Orlando Tech Council - Powered by the Orlando Economic Partnership 

The Orlando Tech Council is comprised of private industry, resource organizations and public partners that work to develop new programs with the core objectives: strengthen the Orlando region’s  innovation resources, create new opportunities for companies to scale, and to amplify the region’s success stories, raising the global profile of Orlando as a leading community for entrepreneurship and innovation.

This effort builds on the momentum following the Orlando Economic Partnership’s leadership in the successful Synapse Orlando event aligned with the Creative City Project’s Immerse, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest 8.0 tour kicked off in Orlando, the FL TechMatch in partnership with the FL Simulation Summit, the City of Orlando Technology Community Support Pilot Program, and the Automated Vehicles Symposium.

The Orlando Tech Council consists of entities and companies who will each contribute a $2,500 sponsorship to participate in the council programs, events and oversight that will be available for the community.

Strengthen innovation resources

  • Host annual flagship summit, Synapse Orlando
  • Be part of the regional economic development strategy
  • Publish a regionally branded landing page for the ecosystem with research and data delivering a roadmap to the Orlando region resources
  • Partner with local organizations to deliver programming focused on scaling companies 

Create new opportunities

  • Programs including First Customer Program, Idea to Profit and future opportunities
  • Partnerships with national partners to grow regional profile and opportunities
  • Strengthen opportunities within industry verticals such as autonomous vehicles

Amplify success stories

  • Capture and distribute stories of innovators, founders, contracts and partnerships through local and national channels
  • Deliver a framework to leverage national tradeshows/conferences to feature key industries

Council Leadership

Chair | Adam Scheinberg
Vice President of IT, Massey Services

Vice Chair | Rajiv Menon
Founder & CEO, Informulate

Secretary | Jeff Lutes
SVP of Technology, Orlando Magic

Executives At-Large
Dr. Chris Morton
Co-founder & CEO, NanoPhotonica

Lily Wong
Digital Transformation Executive, Accenture

Lou Grande
Senior Vice President of Information Technology, Red Lobster

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Sheena Fowler
Vice President, Innovation
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