NY Tech Summit added a new educational component to the conference this year with a Day 2 Morning Keynote Address on Friday morning before seminars and round tables:
Friday, June 10
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Presented by Florence Huban Suraci, Regional Sales Manager, U.S. Commercial East Territory, Unified Computing System
Florence has been actively selling information technology products, solutions and infrastructure for over two decades, having represented IBM Corporation, where she started her career as a Systems Engineer and was recognized in the top ten percent as an IBM Systems Engineering Symposium winner in her first year, then continuing on in Sales. She moved on to Silicon Graphics, Inc. starting the Albany NY office and growing the business tenfold in five years. She joined Cisco Systems, Inc. in 1999 as a Sales Representative, and throughout her career, has the ability to drive corporate involvement into her local accounts, as well giving back to the entities that she services by becoming involved in her clients’ overall mission.
Florence has led the Cisco sales team for U.S. Commercial and SLED for the launch of Cisco’s x86 server product, Unified Computing Systems, having achieved leadership sales attainment worldwide for her segments since product launch in March 2009, leading discussions on Public and Private Cloud. She has also serviced many accounts in the northeastern U.S. by maintaining high customer satisfaction and attaining or exceeding her sales goals, including Golub Price Chopper Supermarkets, Albany International, Momentive Performance Materials, SABIC-IP, St. Peter’s Hospital, Northeast Health, Ellis Hospital, MVP Healthcare, SUNY Upstate Medical Center, CDPHP, Fleet Financial, The State of New York government agencies, General Electric, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratories, Albany Medical Center, Eastman Kodak, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Marist College, and several K-12 School Districts, Hospitals and Colleges.
Florence has served on diversity panels representing women in technology as a corporate interface for her various employers. She is a past board at The Children’s Museum of Science and Technology in Troy NY, a Board Member to Marist Center for Collaborative and On-Demand Computing, past member of the Association for Women in Technology, has served on various speaking panels to students and as a Corporate Advisory Board member at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has coordinated and served in volunteer programs at Albany Medical Center Children’s Hospital, and served in the New York State Mentoring Program.
Florence holds a Chemical Engineering Bachelor of Science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Florence is actively involved at St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church in Troy, having served as a past Board member and Vice-President, as well as remaining active and serving as Alumni Class Vice-President at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Florence is married with two sons, ages 18 and 15.