2016 TiEcon Florida Agenda

Day 1
15 Oct 2016

Welcome and Introduction

Welcome Message from Program Chair Karthik Viswanathan, and others in TiE Tampa Bay’s leadership. Master of Ceremonies to welcome the first speaker.

Welcome Remarks

Welcome remarks for visiting conference delegates by Sandy Murman,Commissioner, Hillsborough County BOCC.
Sandra L. Murman

Opening Keynote

B.V. Jagadeesh, Managing Partner, KAAJ Ventures, and Exodus founder (introduced by Ramesh Sambasivan)
BV Jagadeesh

Session 1 : Managing Portion-Control As Software Eats Healthcare

A panel discussion by practitioners in healthcare, data-sciences and automation: Shilen Patel, Chief Executive Officer and founder of HealthAxis Group; Anthony Diaz, Founder & CEO of Health Hero; and Dr. Ranjan Mahajan, President of Mahajan Medical Center. Moderated by Dr. Sunil Panchal. Our panel will discuss key trends in how healthcare is being touched by software. We will also discuss the future of healthcare – how does technology and software affect physician and nursing careers? How do trends in big data analytics, tele health, and personalized medicine help with patient outcomes, etc? How do medical practitioners achieve balance between software, automation and human touch?
Shilen Patel
Ranjan Mahajan
Anthony Diaz
Dr. Sunil Panchal
10:45 - 11:00

Networking Break

Featured Talk

Sandy Carter,General Manager Developer Ecosystem and Startups, 2016 Forbes Digital Influencer – Innovation Occurs at the Intersection of Enterprise and Startup.
Sandy Carter

Session 2 : Being Sold On Your Sales Department

A panel discussion about scaling up by startup founders and business development consultants: Michelle Crawford, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Society Plus LLC, Preston Tesvich, Co-founder and SVP at Droplit.io and Joe Hamilton, CEO of Big Sea. Moderated by Saru Seshadri, President and CEO of Ultramatics, Inc. Our panel will discuss everything sales: sales incentives, sales in a digital world, sales culture for next generation consumers and how to appeal to Millennials. When is the right time to bring on a sales team? How should startups best build out a sales organization to grow from seed money to multi-million dollar revenue?
Michelle Crawford
Preston Tesvich
Joe Hamilton
Saru Seshadri

Present Your Startup

10 startup finalists will pitch to a panel of judges. One of most popular sessions! All attendees are welcome to hear each of the 10 startups present their pitches to our TiE Angels. Judged by: BV Jagadeesh, Managing Partner, KAAJ Ventures, and Exodus founder; Meera Kaul, Partner of the Angels Forum and serial entrepreneur; Saru Seshdari, President and CEO of Ultramatics, Inc; Dr. Susan Amat, founder of Venture Hive; and Sarah Perez, writer for TechCrunch.    
BV Jagadeesh
Meera Kaul
Saru Seshadri
Dr. Susan Amat
Sarah Perez

Session 3 : You Got Funded – What Now?

A panel discussion by angel investors, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs moving from seed to Series A: Jaya Rao, Co-Founder and COO at Molekule — the next generation of air-purifier, Meera Kaul, Partner, The Angels Forum, CEO, Optimus Technology & Telecom, Philanthropist, Reuben Pressman, CEO of Check I’m Here, and Dr. Rajan Naik MD, Physician Entrepreneur and Investor. Moderated by Susan Amat, Founder of Venture Hive. You got funded. What are the next steps? Our panel will discuss effective use of capital — where to spend, and where not to. Is a sales team necessary at this stage? How should you prepare your newly funded corporation for the opportunities and challenges ahead? Learn from these established entrepreneurs and investors and their experiences of taking a funded startup to success.
Meera Kaul
Jaya Rao
Reuben Pressman
Dr. Rajan Naik
Dr. Susan Amat
2:45 - 3:15

Coffee & Networking Break

Featured Talk

David Farmer, Founder and CEO of intice, Inc.
David Farmer

Session 4 : Weaving Social Impact Into Business Culture

A panel discussion on social entrepreneurship as a cultural phenomenon in the future business world, featuring Dr. Kiran Patel, Physician-Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist and Benefactor of The Patel College of Global Sustainability at the University of South Florida, Katlyn Grasso, founder and CEO of GenHERation, and Ramesh Sambasivan, founder, AlligatorZone.org. Moderated by Taylor Wallace. Established social entrepreneurs with a track record of incorporating social initiatives into a company’s mission discuss measurable initiatives and the positive impact such plans can have on consumers, employees, partners and, in particular, Millennials.
Ramesh Sambasivan
Katlyn Grasso
Taylor Wallace
Dr. Kiran C. Patel

Session 5 : Is FoodTech an Acquired Taste?

A panel discussion exploring innovation in food and beverages: featuring Rob Povolny,Founder & President of Fresco Foods, Inc.; Nathaniel Waring, Co-founder and CEO of Bizu — bringing food, technology and brands together; Stevie Morgan, Founder and CEO of CaterMe Fit. Moderated by Kunal Jain. Our veterans of food and beverage marketing discuss the impact of technology on the industry: including social and digital media trends and their effect on how we interact with brands, how we consume food and drink, and how the industry as a whole is reacting. Future trends will also be discussed.  
Rob Povolny
Nathaniel Waring
Stevie Morgan
Kunal Jain
4:45 - 5:00

Networking Break

Session 6 : Opportunities in the Next Generation Digital World

A panel discussion on trends in IoT, Big Data, Augmented Reality, and Privacy, featuring: Brian Brackeen, Founder & CEO of Kairos; Nathan Barnett, CEO/Founder Swarmify Fail-Proof Video — putting an end to video buffering; Gary Martz, Director of IoT and Connectivity Market Development at Intel Corporation; and JP Abello, Director, Global Engineering R&D Nielsen. Moderated by Shamit Patel. This diverse and expert panel will discuss opportunities in the new connected world. How is IoT changing the way we live. Big Data is everywhere and it’s impact on our everyday lives. Data breaches and hacks are an almost everyday occurrence. How can we take advantage of opportunities in this eco-system.
Brian Brackeen
Nathan Barnett
Gary Martz
Shamit Patel
JP Abello

Evening Keynote

Barry Shevlin, Founder & CEO, Vology
Barry Shevlin
6:15 - 7:15

Cocktail Hour

TiEball – Banquet Dinner & Stunning Bollywood Entertainment from C Studios!

7:00 p.m. Banquet Dinner A spectacular evening event! Awe-inspiring entertainment from the Bollywood dancers of Orlando’s C Studios, alongside a fabulous banquet, the TiEtan Awards and, of course, more great conversation. The ultimate party to celebrate the ever growing success of Tampa Bay’s entrepreneurial community!      
Orlando’s C Studios