MEDIA ALERT: Emerging tech comes to Tampa tomorrow as business leaders attend inaugural Gasparilla Interactive Festival

Event will provide area entrepreneurs insight into emerging and cutting edge technology that could influence how business is done
(PR NewsChannel) / March 5, 2015 / TAMPA, Fla. 

Gasparilla Interactive FestivalWHAT: The Gasparilla Interactive Festival, a community event to showcase cutting-edge technologies, digital innovation, and entrepreneurial inspiration through compelling presentations and forums from the brightest minds in emerging technology.

WHEN: TOMORROW! Friday, March 6, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Port Tampa Bay, Cruise Terminal 3; 815 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602 (Just north of the Florida Aquarium)

**Nationally recognized speakers and attendees of this event are available for interviews.

**To prearrange an interview, please let us know you’re coming and what you need, using the contact information below.

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The Gasparilla Interactive Festival features compelling presentations and forums from the brightest minds in emerging technology, interactive media, and disruptive entrepreneurialism and includes exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders.

The festival is a community event that will build on this existing foundation and add to the region’s diverse and dynamic culture striving to become a significant economic development driver for job creation and quality of life improvement in Florida.

Speakers include:

Peter Shankman: Peter Shankman has offered his unique vision on the future of customer service and marketing to companies as diverse as Saudi Aramco, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Hyundai Motors, and Taj Hotels, in addition to hundreds of other corporations around the globe and is a frequent contributor to CNN, FOX News, and CNBC and major print and online media worldwide.

The New York Times has called him “a public relations all-star who knows everything about new media and then some.” He is the author of several books, most recently, Nice Companies Finish First, and the founder of Help A Reporter Out (HARO), which has changed the PR industry connecting anyone to 20,000 sources around the world.

Faris Yakob: Called “one of the sharpest advertising minds around” by The Better Mousetrap, Yakob is an award winning strategist and creative director, writer and public speaker, and one of the founders of Genius Steals.

Yakob also plays an active role at Miami Ad School, running Innovative programs, workshops, and strategies for brands and agencies.

Joanna Lord: With eight years of digital marketing experience, Lord was CMO of BigDoor, a startup in Seattle working on new and exciting ways to connect big brands and consumers and VP of Growth Marketing at Moz, an inbound analytics company in Seattle.

Currently Lord is VP of Marketing at Porch, the home improvement network helping home professionals do what they love and home owners love their home.

Savannah Peterson: Savannah Peterson is the Global Community Manager at Shapeways, the world’s largest community of 3D Printing Entrepreneurs and was the marketing mind behind the Instacube Kickstarter campaign, and has helped clients and fellow creative minds raise over $4.5M through crowdfunding.

Peterson is passionate about inspiring other women to innovate in the tech space and mentors others on the journey of the careers of their dreams, teaching digital marketing and crowdfunding at Stanford, NYU, PACE, and SUNY Oswego.

Al Pittampalli: Al Pittampalli is the author of “Read This before Our Next Meeting,” the most popular kindle book in the world during the week of its release and international bestseller that has been translated into five different languages. Pittampalli has helped organizations such as NASA, Abbott Labs, Kaiser Permanente, Hewlett Packard, IBM, and more change the way they make decisions and coordinate action.


Tyler Ragghianti
The Publicity Agency

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