We are honored to announce our partnership with AutoNation, Broward County’s largest public company by revenue. (Source: Greater Ft. Lauderdale Alliance)

AutoNation’s Tom Conophy will present ITPalooza’s opening address at 8:45 from the main stage.

Mr. Conophy’s opening address will be followed by our keynote speaker, Corey Williams, Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing at Centrify.

This is a terrific way to start the day and sets the tone for the rest of the conference which features panels packed with top local and regional subject-matter experts.

Also partnering with ITPalooza for 2017 is Ultimate Software, in the top 10 highest revenue earners.

It’s hard to speak about South Florida success without mentioning Modernizing Medicine and it’s leader Dan Cane. We are blown away that Dan has agreed to moderate our panel on Medicine and Technology.

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About Tom Conophy: Mr. Conophy is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of AutoNation, America’s largest automotive retailer, and a Fortune 150 company. Mr. Conophy is a member of the company’s Executive Committee and leads all aspects of technology within the enterprise.

Mr. Conophy is an experienced senior executive with International exposure in multi-national Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies. He is a highly accomplished visionary and thought leader with a strategic mindset. He has worked in the Technology Sector, Travel Industry and more recently in Retail.

He formerly was the EVP & Chief Information Officer for Staples Inc. and InterContinental Hotels Group. Tom was also the EVP & Chief Technology Officer for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Tom has also held senior technology roles in Sabre, Galileo International, and United Airlines.

Tom is an advisor to two cloud computing companies, Mirantis providing an OpenStack cloud for use inside of companies and Skytap a public cloud provider.

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