Comments on: eMerge Americas Techweek a huge lure The Newspaper for the Future of Miami Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:17:24 +0000 hourly 1 By: Richard Mon, 05 May 2014 10:49:55 +0000 I originally moved to Miami back in 2003. My decision to move to South Florida has proven to be a good one for me both from a personal and professional perspective.

Prior to moving to Miami I spent a 30 year career in the technology sector. For nearly a decade I have hoped Miami would embrace technology industry.

From what I have read eMerge premise is to focus Miami as the catalyst for creating a huge tech center encompassing South America. I certainly firmly concur with this movement.

Moreover, I think Miami can do that and much more. In fact I firmly believe Miami can become an important tech sector here in U.S. And eventually revival tech sectors such as Silicon Valley and tech center located in Boston.

What will contribute the most to Miami’s plan to become a big player in the Tech World is to become the preferred destination for the brightest minds in numerous technology fields.

I mentioned I worked 30 years in the technology sector. Over the years I hired a lot of very bright technology savvy men and women. All my recruiting was for a huge international Fortune 500 company. I could offer potential job candidates very competitive salaries and world-class benefits. My biggest obstacle I had was convincing the brightest technology minds to relocate to an area far less desirable than California or Boston. On the other hand, the greatest technical minds in world will want to relocate to Miami. On a personal level, if when I recruited technocrats I could have offered relocation to Miami, my recruiting efforts would have been exponentially more effective.

I give Miami kudos for recognizing importance of positioning Miami in technology sector, and hope to personally to help Miami achieve that goal.