South Florida Technology Alliance and St. Thomas University to Host Panel Discussion Featuring South Florida’s Top Sports Technologists

MIAMI – October 21, 2013 – Professional sports figures will rub shoulders with computer scientists on October 24, 2013 as The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) and the St. Thomas University School of Law host a business technology education program featuring a panel discussion titled, “Sports and The Technology Evolution – Transforming the Fan Experience and How the Game is Played”.

The program, moderated by Lenny Chesal, CMO & EVP of Business Development of Host.net, will explore how new technologies are transforming the sports fan experience, fundamentally altering how sports games are played.

St. Thomas University boasts one of the top three rated sports administration programs in the country. As evidence of the university’s success in this area, alumni from undergraduate and graduate programs hold executive positions in the MLB, NFL, NASCAR, NBA, and other organizations.

Preceding the panel discussion is a pre-event presentation by Dr. Wim Steelant, the Dean of Science, and Dr. Lu Wang, Assistant Professor in Computer Science who will highlight how the school focuses on student learning with advanced technology, modern academic programs and individualized hands-on scientific training and student-mentor relationships. The university will be making a significant announcement of a new cloud computing facility that will be used for projects related to sports information.  The facility was supported by a grant from IBM that will enable St Thomas University to greatly expand its academic computer science programs.

The event takes place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at St. Thomas University, 16401 NW 37 Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33054 with an expected sellout crowd. Well-known figures from the Marlins and the Miami Heat are expected to attend.

Panelists include:

  • Tery Howard, Chief Technology Officer, Miami Dolphins
  • Alex Buznego, Manager, Digital & Social Media, Miami Marlins
  • Vicente J Fernandez, Co-Founder, Sportsmanias
  • Ramon Branger, Director of Development, Sportsmanias

Moderator:  Lenny Chesal, CMO & EVP of Business Development of Host.net

WHAT:            Panel discussion on “Sports and The Technology Evolution”

WHO:              South Florida Technology Alliance and St. Thomas University School of Science, Technology and Engineering. Sponsors include St. Thomas University School of Law, IBM and Flagship Solutions

WHEN:           Networking and panel discussion from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, October 24, 2013

WHERE:         Evelyn and George Goldbloom Convocation Hall, St. Thomas University, 16401 NW 37 Ave., Miami Gardens, FL 33054

COST:             Non-Members: $55; SFTA Standard Member: $25; SFTA Premier Member: $15; Students: $10 (students must register with email address ending with .edu)

REGISTER:    www.southfloridatech.org/upcoming-events/october-2013/

CONTACT:     Linda Gove: (954) 239-9739 or executivedirector@southfloridatech.org

MEDIA:           For more information, journalists may contact Linda Gove at SFTA at 954.239.9739 or email ExecutiveDirector@SouthFloridaTech.org.

About the South Florida Technology Alliance

The SFTA promotes the growth, success and awareness of the South Florida technology community. Its member roster includes South Florida’s leading high-tech, high-growth companies. Through events, networking, programs and education, the SFTA provides south Florida’s technology-related companies, academic institutions, and entrepreneurs with an active forum to grow the business of technology. For more information, visit www.SouthFloridaTech.org.

About St Thomas University

St. Thomas is a Catholic university with rich cultural and international diversity committed to the academic and professional success of its students who become ethical leaders in our global community.  A haven for diversity, St. Thomas University has about 2500 students enrolled from more than 70 countries and many different ethnic backgrounds.  Since its founding  in 1961 it has grown to include graduate study in over 13 academic fields where approximately 1000 graduate students are enrolled at the certificate, master’s, and doctoral levels.  For more information, visit www.STU.edu.

Editor’s Note:            Panelists are available for media interviews. Complimentary media passes available upon request.

 

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!