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South Florida’s web pioneers to speak

A trio of the biggest names in South Florida technology history will speak during an event Thursday evening (Sept. 25) at Citrix Systems in Fort Lauderdale.

The panelists are:

* Manny Medina, founder of Miami’s Terremark, which developed the NAP of the Americas in Miami and became one of the top global cloud providers. Terremark was acquired by Verizon for $1.4 billion. Medina is now chairman of the Medina Capital VC firm and creator of the hugely successful eMerge Americas tech event.

* Mike Levy, Founder of CBS Sportsline the pioneer of Sports info online which went public on NASDAQ and was later acquired by CBS. Mike was noted by Forbes as one of the “Masters of the New Universe” along with Jeff Bezos, and other Digital leaders.

* Scott Adams, co-Founder of Hiway Technologies of Boca Raton, once the world’s largest web Hosting company. Adams is now CEO of GroupCare Technologies and chairman of MobileHelp; both leading providers in mobile health and safety.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Chris Fleck, an SFTA board member and vice president of mobility systems and alliances for Citrix Systems (NASDAQ: CTXS), a Fort Lauderdale company that provides secure remote access to data and applications.

 

Fleck, who is also an SFBW columnist, said, “This year is the 20 year anniversary of the Web and South Florida has our share of Internet pioneers. Founders of the companies that developed the Cloud, put Sports info online, and created the world’s largest web hoisting business are all here in our backyard and talking on the panel.”

Here is the schedule of events:

* 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Registration and Networking

* 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Panel Discussion: The Web Just Turned 20, Learn From the Internet Pioneers

* 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Meet the Speakers

Here’s the link to register:

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e9qih80lce2b31aa&oseq=&c=&ch=

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Drew Limsky

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BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.