Fifth Annual Awards Gala brought to you by CenturyLink

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2013
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Pelican Preserve Clubhouse, 9802 Pelican Preserve Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33913


  • Reserved table for 8 w/logo
    Company logo on all event communications
    3 Annual SWFRTP memberships
    Space to display company promotional materials
    Company logo w/hyperlink on SWFRTP website
  • Reserved Table for 8 w/company logo
    Company logo on all event communications
    4 annual memberships for SWFRTP
    Table provided to display company promotional materials.
    Company logo on all pages of SWFRTP website with link for 1 year
    2-3 minutes on event agenda for company presentation
  • Reserved table for 8 w/logo
    Recognition in event program
    2 annual memberships in SWFRTP
    Space for company promotional materials
    Company logo on SWFRTP website
  • reserved table for eight attendees

Southwest Florida's longest-running, high-profile "Excellence in Technology" event.  The keynote speaker will be Gary Beach, Publisher Emeritus, CIO Magazine. 

Gary Beach brings more than 30 years of information technology publishing experience to his role as publisher emeritus of IDG’s CIO magazine.

Beach is a highly regarded spokesperson throughout the United States and the global technology industry and he has testified on key issues facing the IT industry before the U.S. House and Senate. From the Oval Office of the White House in 1995, Beach launched an IT non-profit organization called Tech Corps that continues to challenge IT professionals to assist the education tech issues of  K-12 schools in America

As an expert on the role of the CIO, IT best practices and future IT predictions, he is frequently quoted by major media organizations such as CNN, USA Today, The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle and Business Week. Beach has been a regular contributor on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Squawk on the Street and Closing Bell for more than 10 years. From 1998 – 2002 he contributed commentaries on key tech issues to NPR’s “All Things Considered” program. Beach is a frequent guest speaker at many industry conferences as well as user events for firms such as Microsoft, IBM, Dell, EMC and CA. In 2008, Beach developed and moderated CIO magazine’s “How to Sell the CIO” sales development program.

Prior to joining CIO magazine in 1997, Beach was publisher and president of two IDG publications, Computerworld and Network World. He joined IDG in 1987 after a 10 year career in managerial posts at McGraw-Hill, Inc.

He is currently writing a book entitled “The Educational Disarmament of America: Why Middle School Math and Science Teachers Hold the Key to America’s Future.”

The event also features presentation of three awards: for Innovention, Transformation and Partnership.

  • The Savvis Direct Innovention Award  - for a Southwest Florida company that has invented, improved or demonstrated an innovative and creative technology solution; Finalists are: dESCO LLC, Naples Network Services and Position Logic
  • The Transformation Award - for an organization or business that is achieving success through application or implementation of IT to overcome a business challenge; Finalists are: Polygon Solutions, T3 Communications and Video Career Finder
  • The Partnership Award - recognizing a SWFRTP member(s) who has contributed to the success and growth of the Partnership.
Registration is required to attend the event. 

Sponsors for the event are:






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