2018 TiEcon Florida Agenda

Day 1
30 Mar 2018
Day 2
31 Mar 2018

Commissioner Sandra Murman

Commissioner Murman is currently focused on Economic Development and bringing jobs to Hillsborough County through her work as former Chairman of the Economic Prosperity Stakeholders Committee, former Chairman of Tourist Development Council (TDC), former member of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and serving on the board of CareerSource Tampa Bay.
Commissioner Sandra L. Murman

Featured Talk

Mr. Arnie Bellini, CEO & Founder, ConnectWise

Discussion on his history, obstacles faced, and enterpreneurial life lessons followed by a Q&A session
Arnie Bellini
Arnie Bellini


Apparasamy Balaji, Director, Enterprise Data Management & Web Applications, BayCare System

Turning Data into Insights and Action – Predictable Analytics With the continued focus on value-based care, the need to prevent readmissions and improve patient outcomes as well as financial performance. Acute and Ambulatory care organizations have made significant inroads in analyzing patient data to support care protocols. Mr. Balaji Apparsamy will share the journey and impact of analytics at BayCare Health.
Apparsamy Balaji
10:25 - 10:45

Morning Networking Break


Aging in Place – Trends and Advances in caring for the aged at home
Theodora Lau

Featured Talk

Mr. Steve Raymund, Former Chairman & CEO, TechData
Entrepreneurial Insights
Steven A Raymund
Steve Raymund
11:45 - 12:45

Lunch & Networking

Pitch Competition: Finalists Presentations

Moderator : Rich Heruska, "Interim Accelerator Director" at Tampa Bay Wave
Judges : Ms. Lakshmi Shenoy, CEO, Innovation Hub
Dr. Michael Fountain, Founding Director, USF's Center for Entrepreneurship
Ms. Valerie McDevitt, AVP, USF, Technology Transfer & Business Partnership


Wayne Miller Managing Director, The Venture Center, AR
Shaping the Next Generation of FinTech Evolution
Wayne M. Miller


Vasudeva Rao Gollamudi, Director-Global Thirt Party Risk, Citigroup
Use of Data Analytics and Process Automation in Risk Management
Vasudeva Rao Gollamudi
3:00 - 3:15

Afternoon Networking Break

Urban Tech

K. P. Reddy, Angel Investor and Serial Entrepreneur
StartUp Opportunities in BuiltTech
K.P. Reddy

Government Tech

Panel Discussion : Engagement in Defense Innovation and Technologies:

Moderator Anthony Gray, Managing Director, GxCor
Panelists Joshua Duvall, Member, Matross Edwards, LLC .
Jenny Clark, CEO, DCAA Compliance Specialist, NameSolvability, Inc.

Featured Talk

Dr. Sarvajna Dwivedi, Co-Founder of Pearl Therapeutics (now a division of Astra Zeneca)

Discussion on ‘Team building, fostering business and impacting millions of patients’ with this pharmaceutical scientist, innovator, enterpreneur and executive with 24 years of international experience in developing drugs and devices.
Sarvajna Dwivedi


Raghav Kher Managing Director, Microsoft Accelerator - Seattle

Helping you to Grow, Build and Connect.
Raghav Kher

Panel Discussion: Trends and Evolution in Angel Investment

Moderator : Anthony Gray, Managing Director, GxCor
Panelists : Kunal Jain, CEO, Practiceforces
Tim Cartwright, Tamiami Angel Fund
Iqbal Mamdani, First Investment
Daniel S. Fuchs, Panelist

Filing Patents and controlling your Intellectual Property

Filing Patents and controlling your Intellectual Property
Chris Tanner

Philanthropy and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Kiran Patel, Chairman Emeritus, TiE Tampa Bay

Focus on Philanthropy in the life of an Entrepreneur
Dr. Kiran C. Patel

Open Networking and Bhangra Bull Dances

Bhangra Bull Dances by group of students of USF