Technical Military Appreciation Summit

Wednesday, May 2, 2 p.m.

FPL Port Everglades Power Plant​​

3100 SE 14th Ave., Fort Lauderdale

Purpose: To acknowledge and show appreciation for active military serving in technical roles. Their technical skills save lives. Military attendees will receive accolades from local technology leaders during panel discussions and breakout sessions.

Attendees include:
• USMC, USN and USCG serving in technical roles
• Corporate technology leaders
• Museum of Discovery and Science High School STEM Students


Pledge and Invocation – Chaplain Ron Perkins

Opening Remarks - Congressman Ted Deutch

Moderated Panel Discussion

Breakout Sessions 

Technology Presentation from NextEra Energy

Guided Plant Tours


Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22)

NextEra Energy  VP of Information Management Michael Fowler

Former Chair of South Florida Technology Alliance Lenny Chesal

Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Jaret Davis

Modernizing Medicine CEO Dan Cane

Cybraics Vice President of Operations Rick Kidder (USN Ret.)

AT&T SVP Vic Beninate

Materion Senior Scientist David Sanchez (USMC veteran)

City of Fort Lauderdale Deputy Director of Public Works Alan Dodd (USA Ret.)

Broward Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Detective Nick Masters

Florida Power & Light  IT Group Manager Andrea Pelt-Thornton