Here is a listing of some of our more recent Competive Edge events.

Creating a Culture of Innovation

Tue., Nov. 7, 2017

11:45am - 1:30pm

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

It’s easy to get stuck behind corporate red tape. Process, execution and measurement are certainly important parts of building the right culture for your business, but you will stifle innovation if you stifle creativity, collaboration and imagination. This series will explore what innovation really means and provide insight on creating a workplace culture that not only works for you but helps attract the best candidates. Remember, innovation can’t be forced, but it can be fostered.

Attendees will learn:

  • Why a company’s culture is critical to its success.
  • How to limit bureaucracy.
  • Why workplace culture is essential in recruiting and retaining top talent.
  • What to remember when hiring new team members.
  • Why failures are as important as successes.

Featured Speaker

Pete Slade, Founder, President and CTO of Nitro Solutions

Pete drives Nitro’s technology vision and oversees the implementation of the company’s R&D technology strategies. With more than 30 years’ experience in software development and technology practices, he works with Nitro’s development team to create advanced, machine-learning technology platforms and cyber defense solutions that protect users’ networks from malicious cyber activity. Under his leadership, Nitro created NitroDefender™, the first cybersecurity solution that utilizes unsupervised deep neural networks for advanced threat protection. His specialties include R&D, technology evolution planning, projects and process management, software methodologies and best practices.