Transforming the Fan Experience and How the Game is Played

A panel of sports industry experts that are transforming the fan experience and how the game is played. The event will be held at St. Thomas University in Miami with another expected sell out crowd including some of South Florida’s Sports Technology Leaders.


Tery Howard, Chief Technology Officer, Miami Dolphins
As the CTO, Howard is responsible for managing and directing the technology initiatives and strategic direction of business operations at the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium. Her primary focus includes infrastructure, telecommunications, business systems and broadcast media, converging the technologies and services to position Sun Life Stadium and the Miami Dolphins at the forefront of the industry.
After successfully deploying FanVision at Sun Life Stadium for the Miami Dolphins, Howard was tapped by owner Stephen Ross in 2010 to lead the company’s deployment, distribution and activation of FanVision to twelve NFL and two NCAA stadiums. Howard also oversaw the expansion of the program at Sun Life Stadium to 25,000 devices, the largest deployment of any stadium.


Alex Buznego, Manager, Digital & Social Media, Miami Marlins
Alex Buznego, 30, leads the Digital Marketing strategies for the Miami Marlins and Marlins Park, responsible for developing strategies for the web, social, mobile, email, big data, loyalty and digital advertising.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and University of Miami, Alex serves at a board level with Roots of Hope and Family Counseling Services. Alex is also currently a member of Class VII of the Miami Foundation’s Miami Fellows program. Alex is also the founder of #ipledge305, a Miami-focused giving campaign that leverages the power of social media.

Sportsmanias is a website and mobile app designed to be the easiest, fastest, most complete source of team news for avid sports fans. It is a sports news aggregator delivering personalized feeds from professional newspaper beat writers and top players, with breaking news through twitter. A one shot source for news, tweets, rumors, videos, photos, scores and standings on the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, Soccer, as well as, NCAA teams.


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Join us at 5:30 PM for our

Pre-event Presentation by St. Thomas University

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Thursday, October 24, 2013
5:00 to 8:30 p.m.

5:00 pm ET: Registration opens
5:30 – 6:00 pm ET: Pre-Event Presentation
6:00 – 7:00 pm ET: Networking
7:00 – 8:00 pm ET: Cloud Compare Panel Discussion
8:00 – 8:30 pm ET: Meet the Speakers
8:30 – Conclusion

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Location: St. Thomas University
16401 NW 37 Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33054

Platinum Sponsor


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Fees to Attend:

    • Non-Member Registration: $55.00 per person
    • SFTA Standard Member: $25.00 per person
    • SFTA Premier Member: $15.00
    • Students & Academia Memberships: $10.00 (must use .edu email address when registering)

      Silver Sponsor for this event:



About St. Thomas University School of Law

Founded in 1984, St. Thomas University School of Law is located on the University’s main campus in Miami Gardens. The School of Law includes a multi-level library, a moot court amphitheater, faculty and administrative offices, a computer lab, and classrooms and offices for student organizations. The architectural combination of buildings and breezeways provides a comfortable setting for the study of law.

St. Thomas Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. It is part of a Catholic university and a law school where values matter.

Located between vibrant legal communities in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, St. Thomas Law offers clinical, externship, internship, and part time employment opportunities in both.

St. Thomas Law has been recognized for the diversity of the student body and the sense of community among its students. The School of Law has been recognized as having one of the most diverse student bodies among accredited law schools. The cultural diversity, commitment to professionalism and small class size make studying law at St. Thomas Law a unique and enriching experience.

St. Thomas University School of Law trains and graduates lawyers capable of applying legal principles to address and solve problems of an increasingly complex and changing society. The rigorous academic program of the Law School emphasizes lifelong learning and scholarship in a personalized, caring environment under Catholic auspices with a diverse student body and faculty. To this end, the Law School remains committed in teaching, scholarship, and service, to fostering a public order of human dignity, to training lawyers sensitive to the needs of the region’s underrepresented communities, and to expanding access to professional opportunities which includes active partnerships with business, government and the South Florida Community.

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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