarily just buzzwords—they provide a competitive advantage. Join us for a transformative evening where visionary leaders and industry pioneers unravel the success stories of businesses that have thrived by leveraging talent and embracing inclusivity.

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Duration: 3.5 Hours (Feel free to attend throughout the evening as your schedule permits) 
Admission: FREE
Virtual Access: Join FREE membership via Mighty Network to live-stream the event


🎤 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Opening Remarks
💻 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Cybersecurity Education, Training, and Workforce Development (Panel by Cyber Florida)
💬 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Networking Hour
👩🏾‍💻 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Inclusion in Action: How Diversity Fuels Business (Panel by Girls in Tech Miami)

Why Attend?

  • Insightful Discussions: Gain unparalleled insights from top-tier professionals about leveraging talent and diversity to fuel business growth.

  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded professionals and industry leaders from both the local and international business communities.

  • Innovative Strategies: Learn actionable strategies to implement diversity and inclusion in your own business operations.

  • Complimentary Refreshments: Delight in an array of fine foods and drinks generously sponsored by Greenberg Traurig.

This event is not just a series of panel discussions—it’s a stepping stone towards transforming your business approach through the power of committing to tech talent and diversity. Whether you're a startup enthusiast, a seasoned entrepreneur, or a corporate executive, the insights gained here will help you forge a path to more tremendous success.

Who Should Attend?

  • Entrepreneurs looking to reshape their business models

  • Business leaders seeking to enhance their corporate culture

  • HR professionals aiming to adopt inclusive recruitment practices

  • Marketing teams looking to understand diverse consumer bases

  • Anyone in the community passionate about the intersection of technology, business, and diversity

About the Panels

Cybersecurity Education, Training, and Workforce Development (Panel by Cyber Florida)

The Florida Center for Cybersecurity, also known as Cyber Florida, was established by the Florida Legislature in 2014 to help position Florida as a national leader in cybersecurity through education, research, and outreach. Hosted by the University of South Florida, Cyber Florida leads a spectrum of initiatives to inspire and educate future and current professionals, support industry-advancing research, and help people and organizations better understand cyber threats and what they can do to stay safer in cyberspace.

The panel members will address a wide range of initiatives focused on cybersecurity and how Florida is, in many respects, leading the nation in this regard. They will underscore the importance of having K-12 programs, undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and non-degree programs to include apprenticeships to address the growing demand for employees with knowledge, skills, and abilities in cybersecurity. The panel will also address hiring practices focusing on those in technical work roles.

Why Attend This Panel?

  • Explore Florida's Cybersecurity Leadership: Learn how Florida is pioneering national cybersecurity initiatives and setting standards for others to follow.

  • Understand Educational Pathways: Discover the importance of K-12 programs, higher education, and apprenticeships in building a robust cybersecurity workforce.

  • Meet Cybersecurity Experts: Engage with leading figures like Dr. Eman El-Sheikh, Mr. Brian Fonseca, Sonia Samaroo, and Jay Anderson, who are at the forefront of cybersecurity education and policy.

  • Gain Hiring Insights: Get insider knowledge on hiring practices and what skills employers are really looking for in the tech and cybersecurity sectors.

Meet Your Panelists

  • Sonia Samaroo, Educational Specialist, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  • Dr. Eman El-Sheikh, Associate Vice President and Professor, University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity

  • Brian Fonseca – Executive Director, Florida International University’s (FIU)

  • Jay Anson - Senior Cybersecurity Analyst, LennarTechnology Group

  • James (“Jim”) Aldrich, Associate Director for Education & Training, Florida Center for Cybersecurity (Moderator)

Inclusion in Action: How Diversity Fuels Business (Panel by Girls in Tech Miami)

Founded in 2007 by Adriana Gascoigne, Girls in Tech is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating the gender gap in tech. Girls in Tech has over 110,000 members in 35 chapters around the world, including Miami. Their mission is to build a diverse and inclusive tech workforce and promote career growth. In today's rapidly evolving global market, diversity has emerged as a crucial driver of business innovation.

This panel brings together visionary leaders and industry pioneers to explore the impact of diverse perspectives on innovation and growth. Through engaging discussions and real-world success stories, we will delve into how inclusive practices foster creativity, enhance problem-solving, and drive competitive advantage. Join us for a transformative evening to gain insights into leveraging diversity to unlock your organization's full potential and stay ahead in an ever-changing landscape.

Why Attend This Panel?

  • Learn from Visionary Leaders: Hear from industry pioneers and visionary leaders about how diversity enhances innovation and drives business growth.

  • Uncover the Value of Inclusivity: Explore how inclusive practices not only foster creativity but also improve problem-solving and competitive edge in the tech industry.

  • Witness Real-World Success Stories: Gain insights from practical examples and success stories that illustrate the powerful impact of diversity on organizational success.

  • Stay Ahead of Market Trends: Understand how embracing diversity can position your organization to thrive in the rapidly evolving global market.

Meet Your Panelists

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in an evening of enlightening discussions. Seats are limited, so secure your registration today and be part of the change that leads to success!

Follow the Hosts

​Girls in Tech Miami

Cyber Florida

British Consulate

Greenberg Traurig

Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
333 SE 2nd Ave #4400, Miami, FL 33131, USA
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