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Political Leadership Meets Tech Leadership:

How to turn a vacation destination into a world-class tech hub, why bringing tech jobs to South Florida matters, and how to get it done.

October 6, 2021 starting at 6:00 pm via livestream, no registration required

With the many ongoing discussions and media stories describing South Florida’s efforts to transition into a technology hub, Miami Beach United thought it was time for local political leadership and key leaders from the South Florida IT industry to sit down for an open conversation. We will seek to better understand how furthering this goal of bringing tech jobs to South Florida will benefit all our communities; discuss the municipal approaches being employed; and explore what opportunities there may be for closer collaboration between political and tech leadership. 

This is the first session in a series of that will focus on the various political, non-profit and commercial parties involved in the initiative as well as on possible next steps to further elevate our region to become the next technology center of the US.

Panelists (alphabetical):

Mayor Daniella Levine Cava of Miami Dade County

Mayor Dan Gelber of Miami Beach

Mayor Francis Suarez of Miami

Ms. Nikki Cabus - Interim CEO of the South Florida Tech Hub

Ms. Elizabeth Decker -  President of Society of Information Management (SIM) South Florida Chapter

Mr. Ryan Sparks -  CIO of Lennar Corporation

Moderators (alphabetical):

Ms. Ashton Adler - South Florida Tech Hub

Mr. Ryan Barras - Miami Beach United


Watch via Zoom (limited capacity):
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Watch via Facebook Live (in case Zoom capacity is reached):

ASL interpreter provided.

Questions in advance of this forum may be submitted for possible inclusion by Friday, October 1st, 2021 to info@miamibeachunited.org 
This event is free and open to the public, but is supported by paid memberships. Your membership helps support all MBU activities, including forums, (which are always free and open to the public) on important topical issues, and their recording and archiving at our site at MiamiBeachUnited.org. NEW MEMBERS JOINING NOW WILL HAVE MEMBERSHIP GRANTED THROUGH 12/31/22.

Organized by Miami Beach United in partnership with

South Florida Tech Hub, SIM South Florida, ISACA South Florida.

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SIM National Events

2019 SIM Chapter Leader of the Year


We are excited to announce that our very own Elizabeth Decker has been recognized by SIM National as one of the Chapter Leaders of the Year!  Elizabeth has had a profound and lasting impact on the South Florida SIM Chapter, in a year that can only be described as challenging and anything, but normal.  Here are just a few of the contributions Elizabeth has made:

  • Rebuilt the Chapter Board while maintaining value for Chapter members
  • Increased awareness of the South Florida Chapter locally and nationally by partnering with other Florida Chapters and holding programs and workshops with other local professional organizations
  • Launched SIM Women
  • In partnership with ISACA, Palm Beach Tech and Venture Café Miami, successfully planned and delivered a two-day workshop on Diversity
  • Participated as an invited panelist at a Palm Beach Tech Association event

    Through Elizabeth’s leadership, dedication and effort, she has increased awareness of the South Florida Chapter and positioned it for continued growth and success.

    The SIM Leader of the Year Award recognizes members who contributed to the growth, advancement, and excellence of SIM at the chapter level.   Four recipients out of 14 nominees, were chosen by a panel of six judges and will be formally recognized at SIM Connect Live on December 15th. Learn more at WWW.SIMCONNECTLIVE.COM.

    This year’s SIM Chapter Leaders of the Year are:

    • Elizabeth Decker, South Florida
    • Cindy McKenzie, Southern California
    • Matt Nerney, Boston
    • Robert Jones, Charlotte

    Congratulations to Elizabeth and the other 2019 SIM Chapter Leaders of the Year!