The Tampa Bay Technology Forum has named a new CEO. Daniel James Scott was approved as the new leader during a board meeting Tuesday night.
Scott is the founding associate director of the USF St. Pete Entrepreneurship program and a technology strategist.
Scott officially starts his post on January 5. He will replace Heather Kenyon who left the organization in April.
The Tampa Bay Technology Forum is a membership trade organization that focuses on growing and promoting technology in the Tampa Bay area by planning events, education, advocacy and philanthropy. TBTF was organized more than ten years ago, but has been reinvisioning its goals during the past year. According to the Tampa Bay Business Journal, the group is focusing on creating more value for its members by hosting fewer, but more valuable events. The group previously hosted as many as 120 events a year, but reduced that to 65 last year.
Scott earned his undergraduate degree, an MBA and a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies from the University of South Florida. He’s also certified in technology consulting, global business and quality management.
Scott was named TBTF’s 2013 Technology Leader of the Year.