Doreen Overstreet, Senior Public Information Officer, Orange County Government
Phone: 407-836-5301 / 407-468-5851

Florida Simulation Summit on Sept. 6 Features Keynote Speaker from Hitachi Vantara

The National Center for Simulation logoOrange County, Fla. – Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the National Center for Simulation will host the fourth annual Florida Simulation Summit on September 6, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center. The summit will highlight Digital Twin Technology and the Internet of Things with a focus in virtual system simulations.

Now in its fourth year, the Florida Simulation Summit continues to showcase the strong progress, synergy and development of the Modeling, Simulation and Training (MS&T) industry in Central Florida and statewide. Keynote speaker Bill Schmarzo, Chief Technology Officer for the Internet of Things and Analytics for Hitachi Vantara, is the author of two books, Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business and Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science. With more than three decades of experience in data warehousing and analytics, Schmarzo is widely regarded as a leader in the field of intelligence transformation. He is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for Dell/EMC Global Services Big Data Practice.

The lineup of Summit speakers and panelists also includes experts from ATOS, Siemens, Universal Studios, City of Orlando, Lockheed Martin and many more.

The event cost is $25 in advance or $50 at the door. Parking is free. For registration and directions, visit the National Center for Simulation’s website at

WHEN: Thursday, September 6, 2018

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (doors open at 8 a.m.)

WHERE: Orange County Convention Center, West Concourse, Valencia Ballroom A.

9800 International Drive | Orlando, FL 32819

MORE INFO: 407-836-9673 or Eric Ushkowitz at

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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