Summer Events with the Tampa Bay Technology Forum

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I had the pleasure of working with the Tampa Bay Technology Forum (TBTF) on several events this summer that included their Titans of Technology event, IT Executive Council events, Round table discussion, Tech Trek, Member Orientation, Tech Tuesday Networking Happy Hour and my favorite the Professional Women’s Network.

For those of you not familiar with this organization, the TBTF is dedicated to growing and promoting Tampa Bay’s technology “eco-system.” Through events, education, networking, advocacy, and philanthropy programs, they provide targeted forums to bring technology and business leaders, investors, government, researchers and educators together.

I truly enjoyed working their incredibly passionate staff and executive board members and strongly encourage all IT Professionals to get involved and of course become a member! Visit their website for more information

Here’s a few of my favorite pictures from the events.

The Professional Women’s Network featured Michelle McKenna-Doyle, CIO of the NFL and had nearly 400 people in attendance! The Tampa Bay Buccaneers supported this event and their mascot Captain Fear and cheerleaders were on hand to take pictures with the attendees. At this event I learned that only 9% of CIOs are women so we need to encourage young women to pursue careers in STEM!


Corporate Event Luncheon

Victoria Edwards at Hilton Carillon Park Hotel - St. Petersburg

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Tech Trek: We visited Valpak headquarters, Vology and Connectwise. Here’s a great pic of machines hard at work at Valpak printing coupons!

Valpak technology

Tech Tuesday Networking Happy Hour at Blue Martini was packed with 160 IT professionals! I especially loved creating this Hawaiian logo with our graphic designer.

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A special “Thank you” to the TBTF staff for making me feel like one of your own and the Executive Board, Chase Stockon, Brian Murphy and Victoria Edwards for trusting in Eventing Tampa Bay with their summer events.


“The Tampa Bay Technology Forum contracted Eventing Tampa Bay to plan and execute our summer events and we couldn’t be happier with our experience! Alyssa Rhoads took the time thoroughly analyze each event and gave us creative ideas on how to maximize on attendance, sponsor exposure and publicity! Alyssa is a pleasure to work with, responsive, and I would recommend her to anyone needing a quality event.”

~Brian Murphy, President/CEO- ReliaQuest

“Alyssa Rhoads is such a lovely example of professionalism and expertise in the non-profit event planning industry. Her dedication and passion towards serving her clients is inspiring and truly remarkable. In addition to providing high quality service, Alyssa was super responsive when daily tasks or last minute event adjustments arose. Every time we had an event, I could tell that she truly was putting 200% effort into making it a success. I sincerely recommend Eventing Tampa Bay without reservation and looking forward to seeing more of Eventing Tampa Bay’s events in the future!”

~ Victoria Edwards, Digital Content Strategist – Florida Blue/ Executive Committee Chair TBTF