2016 TechXpo – The Manatee Chamber of Commerce All-Star Lineup of Local Technology Experts Event

2016 TechXpo

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce

All-Star Lineup of Local Technology Experts Event


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Manatee Chamber’s 2016 TechXpo boasts an all-star lineup of local Technology Experts from across the Bradenton, Sarasota, & Lakewood Ranch area who’s presentations and panels benefit business owners, entrepreneurs, managers, and in-house IT staff. Expect to gain the knowledge needed of current technology, trends, and best practices which can be translated into businesses growth, safety, and prosperity.

2016 TechXpo Date, Time, & Venue

Date: November 3, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM12:00 PM EDT
Location: Manatee Chamber’s Lakewood Ranch Office at the McClure Center
4215 Concept Court; Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211 (Google Map)

2016 TechXpo Schedule

9:00 AM – 9:20 AM
Networking and mingling with local IT experts

9:20 AM – 9:50 AM
Social and Mobile Essentials

Manatee Chamber of Commerce TechXpo - Social & Mobile Strategies
The future is all about communicating on the move. Whether it’s social media, mobile messaging, or just a simple and impactful mobile website experience, your company better be able to tell it’s story walking. Mobile devices outnumber computers, and Millennials, America’s largest consumer group, don’t do anything without their phone or tablet. Your business needs to be positioned as part of that community, not isolated from it.

  • Kevin McNulty, NetWeave Social Networking


9:55 AM – 10:25 AM
Web Essentials Panel Discussion

Manatee Chamber of Commerce TechXpo - Web Essentials
Moderated by Cassandra Burns, Wagner Realty
This open forum will answer questions you may have regarding best practices on web design, search engine optimization, tips / tricks / plug-ins to make your site stand out and help your clients and customers have an outstanding online experience with you.

  • Derek Berg, Studio 26 Productions
  • David Grace, Abacus Web Services
  • Christopher Graser, Last 7 Studios
  • Bruce Kamm, Intertrade
  • Kevin McNulty, NetWeave Social Networking
  • Nathan Svec, Svesty Tech
  • Terry Thompson, Webtivity Marketing & Design


10:30 AM – 10:50 AM
Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

Manatee Chamber of Commerce TechXpo - Disaster Recovery & Planning
Disaster recovery (DR) is something no organization can afford to ignore. And effective DR provision starts by working smart, not throwing money at whatever solution is flavor of the month among multiple vendors. This session will look at the fundamentals of data protection, avoiding outages by defense in depth, including the use of technologies routinely dismissed or missed by many organizations.  We will also look at technologies available for data recovery should the worst happen, asking which will really deliver on their promises.

  • Chris McDaniel, vTechio
  • Farhan Mahmood, Dell Data Protection
  • Scott Bailey, Dell Data Proection


10:55 AM – 11:25 AM
IT Security & Your Business

Manatee Chamber of Commerce TechXpo - Cybersecurity (Computer Security)
Moderated by Nick Choate, Sport Clips Bradenton
This open forum will help you navigate the tricky waters of securing your information and files in the digital age. What can you do to ensure your business doesn’t fall victim to hackers, viruses, and more?

  • Nathan Bailey, SouthTech
  • Kevin Baylor, Suncoast Business Technologies
  • Paul Hoffman, SouthTech
  • Chris McDaniel, vTechio & Dell Engineer
  • Tameika Reed, Spark Growth and Women in Linux
  • Luis Romero, Optivon


11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
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