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Tampa Bay Technology Leadership Association Announces GETSMART Event

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Tampa Bay Technology Leadership Association Announces GETSMART Event

 

TAMPA, FL (May 23, 2017) – Tampa Bay Technology Leadership Association (TBTLA), a leading technology association offering education, networking, and volunteer opportunities to IT technology executives throughout Tampa Bay, today announced it will host more than 120 children at its GETSMART event on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. located at Tech Data Corporation.

 

“As a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring and educating the leaders of tomorrow, GETSMART is our outreach opportunity to help children throughout Tampa Bay broaden their knowledge about STEM-related careers,” said Cindy Brown, Founder and Board Member at Large at TBTLA. “We are honored to work with the University of Tampa and Tech Data to help make this event possible for the past eight years. Through the event, we hope to motivate children to learn more about technology and the exciting career opportunities.”

 

Co-hosted by TBTLA and Tech Data Corporation, this summer’s GETSMART event will offer students from grades 4-12 a free opportunity to participate in several fun and interactive technology-related activities, including:

 

• Breakdown and discover what makes up a computer
• Learn how to code
• Develop your own program and fly a drone
• Build a solar robot
• Meet professionals in STEM-related careers
• Enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch
• Have a chance to win exciting raffle prizes

 

GETSMART is a complementary event for children in grades 4-12. To register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/getsmart-summer-2017-tickets-33852899935.

 

To learn more TBTLA, please visit www.tbtla.org.

 

About TBTLA
TBTLA is a leading technology association offering education, networking, and volunteer opportunities to technology executives throughout Tampa Bay. Its mission is to apply the collective experience of its members to solve real-world IT challenges. The non-profit organization connects Tampa Bay’s technology leaders with rising talent and students through mentoring, information sharing, valued presentations, and speakers in order to cultivate and grow the industry’s talent in the Tampa Bay area. To learn more about the TBTLA, please visit www.tbtla.org.

 

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Amanda Lee
ARL Strategic Communications for TBTLA
(727) 272-0781
Amanda.Lee@arlpr.com

Tampa Bay Technology Leadership Association to Host Quarterly Event Featuring Tech Data EVP & CIO

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Event to Focus on IT Talent AcquisitionTampa Bay Technology Leadership Association to Host Quarterly Event Featuring Tech Data EVP & CIO

 

TAMPA, FL (April 26, 2017) – The Tampa Bay Technology Leadership Association (TBTLA), a leading technology association offering education, networking, and volunteer opportunities to IT executives throughout Tampa Bay, today announced it will host its quarterly event featuring Tech Data’s Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) John “JT” Tonnison on Thursday, May 11th from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. ET at The University of Tampa.

 

A 15-year company veteran, Tonnison has served as CIO at Tech Data Corporation since 2009.  In his role, he is responsible for the company’s worldwide IT strategy, delivery, and operations. In 2015, Tonnison was named to Computerworld‘s Premier 100 IT Leaders list. A dedicated advocate for diversity and inclusion, he was honored with the Silver Medallion Award by Community Tampa Bay in 2015 and named an “Outstanding Voice” for LGBT equality by the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2016. He currently serves as the president of Florida Competes and serves on the advisory board of Equality Means Business.

 

“We are excited and honored to have JT headline our next event, which is focused on talent acquisition, because so many of our local technology leaders are seeking new ways to recruit and retain the best IT talent,” said Cindy Brown, Founder and Board Member at Large at the TBTLA. “JT’s experience running an efficient and high-performing IT organization at a Fortune 100 company makes him a great fit to educate other IT leaders about talent acquisition and share his expertise.”

 

With Tech Data’s recent acquisition of Avnet’s Technology Solutions business, event attendees will learn how an IT executive at a Fortune 100 company plans to tackle the challenges of integrating thousands of employees, while recruiting talent on a local and global scale. This event will provide tactics to overcome the pitfalls many IT organizations face when recruiting talent and outline a path forward to retain talent.

 

To learn more about the TBTLA, please visit www.tbtla.org.

 

About TBTLA

TBTLA is a leading technology association offering education, networking, and volunteer opportunities to technology executives throughout Tampa Bay. Its mission is to apply the collective experience of its members to solve real-world IT challenges. The non-profit organization connects Tampa Bay’s technology leaders with rising talent and students through mentoring, information sharing, valued presentations, and speakers in order to cultivate and grow the industry’s talent in the Tampa Bay area. To learn more about the TBTLA, please visit www.tbtla.org.

 

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Media Contact

Amanda Lee
ARL Strategic Communications for TBTLA
(727) 272-0781
Amanda.Lee@arlpr.com

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