St. Thomas University To Host South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) Event: Convergence Of Sports And Social Media With Sports Technology Executives

Oct 14, 2013, 18:09 ET from St. Thomas University

MIAMI, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Miami's St. Thomas University 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.


St. Thomas University boasts one of the top three rated sports administration programs in the country. Alumni from undergraduate and graduate programs hold executive positions in the MLB, NFL, NASCAR, NBA, and other organizations. Event attendees will include approximately 150 SFTA members coming 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.

The University technology programs are housed in the School of Science, Technology and Engineering Management's 25,000 square foot Carnival Cruise Lines Science and Technology building. The state-of-the-art building envisions today's technological and scientific world.

Dr. Wim Steelant, the Dean of Science, and Dr. Lu Wang, Assistant Professor in Computer Science 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. At St. Thomas, all students with an interest for research are given the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty members who have extensively published peer-reviewed research articles and reviews as well as books and book chapters. The close experience with faculty members and cutting-edge research combined with the newest technologies inspire the students to perform better in the classroom, while realizing their intelligence and developing their capabilities. Both Dean Steelant and Dr. Wang will be presenting October 24.

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