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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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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 one of only four Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers from Florida.

 

Awarded:

  • 2024: Cole Sousa, CIO, Florida Department of Children and Families

  • 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

The Florida Technology Council 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 Advisory Board with

Chair Jonathan Conrad, President of ISF, Inc., Vice Chair Charles Ghini, Solutions Architect at ProCom Consulting, Inc., and Vice Chair Ken Elias, Managing Partner of TekBank Consultants Inc..

 

The FTC Policy Committee diligently monitors legislative and policy developments at the federal, state, and local levels, meticulously evaluating their ramifications for the enduring vitality and growth of Florida's technology landscape.

Advisory Board

Chair

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Jonathan Conrad
President
ISF, Inc.

Co-Vice Chair

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Charles Ghini
Solutions Architect
ProCom Consulting, Inc.

Co-Vice Chair

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Ken Elias
Managing Partner
TekBank Consultants Inc.

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Christophe Reglat
CEO
Coaxis International

Robert Seniors
CIO
Florida A&M University

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Ebe Randeree
Associate Dean
College of Communication & Information
Florida State University

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Debbie Langeman
Principal Technology Sales Leader, State of Florida
IBM

John Kane
Chief Innovation Officer
Knowli Data Science

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David DiSalvo
Director, Advisory
KPMG

Katy Fenton
Vice President
Kyra Solutions

Ernie Sanders
Director/Account Executive
Peraton

Eddie Gonzalez Loumiet
CEO
Ruvos

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Dr. Jim Murdaugh
President
Tallahassee Community College

Policy and Public Affairs Committee

Chairman

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Juan Carlos "JC" Flores

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Christophe Reglat
CEO
Coaxis International

Jay Stewart
Account Executive - State and Local Government
Elastic

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Debbie Langeman
Principal Technology Sales Leader, State of Florida
IBM

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David DiSalvo
Director, Advisory
KPMG

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Ernie Sanders
Director/Account Executive
Peraton

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Mike Griffiths
Senior Vice President
ProCom Consulting, Inc. 

Ken Elias
Managing Partner
TekBank Consultants Inc.

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Ed Cabrera
Chief Cybersecurity Officer
TrendMicro

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Michael Briggs
Partner, Chief Revenue Officer
Trulight Consulting

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Josh Aubuchon
Co-Founder
WellConnector

Florida Technology Council Staff

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James Taylor
CEO
Florida Technology Council

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Janet Worthman
Director of Programs & Events
Florida Technology Council

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Julianna Cianfrocca
Director of Marketing
Florida Technology Council

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