Sportsmanias Co-Founder Joins Executives From Miami Dolphins, Heat and Marlins to Discuss Technology's Impact on Sports at South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) Event

Vicente Fernandez to Discuss Emerging Trends in Convergence of Sports and Social Media with South Florida Sports Technology Executives

Oct 22, 2013, 10:00 ET from

MIAMI, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --, the leading real-time team news aggregator, announced today its Co-Founder Vicente Fernandez will participate in a speaking panel titled "Sports and the Technology Evolution" at the South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) monthly meeting event on October 24.

The event will be held at the St. Thomas University campus from 5-8 pm and will explore how technology tools are transforming the sports fan experience and fundamentally altering how sports games are played. Attendees will include approximately 150 SFTA members that come from organizations ranging from large tech firms such as IBM and Citrix to boutique software providers.

Confirmed panelists joining Mr. Fernandez at the SFTA event include Tery Howard, VP of Technology for the Miami Dolphins; Alex Buznego, Manager of Digital & Social Media for the Miami Marlins; and Andy Elisburg, VP of Operations for the Miami Heat. The panel moderator is Mark Wyllie, the CEO of Flagship Solutions Group, a leading software supplier for sports stadiums.

St. Thomas University, the host organization for the event, boasts one of the top three rated sports administration programs in the country. Alumni from the program currently hold executive positions in MLB, NFL, NHL, NASCAR, NBA, and other organizations. The University's Director of Board Relations and Major Gifts Officer, Gigi Laudisio, directly contacted Sportsmanias with the speaking engagement invitation.

"Technology is fundamentally transforming how fans watch, talk about, and follow sports by making it more interactive and engaging," said Aymara Del Aguila, CEO and Co-Founder of Sportsmanias. "These types of panel discussions are important because they help both tech firms and content providers to spot and take advantage of emerging trends. Vicente is very knowledgeable about this technology convergence and will provide the audience with detailed insights from both the technical side and the fan's perspective."

The SFTA promotes the growth, success and awareness of the regional technology community. Through events, networking, programs and education, SFTA provides South Florida's technology-related companies, academic institutions, entrepreneurs, governments and related organizations with an active forum to grow the business of technology in the region. To learn more about the SFTA, visit

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