On Friday, June 17, close to 100 business leaders gathered at the Deauville Beach Resort to hear a panel discussion with leading Miami Beach tech professionals. The Chamber’s Technology Co-Chair Jansen Pennock moderated the conversation between Adam Garfield (Co-Founder & CEO of SpeedETab), Dave McLaughlin (General Manager at WeWork for the Eastern US & Canada) and Juan Montoya (Co-Founder & COO of Rokk3r Labs). The Pillar Board, which organizes a quarterly pillar breakfast, acts a Chamber think tank and looks to educate members on new trends industries.
“The idea was to bring together some of our local stakeholders to discuss the impact of the growing technology ecosystem on the city of Miami Beach,” said Pennock. “Each of these organizations are spearheading amazing projects that the business community should to know about.”
Chairman of the Chamber and SVP of Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust, Michael S. Goldberg, opened the event, and Chair of the Pillar Board and Broker/Associate at Compass, Madeleine Romanello, introduced the panel.
“The point of the Pillar Breakfast is to introduce our members to topics and speakers that are thought-provoking,” said Romanello. “We hope this will be one of many events that we do with the Chamber’s Technology Council.”
Focused on streamlining the in-store ordering experience, SpeedETab brings mobile ordering, mobile payment, and analytic tools to hospitality merchants of all sizes. After launching in March 2015, SpeedETab now partners with nearly 100 locations across South Florida, from coffee and fast casual restaurants to hotels and performing arts centers.
WeWork prides itself on being a platform for creators. They provide everything they need to make a life, not just a living. WeWork’s mission is to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living. Their members are creators who run the gamut from entrepreneurs, freelancers, and startups, to artists, small businesses, and even divisions of large corporations.
Rokk3r Labs is in the business of co-building companies that are not only at the intersection of exponential technologies, but companies that are setup to be exponential organizations – companies that are built from the ground up to take advantage of the shift to an information based economy.