LISTA South Florida Technology Trends Breakfast Series

On behalf of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association South Florida Technology Council, we would like to invite you to join us for our LISTA Technology Trends Breakfast Series in Miami.

On Wednesday, May14, 2008, South Florida Council of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA), in collaboration with Microsoft’s Vida Digital Latina will be hosting our Technology Trends Breakfast Series at the Offices of

South Florida - Miami
6205 Blue Lagoon Drive Ste 650
Miami, FL 33126

This year we are celebrating our “First Tour of the Technology Trends Breakfast series. Launched in 2006, the Series has attracted over 5,000 Latino/a business owners, corporate and government officials who have benefited from the ½ day series in the Northeast, now we bringing it to the Southeast. The series was created as a unique forum for the Latino community to gain the knowledge needed for them to deploy technology in their own businesses or take their existing business to the next level.  

The Breakfast Series will feature some of today’s most dynamic technology and business leaders who will share their insights to the future of Latinos in technology and the trends we need to be aware of in order to prosper in this technological society we live in today. LISTA bring together Latino Technology Professionals, government officials and business leaders from Miami and South Florida to have an open discussion on how we can move our community to the next level.  

We are privileged to have as our Keynote Speakers:  

Manny Ruiz, President and Founder, Hispanic PR Wire

Diana Montenegro, Vice President HR and Employee Relations, Terremark Worldwide

Jose Marquez, National CEO of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Assoc.


Jose Vasconcellos President, LISTA South Florida

Juan Ulloa, Microsoft Tech Guy 

This is a special event and tremendous milestone for LISTA South Florida Technology Council lead by Jose Vasconcellos. We are very excited about South Florida Technology Council and the help they will be bringing to the non-profit community. As it is our custom, we are inviting long-time partners and new friends to partner with us.  The attendees will be treated to a continental breakfast during registration and will have the opportunity to network.  There is no cost to attend the event, which includes the opportunity to interface with corporations looking for minority suppliers, a one -year membership in the South Florida Tech Council, gifts and opportunity to win Microsoft gifts at a raffle conducted at the end of the event. 

As a future partner we are prepared to offer 3 complimentary registrations.  As we continue to grow this organization it is through combined efforts and the support of organizations like yours that we will be able to accomplish the mission of empowering our community with technology.   

In exchange, we request your assistance in attending and promoting the event through your membership and contact network, posting the event on your website and in a newsletter or email listserv.  We are also seeking assistance in understanding your geographical & business culture, recruitment of speakers and volunteers.


Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association and Microsoft Announces

LISTA Tech Trends Breakfast Series  Microsoft Vida Digital Latina Campaign

LISTA and Microsoft embarks on a four city tour to bring free technology education to the U.S. Hispanic community 

New York, NYApril 24th, 2008 Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association and Microsoft Windows Vista announced today the official launch of the Vida Digital Latina (VDL) campaign to promote computer literacy among Hispanics. Microsoft Corp. joined forces with Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association, an organization founded to close the digital divide among Latino communities and prepare the next generation of technology professional.

Together they will offer free computer literacy education to Hispanics in Miami, New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The LISTA Tech Trends Breakfast Series is free to members and non members alike, Spanish language classes will be offered in each market and highlight the safety features of Windows Vista and the overall program benefits. 

As part of the breakfast series LISTA member and technology expert, Jose Ulloa (Latino Cyber Guy) will join local Vista Ambassadors to share their expertise and personal stories on integrating technology and Vista into their daily lives.  “Latinos are more likely to adapt to new technology such as computers, mobile phones, cameras, MP3 players and game consoles than the general market consumer,” says Jose Ulloa on behalf of Microsoft’s Vida Digital Latina program. 

According to a Forrester study conducted in November 2007, 57% of Hispanics expressed positive attitudes towards technology.  The Vida Digital Latina platform was created to further engage and increase technology education among U.S. Latinos.

LISTA Breakfast is free to members and non members alike and presentations will be held on the following dates: 

·         Miami FL: (May 14th, Offices, 8:30am)

·         San Francisco, CA: (May 20th, Hilton San Francisco, 8:30am)

·         Los Angeles, CA: (June 11th, Offices, 8:30am)

As our community continues to grow we are seeing more progress, however the adoption of technology in the home and businesses are still lacking. We must continue to leverage education and technology to succeed in a highly advanced technologically driven society. Microsoft continues to lead the way with innovative technologies and their commitment to diversity in the workplace, LISTA is excited to collaborate with Microsoft and address the digital divide,” said Jose Marquez, LISTA National President/CEO. 

“Microsoft is excited to partner with organizations such as LISTA to further promote computer literacy and educational outreach among the Hispanics community.  Together, we hope to empower Hispanics to use technology in ways that allow them to advance in the workplace, promote communication with loved ones back home and retain valuable family memories,” said Jose Pinero, Microsoft Director of Multicultural Marketing. “By entering these markets and providing interactive events that allows the Hispanic community to engage and learn one-on-one, we hope to increase awareness of technology tools that widely go unused or unnoticed.” 

Windows Vista provides innovative tools to help create a safer computing environment for the family and allow parents to better manage and monitor their children’s PC and Internet activities. Parents can manage and monitor PC and Internet access with a few simple clicks in the new Windows Vista Parental Controls center and decide what kinds of TV, music and games are appropriate for their children.


The role of today9s Technology Executive and Business owner has evolved greatly. Integrated deeply into the fabric of the business, today9s Technology Senior Executive and business owner are among top business executives strategically driving their business forward.  LISTA invites you to join other IT Professionals, Business owners and Executives for networking and participation in a discussion on topics “How technology can make your business more efficient that and impact your careers”.  

South Florida Breakfast agenda for discussion include:

  • The Importance of Certification both in your professional or business career.
  • New Ideas to make your small business prosper through the use of technology.
  • The Balance of technical and business skills in industries that highly leverage IT

ABOUT LISTALISTA Mission is to educate, motivate and encourage the use of technology in the Latino community and empowering them to bridge the digital divide. Founded in 2004 LISTA promotes the utilization of the technology sectors for the empowerment of the Latino community. We are an organization that is committed to bringing various elements of Technology under one central hub to facilitate our partners, members and the community with the leverage and education they need to succeed in a highly advanced technologically driven society.  

ABOUT MICROSOFTFounded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Some product features are only available in certain Windows Vista editions and may require advanced or additional hardware. For details, visit Microsoft, Windows Vista, Windows, Aero and Windows Media are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact or other appropriate contacts listed at Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team: 

For more information:

Euralis Lopez VP LISTA 347 632 4542 


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