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WorkNet Pinellas and the Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance will host the 7th Annual “Taking the Next Step” Business and Education Summit Friday, September 6th! The mission of this no-cost event is to develop & promote partnerships between education and business. Each year, over 200 of Tampa Bay’s top executives and educational minds gather to discuss the needs of industry and collaborate on ways to further develop and retain a quality workforce. The Summit goals are to:
- Enhance, develop and promote partnerships between education and business to present a united front for the needs of our industries
- Attract, further develop and retain a quality workforce
- Involve students of all ages in diverse career opportunities
Involve business in educational funding issues and legislative mandates
Our keynote speaker, Cybersecurity Authority and Identity Theft Expert as well as the Former White House CIO, Theresa Payton is one of America’s most respected authorities on Internet security, net crime, fraud mitigation, and technology implementation. As White House Chief Information Officer from 2006 to 2008 -- the first woman ever to hold that position -- she administered the information technology enterprise for the President and 3,000 staff members. Prior to working in federal government, Ms.Payton held executive roles in banking technology at Bank of America and Wells Fargo. As founder of Fortalice, LLC, a security, risk, and fraud consulting company, she now lends her expertise to organizations large and small, helping them improve their information technology systems against emerging, amorphous cyber threats. In 2010, she was named by Security Magazine as one of the top 25 "Most Influential People in Security" and serves as a cyber expert for the syndicated program America Now and is co-author of Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online? Ms. Payton candidly equips audiences with far-reaching lessons on how to protect the growing millions who use the Internet daily as well as the organizations who are on the front lines of fending off rapidly evolving, infrastructure-crippling cyberattacks.
The “Taking the Next Step” Business and Education Summit is scheduled for Friday, September 6, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the St.Petersburg College EpiCenter in Clearwater.
Event attendance is by invitation only. Details about the event are available by contacting Marilyn Browne at (727) 608-2420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Business & Education Summit Sponsors