The CEO Forum 05-8-18

The CEO Forum: Tampa Bay

May 8, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
USF CONNECT | Oak View Room
3802 Spectrum Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33612

Featured presenter:
Tony DiBenedetto
Tech Executive and Entrepreneur

Tony DiBenedetto

Tony DiBenedetto has 30 years of experience in the technology industry, with a focus on executive management, business innovation and high-impact growth. Tony is the former CEO of Tribridge, a technology company specializing in software, services and cloud solutions, where he led the strategic direction, development and vision for 19 years. He also served as CEO of Concerto Cloud Services, a fully managed cloud services provider owned by Tribridge. In July 2017, Tony led the acquisition of Tribridge and Concerto by DXC Technology Company, (NYSE: DXC), the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services company.

 

Tony co-founded Tribridge in 1998 and led the company through the successful acquisition and integration of several companies, resulting in a compounded annual growth rate of over 40 percent each year. Under his guidance, Tribridge grew from a start-up to a $175 million technology company with 750 team members across the U.S. and EMEA. He led the development of Concerto Cloud Services and its virtual private cloud in 2011, growing that spin-off business to $32 million in six years.

 

The recipient of numerous leadership awards, including the Ernst & Young Florida Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in Technology and induction into the Florida State University College of Business Hall of Fame, he was most recently recognized with the Community Dedication and Leadership Award by Tampa Bay Tech and named among the Top 25 Technology Disrupters in the country by CRN magazine.

 

A lifetime entrepreneur, Tony earned partnership at Arthur Andersen before founding Tribridge. He also owned and operated several business ventures in retail, business services and healthcare. Tony mentors numerous entrepreneurs and serves on the board of directors of two service-based companies.

 

Tony is the founder of Think Big for Kids, a new initiative bringing highly structured education, mentorship, career path development and post-education employment opportunities to underprivileged teens. In addition to a long-term strategic partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs, he co-founded the Tampa Bay Technology Forum (TBTF) and was the first executive director of the former TBTF Foundation, now TechStart, helping at-risk kids pursue careers in STEM through educational programs and scholarships.

 

Tony is a frequent speaker for businesses, organizations, universities and special events on topics including business growth, corporate culture and diversity, entrepreneurship, skills gap, talent development, tech innovation/trends and youth engagement. His work has been published in a variety of publications and academic, community and government forums. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management Information Systems from Florida State University.

 

From startup to public company: the strategic investments that fueled the growth of Tribridge

 

Tony will discuss leading Tampa-based Tribridge from a startup in 1998 to a $175 million software, services and cloud business before being acquired in July 2017 by DXC, the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services company. He will share his journey on growing Tribridge and its spin-off company, Concerto Cloud Services, through outside capital as well as strategic investments in developing culture, talent and innovation.

 

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