09/27/2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm America/New York Timezone
Keiser University - Pembroke Pines
1640 SW 145th Ave
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
Members $25, Non-members $35
Nicole Ciccone

Join us for the 2018 Microservices Summit and learn more about the Evolution of Microservices and how this can benefit you and your organization. The speakers will be discussing the state of software development, what are the new trends, their pros and cons, and what the future looks like for the development of software services.

What do “microservices” mean for your transition to the cloud?

Microservices is a software development technique and architecture style that structures an application as modular components or services instead of the monolith. A microservice-based approach to building applications helps solve multiple issues and boost development and response.




Asif Malik – Moderator

Asif Malik is an independent consultant in IT Architecture and Design space. He has an interest in Human Development, in general, the role IT plays in it. He is currently engaged with offshore companies to develop solutions for Cognitive Era especially those based on IBM Watson APIs. He is also deeply involved in the development of 3D modeling solutions for IT Architecture. Mr. Malik is IBM Middleware User Group lead for last 10 years and currently committee chair for events and memberships at SFTA. He envisioned, planned and implemented this idea of an event on Cognitive Computing from SFTA Platform. He is very excited to see it actually happening.


Santiago Gil Bohorquez
Chief Software Architect, Heinsohn Business Technology (www.heinsohncorp.com)

Microservices, DevOps, and Cloud Computing expert. An enthusiast IT Professional with Commercial, Software Architecture and Project Management background, and 15+ years of experience. Background in architecting, planning, budgeting, designing and implementing diverse IT projects for: enterprise software applications (Java, NET, JS), Analytics / BI Solutions, SOA Integrations, and Cloud Platforms.


Nadeem Akhter
Vice President, Integration at AAJ Technologies (www.aajtech.com)

Nadeem has over 25 years of technology experience helping enterprises accelerate Digital Transformation using Integration & Microservices. He is AAJ’s chief architect and team leader on large-scale application development projects encompassing e-commerce, healthcare, content management systems, document management systems and systems integration. One of the top 5 scorers globally on the ASP.NET beta exam, Nadeem was invited by Microsoft to their headquarters to help the Microsoft team set the passing standard for the exam. Nadeem is a Microsoft Virtual Technology Specialist for BizTalk VTS. A member of an elite group, only 40 professionals worldwide are part of this program! Nadeem is also a regular contributor to several online publications and has won numerous awards for solving complex technical problems and suggesting the best solutions in software engineering.

Zhong Yang
AVP, Solution Architecture at TracFone Wireless

Accomplished Information Technology Executive and Enterprise Architect with over 20 years of experience in IT management, architecture design and development of enterprise applications. Zhong has been working for TracFone Wireless for the past 17 years. During that time, Zhong played key roles in IT development, operations, and architecture. Zhong has deep knowledge in building and managing high performance distributed computing systems.

Patrick Hannah
VP of Engineering at CloudHesive, Ft.Lauderdale

Patrick Hannah is the VP of Engineering and co-founder of CloudHesive, a cloud consulting and managed services provider. Mr. Hannah leads the teams responsible for the execution of CloudHesive’s professional services engagements and CloudHesive’s managed services customers. Prior to co-founding CloudHesive, Mr. Hannah held technology management positions in organizations not only well known in South Florida but also nationally and internationally. In his most recent position, Mr. Hannah was the senior manager of the cloud engineering team at Pegasystems – an enterprise software company located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr. Hannah, while at Pega helped grow their cloud platform into a solution capable of supporting the most stringent requirements from enterprise customers in regulated industries. Prior to Pegasystems, Mr. Hannah spent 8 years at Arise Virtual Solutions – a work-at-home BPO in Miramar, Florida. During his tenure at Arise, Mr. Hannah designed, implemented and managed the companies contact center platform which allowed Arise to not only expand out of the South Florida market to a national presence but expand internationally as well.


  • 5:00 PM – Registration Opens
  • 5:30 – 6:30 PM – Networking
  • 6:30 – 7:00 PM – Announcement and presentations
  • 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Panel discussion followed by Q&A

The SFTA Would Like to Thank our Sponsors, Panelists and Event Host for making this event possible

About the SFTA

The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) promotes the growth, success and awareness of the regional technology community. Through events, networking, programs and education, we provide south Florida’s technology-related companies, academic institutions, entrepreneurs, governments and related organizations with an active forum to grow the business of technology in our region.


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