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South Florida Technology Alliance and to Feature Lynn University's Chief Information Officer and a Pre-Event Workshop Focused on How to Develop a Successful Technology Internship Program

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- South Florida Technology Alliance and will host a business technology education program featuring Chris Boniforti titled "How a University Snagged a Presidential Debate". The presentation will cover how Lynn University was able to secure the last Presidential Debate in October 2012. Mr. Boniforti will explore the steps, expectations and challenges of hosting the largest international event that Lynn University, Boca Raton and Palm Beach County has ever hosted. Hosting the debate was an incredible honor but it also demanded tremendous resources, planning and commitment. Mr. Boniforti will also share with the audience behind the scenes information that was introduced during the debate process. He will also highlight some of the project planning that went into this year-long initiative and some of the challenges that arose.

The event takes place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at Lynn University, 3601 North Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431.

The event will be preceded with a pre-event workshop exploring how to build successful internship programs and grow fresh talent. The workshop will bring together both interns, as well as technology company executives with firsthand experience managing internship programs to demystify and provide audience members will actionable ways to maximize the value of internships- both for the interns and companies alike.


Presentation by Chris Boniforti "How a University Snagged a Presidential Debate" featuring a pre-event Workshop Titled "Grow Fresh Talent with an Internship Program" Presented by:  InfoTech Workforce Development Initiative Chairs Mark Smith, 3C Interactive & Jacqueline Grellinger, AXA Advisors


South Florida Technology Alliance and, Silver Sponsor ModComp


Networking and panel discussion from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, February 27, 2014


Green Center for the Expressive Arts Building on Lynn University Campus, 3601 N Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431


Non-Members: $55; SFTA Standard Member: $25; SFTA Premier Member: $15; Students: $10 (students must register with email address ending with .edu)



Linda Gove: (954) 239-9739 or


For more information, journalists may contact Linda Gove at SFTA at 954.239.9739 or email

About the South Florida Technology Alliance
The SFTA promotes the growth, success and awareness of the South Florida technology community. Its member roster includes South Florida's leading high-tech, high-growth companies. Through events, networking, programs and education, the SFTA provides south Florida's technology-related companies, academic institutions, and entrepreneurs with an active forum to grow the business of technology. For more information, visit

About is a multinational provider of managed infrastructure services focusing on cloud computing and storage, colocation, connectivity and business continuity for enterprise organizations. The company operates multiple enterprise class data centers and geographically diverse cloud platforms connected to an extensive fiber optic backbone designed to connect their clients to their suite of managed services. It serves customers in most major metropolitan regions of North America as well as portions of Europe. Founded in 1996, is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. Further information about is available at

About Lynn University
Lynn University is an independent, innovative college based in Boca Raton, Florida.  With more than 2,000 students from 90 countries and nearly all 50 US states, the school is consistently ranked among the top five most international schools by U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges."  Lynn's NCAA Division II Fighting Knights have won 21 national titles, and its Conservatory of Music features a world-renowned faculty of performers and scholars. The school's Dialogues of Learning curriculum, award-winning iPad program and international student base help Lynn graduates gain the intellectual flexibility and global experience to fulfill their potential in an ever-changing world.   For more information, visit:

About ModComp
Modcomp is a part of publicly traded CSP, Inc.. Founded in 1968, CSPI and its subsidiaries develop and market IT integration solutions and high-performance computer systems to meet the diverse requirements of our industrial, commercial, and defense customers worldwide. Globally, Modcomp provides solutions and services for complex IT environments including managed services, disaster recovery, mobility, security, data center management, and collaboration. To learn more about Modcomp, please visit

Editor's Note: Panelists are available for media interviews. Complimentary media passes available upon request.

Linda Gove

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