South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) at STU October 24

STU will play host to technology executives and business movers and shakers October 24, when the South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) monthly meeting is held on campus at the Evelyn and George Goldbloom Convocation Hall from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. The event will explore how technology tools are transforming the sports fan experience, fundamentally altering how sports games are played as well as the lives of college students.

The event, which is about the convergence of sports, science, and social media is hosted on campus as STU boasts one of the top three rated sports administration programs in the country. Event attendees will include approximately 150 SFTA members from organizations ranging from large tech firms such as IBM and Citrix to boutique software providers. Confirmed panelists include Sportsmanias Co-Founder, Vicente Fernandez; Teri Howard, VP of Technology for the Miami Dolphins; Alex Buznego, Manager of Digital and Social Media for the Miami Marlins; and Andy Elisburg, VP of Operations for the Miami Heat. The panel moderator is Mark Wyllie, CEO of Flagship Solutions Group, a leading software supplier for sports stadiums. 

University technology programs are housed in the School of Science, Technology and Engineering Management. Therefore Dean Wim Steelant and Dr. Lu Wang, Assistant Professor in Computer Science, will be among the presenters and will highlight how the school focuses on student learning with advanced technology, modern academic programs, individualized hands-on scientific training, and a close student to mentor relationship.