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Miami's AI Future: A Hackathon for Innovation and Progress (April 14th)

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SF IT vBeers Broward
vBeers South Florida (April 12th) Funky Buddha
Wednesday, April 12th, 2023: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
vBeers meetups are informal networking events for South Florida Tech professionals.

In-person, after work vBeers have resumed! Hang out with IT colleagues after work! Please share this message!


  • 2nd Wed - Funky Buddha, Oakland Park
  • 3rd Wed - Biergarten Boca, Boca Raton

Hosted by John J. McLaughlin, Board Member, South Florida Tech Hub

SF IT TechHub
Lunch & Learn: Excel Essentials: From Zero to Hero In One Hour (April 7th)
Friday, April 7th, 2023: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM ET

Learn essential skills such as data entry, formatting, and basic formulas, as well as tips and tricks for maximizing your productivity and efficiency and supercharging your analysis.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basic best practices for organizing data in Excel
  • Identify common functions and how to use them
  • Apply useful tools for data transformation and analysis, such as PivotTables and charts

You'll leave the workshop feeling confident and empowered to tackle any Excel challenge that comes your way. Don't miss out on this opportunity to transform your Excel skills - sign up today!

Hosted by South Florida Tech Hub

SoFlo Dev Con 2023 (Sat. April 15th)
Saturday, April 15th, 2023: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
NSU, Davie

This year's 18th ANNUAL SoFlo DevCon (formerly Code Camp) is expected to be our best one yet!

With almost 1000 attendees and over 100 speakers, this event continues to grow each year into a staple conference for software developers, designers, engineers and tech professionals across the region.

Topics and workshops will include Machine Learning, AI, VR/AR/MR, IoT, .NET, DevOps, MVC Framework, JavaScript, JQuery, SQL Server, Business Intelligence, Software Testing, Xamarin/Mobile Development, Azure/Cloud, Business/Career Development, and more!

Attendees enjoy this full day conference for FREE thanks to our community partners, sponsors, and Nova Southeastern University!

Hosted by SFTH

Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament & Fundraiser 2023 (May 5th)
Friday, May 5th, 2023: 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
The Club At Emerald Hills 4100 North Hills Drive Hollywood, FL 33021

Friday, May 5, 7am - 3pm EDT

Join us for our11th Annual Cinco De Mayo Golf Tournament!

We will be celebrating the wonderful diversity of our region, we'll be incorporating a colorful Cinco de Mayo theme throughout the event.

Your ticket includes:

  • Full 18 Hole Course Play
  • Driving Range
  • 8:00 am Shotgun Start
  • Golf Cart
  • Beverage Cart Service
  • Unlimited Soft Drinks & Snack
  • Golf Swag Bag - umbrella, golf balls, tees, towel and cup
  • Contests - longest drive, closest to the pin and TOP TEAM WINNER!
  • Lunch Buffet
  • Margarita Bar
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Gift Basket Raffle
  • Great Networking!

Will you be the top team this year?

This year's tournament will be played in a 'Scramble' format. Each player hits their own tee shot an then for every following shot, each team member pays from whichever ball they decide is best. This continues for each shot in the round allowing the team to have one combined score.

Good luck! - The top team (and bottom team) will win a prize this year!!

Hosted by SFTH

IT - CxO Podcasts
Future Of Drug Discovery: Generative AI In Pharma And Medicine
CXOTalk, March 27th, 2023
Join CXOTalk Live as we explore the latest developments in generative AI and drug discovery with Alex Zhavoronkov, CEO of Insilico Medicine. Discover how AI is transforming the pharmaceutical industry by accelerating drug development and identifying new drug targets.

SF IT BrainStation
Starting and Building a Career in UX Design
Wednesday, April 5th, 2023: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
BrainStation, Miami

With organizations and entire industries increasingly adopting digital-first approaches, understanding your audience and providing a great user experience has never been more essential. This is reflected in the job market; there are over 14,000 open positions in UX design currently available in the U.S. and 87% of hiring managers say that acquiring UX Designers is a top priority.

How can you take advantage of these exciting career opportunities?

Join us for a multi-disciplinary event that will explore the fastest-rising jobs in tech, including the growth of UX design, what skills are most important for success in the field, career paths, and more.

Hosted by BrainStation

IIBA: Supercharching Project Management With Humberto Arias (April 25th)
Tuesday, April 25th, 2023: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM ET

A seasoned and dynamic Program Manager with a track record of delivering high-impact projects across Europe, Central America, South America, and North America. With over 15 years of experience in the telecom, data analytics, and software development sectors, this professional brings a wealth of cross-functional team leadership and business growth expertise to the table. Possessing a unique combination of technical background as an Electronic Engineer, and advanced business degrees including an MBA and MSc, along with various project management certifications, including PfMP, PgMP, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-AHPP, PMI-AgileMetrics, PMI-CDP, and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

Hosted by IIBA South Florida

SF IT vBeers Boca
vBeers South Florida (April 19th) Biergarten Boca
Wednesday, April 19th, 2023: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
vBeers meetups are informal networking events for South Florida Tech professionals.

In-person, after work vBeers have resumed! Hang out with IT colleagues after work! Please share this message!

The April 19th event will be a joint event with SIM South Florida.


  • 2nd Wed - Funky Buddha, Oakland Park
  • 3rd Wed - Biergarten Boca, Boca Raton

About SIM

SIM South Florida connects the area's premier IT leaders - for business solution exchange, professional development, and timely education. SIM South Florida has quarterly chapter meetings, monthly SIM Women Lunches and an annual conference. The chapter also partners with other organizations to host joint events or provide discounts to non-SIM events for SIM Members.

The geographical scope of the South Florida Chapter is Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County. Subscribe to receive emails from the chapter to get notified of all relevant events in the area. If you are already subscribed, you will be sent a link to update your preferences.

Hosted by John J. McLaughlin, Board Member, South Florida Tech Hub

April AWS User Groups of Florida Meetup
Thursday, April 13th, 2023: 5:30 PM to 7;30 PM
Boca Raton Wimberly Library

We are excited to be hosted next month by FAU's University Library team!

The Rubin and Cindy Gruber Sandbox is one of the nation's first artificial intelligence (AI) collaboration labs and is located on campus in the S. E. Wimberly Library. This state-of-the art space is the perfect spot to help drive innovation & collaboration within our community.

Hosted by AWS User Groups of Florida

SF IT Training
Live Online - Open House For Fully Funded IT Training & Certifications!!
Wednesday, April 5th, 2023: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The Academy of Fort Lauderdale

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.

Our Corporate Division trains more than 2,000 IT Professionals and Developers from over 500 companies each year.

Hosted by The Academy of South Florida and CareerSource Broward

Learn how to jump-start a career in tech - without a tech background.
Thursday, April 6th, 2023: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Attend our Break into Tech event for an opportunity to:
  • See how computer and data scientists solve problems.
  • Hear about our Align Computer or Science Master's program, which is designed for people with no programming experience.
  • Learn why tech needs you and your diverse perspective.

Please note: Participants must hold a bachelor's degree or be nearing college graduation to participate.

Hosted by North Eastern University

SF IT Blockchain
Beers and Bitcoin
Thursday, April 6th, 2023: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Copperpoint Brewing Company

Casual discussion relating to crypto investing and blockchain technology. Were usually on the porch unless it is raining or cold. You can always find us though as some one should have a Flag on the table or be wearing bitcoin Merchandise.

Hosted by Blake From Palm Beach Blockchain Meetup

Bitcoin / Crypto / Blockchain Meetup - Palm Beach
Thursday, April 13th, 2023: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wxyz Bar, Delray

Join us for discussions on bitcoin & blockchain - web3 - metaverse - NFTs - ESG & more! We will feature leading experts on bitcoin's history, founders & engineers in blockchain & Women of BSV. This is a great opportunity to learn & network - RSVP now! Light bites & cocktails will be provided.

With unbounded scaling on-chain, the BSV blockchain supports the highest transaction volumes at fast speed with low fees, in addition to offering micropayment capabilities & the greater data capacity needed for large-scale blockchain applications. BSV supports a regulation-friendly blockchain ecosystem that enterprises want & governments require

Hosted by Robin deLisser From South Florida Bitcoin Meetup

SF IT Bitcoin
Bitcoin 2020 (Miami Beach, May 18-20)
Thursday, May 18th, 2023: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday, May 20th
Miami Beach Convention Center

Bitcoin 2023 is the world's largest Bitcoin gathering featuring the top speakers, sponsors and guest list in the industry. The parent company of the conference is BTC, Inc whose mission is 'propelling the world towards hyperbitcoinization'.

Bitcoin 2023 is hosted at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL.

Industry Day is hosted on May 18, 2023 accessible for Industry Pass and above. The GA main conference days are on May 19 and 20, 2023.

Hosted by BTC Media

Ideate Cohort 10 at The Levan Center of Innovation
Monday, April 10th, 2023: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Levan Center of Innovation

The Ideate Pillar is a four-week program that assists entrepreneurs with development of an idea that is tech enabled or a new innovation. This is done through design thinking and prototyping. This is a pre-seed stage where entrepreneurs have access to resources to identify a clear idea to commercialize.

Applications Due: April 10, 2023

Hosted by Levan Center of Innovation

Spacepreneur Pitch Night @ The Levan Center of Innovation (April 12th)
Wednesday, April 12th, 2023: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The Levan Center of Innovation planted the Space Flag in October 2022 recognizing that there are great opportunities for startups to create solutions using technology for all aspects of space needs, including healthcare, food, apparel, data, and software and hardware.

Parking is available in the multi-story garage located adjacent to the Alvin ShermanLibrary and College of Business buildings. Please park on second floor or above using PAY BY PHONE app.

Walk to the Alvin Sherman Library, which is diagonal from the parking garage (walk towards the roundabout and you will see a grass field to your right and the library towards the left) and take the elevator up to the 5th floor.

Hosted by Levan Center of Innovation

The Orbit Innovation Awards @ The Levan Center of Innovation (April 27th)
Thursday, April 27th, 2023: 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM ET
The Levan Center of Innovation is hosting the inaugural Orbit Innovation Awards on April 27, 2023, a celebration of our first anniversary impacting the South Florida community. The Orbit Awards are exactly one year from the Levan Center's formal grand opening, and we want to honor those who have helped us along the way.

We invite you to join us, and approximately 300 members of the South Florida community, in honoring the 13 award recipients that will be recognized for their support and contribution to the South Florida Innovation Ecosystem. The evening is comprised of food, drinks, entertainment, networking, a silent auction, and an awards ceremony. Tickets are only $100 and are available now at The Orbit Awards. Get yours today before they sell out!

Hosted by Levan Center of Innovation

SF IT eMerge
eMerge Americas April 20 + 21
Thursday, April 20th, 2023: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday April 21st
Miami Beach Convention Center

Experience and demo the latest technology advancements & solutions, all while networking with some of the industry's heavyweights.

eMerge continues to monitor COVID-19, and we are committed to the health and wellbeing of our attendees, partners and the community as a whole. We are following state and local guidelines and will be putting necessary safety measures in place at eMerge 2023.

We look forward to hosting you in April, with an extraordinary lineup of keynote speakers, interactive exhibits, live workshops, innovation challenges, and much more. Get ready to experience Miami's tech scene like never before.

Hosted by eMerge

JOIN, an informal assembly of data science folks
Wednesday, April 12th, 2023: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Whether you .merge, join(), JOIN or something else, we hope you'll join us for an informal chat.

Share what you're learning or exploring. If you're seeking a new role or hiring for one, let folks know. Maybe you've done something inspiring, insightful, or silly with LLMs.

Touch base with familiar faces and meet new ones.

The session will not be recorded so that anyone can feel free to share and chat.

All levels are welcome!

Hosted by Cris V. and Teodor G. from Data Science Study Group: South Florida

How Will AI Impact Your Future (April 20th)
Thursday, April 20th, 2023: 5:30 PM to 7;00 PM
Boca Raton Innovation Campus

Real-life examples will be presented, ranging from Genomics and Alzheimer's to business, education, ChatGPT, and the ethics of AI. Enjoy an interactive, engaging, and thought-provoking session from a leader with a proven track record of innovation who has successfully leveraged AI to make a game-changing impact on the human condition.

Hosted by BRIC

SF IT HackMiami
HackMiami Conference 2023 (May 19-20)
Friday, May 19th, 2023: 8:00 AM to 11AM
Marenas Beach Resort, Sunny Isles Beach

HackMiami X 2023 Conference will consist of training classes on May 19, 2023 and speaking tracks on Saturday May 20, 2023.

Track 1 - NuWorld0rder - A novice track will be available for hackers who are learning the game. If you have a presentation that you believe would be beneficial to the community and will give attendees a information that can be used to advance their skills, knowledge, and/or careers, then this is the track for you. Total presentation time is 45 minutes with 10 minutes of Q&A.

Track 2 - 0ldWorld0rder - An advanced track for the hackers looking to show off their latest projects and research. If you have any hot research, code drops, vulnerability disclosures, or attack methodologies that you want to present on, then this is the track for you. Total presentation time is 45 minutes with 10 minutes of Q&A.

Hosted by HackMiami

SF IT Javascript
FloridaJS - Artificial Intelligence 101 by Barkha Herman
Tuesday, April 4th, 2023: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Boca Code, Boca Raton

AI & ChatGPT is on everyone's mind these days and everyone's been asking us to get an expert to help us understand all this new exciting world everyone's been talking about.

Well we've gotten the best one. Barkha Herman is our speaker for a full presentation on the basics (and maybe some details) of AI. She is an expert having studied Neural Networks since 1991 and worked at Microsoft Research Group for nearly a decade.

As a Developer Advocate for StarTree (the creators of Apache Pinot) and the founder of South Florida Women in Tech, she's a natural at teaching and AI & ML come natural to her.

Hosted by Damian Montero From FloridaJS

Next.JS & Pizza: Building a Solid Storefront With the basement Spice
Tuesday, April 18th, 2023: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
4Geeks Academy, Miami

Join us at 4Geeks Academy, an award winning coding bootcamp, to learn how to quickly build and deploy fast & reliable storefronts using Next.JS, Tailwind CSS, Shopify & Vercel. Bring your device to have a primer on our stellar stack as we code together a simple t-shirt shop site with the help of our BSMNT Commerce Toolkit.

izza and beers are on us. We'll celebrate our achievements at React Miami Conf!

What you will learn:

  • An easy start on Next.js with TypeScript
  • Translating our custom design to real code
  • Styling with Tailwind, the utility-first CSS framework
  • Connecting the store with the Shopify Storefront API with hooks.
  • How to live preview the project and ship it faster than ever with Vercel
  • Some tips and tricks for building and deploying fast websites
  • A final walkthrough of our BSMNT Commerce Toolkit

Hosted by 4Geeks Academy

React Miami 2023 (April 20 - 21)
Thursday, April 20th, 2023: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday April 21st
Miami Beach Convention Center

Your ticket to React Miami includes:

  • Full Access to 2 conferences - React Miami and eMerge Americas!

  • 2 full days of 28 expert speaker sessions

  • Opening Party with React Documentary viewing at the Rooftop Cinema Club South Beach

  • Afterparty at Backyard at Marseilles

  • and so much more!

28 Expert Speaker Sessions

Covering topics such as Performance, TypeScript, GraphQL, Design Systems, Infrastructure, Web3, Animations, Testing, Micro Frontends, and more!

Hosted by G2i and JS World Conferences

ChatGPT & The Coming AI Revolution
Thursday, April 20th, 2023: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Lauderdale Woman's Club

Seize the opportunity to explore AI's future with Brett Tabke, as he unveils ChatGPT's impact on digital marketing. Learn to elevate your work by harnessing this technology for captivating content and targeted campaigns.

Tabke will talk about ChatGPT and the coming AI revolution. This technology has the potential to enable the creation of content that is both SEO-friendly and engaging, as well as the ability to produce highly targeted and personalized marketing campaigns. The possibilities for ChatGPT are vast and limited only by one's imagination, as it can be utilized for everything from crafting compelling copy to generating social media posts that capture attention. Tabke will talk about how to up the quality and quantity of your work using AI and ChatGPT service.

Hosted by sfim@

SF IT Miami Events
The #MiamiTech Happy Hour!
Wednesday, April 5th, 2023: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This is a casual recurring happy hour for new and old Miamians interested in connecting with fellow entrepreneurs, investors, tech folks!

We host this gathering every other week, at the FREEHOLD - find us in the outdoor area!

We start at 6 PM. It usually lasts for a few hours - come and go when works for you.

There is street parking around the area.

Hosted by Natalia Martinez-Kalinina + Chris Adamo

Tech Tuesdays Miami Kickoff Happy Hour
Tuesday, April 4th, 2023: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
PS Social

the free workspace and event series designed to connect and empower founders, funders, coders, creatives, and community builders in the tech.

During the daytime between 10am - 6pm, the space is available for the Miami Tech Community to learn, build, and grow. Organizations that support tech can utilize the space for bootcamps and mentor programming. During the evening hours of 6pm - 10pm, the space is available to host events that allow people in tech to come together for intimate experiences.

At the kickoff, you'll have the chance to tour the space, meet the office hours mentors, as well sign up to host and attend events happening at the space. Each First Tuesday Happy Hour (including the kickoff), one startup will be called up from the crowd at randomly to pitch.

  • 7:00 pm - Doors Open and Networking
  • 8:00 pm - Open Remarks and Fireside
  • 8:30 - Pitch On Sight and Networking
  • 9:30 pm - Closing Remarks
  • 10:00 pm - Doors Closed

Hosted by plain sight

SF IT Agile
FREE REMOTE Agile Coaching Clinic
Saturday, April 8th, 2023: 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM

If you find yourself working from home and want to learn new skills to catapult your career and build Agile, Remote High Performing Teams, this is the workshop for you.

Attend this Agile remote workshop that is customized for today's remote challenges. Obtain the techniques to make a difference in your organization.

Are you interested in getting to know what Agile is and how it works in the business world? Do you want to know the difference between Waterfall and Agile? Or maybe you are interested in understanding the most popular Agile frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, Scaling). Do you want to learn how a Scrum Master can take a Remote Agile team to 'High Performing', then this workshop is ideal for you?

Hosted by Rick Regueira from South Florida Agile Association

SF IT Startup Grind FLL
AfroTek South Florida: Building Bridges. A Journey Into Global African Innovation (April 27th)
Thursday, April 27th, 2023: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM ET
Venture Cafe Miami

Limited attendance, please secure your admission ticket to receive a registration link.

  • Who: African Founders, Funders, Facilitators
  • What: AfroTek South Florida
  • Where: Hybrid (Venture Cafe Miami / Virtual link will be emailed)
  • When: Thursday, April 27th, from 5:00-9:00PM EST

We're excited to invite you to join us for an evening of connections, celebration, and conversation with the global African tech community.

Our African, European, and American partners are joining forces with the South Florida tech community to explore African innovation, culture, and cuisine during Miami Tech Month.

Hosted by Marc Lissade from StartUp Grind

SF IT IronHack
Secure Your Future: Cybersecurity Bootcamp Talk
Wednesday, April 5th, 2023: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Join us for an exciting webinar on cybersecurity. We'll be discussing everything you need to know about our cybersecurity bootcamp, the benefits of pursuing a career in cybersecurity, and some real-life examples.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Why cybersecurity is becoming increasingly important in today's digital age
  • How our cybersecurity bootcamp can help you gain the necessary skills and knowledge to start a career in cybersecurity
  • The different career paths available in cybersecurity
  • Real-life examples of cybersecurity

Don't miss out on this valuable opportunity to learn more about the cybersecurity industry and how you can be a part of it.

Hosted by IronHack

Miami's AI Future: A Hackathon for Innovation and Progress (April 14th)
Friday, April 14th, 2023:
Miami Dade College Idea Center

eMerge Americas and Ironhack have teamed up again this year to present the annual eMerge Americas Hackathon!

Over 100 developers, designers and tech enthusiasts will be tasked to create an innovative and unique solution using AI that drives impactful progress within the Miami ecosystem. Our hackathon is designed for anyone to participate, regardless of skill level. We encourage beginners that are interested in web development and design to participate and interact with other hackers and industry mentors.

The general theme for this hackathon consists of creating a tool using AI to drive innovation within 3 specific industries in Miami. The industries and specific guidelines will be disclosed the day of the event.

Hosted by ironhack and eMerge Americas

Create First-Party Data to Deliver Next-Gen Customer Experiences
Tuesday, April 18th, 2023: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

In this webinar, industry experts will discuss how to solve customer data and analytics challenges with next-best action and retargeting strategies. Join us as we talk about customer demand for personalization, data management trends, and best practices for collecting and processing customer behavioral data and using a data lakehouse to eliminate disparate data problems.

Hosted by TDWI

SF IT Startup
The Startup Founder's Guide to Building an Effective Go-To-Market Strategy
Monday, April 3rd, 2023: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Build a strong foundation for your startup by creating a well-planned go-to-market strategy. This interactive session will provide you with practical insights and actionable tips for launching and scaling your business. Our guest speaker Daniel Francavilla, who is an expert in advising early-stage startups, will be happy to share his knowledge on key topics like market research, product positioning, pricing strategy, and sales tactics.

What You'll Learn:

  • Why do you need a clear go-to-market strategy
  • A step-by-step approach to defining your product-market fit, target audience, competition, and distribution
  • How to differentiate your product from the competition

Hosted bu Jonathan Greechan

SF IT Broward Events
Fort Lauderdale Tech Meetup (April 3rd)
Monday, April 3rd, 2023: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The Fitz Bar & Lounge 503 Southwest 2nd Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

  • Already in the tech community? This is a great time to practice your pitch with people you meet, find a partner, investors, employees or a mentor.

  • New to tech? You're in the right place. Come to learn, connect and get plugged in with this incredible community of innovators.

  • who should come? Anyone and everyone interested, just RSVP.

  • The Agenda: Drinks & networking. A happy hour menu will be provided by the Fitz Bar (21 and older establishment).

  • By attending, participants also acknowledge and grant permission for the use of photos and videos they may appear in for promotional material by the organizers or sponsors.

See you there!

PS. Once you register, open your confirmation email to read about a special invitation to join the online meet-and-greet.

Hosted by By Julia Lucidi

IT - CxO Security Events
DARKReading: How Applications Are Attacked: A Year in Application Security (April 4th)
Tuesday, April 4th, 2023: 1:0 PM to 2:00 PM

Cloudflare sees up to 61 million requests per second, meaning we have an unprecedented view into Internet trends like application attacks and API traffic, and automated bot activity. We have put that incredible visibility to use by profiling a year of attacks targeting the applications that run business.

Join Cloudflare Field CTO Trey Guinn and Product Marketing Director, Dan Gould, as they discuss key attacks that organizational security postures must account for in 2023 such as:

  • Most commonly mitigated attacks.
  • The rise of brute force account takeover.
  • How DDoS attacks compare to application attacks.
  • The role of bad bots vs. verified bot traffic.
  • Where API traffic fits in - and how attackers target APIs.

Presented live by featured speakers Trey Guinn & Dan Gould. Moderated by Michael Krieger.

Hosted by DARKReading

Security Boulevard: The Five-Step Journey to Complete Cloud Security (April 5th)
Wednesday, April 5th, 2023: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
In this program, our expert speaker will discuss five key areas to ensure your cloud security coverage is complete. We'll dive into unique challenges that come with securing complex cloud environments and provide you with streamlined strategies to address them. Plus, we'll show you how to leverage the data you already have to make your security more effective.

Key Takeaways:

  • Five key areas to focus on when securing cloud-native applications
  • How to leverage automation for more effective and efficient cloud security
  • Why a single-platform approach is the best fit for cloud security

Hosted by Security Boulevard

Blackhat: Insights From The 2023 State Of Cloud Threat Detection And Response Report (April 6th)
Thursday, April 6th, 2023: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
It probably comes as no surprise that most organizations already conduct the majority of their computing in the cloud. In fact, according to the "State of Cloud Threat Detection and Response" report, four of every 10 orgs shifted even more computing to the cloud over the past year. Organizations report maintaining, on average, 65% of their infrastructure in the cloud, with 72% leveraging multi-cloud environments - meaning they use multiple public cloud computing and storage services from different vendors in a single heterogeneous architecture to improve capabilities and reduce cost.

Hosted by blackhat

DevOps: The Impact of Low-Code/No-code on DevOps (April 10th)
Monday, April 10th, 2023: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
The simple fact is, it's faster to build applications using low-code tools. Rather than allowing the application development backlog to become worse than it already is, many professional developers have concluded it's simply more expedient to build many of those applications using a low-code tool that automates much of the code-writing process. The challenge now is finding a way to integrate all the application development projects being launched with DevOps workflows to ensure those applications are deployed, updated and secured properly.

Hostes by

Security Boulevard: The State of Cloud-Native Security 2023 (April 12th)
Wednesday, April 12th, 2023: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
The State of Cloud-Native Security Report 2023 is the result of a months-long survey traversing seven countries and five sectors of industry to consult with 2,500 cloud security and DevOps professionals-from chief executives to developers to security technicians-with the goal of identifying pivotal decisions affecting cloud-native development and security outcomes.

Our expert will walk you through important findings including:

  • The majority (90%) of orgs can't detect, contain and resolve cyberthreats within an hour
  • New deployment frequency has increased by 68% in the past 12 months
  • A full 73% of organizations report an above-average turnover rate in cloud security roles
  • More than three-quarters (78%) of respondents want better day-one security from the tools they choose
  • And 77% of organizations said aligning security tools with security goals is challenging

You do not want to miss this session!

Hosted by Security Boulevard

Security Boulevard: Securing Open Source (April 24th)
Monday, April 24th, 2023: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
It's not just small startups that are dependent on open source software-enterprises and even many federal agencies are increasingly relying on open source software and applications. Following an executive order from the Biden administration that requires federal agencies to secure software supply chains, organizations of all sizes are revisiting how they consume open source software and its potential to harbor any number of vulnerabilities.

Hosted by Security Boulevard

Evanta: Florida CISO Town Hall (April 26th)
Wednesday, April 26th, 2023: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Join fellow CISOs in the Florida community to discuss:

1: Choosing the right investments that deliver value to the business

2: Going beyond the metric of number attacks to outcome-driven metrics such as how fast systems can be

3: Communicating with the board about cybersecurity through a business perspective

Members of the Florida CISO community will lead the interactive discussion and share lessons learned.

Hosted by Evanta

IT - CxO Events
SNIA: Cyberstorage and XDR: Threat Detection through a Storage Lens (April 4th)
Tuesday, April 4th, 2023: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Storage houses what the bad actors are targeting - your data. Is there anything we can do from within the storage layer to further enhance defense in depth?

Enter "Cyberstorage", a term coined by Gartner, which is defined as doing threat detection and response in storage software or hardware. A parallel, related trend in the security industry is eXtended Detection and Response (XDR) which shifts some of the threat detection from centralized security monitoring tools (SIEMs) down into each domain (e.g., endpoint, network) for faster detection and automated response. Factor in the growing impact of ransomware and all these forces are driving the need to find creative, new ways to detect malware, including from inside the storage domain.

In this session we'll discuss:

  • Cyberstorage and XDR - what are these emerging trends?
  • Threat detection and response methods through a storage lens
  • Possible approaches for detection when used in conjunction with security tooling
  • Why silos between security and storage need to be addressed for successful threat detection

Hosted by SNIA

IDC: The Rise of Social Within ESG: Where Organizations Stand, Where They Want To Go, and What They Need To Get There (April 5th)
Wednesday, April 5th, 2023: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
In recent years, increased calls for social justice and global supply chain issues have heightened focus on social aspects of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing that can directly affect the enterprise value and link ESG to corporate performance and offerings. This focus includes social issues internal to an organization (e.g., DE&I and employee health and safety), as well as social issues external to an organization (e.g., human rights and community impact).

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The Gartner 2023 Leadership Vision for Security and Risk Management (April 5th)
Wednesday, April 5th, 2023: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM ET
As the digital world experiences unprecedented levels of disruption, the old patterns for protection cannot keep up with public cloud computing, digital democratization and radical outsourcing. As key enablers of digital business, security and risk management (SRM) leaders must help the enterprise balance the associated risks and benefits. Gartner identified a number of new success patterns, but it will take several years to fully establish best practices for continuously evolving digital environments. This complimentary webinar will help security and risk management leaders protect their organizations against digital risks with guidance from the Gartner Security and Risk Management Leadership Vision.

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Gartner: The Future of AI & Its Impact on Your Organization (April 7th)
Friday, April 7th, 2023: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM ET
Artificial intelligence (AI) will change every aspect of digital work in the coming decade. AI's reach will proliferate in your organization and those of your partners, customers, and rivals, thanks to continued advances in hardware, software, analytics, and the ability to scale these changes.

  • Set hiring priorities for your artificial intelligence initiatives
  • Discover novel use cases for AI
  • Calculate business value for your AI ideas

Hosted by Gartner

BWGStrategy: Digital-First Creative: Rethinking Creative Content for the Omni-Channel Era (April 11th)
Tuesday, April 11th, 2023: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Learn how to rethink your creative content for the omni-channel era, putting digital first and repurposing traditional content for maximum impact

Discover the most effective ways to repurpose your digital creative assets across the right channels

Find out how an iterative creative testing approach puts data at the center of your creative strategy, allowing you to create content that truly resonates with your target audience

Hosted by BWGStrategy

TechTalk Summits: Analyst Series With IDC, East (April 11th)
Tuesday, April 11th, 2023: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Join an IDC Analyst as they shares unique research insights, options, and best practices to guide senior IT leaders. Participants will come away with persuasive data, fresh ideas, and new solutions for today's and tomorrow's challenges.

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.

Our partners at IDC are constantly working to bring current, relevant data that CIOs need. Join the conversation to ensure that the insights we bring you are useful & applicable in your work scenarios.

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Gartner: How Do You Lead When the World is in Permanent Crisis Mode? (April 12th)
Wednesday, April 12th, 2023: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Between geopolitical tensions, the pandemic, the economy and climate urgency, we seem to never be out of crisis mode. If this is the new normal, how should leaders lead? Boards of directors continue to make digital acceleration and digital momentum a top business priority for enterprises and their workforces. Unfortunately, while the board is yelling, 'Faster!' workers are exhausted, suffering from chronic physical and emotional fatigue. To keep employees safe and productive, management must immediately address workers' anxiety and fatigue, and do what it can to improve work-life balance.

Hosted by Gartner

Data Science Innovators Conference 2023 (April 12th-13th)
Wednesday, April 12th, 2023: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday, April 13th
Industry leaders and practitioners show how data is shaping their respective industries and sub-industries - with the goal of sharing knowledge and applications that can be transferred cross-industry.

The program will feature industry-specific data experts speaking to innovative applications and models being leveraged by their individual industries, with the goal of sharing transferable knowledge and techniques that data scientists and executives can apply in their own respective industries.

Hosted by Data Science Connect

CIO's Cloud & Data Summit (April 12th)
Wednesday, April 12th, 2023: 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST
It's no secret that cloud and data are critical to innovation, transformation, and growth. But are you getting the business value you want from your cloud and data strategy and investments? Explore the key to cloud and data success at CIO's Future of Cloud Summit. Register for this one-day virtual event to optimize your business results through hybrid cloud, multi-cloud, data lakes, AI/machine learning/analytics, and more.

Hear strategies from tech leaders driving innovation and transformation with secure, scalable cloud and data operations - and get an inside look at the challenges they faced in their goal to optimize their outcomes. Don't wait - register today!

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Container Journal: A Platform Team's Guide to Kubernetes (April 13th)
Thursday, April 13th, 2023: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
If you are thinking of building a Kubernetes platform on which your developers can build applications, it's important to know where to start, what questions to ask and how to get developers to actually use it. What do you need to check off your list? Are you building a 'paved road' and hoping developers use it right? What other factors should you consider? Are you becoming a Kubernetes help desk?

Hosted by Container Journal

SNIA: Top 12 Trends in Data and Cloud Storage (April 13th)
Thursday, April 13th, 2023: 2:00 PM to
The SODA Foundation, in partnership with Linux Foundation Research, has recently published its Data and Storage Trends 2022 Report, 'Data and Storage Strategies in the Era of the Data-Driven Enterprise.' The findings from this global study provide a comprehensive look at the intersection of cloud computing, data and storage management, the configuration of environments that end-user organizations are gravitating to, and priorities of selected capabilities over the next several years.

SNIA is pleased to host SODA members who led this important research for a live discussion and in-depth look at key trends driving data and storage, including:

  • The top 12 trends in data and storage
  • Data security challenges facing container deployments
  • Approaches to public cloud deployment
  • Challenges for storage observability
  • Focus on hybrid and multi-cloud deployments
  • Top use cases for cloud storage services
  • The impact of open source and data and storage

Hosted by SNIA

DevOps: Why a Streaming First Approach to Digital Modernization Matters (April 18th)
Tuesday, April 18th, 2023: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Organizations today are collecting more data than ever and depending on the IT architecture; it can live anywhere. With executives pushing to move to cloud and reimagine existing processes, it can be difficult for teams to answer the call and integrate data from all of their mission-critical systems. And, even if you can find a way to integrate the data, how do you know that data can be trusted and accurately represent what is happening in real-time?

During this webinar we will cover:

  • How to easily integrate data from critical, established systems into next-gen cloud and data platforms
  • How to break down data silos by quickly building modern data pipelines that drive innovation
  • Ways to expand uses for data that already exists in your enterprise

Hosted by Buckle Up! Implementing Modern Testing Strategies to Accelerate Software Delivery (April 19th)
Wednesday, April 19th, 2023: 11:00AM to 12:00 PM
CIOs need to plan ahead and build a modern testing strategy from the start to mitigate risks, prevent operational disruptions and improve the quality, scalability and reliability of the applications before they are released into the market.

Our panel of experts talk about the different types of testing CIOs need to consider when migrating to the cloud, how to perform parallel testing and why enterprises must implement modern testing strategies to accelerate software delivery and achieve true digital transformation.

DevOps OnRamp (May 4th)
Thursday, May 4th, 2023: 8:45 AM to 3:45 PM
Wherever software goes, DevOps follows and it's become the standard of software development methodologies. As organizations face increasing pressure to adapt faster and become more agile, getting DevOps right and adopting a DevOps mindset is crucial to deliver high-quality software faster and increase business value. And that opens up great opportunities for anyone looking to start a new career or pivot from an existing role in technology.

At DevOps Onramp, you'll find everything you need to get started with DevOps-best practices, processes and tools and tips and tricks from experienced practitioners sharing their real-world experiences. We'll go through the basics of DevOps, how to get started, how to choose the right technologies, common challenges and the benefits of DevOps. The rush has started-don't be left behind!

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