Holmes Custom Pushing Tech Growth

Today we want spotlight our involvement in the 2019 Tech Coast Conference. We are proud to announce that Promo180.com, one of the websites within the Holmes Custom family of brands, is the official sponsor for this summer’s conference.

As the sponsor, Promo180 will be providing printed collateral, signs, name tags and other promotional materials for conference vendors.

The Tech Coast Conference is a one-day event that takes place at the TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL on August 21st, 2019. Holmes Custom is continuing to expand its digital presence by being a part of this innovative event.

Tech Coast Conference

As Jacksonville’s biggest technology event, the Tech Coast Conference gathers IT professionals, business owners and executives, product managers and digital marketers in one place. Tech enthusiasts from all backgrounds are invited to spend the day learning, exchanging ideas, and propelling Jacksonville to the next phase of IT development. This marks the 6th year of the annual conference.

The conference features speakers such as Jim Stallings a local entrepreneur, Dr. Johannes Ullrich, Dean of Research at SANS Technology Institute and Josh Scobee, a former Jacksonville Jaguars Football Player, as well as a panel of experts from Jacksonville Transportation Authority. The speakers will cover topics such as developments in cyber attacks, data governance, AI, cloud technologies, and other global trends.

Designed by The Jacksonville Chamber IT Council, Tech Coast Conference is a forum for local business to share solutions for advancing the digital landscape and it plays a key role in connecting IT decision makers and key stakeholders. This event helps develop partnerships and create employment opportunities in North Florida.

Staying Competitive in the eCommerce Era

Satisfying our Holmes’ customers goes beyond offering top quality business products, personalized gifts and novelty items. As the parent company of seven online brands, Holmes Custom must keep up with digital trends to stay afloat in each of its business verticals.

At Holmes Custom, we intelligently route orders, managing geolocation, capacity and manufacturing processes for 3 separate locations. We are able to do this with a tech team focused on growth and scalability capabilities through fully responsive platforms.

Jim Gruhn, our Chief Technology Officer and an active member of the Jax Chamber CIO Council, is part of the executive leadership that has brought us to a place where we now sell thousands of products and employ a team of 100 talented staff members we call “Holmies.”

Gruhn is dedicated to finding the next innovative solution for Holmes Custom. His team of full stack engineers, a UX developer and Systems Administrator use open source and best of breed technologies to continually deliver. Holmes Custom now operates in all major marketplaces that are integrated with MWS API’s.  His team uses scalable tech platforms to push 7 websites towards eCommerce success.

Holmes Custom is showing its commitment to innovation, digital growth, and the employment of the Jacksonville and surrounding community by investing in local resources such as this. It is our hope that the Tech Coast Conference will play a critical role in helping North Florida mature into an established tech community and make Jacksonville a destination for top talent.

Author: AJ Ritchie

AJ graduated with a degree in English from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL.

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