Cane named South Florida Tech Entrepreneur of the Year

By Jane Wooldridge

South Florida’s strength as a business incubator goes far beyond favorable tax rates and good weather, according to Modernizing Medicine CEO Daniel Cane. “What makes South Florida such a great place to build and scale a business is its educational institutions, he told several hundred attendees at Tuesday’s Technology Leaders of the Year Awards sponsored by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

The challenge: retaining that top talent trained here, he said. “The only thing working against South Florida is its reputation — the perception that South Florida is not a place suited to build and scale companies. It isn’t true.”

Cane won the chamber’s Technology Entrepreneur of the Year honor. Other awardees were University of Miami student Herwig Konings of Accredify for Best University Technology Start-Up, Entic for Most Innovative Technology, Baptist Health CIO Mimi Taylor as Most Influential Female Leader in Technology and Ryder System for Best Use of Technology.