Agenda — Networking, Presentation, Expert Panel, Q&A

Accessing the Florida High Tech Corridor can help power your business and networking efforts. Encompassing 23 counties across some of Florida’s most prosperous markets, even the best networkers could benefit from an assist. At our May CEO Nexus Forum, you’ll hear from Paul A. Sohl, CEO of the High Tech Corridor, as well as business leaders from throughout the region, who will explain how tapping into The Corridor could be a valuable resource.


The Westshore Grand
Tampa, FL


For more information about this event, please click the registration link above.

Paul Sohl

Paul A. Sohl – CEO, Florida High Tech Corridor / Central Florida (23-county region)
Paul Sohl is CEO of the Florida High Tech Corridor, an organization serving a 23-county region anchored by three of the country’s largest research institutions: the University of Central Florida (UCF), the University of South Florida (USF) and the University of Florida (UF). The Corridor’s mission is to converge and catalyze the capacity of high tech, innovation, and bright minds to generate a global ripple effect that advances the lives of people in the communities it serves.

Travis Proctor

Roy Kirchner – CEO, Ultimate 3D Printing Store / Tampa
Roy Kirchner is a nationally recognized CEO and sales expert with over two decades of experience in the automotive, hi-tech, and new product sectors. He founded Ultimate 3D Printing Store in 2015, and was one of the first companies to make 3D printing available in the US. U3DPS is the only 3D printing retailer in Tampa Bay and the SE region and has become one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in Tampa Bay for both 2021 & 2022.

Travis Proctor

Steve Tarte – Co-founder, MECO Engineering Co. / Tampa
Steve Tarte is co-founder of MECO Engineering, which is a GrowFL 2017 Florida Companies to Watch honoree, is a serial entrepreneur who participates in GrowFL’s CEO Nexus executive roundtable because he recognizes even successful, experienced business people can benefit from the viewpoints of others.

Travis Proctor

Summerpal Kahlon, M.D. – Chief Medical Officer, Edifecs, Inc.
Dr. Summerpal Kahlon, M.D., serves as the chief medical officer (CMO) of Edifecs, Inc., a global health information technology solutions company. Dr. Kahlon is an active internal medicine and infectious diseases physician with a deep background in healthcare strategy and leadership. He has held product strategy and operational leadership roles at McKesson, Oracle, Steward Health Care, and Change Healthcare.

Rocio Frej Vitalle

Rocio Frej Vitalle – CEO, Improving Aviation, LLC / Tampa
Ms. Rocio Frej Vitalle is the Founder and CEO of Improving Aviation LLC, and an aerospace engineer with over a decade of experience in the industry. Improving Aviation is dedicated to developing deep tech in the intelligence and aerospace industry. Their commitment to excellence has been recognized with numerous accolades, including being named the winner of the 2021 TREP Business Expo in Daytona Beach and Startup of the Year by Synapse.