Tampa, Fla. – June 6, 2017 – Technova Florida, Inc. announced today that FairWarning® is the Presenting Sponsor of the ninth annual Ignite! Tampa Bay. The event which has sold out for the past four years returns with its simple premise: “Enlighten us, but make it quick.” Since 2006, Ignite has presented hundreds of talks around the world, sparking thriving Ignite communities in Portland, Sydney, Boulder, Baltimore, New York, and Tampa. Presenters are asked: If you had five minutes on stage, what would you say? What if you got only 20 slides, and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Touching briefly on a variety of topics, from the DIY community to parent-educator relationships, and presented by anyone and everyone, Ignite events are all-ages, fast-paced, sometimes-unpredictable, and always thought-provoking.
Co-founded by Brady Forrest, Technology Evangelist for O’Reilly Media, and Bre Pettis of Makerbot.com, formerly of MAKE Magazine, started Ignite in Seattle and Ignite has become an international phenomenon in over 350 cities worldwide. Ignite’s mission is “Everyone Speaks” builds confidence in individuals and that events that build community.
“Ignite Tampa Bay is a celebration of the unique people in our community who are driving growth through innovation, breaking new ground and pushing boundaries. FairWarning is excited to be the presenting sponsor for the event and to hear from Tampa Bay’s innovators first hand on their vision for the growth of our community.” said Kurt Long, CEO of FairWarning® and a former Ignite! Tampa Bay speaker. Joy Randels, Chairperson for the event added, “Our sponsors provide critical support and enhance the experience for speakers and the community, and this collaboration allows us to continue bringing new experiences to audiences and forging new connections across our region. We are delighted to have the support of such a terrific corporate citizen so deeply committed to our community and it’s storytellers.”
The event will be held in the historical Cuban Club Theatre in Ybor City. Speaker submissions opened on April 28th and the deadline to submit an application is June 7th, forms and complete information and links to purchase tickets are available at Ignite Tampa Bay.com.
About Technova Florida, Inc.: Technova Florida, Inc. a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to growing the Tampa Bay’s Regional technology community from the ground up is a 100% volunteer organization. Producing events throughout the year for the startup and technology communities across the region including Ignite Tampa Bay, Barcamp Tampa Bay, the organization is entirely supported by you the community and our sponsors. Technova believes that our future hinges upon supporting innovation and entrepreneurs and actively supports the efforts of others including Startup Weekend, CodeCamp, Startup Bus, Tampa Hackerspace, Roboticon, Suncoast Science Center, Hackathons, and tech user groups to name a few.
FairWarning strives to protect the health, wealth, and personal information for everyone on Earth. The company’s industry-leading application security solutions provide data protection and governance for Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Salesforce, Office 365, and hundreds of other applications. FairWarning solutions protect organizations of all sizes against data theft and misuse through real-time and continuous user activity monitoring and improve compliance effectiveness with complex federal and state privacy laws such as HIPAA, PCI, FINRA, SOX, FISMA and EU Data Protection Act. FairWarning catches people stealing your data.
Media Contact: Joy Randels