ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE


The Florida Technology Council (FTC) is the united voice behind Florida’s rapidly growing technology sector; connecting and empowering Florida’s expansive technology community. As Florida’s premier trade association for science and technology companies, the Council is recognized as having a diverse professional membership among the business community. The Council is a nonprofit education association providing a trusted industry voice of guidance for State Legislators, regulators, CIOs, procurement officials, state agency staff, and municipality leadership.

The Florida Technology Council is the only statewide organization focused exclusively on the needs and priorities of Florida’s technology sector. Council members work toward furthering the advancement of technology in Florida through leadership, education, and social action. These interactions contribute to the Council’s culture of growing our members' businesses and transforming technology in Florida.

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VALUE

With an office located at our state capital of Tallahassee, and speaking engagements, members, and meetings throughout the state, the Council is Florida’s only statewide organization exclusively representing the technology sector. FTC is a professional networking organization that provides education and membership connections for the technology business sector. Providing its member companies with marketing opportunities, educational events, and opportunities to enhance Florida’s IT climate, the Council ranks as one of the most important recognized and respected organizations in the state.

The Florida Technology Council mission is to build a stronger, safer, and more efficient state. 

For two decades e.Republic's Government Technology magazine and the Center for Digital Government have awarded the nation’s top innovators, collaborators and transformers for improving state and local government through technology.  On three occasions during this 20 year period, leadership in Florida has been recognized for this award.  As CEO of the Florida Technology Council, James Taylor was named as Florida’s most recent recipient of the prestigious Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers

 

Award.

  • 2019 James Taylor, CEO, Florida Technology Council

  • 2017: Jason Allison, CIO, Florida Agency for State Technology

  • 2013 Mike Russo, Director of Cybersecurity, Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles 

LEADERSHIP

FTC is led by CEO James Taylor, who is responsible for the Council's strategic direction. Additional guidance is provided by a 5 member Board of Directors and members on the Board of Advisors with Chair- John Kane, CEO of Knowli Data Science, Vice Chair- Eduardo Gonzalez Loumiet, CEO of Ruvos, and Vice Chair- Christophe Reglat, CEO of Coaxis International

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James Taylor
CEO, Florida Technology Council

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Kate Manning
Director of Projects & Events, Florida Technology Council

Board of Directors

Advisory Board

Chair

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John Kane
CEO, Knowli Data Science

Co-Vice Chair

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Christophe Reglat
CEO, Coaxis International

Co-Vice Chair

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Eduardo Gonzalez
CEO, Ruvos

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Robert Hosay
Partner, Foley & Lardner

Charles Ghini
Solutions Architect, ProCom

Katy Fenton
VP, Kyra Solutions

Dr. Jim Murdaugh
President, Tallahassee Community College

Jim Burke
Director of Global PR, L3Harris

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Elizabeth VanAcker
CEO, Five Points Technology Group

Ken Elias
CEO, TekBank Consultants Inc.

Mark Burke
Lead Client Partner, ISF

Ernie Sanders
Account Executive, Peraton

Robert Fields
SLED, Palo Alto Networks

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Bill Thompson
CFO, Advanced Systems Design

Ronald Henry
CIO, FAMU

Clint Thornton
Client Executive, IBM

Zach Dunlap
VP, Inspired Technologies

Doug Harrell
Senior Executive - State of Florida, VMWare