Available Sponsorships for this event: 


Have your logo on the pre-roll of January’s event video as SFTA offers this sponsorship to only one company. Sponsorship includes a display-table and 4 attendees. Use PROMO CODE: VIDEO to be February’s Exclusive Video Sponsor.




Have your logo on the SFTA website advertising January’s event. Sponsorship includes a display-table and 2 attendees. SFTA will announce Silver Sponsors at the beginning of the presentation, and your Logo will appear on the presentation before the event. Use PROMO CODE: SILVER to be one of February’s select Silver Sponsors.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014
5:00 to 8:30 p.m.

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




Lynn University
3601 N Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431

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  • 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)


This presentation will cover how Lynn University was able to secure the last Presidential Debate in October 2012. The presenter, Chris Boniforti, will explore the steps, expectations and challenges of hosting the largest international event that Lynn University, Boca Raton and Palm Beach county has ever hosted. Hosting the debate was an incredible honor but it also demanded a lot of resources, planning and commitment. Mr. Boniforti will also share with the audience behind the scenes information that was introduced during the debate process. He will also highlight some of the project planning that went into this year-long initiative and some of the challenges that arose.

Learn How It Happened!




Chris Boniforti is the Chief Information Officer at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.  A member of the presidents cabinet, Boniforti advises the university’s managing body on technology initiatives and strategic infrastructure planning.  In addition to managing the network and information services for the campus, he has directed the design and rollout of one of higher education’s most extensive tablet-based learning programs.  Mr. Boniforti served as the program manager for the substantial undertaking in preparation for the final Presidential debate that took place in October 2012.

Mr. Boniforti was named South Florida’s Top CIO at the South Florida Business Journal’s 2007 Technology Awards.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan and has an M.B.A. from Lynn University.  His technical certifications include PMI and SANS GIAC.

Chris Boniforti has been featured in Campus Technology magazine, Security Administrators Network Systems (SANS), Ed Tech Magazine, Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Education.  Additionally, Mr. Boniforti is engaged in delivering educational technology presentations in educational conferences such as Educause, ACUTA, UB Tech, SCUP and others.

Pre-Event Workshop
Grow Fresh Talent with an Internship Program
Presented by:  InfoTech Workforce Development Initiative : Mark Smith, 3C Interactive & Jacqueline Grellinger, AXA Advisors
 A look at successful and still-in-the-works internship programs with views from both companies and former interns.
Attendees will be able to ask about the programs as well as access white papers on them.

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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