On the Fast Track Forward

Miami-Dade enjoys a thriving technology sector, ranging from entrepreneurial startups, including Kairos, LearnerNation, CareCloud and Open English, to regional businesses and Fortune 500 companies. The local industry encompasses businesses engaged in the following sectors: digital media, logistics technology, data centers, back office support technology, simulation technology, mobile applications, computational science technology, and tourism technology. In keeping with this fast-moving industry, professionals take advantage of the increasing number of networking events and conferences that bring together entrepreneurs, investors and support professionals seeking to capitalize on new products and services.

One of Miami-Dade County’s strategic advantages is the NAP of the Americas, one of the world’s few Tier-1 network access points and a high-speed connection for data, voice and video traffic throughout the Americas and Europe. Other data centers include Telefonica USA, ColoHouse, QTS and Miami Data Vault.

The South Florida region has teamed up to demonstrate the power of the region in technology. Tech Gateway “work in the cloud live in the sun” is an effort to solidify the region as a technology hub to attract and retain talent, entrepreneurs, investors and the support system needed to sustain and grow an innovation economy.

Industry Overview

Number of Companies1,729
Number of Employees11,383
Average Annual Salary$94,063

Industry Subsectors & Data

2017 Establishments
2018 Jobs
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Software Publishers
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals
All Other Information Services
Custom Computer Programming Services
Computer Systems Design Services
Computer Facilities Management Services
Other Computer Related Services

OCOG Partners

Current Supporting Sponsors

Baptist Health South Florida

American Airlines

JP Morgan Chase Foundation

Miami Foundation

Helios Education Foundation

Peacock Foundation

Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

Wells Fargo

TD Bank

First Bank



Miami-Dade County

The Beacon Council

Major Employers

  • CareCloud
  • Cyxtera, Nearpod
  • Kairos
  • Avaya
  • Amadeus North America
  • Telefonica USA
  • SAP
  • Oracle

Industry-Focused Talent Development Programs

Miami-Dade College

-Miami-Dade College School of Engineering + Technology http://www.mdc.edu/entec/

-Information System Technology http://www.mdc.edu/informationsystems/

-Computer Information Technology     http://www.mdc.edu/computerinformationtechnology/

Florida International University

– Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors http://research.fiu.edu/technology/

-Computing and Information Sciences https://www.cis.fiu.edu/

-Technology Management and Commercialization http://research.fiu.edu/ored/otmc/

University of Miami

-UM Information Technology https://it.miami.edu/

-UM Innovation https://innovation.miami.edu/

-Business Technology http://bulletin.miami.edu/undergraduate-academic-programs/business/business-technology/

-Office of Technology Transfer http://umlsp.com/resources/office-of-technology-transfer

St. Thomas University

-School of Science https://www.stu.edu/science

What Industry Leaders Are Saying

Greenberg Traurig

“South Florida’s technology ecosystem is rapidly coming into its own. We are now on our way towards becoming known as a top community for scale-up activity. The proof of this is the birth of Cyxtera, the continuing success story of Magic Leap and the acquisition of our homegrown company Chewy.com, the single largest e-Commerce acquisition ever.”

-Jaret L. Davis, Co-managing Shareholder


“We look forward to building the Skyscanner travel brand across the Americas, and we are excited to be doing it in the culturally rich and global business hub of Miami. The Beacon Council has welcomed Skyscanner with open arms and has been a tremendous resource in introducing us to the community.”

–  Alex Rahe, General Manager for the Americas

Four Winds Interactive

“When we started scouting locations for our new office, Miami was at the top of our list as it allows us to be in close proximity to some of our best customers and provides us with a prime location to continue to grow our Latin American business.”

–  David Levin, President

Technology Committee

The Technology Committee focuses on further developing the tech industry by supporting the recruitment, expansion, and retention programs targeting tech companies locally and around the world.  The Committee supports the Miami Innovation Working Group, a group representing the community’s innovation ecosystem including incubators, accelerators, co-work spaces, technology and entrepreneurship education programs and impactful meetup groups geared toward retention and expansion of Miami-Dade’s high growth, scalable startups. A priority for the working group is to help strategically position Miami as an “Innovation Destination”.

Committee Goals:

  • Promote Miami-Dade County to information technology companies and talent across the globe
  • Increase financial resources for homegrown tech companies/startups
  • Create asset map of technology companies and supporting organizations
  • Collaborate closely with the technology ecosystem partners
  • Create opportunities for innovative start ups to connect with established companies

Technology  Leaders:

Laura Maydon, Ascendo Venture Capitol – 2022-2023 Chair


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