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. You will learn about Software Architecture, Development Methods, Software Techniques, Service Framework, and the Emergence of Microservices in this context. 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.


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.


  • 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

Sponsors and Partners

Sponsorship Opportunities

Pre-Event Sponsor $800 – Only 1 Available! – A 15-minute time slot immediately prior to the main panel gives you an open mic to present your company’s valuable products and services to our assembled guest.

  • Includes a company meet-up table
  • Logo on event web page
  • Logo on promotional email
  • 15 minute presentation time
  • 2 event passes
  • Display your company retractable banner

Silver Event Sponsors $500 – You get a 3~5 mins. for a product and services shout-out.

  • Logo on event web page
  • Logo on promotional email
  • 3~5 minutes presentation time
  • Display your company retractable banner
  • 2 event passes

Company Meet-up Table $200 – Meet and greet event attendees and explain your business benefits to South Florida’s top professionals.

  • Company meet-up table
  • 2 event passes
  • Company logo on SFTA event page

Tickets and Sponsorship


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.


Become an individual member, a company member or a sponsor of an SFTA event today!

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