Tampa Bay as a Defense & Commercial Innovation Hub
Tampa Bay’s tech community is booming, with over 50 software and IT companies and over 25% of Florida’s tech jobs calling it home.
Quiet Professionals, LLC, will join other local leaders to sponsor the 2022 Synapse Summit in Tampa, Florida, on February 17th. The summit will take place at Amalie Arena, with over 5,000 attendees expected. Quiet Professionals is a proud 2022 Gold Partner.
Quiet Professionals’ President and CEO, Andy Wilson, will be speaking about developing Tampa as a national hub for defense technology. He will be joined by WWC Global’s Lauren Weiner, and MacDill AFB’s Chief of Innovation, Lt. Col. Taylor Johnston.
Echo Analytics Group (EAG), a Quiet Professionals company, will be on site showcasing how businesses can get the information they need to make better business decisions. EAG’s expertise is in mastering the constantly changing Publicly Available Information (PAI) environment. With EAG’s expertise and services, an overwhelming amount of public data becomes less daunting, which empowers business decisions about who to hire or acquire, as well as how to go to market.
About Synapse Florida
Synapse Florida is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization connecting Florida innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, businesses, and government to form a resilient Florida entrepreneurial ecosystem.
After leaving a successful career in aerospace engineering, Brian Kornfeld co-founded Synapse in 2017 to forge connections between the “nerve cells” of the entrepreneurial world, with resounding success.
“In talking to people throughout the community, it was very evident some amazing things were happening across Florida, they just were not getting the spotlight they needed for proper growth. By creating space to enable celebration, discovery, and engagement, Synapse has been able to spearhead the exponential growth of our innovation ecosystem.” – Bryan Kornfeld, Co-Founder of Synapse
Quiet Professionals’ President and CEO, Andy Wilson, retired from the U.S. Army as a decorated combat veteran and member of the Special Forces community. Quiet Professionals connects the commercial and defense sectors using Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) solutions as a foundation for predictive analytics and near-real-time data as a service. Their products overcome data silos without sacrificing security.
“I founded Quiet Professionals with the mission of supporting our troops. The U.S. business community is an engine of creative innovation that is unmatched anywhere in the world. Connecting our troops with the technology they need to stay ahead is a big opportunity for the whole business community. Synapse helps connect people to an ecosystem of investors, entrepreneurs, and tech talent that can support that mission.” – Andy Wilson, Quiet Professionals President & CEO
The Synapse Summit is growing quickly. The first Synapse Florida “precursor” event happened in 2017 with 600 attendees, expanding to 3,300 attendees the following year, over 5,000 attendees in 2019 and 7,200 in 2020. Between its growing innovation community and two combatant commands, the Tampa Bay area is poised to become a national defense and commercial innovation hub.
Join us in celebrating Tampa Bay’s growth as an entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports both the commercial and defense sectors!