1st Annual Central Florida Technology Conference Releases Agenda

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Tucker/Hall

    ORLANDO, Fla., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Organizers of the 1st Annual Central Florida Technology Conference, scheduled
 from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the Portofino Bay Hotel in
 Orlando, Fla., today released the premiere conference's agenda and featured
 panelists.  Keynote speakers include Glenda Hood, Mayor of Orlando, and Glenn
 Faulkner, Vice President of NASDAQ.
     The one-day conference will feature a series of expert panel discussions
 on the business environment in Central Florida, entrepreneurial spirit
 (successes and challenges) and presenting/positioning your company's story.
 Additionally, discussions about how to approach and gain access to private
 capital and public capital markets will be highlighted.  Mergers and
 Acquisitions trends and issues and Strategic Alliances will also be covered.
 
 
     7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.   Registration and Continental Breakfast
 
     8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.   Welcome:Chris Hurn, Marsh Technology
                              Practice
 
                             Introduction:Lou Conti, Holland & Knight LLP
                             Opening Remarks: Glenda Hood, Mayor of Orlando
 
     8:50 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.   Business Environment - Central Florida's
                              Advantage
                             Experts discuss Central Florida's current
                             positioning in the Technology industry and look
                             at the benefits of doing business here.
 Learn
                             how Central Florida's advantages (existing
                             technology infrastructure, Tech companies,
                             quality of life, educated workforce, young
                             populous, etc.) compare to other Technology-
                             focused regions.
 
                             Introduction:Scott Popilek, Marsh Technology
                              Practice
                             Moderator:George Livingston, RealVest Partners
                             * Peter Panousis, UCF Tech Research Center, I-4
                               High-Tech Corridor & Enterprise Florida
                             * Ray Gilley, President, Economic Development
                               Commission of Mid-Florida, Inc.
                             * Maryann Fiala, Director, AeA
                             * Jason Rottenburg, Exec. Dir., MILCOM
                               Technologies, Inc.
 
     9:50 a.m. - 10: 50 a.m. The Entrepreneurial Spirit:Success & Challenges
                             The successful entrepreneur is part dreamer and
                             part worker bee. Hear from Central Florida-based
                             entrepreneurs and those that help them, what it
                             takes to be successful and ways to overcome the
                             inevitable challenges.
 
                             Introduction:Dick Hissam, Tatum CFO Partners
                             Moderator:Lynn Evans, RR Donnelley Financial
                             * Darrell Kelly, President, MILCOM Technologies,
                               Inc.
                             * Brett Kingstone, CEO, Super Vision
                               International, Inc.
                             * Kiristie Chadwick, CEO, Digital Owl
                             * Steve Miller, Former CEO, Sawtek
                             * Paul Suchoski, CEO, Optium Corporation
 
     10:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break
 
     11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Positioning/Presenting Your Company's Story
                             All companies wrestle with this issue daily.Hear
                             experts discuss how to most effectively do this,
                             whether your company is private, public or
                             somewhere in-between.
 
                             Introduction:Maryann Fiala, Director, AeA
                             Moderator: Steve Collins, WebVestors Equity
                              Partners
                             * Doug Tatum, CEO, Tatum CFO Partners
                             * Tom Hall, CEO, Tucker/Hall
                             * John J. Hill, Managing Director, Hyde Park
                               Capital Partners, LLC
                             * Chad Eric Watt, Technology Reporter, Orlando
                               Business Journal
 
     12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.  Luncheon / Keynote Address
 
                             Introduction: Robin Kovaleski, Tucker/Hall
                             "State of the Technology Capital Markets"
                             Glenn Faulkner, Vice President, NASDAQ
 
     1:20 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.   Private Capital - Current Trends and Issues
                             Hear venture capitalists discuss the latest in
                             their industry.
 
                             Introduction:Terence Brennan, Holland & Knight
                              LLP
                             Moderator: Jeanne Becker, Exec. Dir., Florida
                              Venture Forum
                             * Charles A. Johnson, General Partner, Noro-
                               Mosley Partners
                             * Toby Unwin, Principal, Florida Capital
                               Ventures, LLC
                             * Steven E. Casper, Vice President, Summit
                               Partners
                             * Jeff White, Sr. Vice President, Silicon Valley
                               Bank
 
     2:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.   Public Capital - Current Trends and Issues
                             Hear technology investment bankers discuss the
                              latest in their industry.
 
                             Introduction: Lou Conti, Holland & Knight LLP
                             Moderator:Don Blair, Raymond James & Associates
                             * Robert A. Palumbo, Director, Deutsche Banc
                               Alex. Brown
                             * Thomas A. Avery, Managing Dir. - Head of
                               Technology Investment Banking, Raymond James &
                               Associates
                             * Joseph Estes, Managing Dir., J.P. Morgan,
                               Hambrecht & Quist
 
     3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.   Mergers & Acquisitions / Strategic Alliances
                             Hear experts discuss the intricacies and
                             strategies in the current world of M&A
                             transactions and strategic alliances.
 
                             Introduction: Howard Kaskel, Tatum CFO Partners
                             Moderator: Jonathan Legge, Marsh FINPRO
                             * Lou Conti, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
                             * Scott Sport, M&A Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP
                             * Dav Mosby, Head of M&A, Raymond James &
                               Associates
                             * Dan Rudin, Worldwide Partner, William M. Mercer
 
     4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Closing Remarks:     Chris Hurn,
                                                  Marsh Technology Practice
                                                  Barry Blass,
                                                  Tatum CFO Partners
 
     5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.   Cocktail Hour / Networking
 
     Sponsored by:  AeA; CIT; City of Orlando; Ernst & Young; Florida Venture
 Forum; Holland & Knight LLP; Marsh & McLennan Companies; MILCOM Technologies,
 Inc.; NASDAQ; Orlando Business Journal; RR Donnelley Financial; Raymond James;
 RealVest Partners; Silicon Valley Bank; Tatum CFO Partners; Tucker/Hall;and
 WebVestors Equity Partners.
     Additional conference information and registration can be obtained by
 contacting the Marsh Technology Practice at (407) 804-5944.  Cost for the
 conference, including continental breakfast and lunch, is $125.00.  Seating is
 limited and reservations are required.
 
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    ORLANDO, Fla., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Organizers of the 1st Annual Central Florida Technology Conference, scheduled
 from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the Portofino Bay Hotel in
 Orlando, Fla., today released the premiere conference's agenda and featured
 panelists.  Keynote speakers include Glenda Hood, Mayor of Orlando, and Glenn
 Faulkner, Vice President of NASDAQ.
     The one-day conference will feature a series of expert panel discussions
 on the business environment in Central Florida, entrepreneurial spirit
 (successes and challenges) and presenting/positioning your company's story.
 Additionally, discussions about how to approach and gain access to private
 capital and public capital markets will be highlighted.  Mergers and
 Acquisitions trends and issues and Strategic Alliances will also be covered.
 
 
     7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.   Registration and Continental Breakfast
 
     8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.   Welcome:Chris Hurn, Marsh Technology
                              Practice
 
                             Introduction:Lou Conti, Holland & Knight LLP
                             Opening Remarks: Glenda Hood, Mayor of Orlando
 
     8:50 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.   Business Environment - Central Florida's
                              Advantage
                             Experts discuss Central Florida's current
                             positioning in the Technology industry and look
                             at the benefits of doing business here.
 Learn
                             how Central Florida's advantages (existing
                             technology infrastructure, Tech companies,
                             quality of life, educated workforce, young
                             populous, etc.) compare to other Technology-
                             focused regions.
 
                             Introduction:Scott Popilek, Marsh Technology
                              Practice
                             Moderator:George Livingston, RealVest Partners
                             * Peter Panousis, UCF Tech Research Center, I-4
                               High-Tech Corridor & Enterprise Florida
                             * Ray Gilley, President, Economic Development
                               Commission of Mid-Florida, Inc.
                             * Maryann Fiala, Director, AeA
                             * Jason Rottenburg, Exec. Dir., MILCOM
                               Technologies, Inc.
 
     9:50 a.m. - 10: 50 a.m. The Entrepreneurial Spirit:Success & Challenges
                             The successful entrepreneur is part dreamer and
                             part worker bee. Hear from Central Florida-based
                             entrepreneurs and those that help them, what it
                             takes to be successful and ways to overcome the
                             inevitable challenges.
 
                             Introduction:Dick Hissam, Tatum CFO Partners
                             Moderator:Lynn Evans, RR Donnelley Financial
                             * Darrell Kelly, President, MILCOM Technologies,
                               Inc.
                             * Brett Kingstone, CEO, Super Vision
                               International, Inc.
                             * Kiristie Chadwick, CEO, Digital Owl
                             * Steve Miller, Former CEO, Sawtek
                             * Paul Suchoski, CEO, Optium Corporation
 
     10:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break
 
     11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Positioning/Presenting Your Company's Story
                             All companies wrestle with this issue daily.Hear
                             experts discuss how to most effectively do this,
                             whether your company is private, public or
                             somewhere in-between.
 
                             Introduction:Maryann Fiala, Director, AeA
                             Moderator: Steve Collins, WebVestors Equity
                              Partners
                             * Doug Tatum, CEO, Tatum CFO Partners
                             * Tom Hall, CEO, Tucker/Hall
                             * John J. Hill, Managing Director, Hyde Park
                               Capital Partners, LLC
                             * Chad Eric Watt, Technology Reporter, Orlando
                               Business Journal
 
     12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.  Luncheon / Keynote Address
 
                             Introduction: Robin Kovaleski, Tucker/Hall
                             "State of the Technology Capital Markets"
                             Glenn Faulkner, Vice President, NASDAQ
 
     1:20 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.   Private Capital - Current Trends and Issues
                             Hear venture capitalists discuss the latest in
                             their industry.
 
                             Introduction:Terence Brennan, Holland & Knight
                              LLP
                             Moderator: Jeanne Becker, Exec. Dir., Florida
                              Venture Forum
                             * Charles A. Johnson, General Partner, Noro-
                               Mosley Partners
                             * Toby Unwin, Principal, Florida Capital
                               Ventures, LLC
                             * Steven E. Casper, Vice President, Summit
                               Partners
                             * Jeff White, Sr. Vice President, Silicon Valley
                               Bank
 
     2:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.   Public Capital - Current Trends and Issues
                             Hear technology investment bankers discuss the
                              latest in their industry.
 
                             Introduction: Lou Conti, Holland & Knight LLP
                             Moderator:Don Blair, Raymond James & Associates
                             * Robert A. Palumbo, Director, Deutsche Banc
                               Alex. Brown
                             * Thomas A. Avery, Managing Dir. - Head of
                               Technology Investment Banking, Raymond James &
                               Associates
                             * Joseph Estes, Managing Dir., J.P. Morgan,
                               Hambrecht & Quist
 
     3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.   Mergers & Acquisitions / Strategic Alliances
                             Hear experts discuss the intricacies and
                             strategies in the current world of M&A
                             transactions and strategic alliances.
 
                             Introduction: Howard Kaskel, Tatum CFO Partners
                             Moderator: Jonathan Legge, Marsh FINPRO
                             * Lou Conti, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
                             * Scott Sport, M&A Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP
                             * Dav Mosby, Head of M&A, Raymond James &
                               Associates
                             * Dan Rudin, Worldwide Partner, William M. Mercer
 
     4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Closing Remarks:     Chris Hurn,
                                                  Marsh Technology Practice
                                                  Barry Blass,
                                                  Tatum CFO Partners
 
     5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.   Cocktail Hour / Networking
 
     Sponsored by:  AeA; CIT; City of Orlando; Ernst & Young; Florida Venture
 Forum; Holland & Knight LLP; Marsh & McLennan Companies; MILCOM Technologies,
 Inc.; NASDAQ; Orlando Business Journal; RR Donnelley Financial; Raymond James;
 RealVest Partners; Silicon Valley Bank; Tatum CFO Partners; Tucker/Hall;and
 WebVestors Equity Partners.
     Additional conference information and registration can be obtained by
 contacting the Marsh Technology Practice at (407) 804-5944.  Cost for the
 conference, including continental breakfast and lunch, is $125.00.  Seating is
 limited and reservations are required.
 
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