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OrlandoiX – the Intersection of Creativity and Immersive Technologies

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OrlandoiX is the Southeast’s Largest Gathering of Creators in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Video Games, and Digital Arts. Open to professionals and consumers alike, OrlandoiX sits at the intersection of creativity and immersive technologies, bringing together creators, investors, influential brands, and tech enthusiasts for industry-leading keynotes, speaker presentations, interactive exhibits, gameplay, and networking.


Founded in 2014, by David C. Glass, OrlandoiX was created to promote Orlando as the hub for creativity and digital innovation, build industry connections and increase an investment pipeline.

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Orlando is the global center for the simulation industry and is also a hub for video game development, entertainment technologies, software design, 3D hardware, defense technology, and industry education. OrlandoiX has brought together both local and national leaders from these industries from brands such as Microsoft, HTC Vive, Coca-Cola, NFL, Unreal Engine, NBC Universal, and EA Sports.

OrlandoiX highlights include the expo where creators and influential brands can showcase their latest developments in video games, virtual reality, augmented reality, and digital arts. A speaker series with national thought leaders who share industry trends and best practices. Networking opportunities to connect peers and industry leaders. Gaming tournaments where gamers can show off their skills and compete for prizes.

Attendees include Game Developers, Virtual & Mixed Reality Developers, Digital Artists, Designers, Venture Capitalists, Sound & Audio Engineers, Students, Creative Directors, Digital Media Executives. Some attendees are seasoned experts – while others are just getting started.

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OrlandoiX team is led by David Glass as executive producer, continuing his vision of highlighting digital innovation in the region. The production and media coordinators for OrlandoiX have helped to realize this vision, by executing the event each year.


With an average annual attendance of over 4,000, OrlandoiX is the Southeast’s largest event for creators in virtual reality, augmented reality, video game, and digital arts. The event has brought together tech industry leaders, digital creators, and investors from 27 states and 6 countries to Orlando. Collaborations with other organizations like Indienomicon, Orlando VR, and the Orlando Tech Association have brought about great networking opportunities for industry professionals in the region.

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611 N. Wymore Road, Suite 218
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Phone: 321-622-2900

Lockheed Martin – a Global Security and Aerospace Company

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Lockheed Martin day of Caring Orlando 2017
More than 1,000 Lockheed Martin employees, family, and friends volunteered at the YMCA of Central Florida’s Camp Wewa for the company’s annual Day of Caring event. In 2017, Lockheed Martin employees logged more than 1,000,000 volunteer hours in the Central Florida community and contributed more than $1.2 million to local charities.


Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company employing approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services.


With 60 years in Central Florida, Lockheed Martin’s Florida operations are primarily located in the Orlando area with additional sites in Lakeland, Ocala, the Space Coast, Ft. Walton Beach, Riviera Beach, Oldsmar and other locations throughout the state. When Lockheed Martin (then the Glenn L. Martin Co.) opened its first Orlando office in 1956, it began a long legacy of growth and community support to the region.

Today, Lockheed Martin is one of the largest industrial employers in Florida with more than 14,000 employees. Approximately 9,000 of the state’s Lockheed Martin employees live and work in Central Florida and continue that legacy of community support through various volunteer programs and
philanthropic initiatives. More than 7,000 of those employees are based at our two Orlando facilities.

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Lockheed Martin’s Deploy3D Simulator is a cutting-edge, mixed reality simulation solution, which reduces cost and space requirements while enabling immersive training. This is accomplished by streaming elements of the real world into an immersive virtual scene, maximizing training while eliminating bulky domes and projectors.

Lockheed Martin Training and Logistics Solutions (TLS)
Lockheed Martin’s TLS business is part of the Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) business and is Lockheed Martin’s center of excellence for training and logistics products and services, serving the U.S. military and more than 65 international customers worldwide. Based in East Orlando, TLS develops programs teaching servicemen and women skills to accomplish their most challenging missions — from flying the world’s most advanced fighter aircraft, the F35, to navigating a convoy through an urban environment. TLS is the corporation’s hub for simulation, augmented and virtual reality, live-virtual-constructive capabilities, advanced training devices, and full-service training programs. TLS also provides sustainment services such as supply chain and logistics IT solutions, spares and repairs, as well as automated test and support equipment.

Lockheed Martin ONYX
ONYX is a powered, lower-body exoskeleton that enhances human strength and endurance. It is designed for military and first responders to counteract stress on the lower back and legs, as it helps wearers traverse steep inclines and climb flights of stairs.
Lockheed Martin F35 FMS
Full Mission Simulators (FMS) are being used for continuation, upgrade and mission rehearsal training, wherever F-35 planes are in use. These valuable assets prepare new F-35 aviators for their first flight and allow qualified pilots to sharpen their skills at a fraction of the cost of flying real airplanes.

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (MFC)
MFC is a recognized designer, developer, and manufacturer of precision engagement aerospace and defense systems for military customers that include the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and dozens of foreign allies. The company is an industry leader and the Corporation’s lead business for research, development, and production of electro-optic and smart munitions systems, and is a pioneer in the field of versatile, high-performance missile and rocket technology. MFC is also a leader in technologies related to millimeter wave radar, image and signal processing, advanced materials, electronic packaging, and systems integration. Additionally, MFC provides logistics support services for U.S. Special Operations Forces and offers a wide range of products and services for the global civil nuclear power industry and the military’s green power initiatives

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Lockheed Martin has a strong heritage of social responsibility and public service, which is a tradition linking our employees to the communities in which they live and work. In 2017, Lockheed Martin employees logged more than 96,000 volunteer hours in the Central Florida community and contributed more than $1.8 million to local charities through employee giving campaigns, benefiting organizations such as Camaraderie Foundation, Fisher House, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, Heart of Florida United Way and the United States Overseas (USO). Our leadership is committed to supporting Florida education excellence through our support of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educational initiatives. Lockheed Martin works in partnership with educators, lawmakers and businesses to develop and execute a state-wide STEM strategy of closing the emerging talent gap by providing funding enhancing teaching skills and STEM curricula.

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Lockheed Martin EOTS
The F-35 Lightning II Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS), is the world’s first sensor to combine forwardlooking infrared and infrared search and track to maximize targeting capability.

MyArea Network –

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With the inspired vision of CEO Scott Conlon, MyArea Network has become a fast-growing digital media and tech company with a mission to connect people to their local community. Beginning with and based in Tampa, the local connection concept using local influencers to connect businesses and people in their community has continued to grow with 150 live local sites all over the country and the opening of the Orlando market office in 2016. Network is a full-service media and marketing company that helps local businesses of any size attain visibility in their community. Through multi-channel media platforms, technology solutions, and online and offline marketing services.

“There are so many great local businesses that don’t get the attention they deserve. We wanted to develop a platform and solutions that would help more people find those businesses,” explains founder and CEO, Scott Conlon.

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Chris McShane - Digital Content Associate
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LeeAnn Huntoon - 407area Content Manager & Digital Marketing Director for MyArea Network

Over the last few years, MyArea Network’s first official market expansion has flourished providing a source for locals and businesses with the onboarding of their first official Area Manager, LeeAnn Huntoon.

After graduating LeeAnn Huntoon accepted an entry level position with a major corporation and after ten years of climbing the corporate ladder she hit the ceiling and decided it was time to move on and pursue her passion. After a few months of freelance writing, she began working for a digital marketing company in Downtown Orlando and quickly became the content manager for the company’s two local entertainment websites. Her success and determination caught the eye of MyArea Network and when it was time to open the Orlando office she was asked to come on board to build and grow
the 407area market.

“We are so much more than a marketing agency or a website. and the 150 other live sites including 813, 727, 386, 321, and 305 in Florida alone is a community and your local connection to anything and everything that’s happening in your area. Not only are we the local source for things do to, nightlife, dining, and local sports, we also bridge the gap between the businesses in the area and their targeted audience,” states 407area Content Manager/ Digital Marketing Director, LeeAnn Huntoon.

With the assistance of the main office in Tampa and the Orlando Digital Content Associate, Chris McShane, has become the leading source for local residents and visitors to find the best things to see, eat, and do in Orlando.

The site offers more than just a directory for businesses and upcoming events. and the additional sites within the MyArea Network family produce relevant and organic article content that is highly ranked on Google. Each article is written by locals who live in the area providing readers with first-hand experiences and suggestions similar to reaching out to a trusted friend who lives in the area. has become a trusted source in Orlando combining local and social and providing everyone with the opportunity to live like a local no matter where they are.

To learn more about MyArea Network and the Orlando area Chris McShane – Digital Content Associate subscribe to and connect to your community.

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407area Office (Downtown Orlando)
25 Wall St. Suite #11
Orlando, FL. 32801

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Orange Technical College – Changing Lives Through Education Since 1933

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Orange Technical College – Mid Florida Campus is home to the Launch Site and “Big Mo”, one of the largest motion capture studios on the east coast.

Since 1933, Orange County Public Schools has been making history and changing lives through education by providing career and technical training for tens of thousands in Central Florida.

 Offering innovative programs at multiple technical college campuses, as well as numerous community learning centers and district schools, Orange Technical College continues to grow and evolve, always focused on improving the lives of students and positively impacting workforce needs and economic development in the region.

Orange Technical College (OTC) is home to an array of affordable career certificate training programs, equipping students with the skills and credentials needed for employment in growing industries impacted by technology: 3D Animation, Advanced Manufacturing, Robotics, Augmented Reality, Machining, Welding and Modeling, Simulation and Training and more.

With the help of industry partners like the National Center for Simulation, OTC has created state-of-the-art learning environments like the ‘Launch Site’ – a dedicated MS&T facility that houses a collection of simulation, animation and cinema programs designed to prepare students for careers as designers, programmers and motion-capture technicians.

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Welding at the Orange Technical College - Westside Campus.
Digital Video Production at the Orange Technical College - Orlando Campus.

Offering students world-class facilities and over 60 career certificate programs, Orange Technical College delivers an exciting opportunity for students. Inexpensive tuition rates, industry-trained instructors and innovative classroom environments ensure graduates of OTC programs are prepared for the world of work.

Articulation agreements and partnerships with local and state colleges are also allowing more students than ever to engage in numerous career paths across high-skill, high-wage technical industries. Technical education is a powerful catalyst for students heading into the workplace, but can also bring enormous value to those students looking to pursue a traditional college path.

These local agreements allow students to easily transition from a career and technical program at any Orange Technical College campus to a college credit-based course at partnering institutions, or vice-versa if a student so chooses. Innovation in a region can take many forms, including the development of programs like these to establish and fortify the educational ecosystem in Central Florida to benefit students at all learning levels.

As a not-for-profit entity and a part of one of the largest school districts in the country, Orange Technical College is held accountable to the highest standards of quality and rigor. While the programs offered at OTC campuses have shifted dramatically over time, in an effort to match relevant training with existing industry needs, the college’s goal remains: changing lives through education.

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The Launch Site is also home to “Little Mo”, another fully functioning motion capture studio.
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Phone: 407-317-3212
445 W Amelia St, Orlando, FL 32801

Engineering & Computer Simulations – An Innovative Industry Leader

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An Innovative Industry Leader That Remains Ahead of the Technology Curve.

Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS) is an award-winning global services and solutions company, specializing in training, technology, and consulting services. Headquartered in Central Florida since 1997, the company opened its second office in late 2017 in Huntsville, Alabama, to focus primarily on aviation and aerospace.

ECS serves a diverse client base that includes aviation, healthcare, and government programs and services. The common thread among these is the need to maximize workforce performance, reduce cost, or minimize staff turnover. The ECS portfolio includes 2D and 3D visualization, as well as augmented, virtual, and mixed reality, that prepares the U.S. military, first responders, and others performing critical job functions to perform effectively in high-stress, unpredictable work environments. The services, support, and staff augmentation team also hires and manages experienced personnel, including instructors, operators, and staff, for the joint military services who work in over 45 locations throughout the U.S. and internationally.

Among other emerging technologies, the company uses game-based simulations to replicate the real-world challenges that employees face in their job. This increased realism accelerates learning by allowing employees to repeat scenarios until they master the necessary skills. For example, ECS’ TC3Sim (Tactical Combat Casualty Care) uses story-driven scenarios to teach and evaluate a combat medic’s knowledge of essential tactics, techniques, and procedures through the use of an immersive virtual environment.

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Since its beginning, the company envisioned innovative, interactive ways of training early in the tech revolution – during a time when live-instructors and text-books were unshakeable norms. The uphill battle to create market acceptance tested the company to the limits at times. In a competitive market of established technology companies and large defense contractors, it took three years for ECS to land its first contract. Operating on the technology edge, ECS has remained vigilant in monitoring technology, understanding how it fits into the ECS mission and using it to improve performance for the military, first responders, other government organizations and commercial entities. Today, ECS is an established leader and trendsetter in its industry and the community.

ECS CEO and president, Waymon Armstrong said: “We attribute our success to agility and flexibility during challenging times. We frequently see fluctuations when government budgets are cut. During these times we’ve expanded our offerings and added technology and services. As we grow, we remain committed to our core values – innovation, inspiration, passion, and commitment to complete customer satisfaction and exceptional service – coupled with trust, authenticity and integrity. We’re extremely proud of the dedication and creativity of our team, and their work to support our Warfighters and first responders for over 21 years.”

Engineering & Computer Simulations CEO and president, Waymon Armstrong
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Armstrong believes that his commitment to the team and their loyalty in return is a key contributing factor to the company’s success. ECS is committed to integrating innovative technology, subject-matter expertise and research into projects that bring value and benefit to its clients.

Armstrong explains: “We built ECS by exploring and implementing new technologies that enhance training and we continue to lead the technology curve. Our innovative approach to just-in-time training with measurable analytics will advance the way we train our future workforce, including the next generation warfighter and first responders. We’re excited about what this will mean for our clients, as we are challenged to heighten availability and the effectiveness of training.”

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11825 High Tech Ave Ste 250
Orlando, Florida
Phone: 407-823-9991

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OptiGrate – A World-Class Optics Company

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Gov Rick Scott and OptiGrate owners

The Oviedo-based company was established in 1999 and is a major success story for the UCF Business Incubation Program (UCFBIP), which provides a variety of business development services and resources to start-up companies in the community. Dr. Alexei Glebov, president and CEO of the company comments, “CREOL is one of the best schools worldwide in photonics. There are very few schools that offer photonic programs.”

During their early years, OptiGrate was funded through the US government programs by agencies such as NASA, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, the MDA (Missile Defense Agency), and others. Through the support given by these agencies, OptiGrate was able to develop their product to the level that enabled them to successfully commercialize, and bring to market, their unique technology.

In 2008, Dr. Alexei Glebov, joined the company from the Silicon Valley bringing with him extensive experience of photonics industry acquired at Lucent Technologies, Fujitsu, and Finisar. At this point, the goal was to transform the company to volume manufacturing standards and bring the volume Bragg technology to international markets. It required not only change in the technology, production lines, automated solutions, but also a notable change in the mindset of OptiGrate’s team. “Volume manufacturing is a different world as compared to high-end technology development,” says Alexei Glebov, “and we succeeded to make this transition smoothly and efficiently while maintaining high standards in our advanced research efforts. OptiGrate demonstrated a good example of efficient synergy between academic research, government funding, and commercial success.”

OptiGrate has pioneered and commercialized a full range of volume Bragg grating based holographic optical components for optoelectronics, analytical, medical, semiconductor, and other industries as well as manufactures Laser Diode Systems enabled by the VBG components. This exclusive technology improves the performance of laser systems substantially and reduces the complexity and cost of analytical instruments and ultra-fast lasers. Practical applications include pharmaceuticals, medical, nanotechnology, defense and other national security uses, research, and many others. Simply put, Bragg gratings allow lasers to work on precise frequencies and enhance their properties so that they can better such tasks as explosive detection, high power laser pumping, materials analysis and processing, laser surgery, to mention a few.

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Drs. Leonid and Alexei Glebov are one of only two father and son duos to receive the prestigious honor of being named Fellows by SPIE, The International Society for Optical Engineering. Fellows are members of distinction who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. It is estimated that Fellows comprise one percent of the total global membership (hundreds of thousands) of SPIE.

OptiGrate was nominated as the Small Manufacturer of the Year by the Manufacturer’s Association of Central Florida (MACF); was elected as 50 Florida Companies to Watch in the program’s inaugural year of 2011; and receive an Outstanding Incubator Graduate award from the National Business Incubation Association in 2014.

In May 2017 OptiGrate was acquired by IPG Photonics Corp. OptiGrate was a long-term supplier to IPG, and as this relationship has deepened, the companies determined that there was a strong mutual benefit by joining together. IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ: IPGP) is the world leader in high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers. Founded in 1990, IPG pioneered the development and commercialization of optical fiber-based lasers for use in diverse applications, primarily materials processing.

OptiGrate has a unique position in the volume holographic elements market. They supply components to more than 600 customers on six different continents. The world is certainly within reach for OptiGrate — right here from Central Florida.

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Oviedo, Florida, USA
Phone: +1-407-542-7704

V&D Electric Bikes – A Safe, Eco-Friendly Way to Travel in Style

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V&D Electric Bikes has created a worldwide phenomenon in safe, easy travel. Our lightweight, fully foldable electric bikes offer a secure yet eco-friendly way to travel to your end destination in style!

V&D Electric Bikes are easy to ride, which means they offer the perfect solution for short trips around the city, and they make commuting to and from work a much more comfortable experience. They can be folded up to make transportation through crowds a breeze, and best of all, our e-bikes are entirely customisable – you can choose the colour, come up with the design, and truly let your imagination run wild to make your electric bike your own!

V&D Electric Bikes provides e-bikes for adults and kids alike. Browse our website to learn more about these innovative products, and don’t hesitate to contact us directly if you have any questions regarding our creations.

Our Mission
Founded in 2016, V&D Electric Bikes marries the commitment to the outdoors and stylish transportation with a desire to sustain an eco-friendly world. Our ergonomically-designed, functional, and compact electric bikes charm explorers and thrill-seeking enthusiasts alike. At V&D Electric Bikes, we thrive on enhancing our customers’ bike-riding experience through providing our local and global communities with reliable products and impeccable customer service.

Our Story
What happens when riding enthusiasts experience electric bikes? They discover pure joy in finding a unique way to commute to work and around town. V&D Electric Bikes combine high-quality materials, with fresh innovations designed to add oomph to your travel and leisure. Fold them and take them on your next flight; transport them easily in your RV, boat or car; you can even take them to your class! Whether alone, on a date, or enjoying free time with friends and family, our exceptional products remind you to live, laugh & love for many, many miles.

Sergio Romo, Tampa Bay Rays are current clients and are supporters of V&D Electric Bikes

V&D Electric Bikes boasts premium craftsmanship and materials to take on your toughest activities. The lithium battery is capable of 30-mile ranges, 4 hours of power, and 20 mph speeds! Our frame is light enough to carry around but strong enough to support up to 285 pounds.

The foldable design of our electric bike makes commuting easier. It can fold to fit in trunks or on buses and trains. And it’s a sweat-free substitute for biking to work or around campus.

Inexpensive transportation that even a college student or a fixed income person can afford. V&D Electric Bikes offers affordable & flexible payments for everyone. These bikes last a long time and are a secure investment!

Whether you are 15 and dying to drive something or 115 and needing to have a hobby that gets you outdoors, you will LOVE the freedom this bike gives you. Be prepared to hear, “Where’d you get that?!”, from envious onlookers that want a V&D Electric Bike of their own.

With its emission-free electric design and zero carbon footprint, our electric bikes fit in perfectly with your Green lifestyle.

You’ll be amazed at the money you save on parking, gas, and tolls. Save hours of commuting time every week by riding our bikes to work instead of walking. Spend that money traveling and finding adventure.

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Vanessa Sweeting & Darren Forde
Phone: 877-245-2494




Simetri – Improving Human Performance

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Founded in 2009 and located in Winter Park, SIMETRI has a diverse and experienced team that includes engineers from multiple disciplines, researchers, subject matter experts and project managers. Whether in the laboratory developing new technology, working with a customer on design, conducting training or evaluating products, the company follows disciplined processes to design, produce, test, and deliver innovative technologies that are transforming the training.

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SIMETRI shapes the future by delivering innovative products and services that exceed expectations while collaborating with partners and conducting business ethically and equitably. We envision maximizing learning outcomes by delivering innovative products and services that leverage creativity and technology without limit. SIMETRI seeks to effectively educate the world by offering state of the art products and services that enhance the human experience.

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Our core capabilities focus on four areas:

Research & Development

Material science research, special effects engineering, critical task analyses, and prototyping.

Training Systems & Networks

Sound processes, analyses, and integration of embedded, modular technology.

Validation & Verification

Readiness through integration, usability studies, and training effectiveness evaluation.

Products & Services

Products and services to market through valuable processes and project management.

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The SIMETRI team focuses on integrity, quality, commitment and collaboration when working with customers to satisfy their needs and identify new opportunities for growth in a dynamic market. The company leverages its proven agility to respond to the needs of the market while actively pursuing opportunities to
amplify its portfolio and commercialize its intellectual property

SIMETRI, Inc. Awards:
• The 10 Fast Growing Latino Business Award in August 2017.
• Top Simulation & Training Companies list from Military Training Technology of Simulation & Training Magazine since 2012.

SIMETRI’s owner, Angela Alban has received the following awards:
• The Innovation Award at the i-4 Business Women’s Inspired Leadership Award.
• The Orlando Business Journal’s 2015 Women Who Mean Business Awards.

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7005 University Boulevard, Winter Park, Florida 32792
Phone: (321) 972-9980
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Finexio – The Future is Paperless

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Ernest Rolfson, Finexio’s founder and CEO


Even though most consumers are comfortable with paying their bills electronically, businesses have been slower to reject the paper check in favor of more advanced payment technologies. Finexio, the Orlando-based payment execution company, is changing all that.

Through their proprietary “network of networks,” Finexio can deliver B2B payments in 9 different ways. From an accounting file, Finexio’s software intelligently determines the best way to pay vendors and suppliers, then routes their payments electronically without requiring bank account information. Because electronic payments generate rebates and discounts, CFOs appreciate how Finexio’s product transforms accounts payable into a revenue hub. Finexio’s benefits go beyond the financial, although the average $300k return from Finexio’s product is a compelling proposition. By eliminating customers’ time-consuming manual processes, such as supplier onboarding, customer service, and payment reconciliation, Finexio alleviates the business burden of this back office labor. In addition, because Finexio’s payment network is ERP-agnostic, it works seamlessly with customers’ existing software and systems.

Said Ernest Rolfson, Finexio’s founder and CEO: “As a long time financial operations executive and working capital expert, I was struck by the manual processes and challenges that the majority of large corporates in the United States face while making their business payments. Finexio is an important technological advancement for businesses across the country to deliver savings, automation, and strong financial benefit for both these companies
and their supplier bases.”

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Finexio has steadily grown since its inception in 2015, moving from Silicon Valley to Orlando in 2017 and receiving a $4m Series A round of funding in early 2018. Customers like The General® insurance and Morgan & Morgan, the nationwide personal injury law firm headquartered in downtown Orlando, have seen millions of dollars converted to electronic spend because of Finexio’s exceptional supplier enrollment and a multitude of payment
options. For more information, please visit their website at

Phone: (407) 627-0600 | Email: | | twitter: finexiopayments | linkedin: finexio | youtube:  UCBsVvhLA8ndFSaNcYcV8liw

National Center for Simulation – The Voice of Florida’s Modeling, Simulation and Training Industry

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The National Center for Simulation

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The Orlando-based National Center for Simulation (NCS) is the voice of Florida’s Modeling, Simulation and Training (MS&T) Industry whose vision is to be the internationally recognized leader in supporting and expanding the modeling and simulation community.

A not-for-profit trade association with government, academic and industry members operating as an open consortium, the NCS mission is to promote, protect and set the conditions to grow the $6.0 billion MS&T Industry in Florida. As an organization, NCS serves as an important link between the military, other government at all levels, MS&T industry companies, and academia engaged in research, development, and the application of simulation technology. Additionally, NCS supports advocacy/outreach & information, technology transfer, Science/Technology/Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) education & workforce development and business development opportunities for its government, industry, and academic partners. NCS also serves as a bridge between the “traditional” defense simulation organizations and other simulation-related communities of interest (e.g. education, medical/healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, energy, architecture/engineering & construction, digital media, game development and entertainment). In so doing, NCS works to create synergy for the advancement of modeling and simulation by bringing together cutting-edge technologies and the industry sectors that can benefit from them.

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Thomas L. Baptiste, President & CEO

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George E. Cheros, Chief Operating Officer

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Carla Hoskins, Executive Assistant

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National Center for Simulation (NCS)
Partnership III
3039 Technology Parkway, Suites 212 – 215
Orlando, FL 32826
Office: 407-384-6111 |
@ncsinformation |