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.
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
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
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.