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SETC Roundtable - ESG Compliance Outlook Sept. 27th
Tuesday, September 27th, 2022: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

BWG has partnered up with World Wide Technology to build The Sustainable Enterprise Technology Council! Our Mission is to promote the understanding, the ideals and the practical steps towards a more energy efficient enterprise technology environment!

Discussion Topics:

  • Top Compliance Challenges and Industry Trends
  • Third party oversight and monitors
  • Legislation impact and guidance
  • Ensuring Business Continuity through Governance Best Practices
  • Increasing ESG Data Transparency
  • Navigating the Global ESG Regulatory Framework
  • Mitigating Emerging ESG Litigation and Regulatory Risks

Hosted by Sustainable Enterprise Technology Council (SETC)

CIO: CIO's Future of Work Summit North America (Sept. 28th)
Wednesday, September 28th, 2022: 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
The workplace has changed forever around the world. Distributed teams and hybrid work models are becoming standard in North America. Efforts to engage and keep employees are at an all-time high. If you're struggling to figure it all out, you're not alone.

CIO's Future of Work Summit North America will get to the bottom of how leading IT executives from USA & Canada have shifted their leadership practices to meet the challenges of today.

Hosted by CIO

Enterprise Connect: Facing the Tough Issues on Hybrid Work: How Communications Technology Will Support New Ways of Working (Sept. 28th)
Wednesday, September 28th, 2022: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM EDT
For many enterprises, 2022 will be the year when hybrid work starts to become a reality. But it's also likely to be a year of trial and error, difficult decisions, and the need for technology leaders to be flexible on tactics while keeping strategic goals front and center. To address these challenges, Enterprise Connect presents a digital conference, Facing the Tough Issues on Hybrid Work. It's your opportunity to get up-to-date insights on how hybrid work is progressing, and what we're learning about real-world choices about technologies such as:

  • Video
  • Collaboration Platforms
  • E-911
  • Customer Experience (CX)
  • ...and more

Hosted by Enterprise Connect

InteropDIGITAL: Enterprise Network Evolution & Modernization (Sept. 29th)
Thursday, September 29th, 2022: 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Use of video conferencing is growing for remote workers, telemedicine, and e-commerce. Powerful network architectures are more essential than ever, yet much of the country still has no or limited access to broadband. Meanwhile, 5G use slowly rises, while 3G's sunset will soon leave millions of critical devices in the dark.

We're here to help you navigate the future of networking during this interactive and informative event!

Hosted by InteropDIGITAL

IDC: 3 Best Practices For Improving Cloud Overspending (Sept. 29th)
Thursday, September 29th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
As cloud costs are out of control, this is your time to rethink how you work

Companies today need a full understanding of cloud costs for better management and control, communication to stakeholders and to maximize success while moving to or operating in the cloud.

We have a lot of learnings to share around ways to help you navigate the complex topic of cloud cost optimization.

Join Daniel Saroff, VP Consulting Services and Paul Groen, Senior Consultant IT Sourcing, when they tackle two timely topics.

  • How does cloud change the Capex and Opex financial models that IT and FIN have worked under for the past 30 years?
  • Capacity-based vs. usage-based pricing

Hosted by IDC

DevOps: How much cost is downtime affecting you? (Sept. 29th)
Thursday, September 29th, 2022: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET
No organization is immune to downtime. In today's unstable world, outages can happen to any organization, regardless of size, industry or market position. Additionally, outages can come from a variety of sources, including networking issues, human error and external threats like cyberattacks or ransomware.

Furthermore, cloud-native applications introduce complexity that can affect your recovery time, particularly if your data protection platform isn't built for the cloud. If you are running cloud-native apps in production (or are thinking about doing so), you should be aware of some additional safeguards you should have in place to recover when an outage occurs.

Hosted by

Container Joirnal: Unleashing The Value Of All Log Data (29th)
Thursday, September 29th, 2022: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM ET
There is a tsunami of data flowing from networks, systems, applications and every other system that makes up your IT landscape. This data can give leadership teams valuable insights

into your current technology environment as well as your ongoing projects. However, there is a problem.

The data is coming too quickly; it is too complex and too voluminous for many technology approaches to fully support capturing all of it. In addition, the increasing costs of these systems as they scale can quickly outweigh their value. To balance visibility, scalability and costs, many organizations are forced to make tough decisions and only capture and retain snapshots of a fraction of their log data. The challenge with this approach is that you do not have a complete picture of your environment and limited insight when querying old data.

Hosted by Container Journal

NETWORKComputing: Optimizing Your Network (Oct. 11th)
Tuesday, October 11th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Network monitoring and troubleshooting are not going away. Let our experts take you through the state of network optimization and the latest troubleshooting tools and techniques to combat these growing challenges.

Attend this webinar and you'll:

  • Get an overview of modern network monitoring challenges.
  • Learn why traditional solutions fall short.
  • Understand what is needed to improve monitoring and troubleshooting.
  • Walk away with best practices that can improve your network optimization efforts.

Hosted by NETWORKComputing

NETWORKComputing: Building An Airtight Cloud Security Posture Strategy From Code to Cloud (Oct. 12th)
Wednesday, October 12th, 2022: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Research supported by Palo Alto Networks found an increase of 188% in security incidents on average after organizations rapidly expanded workloads. Securing these applications can be drastically simplified as much of the cloud is secured by the cloud provider. Join our top security experts as we discuss securing the configuration of cloud resources and the applications on top.

Attend this webinar and you'll also gain a deeper understanding of:

  • Key cloud adoption and security trends.
  • Current challenges users face managing cloud security posture.
  • Effective strategies for code to cloud security.

Hosted by NETWORKComputing

OpenZFS Developer Summit 2022 (Oct. 24th)
Monday, October 24th, 2022: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Tuesday, October, 25th PDT
Children's Creativity Museum, SF

As with previous years: The goal of the event is to foster cross-community discussions of OpenZFS work and to make progress on some of the projects we have proposed. The first day of the conference will be held at the Childrens' Creativity Museum, and consist of presentations, followed by a reception. The second day of the conference will be held at a nearby office, and consist of a few presentations, and the bulk of the day will be spent on a hackathon, where you'll have a chance to work with other OpenZFS developers to improve the project.

Hosted by OpenZFS

SETC Roundtable - Net Zero Construction (Oct 27th)
Thursday, October 27th, 2022: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

BWG has partnered up with World Wide Technology to build The Sustainable Enterprise Technology Council! Our Mission is to promote the understanding, the ideals and the practical steps towards a more energy efficient enterprise technology environment!

Hosted by Sustainable Enterprise Technology Council (SETC)

TechTalk: Virtual Analyst Series: Interact & Network LIVE Wherever You Are (Nov. 22nd)
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Take a few moments from your busy schedule as we explore:

  • Validation: What are other Tech Talk Summit attendees experiencing and how do they relate to the challenges confronting you and your team?

  • Implications: What are the cascading implications impacting leading organizations now, and what can be expected over the next eighteen months as the pandemic, optimistically, winds down?

  • Guidance: Targeted insight from successful CIOs and IT leaders as well as tools, suggestions, and ideas to help you and your team on your journey

You'll get the full benefits of our live regional roadshow events - what TechTalk is known for - networking while learning about the most cutting edge technologies in a live environment. Meet and speak with our sponsors, the companies you need to know on the cutting edge of technology, get specific information for your applications and arrange follow-up.

Hosted by Tech Talk Summits

SF IT TechHub
SFTH: The History (& Future) of Tech in South Florida (Sept. 29th)
Thursday, September 29th, 2022: 5:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Location: Boca Raton Innovation Campus

But when did this all start? Where are we going from here?

Enjoy a blast from the past as we explore the era of IBM's personal computer back in the 80s to the thousands of patents and inventions still driving technology today. Hear from some of the original OGs of South Florida tech, where they went, what they built, and where they are now.

Then, join us for a discussion on what South Florida has to offer, our largest enterprises, our coolest startups, and what companies are really making a huge splash.

You don't want to miss this evening of old and new coming together to celebrate our History (and future) of Tech in South Florida!

Hosted by South Florida Tech Hub (SFTH)

Hispanic Heritage Celebration Brunch
Saturday, October 1st, 2022: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Signature Grand, Davie FL

Tech Hub's Hispanic Heritage Month event is a celebration of all the Hispanic founders, tech professionals, and leaders in our South Florida community - making up one of the most diverse ecosystems in the country!

Your ticket includes:

  • Full Brunch
  • Glass of Bubbly
  • Special Guest Speakers - TBA
  • Raffle for FREE membership to Tech Hub for 1 year!
  • Great networking within the Hispanic tech community!

Hosted by SFTH

'Hack My City' - TECH HUB HACKATHON (Oct. 7th)
Friday, October 7th, 2022: 5:30 PM to 1:00 PM Sunday, October 9th
FAU, Engineering

The Tech Hub Hackathon is a weekend event where participants form teams, vet ideas, create a project, and then present their work to an expert panel of judges. Winners walk away with a combination of cash and in-kind prizes!

  • First Place: $2500
  • Second Place: $1500
  • Third Place: $1000

This year we will back back in person!


  • Kickoff Party & Team Forming | Friday, October 7th (5:30 - 8:30 PM)
  • Hacking Officially Begins | Saturday, October 8th (8:00 AM - 24 hour hacking)
  • Presentations, Judging & Awards | Sunday, October 9th (8:00 AM - approx. 1:00 PM)

Hosted by SFTH

South Florida Tech Hub: Exclusive CxO Networking Dinner (Oct. 13th)
Thursday, October 13th, 2022: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
BrandStar Studios, Deerfield Beach

This peer-to-peer discussion will be on "Investing in Technology through a Choppy Economy," with guest speaker Gregory Adam Haile, the seventh president of Broward College

Let's come together to answer some of the questions below and help continue to push our South Florida tech ecosystem forward.

  • How should business leaders respond during a downturn in the economy?
  • Are South Florida companies continuing to invest or pulling back in fear?
  • How does technology integrate into acceleration and further investments?

Requirements to attend:

  • C-suite executive and/or Founder (CEO, CIO, COO, etc.)

  • Located in South Florida (Miami, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin County)

  • Invest or plan to invest approx. $1M in tech tools, staff, research, etc. over the next year

Any exceptions must be approved by Tech Hub CEO and CxO Chair.


Hosted by South Florida Tech Hub

Tips to Negotiate Salary & Benefits Lunch & Learn (Oct. 14th)
Friday, October 14th, 2022: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Hear from talent acquisition and HR representatives about job negotiations. During the interview process, we often hear that applicants do not know nor feel comfortable with negotiating for salary and other benefits. Learn new techniques and hear from experts for how to approach these situations so that you can set yourself up for success.

We will discuss different techniques, tips and examples to help you hone your negotiation skills and improve your confidence in the interview process.

The lunch and learn free and is open to all students, alumni and job seekers.

Hosted by Tech

Ignite Florida 2022 - Inaugural Startup Summit (Nov. 11h- 13th)
Friday, November 11th, 2022: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday, November 11th EDT
Boca Raton Innovation Campus 5000 T-Rex Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33431

oin us for the inaugural Ignite Florida Startup Summit!

We are helping launch international Global Entrepreneurship Week this year with a startup summit the weekend before. We will celebrate entrepreneurship with founder journey stories, exclusive hands on workshops, panel discussions, fireside chats, and pitch contests. Oh, and don't forget the after party wine down!

We invite anyone from across Florida to join us as we #IgniteFlorida this November!


If you'd like to be one of the featured startups pitching t investors and startup experts, please make sure you click on "Tickets" and choose "Apply To Pitch!'

Hosted by GEW and South Florida Tech Hub

TECHpalooza 2022: ' Rediscovering Innovation
Friday, December 9th, 2022: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST
Museum of Discovery and Science, Ft. Lauderdale

ITpalooza, founded 12-12-2012, is rebranding to TECHpalooza!

It's no longer about just information technology, but about all the technology that drives our South Florida innovation ecosystem. From healthcare to finance to manufacturing to cybersecurity, almost every industry relies on technology and South Florida's premier technology event will showcase some of the best in the region.

This year, we're taking TECHpalooza into the Museum of Discovery & Science for an experience that allows us to to continue "Rediscovering Innovation" through:

  • Interactive exhibits
  • Keynote fireside chat
  • Hands on workshops
  • Panel discussions
  • Engaging speakers
  • VIP Leadership Track

Limited capacity so make sure you get your tickets today!


  • General Admission | access to exhibit floor, sponsor tables, and main talk tracks
  • GA + After Party | access to the After Party Wine Down and includes drink tickets
  • VIP Admission | VIP check-in, VIP Lounge, Exclusive Leadership Track, After Party

Hosted by South Florida Tech Hub (SFTH)

IT - CxO Podcasts
Business Transformation Advice, with EY Vice Chair of Consulting - CXOTalk #762
CXOTALK, September 23rd, 2022
Errol Gardner is Global Vice Chair for Consulting at EY, which has 350,000 people and is one of the largest professional services firms in the world.

Given Errol's experience working with EY's many global clients, this is an important conversation for anyone interesting in transformation.

The Great Resignation Creates Great Vulnerabilities - Techstrong TV
Security Boulevard, September 22nd, 2022
Charlene O'Hanlon: Hey, everybody. Welcome back to TechStrong TV. I am Charlene O'Hanlon, and I'm here now with Ben Smith, who is the Field CTO with Net Witness. Ben, thank you so much for joining me today. I do appreciate it.

Ben Smith: Charlene, it's my great pleasure. I'm looking forward to this conversation.

IT - CxO Security Events
AWS: Future-Proof Your Security with Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) (Sept. 29th)
Thursday, September 29th, 2022: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET
With distributed workforces and cyberattacks on the rise, outdated security strategies and systems can't keep up. As the edge now goes beyond buildings and WANs, businesses are adopting cloud security such as the secure access service edge (SASE) model and firewall as a service (FaaS) to better protect employees and assets.

&#8232;Join this webinar and see real-world architectures of how to translate SASE to your own environment.

Hosted by SANS and AWS

Securing Your Cloud/Container Environment Against the Evolving Threat Landscape (Oct. 4th)
Tuesday, October 4th, 2022: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET

10:00 AM - 3:15 PM

  • Why Cloud-Native Requires New Approaches for Data Security
  • How to Build a Distributed and Secure Database Ecosystem With PostgreSQL
  • Investments Unlimited: Fiction and Practice
  • Cloud-Native Challenges in Traditional Enterprises
  • Parenting Analogies for the OWASP Top 10
  • Service Mesh: Day Zero
  • Every Decision is a Forecast. What Forecasts Are Your Cloud Security Decisions Making?
  • WebAssembly: Future of Cloud-Native Applications with WasmCloud
  • The Cloud Can be Safer Than On-Premise

Hosted by Techstrong Group, Inc.

InformationWeek: Many Ways to Defeat Multi-Factor Authentication (Oct 4th)
Tuesday, October 4th, 2022: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
There is no doubt that multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a more secure option than a simple username and password, but many people think that MFA is a perfect, unhackable solution. It isn't!

By learning about the good and bad of MFA, you'll become a better computer security defender, including:

  • Ways hackers get around multi-factor authentication.
  • A guide to protecting your multifactor authentication solution.
  • The role humans play in a blended-defense strategy.

Offered Free by: An InformationWeek Webinar | Brought to you by KnowBe4

Hosted by InformationWeek

FutureCon: Boston CyberSecurity Conference (Oct. 5th)
Wednesday, October 5th, 2022: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET
Educating C-suite executives and CISOs (chief information security officers) on the global cybercrime epidemic, and how to build Cyber Resilient organizations.

'Cybersecurity is no longer just an IT problem'

Gain the latest knowledge you need to enable applications while keeping your computing environment secure from advanced Cyber Threats. Demo the newest technology, and interact with the world's security leaders and gain other pressing topics of interest to the information security community.

The FutureCon community will keep you updated on the future of the Cyberworld and allow you to interact with your peers and the world's security leaders.

Hosted by FutureCon

Meeting The Challenge of Modern Security Threats In The Cloud (Oct 6th)
Thursday, October 6th, 2022: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
That's why it's critical that IT leaders prioritize cloud security expertise and capabilities. Unfortunately, traditional security strategies and tools aren't cutting it anymore - they simply don't scale and can't keep pace with either the speed of digital innovation or increasingly sophisticated cyberthreats. IT leaders need to move beyond traditional approaches to security monitoring, detection and response to meet the challenge of an increasingly complex tech stack and modern security threats in the cloud.

Hosted by ITProToday, InformationWeek

SF IT Security
(CS)2AI Online Replay: DoD Cyber FVEYS Mission Assurance Table-Top Exercise
Wedneday, September 28th, 2022: 1:00 PM 2:30 PM EDT

Don't miss this special replay of a gem from our event library, and remember that paid CS2AI members can access recordings all of our past events at any time on our website, and even earn CEU/PDU credit for watching them!

Please join us as Rob Garry, Executive Chief Engineer and VP of Product Security for GE Power, walks us through the fundamentals of ICS controls with particular focus on connecting, generating and dispatching power. Key points addressed will include attacker motivations, the increasing convergence of IT and OT defense strategies, and the defenders advantage. He will also discuss the essential defenders toolkit and share a case study from his experiences in the field.

Hosted by Derek Harp From Miami Cyber Security for Control Systems

SF IT Grammerhub
Grammerhub Peer Programming Nights
Monday, October 3rd, 2022: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

A meetup for new Developers pursuing their first Coding job, those leveling up their skills for mid-level positions, or just starting in programming looking for a career switch - All knowledge levels are welcome to join the conversation!

Our goals for Grammerhub's weekly Monday coding nights*:

  • Support independent projects and collaboration
  • Build a community and provide accountability
  • Provide opportunities to grow professionally with technology

Who we are: A grassroots group of volunteers applying our skills with technology, design, and research in service of those looking to reach the next level in their Dev careers.

Hosted by Alex Curtis-Slep

SF IT Training
Open House: How to learn in-demand tech skills without attending a university
Wednesday, October 5th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

We would like to welcome you to our Open House hosted by The Academy of South Florida for fully funded IT training!

With more than 20 years of IT training experience, The Academy is uniquely qualified to help advance your IT career.

Whether you are an experienced IT Professional looking for additional skills or IT certification or you are looking to start a new career in technology, The Academy has the training you need.

Hosted by The Academy of Fort Lauderdale

SF IT Blockchain
Beers and Blockchain Meetup
Thursday, September 29th, 2022: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Copperpoint Brewing Company

This is our social meetup where you can learn from others who have explored this space while contemplating the possibilities over a beer.

Hosted by Blake From Palm Beach Blockchain Meetup

Socratic 00000009
Monday, October 3rd, 2022: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Miami Ironside

Miami Bitcoin Developers is a meetup group for discussing bitcoin software development topics.

Socratic seminars are group discussions about a wide range of bitcoin-related topics.

Participants are welcome to propose topics for discussion before each event.

We will save the last 15 minutes for presentations/announcements, then after closing up we'll migrate down the street to Boteco for drinks and samba.

It will be a great time, so join us!

Hosted by Miami Bitcoin Developers

Wednesday, October 12th, 2022: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
Alan B. Levan : NSU Broward Center of Innovation

Connect and network with:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Industry
  • Government
  • Academia
  • Students
  • Funders
  • Professional Networks
  • Service Providers


  • Keynote Speakers
  • Panels
  • Seminars
  • Entrepreneur Showcase
  • Business Expo
  • Networking Opportunities

Hosted by NSU

SF IT Python
Effective Data Communication Using Python: Workshop
Wedneday, September 28th, 2022: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

This workshop is designed to introduce you to the field of data journalism through the use of Python. David Elliott, one of our lead Data Science instructors, will walk you through how data journalists use data to create visualizations and summary analysis that communicate data clearly.

What you learn:

  • How to use the pandas package to wrangle your data
  • How to create static and interactive visualizations
  • Some tips on conveying information with data effectively
  • What to look out for with 'bad' visualizations

Hosted by Flatiron School

SF IT Agile
This Is the Time Fly Agile Enterprise
Thursday, September 29th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Current State: agile is still in the infant stage in Malaysia, however, most of the MNC's and GLC's have embraced Agile values and mindset.

Agile is rapidly transforming the traditional project management landscape in Malaysia. Despite its popularity, questions still remain to be made to the Malaysian companies that truly understand how to adopt Agile as part of their transformation journey.

How We Started: To champion the Agile movement in Malaysia, we at our organization intend to shift in practices and benchmarking of best-in-class models to redesign the Agile Enterprise framework and implementation for

Hosted by Rick Regueira from South Florida Agile Association

SF IT IronHack
EP8: Do no Harm for Design - I'MPULSE Sessions: Design By Nature
Tuesday, September 27th, 2022: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM ET

Sustainable design goes beyond doing and executing products and services which potentially benefit society and the environment where all living beings can thrive. Sustainable design looks deeper into its practice, where everything starts with the designer's mindset shift towards sustainable practice. Where sustainability is not something fancy and new that designers should follow because of its convenient marketing value proposition. It is something that is starting to be required from users, customers and shareholders, as demanded by new policy regulations and extremely visibly needed by ever changing extreme climate implications.

Hosted by Ironhack

Learn the secrets to building a tech career that you'll love!
Thursday, September 29th, 2022: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

After helping over 10,000 students break into the tech world, we understand that many people outgrow their jobs and degrees like a stale relationship. But know this... we're ready to hold your hand and introduce you to a world where the hard work you do is appreciated.

Ready to take a peek into that world?

Join us for this insightful career tips webinar! During the workshop you'll meet the Ironhack team as they drop their top 3 secrets to building a career in tech that you'll love.

Hosted by IronHack

Coffee Talk: Modernization Through Cloud Data Migration
Wedneday, September 28th, 2022: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Modern data runs in cloud-native environments. Migration of legacy on-premises data to the cloud is becoming necessary because enterprises are facing several critical pain points with their on-premises deployments, including siloed on-premises data stores that prevent unified roll up of data and analytics, limited technical support staff to manage on-premises data, and scalability constraints resulting from inflexible architectures of on-premises data platforms.

Hosted by TDWI

SF IT Startup
Demo Day for Tech Startups with Networking @ Eglavator in Boca Raton
Wedneday, September 28th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 900 PM
791 Park of Commerce Blvd · Boca Raton, FL

There will be a technology demo day with networking held on September 28th, 6 pm, at Eglavator Incubator space

Who is it for? Tech Startups, Investors, Interested Parties, Members of the Tech Community.

Cost: Free This is not a pitch event! However, if you have a new technology to show off, that is what you will be able to do! There may be some investors, but tonight is more about demo'ing tech and networking!

W&#65279;hat kinds of tech will be represented? Software, Hardware, Saas, Paas, NFTs, Blockchain, Crypto, and maybe a few other not-so-technical things.

Hosted by Dan Gudema

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