Vincent W. Mayfield (Vinny/Vince) - CEO/Co-Founder, Entrepreneur, and Senior Software Engineer at Bit-Wizards of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida
At Bit-Wizards, Vince has 17 years of experience leading a technology company that employs 40+ engineers, web designers, and support personnel. He has over 26 years of experience developing software applications and enterprise solutions. Vince has 19 years of experience leading & managing multi-million dollar software projects.
Bit-Wizards is an innovative technology company providing professional software engineering, digital marketing, and cloud infrastructure services.
Guided by Vince's leadership, in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014 Bit-Wizards made Inc. Magazine’s List of the Top 5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies and was honored as one of Florida Trend Magazine's Best Companies to Work For 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017. In 2011 Bit-Wizards was named as one of the 50 Florida Companies to Watch of 2011.
Vince has expert skills in developing innovative technology and software solutions that solve real-world business problems.
Vince is a FAA Commercial Instrument rated Pilot. He has authored/co-authored several programming books that include: Component Development Using ATL 3.0, Wait Groups COM/DCOM Primer Plus, ActiveX Programming Unleashed, ASP.NET by Example, and Visual C++ 5.0 Developer's Guide. He has also authored several technical articles, papers, and presentations. Vince is a member of the Vistage CEO Peer Group 2037.
Vince Earned an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. Vince holds a BS in Mathematics w/ Minors in Computer Science & Aerospace Science, as well as an MS in International Relations from Troy State University. He holds a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer Certification, is a Microsoft VTSP/SSP, was an Eagle Scout and earned Civil Air Patrols' General Carl A. Spaatz Award.
Vince resides in Florida with his beautiful wife Kimberly, daughter Molly, and Son Wes.
A panel where CIO will discuss the issues that will affect their organization. An opportunity for IT directors, IT managers, Technology service providers, Technology infrastructure providers to hear a frank and open discussion and gain insight into where this industry and market are headed in the near future. The event will be presented in a panel format with 3 to 5 CIO’s. The discussion will be guided by a moderator. CIOs from the following industries have been invited; Military/training, Medical, manufacturing, banking, Gov, education as well as a ‘Cloud Service” provider. The panel will be presented with 3 or 4 CIO level issues/challenges. Each will have an opportunity to discuss their views on how their respective organizations are approaching the issues. This format will benefit the Gulf Coast IT industry in several ways; provides insight into the larger issues from local CIO’s, leading industry CIOs can exchange ideas/approaches with their peers. Industry managers, operators and technicians will hear the directions and concepts of where their CIOs would like to go and service providers and vendors will better understand the types and extent of the services that will be needed as the organizations mature and change to meet the future. This is also a great opportunity for service providers and vendors to understand what skill sets, services and technology will be need in the future. Given the current volatility in the economy this type of event offers the opportunity to understand where the market place is headed and what need to be done to remain competitive.