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SFTA Florida

  1. 1. IT in the Sunshine State An introduction to the Florida IT Market Sector and the South Florida Technology Alliance Chip Casanave President & CEO – Data Access Worldwide
  2. 2. Welcome! <ul><li>To Florida…. </li></ul>
  3. 3. About Data Access.. We deliver advanced products and services to help customers build great business solutions and derive maximum business value from their data. Open solutions for a changing world
  4. 4. About Data Access… <ul><li>Headquarter: Miami, Florida </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Since 1976 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop and market software products worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>www.DataAccess.com </li></ul>
  5. 5. Data Access Worldwide North America Europe Brazil… Latin America Asia Pacific
  6. 6. Data Access Products <ul><li>Visual DataFlex </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Application Development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dynamic AI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Intelligence* </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Electos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content Management* </li></ul></ul>* Available in Spanish & Portuguese
  7. 7. About Florida…
  8. 8. Florida – Good for business! <ul><li>Forbes “Best States for Business” 7/31/08 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#1 in “Economic Climate” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>job, income and gross state product growth as well as unemployment and presence of big companies. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#5 in “Growth Prospects” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>projected job, income and gross state product growth, business openings/closings & venture capital investments </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#5 in “Labor” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Educational attainment, net migration and projected population growth </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Florida – good for business <ul><li>CNBC – Top States for Business Survey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#1 in the U.S. for Workforce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#9 in the U.S. for Technology & Innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#9 in the U.S. Access to Capital </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Florida – National Ranking <ul><li>#4 in population (18 M) </li></ul><ul><li>#4 is gross state product ($734.5B) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>California, New York and Texas are 1,2,3 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>#4 in total employment (8.8 M) </li></ul><ul><li>#3 in high tech exports ($13.3 B) </li></ul><ul><li>#3 in # of high tech companies </li></ul>
  11. 11. Florida – IT Employment Value <ul><li>Total IT Payroll: US$15 Billion </li></ul><ul><li>Average Florida IT Wage: US$62,210 </li></ul>Source: www.eFlorida.com
  12. 12. Florida’s IT Industry <ul><li>Computer Prods, Micro-Electronics, Precision Devices </li></ul><ul><li>586 Companies </li></ul>
  13. 13. Florida’s IT Industry <ul><li>Digital Media </li></ul><ul><li>4,479 Companies </li></ul>
  14. 14. Florida’s IT Industry <ul><li>Software & Computer Systems Design & Integration </li></ul><ul><li>9,599 Companies </li></ul>
  15. 15. Florida’s IT Industry <ul><li>Telecomm </li></ul><ul><li>5,220 Companies </li></ul>
  16. 16. Florida’s IT Industry <ul><li>All IT Industies </li></ul><ul><li>19,884 Companies </li></ul>
  17. 17. Florida’s IT Industry 29.2% 62,593 48.3% 9,599 Software & Comp. Systems Design 214,700 19,884 16.0% 34,437 2.9% 586 Comp. Prods. Micro Elect. & Precision Devices 47.9% 102,929 26.3% 5,220 Telecommunications 6.9% 14,741 22.5% 4,479 Digital Media # Employees # Companies Florida IT Sectors
  18. 18. Florida Infrastructure <ul><li>Major Airports </li></ul><ul><li>Maritime Ports </li></ul><ul><li>Railways </li></ul><ul><li>Highway Network </li></ul>
  19. 19. S. Florida Business Growth <ul><li>Three significant company moves </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research in Motion (RIMM) – Blackberry Mfr. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>R&D Center – target: 500 employees </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FoxConn – Large scale contract manufacturer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Smartphone R&D - 200 employees </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General Dynamics C4 Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Defense Contractor - Target: 100 Employees </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Why South Florida? Besides its skilled workers, South Florida's &quot;excellent quality of life and proximity to outstanding colleges and universities&quot; made it an ideal location. General Dynamics President Chris Marzilli
  21. 21. South Florida Technology Alliance About….
  22. 22. Mission Statement The SFTA promotes the growth, success and awareness of the regional technology community. Through events, networking, programs and education, we provide south Florida's technology-related companies, academic institutions, entrepreneurs, governments and related organizations with an active forum to grow the business of technology in our region.
  23. 23. SFTA Profile <ul><li>A business organization for tech companies </li></ul><ul><li>Business development focus </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regular networking opportunities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship education </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Monthly programs & workshops </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Economic outlook, CIO and CEO panels, industry direction, raising capital and exit strategies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with partners & universities </li></ul>
  24. 24. Our Alliance Partners <ul><li>Center for Entrepreneurial Development </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise Development Corp of S. Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Gold Coast Venture Capital Assoc </li></ul><ul><li>IT Women </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Coast </li></ul><ul><li>TiE – The Indus Entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>The CIO Council of S. Florida </li></ul>
  25. 25. Partnership activities <ul><li>Event co-marketing & co-sponsorship </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange of membership privileges </li></ul><ul><li>Results… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates more resources in the region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enriches networking opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates a culture of collaboration </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Platinum Sponsors
  27. 27. Gold Sponsors
  28. 28. Thank you! www.SouthFloridaTech.org