Tampa Bay is an area with a lot of different tech companies, as a quick Google search will reveal, and they cover a lot of different areas of interest. The intentionally fast-paced Ignite Tampa Bay event gives a great platform for both established and newer tech companies to get their ideas out there into the world.
20 different speakers deliver a speech and 20 slides in 5 minutes each, and it has included speakers from all over Tampa Bay.
It is a format that debuted in Seattle and is being brought to Tampa by Technova Florida, INc, which is Tampa based. The company is non profit and has as its mission a dedication to creating "resilient, radically inclusive tech and maker communities that empower positive change."
Next year will be its tenth year. This year included talks such as Technological Singularity: What Is It, and Will It Happen? by Steve Tingiris and Smart Innovation: What Can Government Learn from Startups? by Chris Paradies.
The event was sponsored by Fairwarning, from Clearwater, which offers "affordable cloud-based security solutions provide data protection and governance for Electronic Health Records, Salesforce, Office 365, and hundreds of other applications."
If you look at the archives it wouldn't be much of a leap to speculate about next year being just as cool and inspiring.
affordable cloud-based security solutions provide data protection and governance for Electronic Health Records, Salesforce, Office 365, and hundreds of other applications.