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The Future of Data Layer Strategies: Trends & Innovations (Sept. 29th)
Tuesday, September 29th, 2020: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
online

Transformative technologies have continually reshaped and accelerated the database industry for decades. Agility and resilience are the keys to survival. As the role of data and analytics continues to expand and become more mission critical, these trends are pushing the limits of current approaches, leading to cycles of rapid innovation to meet new customer demands. To stay ahead of the curve, it is paramount to keep your data layer at the forefront of your technology strategy to preserve your agility and resilience in such uncertain times.

Redis Labs and BWG Connect invite you to candid interactive industry discussion. Hear from Rachel Stephens, Analyst at RedMonk and Mike Anand, VP of Product Marketing at Redis Labs discuss the top data and analytic trends that are crucial to drive innovation, and optimize your business for competitive advantage.

Discussion Topics

  • How to leverage top database trends to resource optimize, reinvent processes, and reshape business models
  • Where to enhance and prioritize investments that have become first class in the database world
  • Identifying technology trends, and those with the biggest potential impact on an organization's competitive advantage

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

There are no sales pitches, presentations or costs to join, but space is limited and all participants are subject to BWG approval.

This event is co-hosted by BWG Connect and Redis Labs


How China's Cyber Threat Groups Support Beijing's Geopolitical Objectives (Sept. 30th)
Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 BST
Recorded Future researchers have examined China's core geopolitical objectives to explore how Chinese cyber threat groups have evolved to support them. Our analyses have revealed which threat actors have been particularly active, which geopolitical objectives are motivating them to carry out these cyberattacks, and what we might expect to see in the coming years.

Join us on Wednesday, 30 September at 10:00 AM BST for an interactive webinar on how China's cyber threat groups are supporting Beijing's geopolitical objectives, and learn how Recorded Future is helping organisations tackle the evolving threat landscape.


Understanding and Reducing the Cost of Cloud Storage (Sept. 30th)
Wednesday, September 30th, 2020: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
online

BWG Connect invites senior IT managers to participate in a candid, interactive, peer-to-peer, industry discussion. Hear from your peers on the importance of Digital Transformation, strategies being implemented and challenges being faced!

Discussion Topics

  • Understanding the total cost of data storage - Best practices for managing down the TCO of cloud storage
  • Fixed vs variable costs - Forecasting variable costs of data storage
  • AWS, GCP, Azure Cloud Storage TCOs
  • Cost profile of on-premise, colocation, and AWS cloud storage
  • Storage service level tiers and relative costs
  • Various licensing and payment models for data storage
  • Fixed cost, pay per consumption, reserved instances, subscription services

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

There are no sales pitches, presentations or costs to join, but space is limited and all participants are subject to BWG approval.

This event is co-hosted by BWG Connect and Pure Storage


Florida CIO Virtual Town Hall - Achieving Business Transparency (Sept. 30th)
Wednesday, September 30th, 2020: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
online

To maintain operations in fast-paced business environments, technology and security leaders must build trust across the C-suite and create a common vision and purpose. Business transparency and collaborative decision-making can create invaluable champions in the board, employees, and customers. By embracing transparency and aligning IT and security strategy to the business, CIOs and CISOs can drive competitive advantage, mitigate risk, and ultimately create business value.

Hosted by Evanta, a Gartner Company


2020 HMG Live! Chicago CIO Executive Leadership Summit (Oct 1st.)
Thursday, October 1st, 2020: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
online

The global pandemic has created unthinkable circumstances for business and for society. But one constant as we work through the business challenges spawned by this international crisis is the empathetic leadership that technology executives are demonstrating to their teams to help keep them safe, secure and engaged. The key for CIOs, CISOs and other technology executives to drive success for their companies is to draw from their past and current experiences in the current crisis and to apply a fresh mindset in leading the business forward into a brighter future with courage and compassion.

In this Digital Summit, top technology executives will share their advice on the roles that CIOs and tech leaders can play in driving innovation, reshaping the business and fashioning the future of work.

You'll also discover:

  • Successful approaches to leading authentically to strengthen employee engagement and motivation
  • Recommendations for driving innovation and business transformation with the C-suite
  • The challenges posed by a hybrid workforce model, along with fresh ideas on how to address them
  • How to keep employees inspired and feeling safe and secure to deliver positive business outcomes

Hosted by HMG Strategy


Managing Insider Risk in the Remote Era (Oct 1st)
Thursday, October 1st, 2020: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST)
online

In this virtual roundtable we'll discuss how insider risk has always been an issue that businesses have had to address. But the new work model, with users scattered to the winds, is exposing organizations to greater risks originating from their users driven by the current work dynamic. While every business should have an insider risk program in place, 2020 is showing us why it's important to push insider risk up the list of priorities.

Many are realizing that with a vastly distributed workforce, users can pose a significantly elevated risk to the business. While those risks often arise in response to users just trying to get their jobs done, we're seeing concerted and sophisticated efforts, across many industries, to compromise those users.

Hosted by CSO and Code42


Accelerating the New Intelligent Data Center (Oct. 14th)
Wednesday, October 14th, 2020: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
online

Discussion Topics

  • Accelerating applications within the data center

  • Increasing infrastructure deployment speed and accuracy

  • Adopting Automation

  • What initiatives are you de-prioritizing/prioritizing

  • What is happening to your Q3/Q4 IT spend to address the crisis

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 | 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST

There are no sales pitches, presentations or costs to join, but space is limited and all participants are subject to BWG approval.

This event is co-hosted by BWG Connect, NVIDEA, and Cambridge Computer


SF IT TechLauderdale
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Lunch With You Friends
Wednesday, September 29th, 2020: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Although the area restaurants are starting to open, most of us will still be working from home. We may not be attending networking events anytime soon, so we are inviting you to join us for lunch over GoToMeeting! Grab your lunch, log in and see your friends in the tech community while you enjoy the comfort of eating at home!

Join the GoToMeeting at noon:


TechLauderdale Lucky 13 Golf Tournament
Friday, November 13th, 2020: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The TechLauderdale Lucky 13 Golf Tournament is a hybrid event mixing a day of golf at the beautiful Plantation Preserve Course followed by a highly interactive 3D online post event party.

Join us at this socially distant but highly interactive networking event. Sponsors will enjoy the benefit of recognition at the event with traditional signage throughout the course and will also be recognized at the virtual post-event party.

All sponsors receive, promotion on website, social media, literature, signage at the Golf Tournament and recognition at our unique 3D virtual post event. TechLauderdale Corporate Members Receive Sponsorship Discounts

Early Registration (By Oct 13):

  • TechLauderdale Members: $125 Single Player, $500 Foursome
  • Non-Members: $160 Single Player, $640 Foursome

Note: you can become a member for just $100 for the year or $10/month: join

Learn, Connect, and Grow


SF IT SIM
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Board Perspectives & Expectations of the CIO and IT
Thursday, October 1st, 2020: 12:00 PM to 100 PM
online

Join us for an up-close, behind the scenes view of what a Board of Directors expects from the CIO and their IT Organizations, including what has changed post COVID19 and how Board members view the function of IT across the business. Learn what you can do as a leader in your organization to position IT for success with Executive Leadership.

Whether you are a public company or privately owned, the information in this session will help you better understand how the top executives and advisors to your organization depend on technology, data, and results to run the business.

Hosted by SIM South Florida


SF IT vBeers Broward
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vBeers South Florida - Weekly Virtual Meetups via Zoom - Oct 7th
Wednesday, October 7th, 2020: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
vBeers meetups are informal networking events for South Florida Tech professionals.

In-person vBeers are suspended until the COVID-19 thread is diminished and public gathering are again allowed. I will host a Virtual vBeers every Wednesday until in-person events resume.

After the intros, the rest of meeting will be an informal hangout!

Please join the live meeting at 6:00PM EST with this Zoom link:

You can also join by phone:

  • Meeting ID: 792 850 274
  • 646 558 8656 US
  • +16465588656,,792850274# US (New York)

vBeers@Boca is sponsored by TechLauderdale:

  • "TechLauderdale promotes the growth, connectivity, and awareness of the thriving technology ecosystem in Greater Fort Lauderdale"

Hosted by John J. McLaughlin


vBeers South Florida - Weekly Virtual Meetups via Zoom - Wed 30th
Wednesday, September 30th, 2020: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
vBeers meetups are informal networking events for South Florida Tech professionals.

In-person vBeers are suspended until the COVID-19 thread is diminished and public gathering are again allowed. I will host a Virtual vBeers every Wednesday until in-person events resume.

After the intros, the rest of meeting will be an informal hangout!

Please join the live meeting at 6:00PM EST with this Zoom link:

You can also join by phone:

  • Meeting ID: 792 850 274
  • 646 558 8656 US
  • +16465588656,,792850274# US (New York)

vBeers@Boca is sponsored by TechLauderdale:

  • "TechLauderdale promotes the growth, connectivity, and awareness of the thriving technology ecosystem in Greater Fort Lauderdale"

Hosted by John J. McLaughlin


SF IT Palm Beach Events
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Video Production in a Digital World
Monday, September 28th, 2020: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
online

South Florida Tech Talks are weekly happy hours to network, learn and engage with local technology & entrepreneurial leaders that have experiences to share!

Video Production in a Digital World

The demand for video is insatiable. Businesses that are not incorporating video into their marketing plan are destined to fall behind. In this lecture we will discuss how the tools for video production are being democratized in such a way that anyone can become a content creator for their business, and how current trends are signaling a transition into narrative-driven immersive content.

Hosted by Nikki Cabus From Learn Palm Beach Tech


SF IT IIBA
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The Analysis of our #1 Stakeholder
Tuesday, September 29th, 2020: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
online

As business analysis professionals our main goal is usually to ensure that value is delivered to our stakeholders in order to create better business outcomes. What if we take ourselves into consideration as our #1 stakeholder?

Regardless if you are a strategist, an expert BA, or simply have a general awareness of business analysis it's important to create an awareness of your personal current state and your goals - What value are you seeking in your career, in life? We will utilize the Business Analysis Core Concept Model (BACCM) to guide us in this discussion

Hosted by IIBA


SF IT Sales
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Monthly Meetup of IT Sales and Marketing Professionals - South Florida
Monday, September 28th, 2020: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
online

This is a group for IT Sales and Marketing Professionals to meet with their peers, learn from each other and share referrals.

In-person meetups are suspended until the COVID-19 threat is diminished and public gathering are again allowed, we will run the next meetup (or two) as Zoom video conferences.

I will ask each participant to introduce themselves - who are you, what do you do, what does your company do, etc.

That will be followed by an open discussion.

Hosted by John J. McLaughlin From ITSMP


SF IT Blockchain
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EOS Miami Open Office Hours : Ask Your Blockchain Technical & Business Questions
Monday, September 28th, 2020: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
online

Office Hours dedicated to answering all of your questions about developing Blockchain Applications!

This is a beginner-friendly environment geared towards Blockchain enthusiasts, ALL ARE WELCOME !

Hosted by Praveen Yalamanchi and Marlon


SF IT Hadoop
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Practical Enterprise AI: Case Studies from Leading Companies
Monday, September 28th, 2020: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
online

Join us on Monday, September 28 at 10:00 am PDT at the live webinar followed by the QnA session to hear how leading companies implement advanced personalization by leveraging Enterprise AI.

Our speakers:

  • Ilya Katsov, Head of Data Science at Grid Dynamics
  • Jeff Song, Sr.Manager, Data Science at CVS Health

Hosted by Julia Mohler From Miami Hadoop User Group


Managing Serverless Costs with Kubernetes
Tuesday, September 29th, 2020: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
online

Serverless has been widely accepted as a mechanism to deploy and run software easily. However, the cost of running production scale workloads on Serverless can be surprisingly high. Wouldn't it be great if we could get the benefits of running workloads on serverless without the hassle of worrying about costs?

Enter Knative, an open standard allowing you to run serverless workloads on your own Kubernetes clusters. In this talk, we will walk through a real world example of how we used Google CloudFunctions (FaaS) at WP Engine to deploy a serverless data pipeline, and then transitioned that workload to using Cloud Run (built upon Knative) and Kubernetes to achieve the same results at a greatly reduced cost. We will dive deep into how we achieved the cost savings, handle fault tolerance, concurrency and auto-scaling...

Hosted by Julia Mohler From Miami Hadoop User Group


SF IT Javascript
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Redux is DEAD! Long live HOC!
Tuesday, September 29th, 2020: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
online

REDUX made ReactJS 10 times more productive. But there's a new BETTER way to keep state in your Application.

That new way is HOC or Higher-Order Components in React. This is a way of using Hooks to replace application state (i.e. no Redux). It's one of the topics in React that everyone is trying to learn. And so the best way to learn is from a teacher that knows it!

Todd Albert is the Founder and Head Teacher of Boca Code which is Boca Raton's best Developer Bootcamp.

Hosted by Damian Montero From Palm Beach JavaScript


SF IT Thinkful
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What is UX/UI Design?
Monday, September 28th, 2020: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
online

Visual designers make websites look beautiful. UX/UI designers make them work. Go behind the scenes in this free crash course as we explore the day-to-day of the role, the skills you'll need, and how to launch a career in this lucrative field.

Wondering what UX/UI Design is and if it's the right career for you? Join us as we cover the rise of the UX/UI design industry, what a designer actually does, and all of the different types of roles that exist in the UX/UI field.

Hosted by Ivy Rueb from Thinkful


SF IT SFISSA
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2020 SFISSA Hack the Flag Conference and NO QRTR CTF
Saturday, October 3rd, 2020: 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM
FIU Graham Center Ballroom

Join us Saturday October 3rd for the South Florida ISSA is holding our annual 'Hack the Flag' event this year virtually. We expect that next year we will be back at FIU's Graham Center Ballroom and will be able to have our signature event including the Chili Cookoff and Beer Garden. This event will be attended by a range of Information Security managers, professionals, and students.

Beginner TropiCon CTF - Never played a CTF before? Our beginner game will be perfect for you. There will be people to help out, and get you in the right direction. You won't have that stuck feeling! It's also a great way to learn how to start doing CTF's.

Advanced CTF - Are you a CTF pro? The advanced CTF game is here with all new challenges! Join NO QRTR CTF hosted by %27 of Hackmiami. Learn more about NO QRTR CTF at noqrtrctf.com

Conference Talks - Be prepared for innovative cybersecurity talks during the conference.

Hosted by South Floirda ISSA


SF IT Code for FLL
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OpenHackNight @ Ultimate Software
Wednesday, September 30th, 2020: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
online

Join us for our OpenHackNight at Ultimate Software! We'll be in the Think Tank Room on the third floor in Phase 10. Go to the front desk in the lobby on the first floor and Ryan will help everyone get to the room.

Use this as an opportunity to hack on a project, learn something new, and meet fellow citizens interested in open gov/open data.

Hosted by Rob Davis and Ryan Gates From Code for Fort Lauderdale


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