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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

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IT - CxO Events
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CIO: IT, The Cloud, Your Customer, and The Future of Brick-and-Mortar (Nov 24th)
Tuesday, November 24th, 2020: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
online

In most sectors and industries, organizations today are confronting a new reality. Whether you run IT in retail, government, education, healthcare-or dozens of other sectors-you now must deliver products and services to customers, consumers, patients, students, and citizens without using physical storefronts or locations.

That changes the equation not only in terms of fulfillment, but also marketing, messaging, customer service, and customer retention. The key is to securely expand your digital channels of communication, requiring greater integration of cloud-based data and processes. These changes not only affect the customer journey, but also the digital experience of employees who work with customers.

In our interactive, one-hour discussion, we'll tackle the following issues:

  • How to replicate brick and mortar experiences in marketing, sales, and customer service.
  • The challenge of fulfillment: product and service delivery as your market evolves and your business adapts.
  • Lessons from industry use cases: retail, education, healthcare, financial services, government, and more.
  • All digital, all (most) of the time: The new buyer's journey and the employee experience.

Hosted by CIO


CIO: Accelerating SAP Modernization Strategies to Support Business Transformation Initiatives (Nov. 30th)
Monday, November 30th, 2020: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
online

Learn how top CIOs are properly incorporating core packages like SAP into business transformation initiatives.

You and a select group of IT executives from across the country will discuss:

  • Strategic drivers behind SAP modernization -- goals and expectations

  • Operational challenges and opportunities that must be addressed to advance business transformation objectives in a rapid -- and risk adjusted -- manner
  • Key investments that will contribute to success and mitigate risks from a people, process and technology perspective

  • The role that emerging technologies -- like artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML), internet of things (IoT), and robotic process automation (RPA) -- can play in optimizing SAP in today's hybrid, multi-cloud infrastructure environment

Hosted by CIO


2020 HMG Live! Florida CIO Executive Leadership Summit (Dec. 1st)
Tuesday, December 1st, 2020: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
online

Learning from the Past and Present to Reshape the Future Business

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.

Hosted by HMG Strategy


BWG: Accelerating the New Intelligent Data Center for Financial Services (Dec. 2nd)
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
December 2, 2020 | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST

Discussion Topics:

  • Accelerating applications within the data center
  • Increasing infrastructure deployment speed and accuracy
  • Adopting Automation
  • What initiatives are you deprioritizing/prioritizing
  • What is happening to your Q3/Q4 IT spend to address the crisis

Event Partners: NVIDIA

Hosted by BWG


Evanta: Melbourne CIO Virtual Executive Summit (Dec. 2nd)
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020: 9:00 PM to 2:30 PM
online

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Melbourne CIO Virtual Executive Summit.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CIOs today:

  • Embracing accelerated change and leading through disruption
  • Navigating the shifting future of the CIO & CISO
  • Creating a data-driven enterprise

Hosted by Evanta, a Gartner Company


CIO: The Next Phase of Workforce Continuity: Optimizing the Employee Experience (Dec. 7th)
Monday, December 7th, 2020: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
online

Topics covered specifically during this virtual roundtable include:

  • Collaboration tools, self-service, and extending the perimeter of the organization.
  • Zero Trust and ensuring actions are situationally aware and contextually risk appropriate.
  • Productivity and measurement: KPIs for the workforce in 2021 and beyond.
  • Infrastructure ready: supporting workers 'on prem' wherever that may be.
  • Promoting agility and innovation: new views of product and service creation.
  • How the employee journey affects the quality of the customer journey.

Join us and see the difference: a professionally moderated conversation that's valuable, on point and full of the answers you've been seeking. Apply to attend today.

Hosted by CIO


CIO: The Multicloud Advantage Virtual Event (Dec. 8-10)
Tuesday, December 8th, 2020: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM to 2PM Thursday, December 10th
online

As organizations seek business stability and renewal beyond 2020's historic disruptions, many are finding resilience with multicloud strategies. Now, IDG and CIO present a major conference that will provide solutions and a clear roadmap for planning and managing a multicloud environment.

Join us and take full advantage of the event's state-of-the-art virtual venue - with live keynote talks by world-class CIOs and other experts, breakout sessions, informative on-demand videos, and more.

Register now for three days that could have a significant impact on your company, and on your career. December 8, 9, 10. The event is virtual. The benefits of attending are real.

Hosted by CIO


CSO: Securing Hybrid Enterprise Infrastructures Across a Distributed Workplace (Dec 10th)
Thursday, December 10th, 2020: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
online

Learn how top CSOs are securing hybrid enterprise infrastructures across distributed workplaces.

Topics covered specifically during this virtual roundtable include:

  • How has the threat and risk landscape evolved as more organizations operate across increasingly complex hybrid environments?
  • How aligned are current security operations with the shifting landscape? .
  • What specific changes do we need to see in response to operating in a hybrid environment?
  • How willing are C-suite executives to invest in the people, processes and technologies to modernize governance, risk and security operations?
  • What are the technological priorities - from a security standpoint - that should be in place to properly protect enterprise interests in today's heterogeneous computing environment?

Hosted by CSO


CIO: Outlook 2021: Key Trends in Driving Workloads and Applications to Cloud Infrastructures
Thursday, December 10th, 2020: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
online

Our executive panel, moderated by CIO Contributing Editor Lane Cooper includes:

  • Todd Carey, Global Head - AWS Business Group, Cognizant
  • Phil Potloff, Head, Enterprise Strategy Group, AWS
  • Wesley Story, Enterprise Strategist, AWS

This expert panel will review the workloads and data traffic that will be best optimized in public cloud environments in the months and years to come based on key decisions about:

  • The various scenarios for returning to the "new" workplace
  • The role cloud technology will play in elevating the "innovation" initiatives of organizations across industries
  • How organizations will harness cloud resources in 2021 to improve their models for customer engagement

Don't miss the opportunity for connection and conversation. The CIO fireside chat experience delivers:

  • A live video meeting led by Lane Cooper, a skilled host/CIO Contributing Editor.
  • An intimate, gathering of senior IT leaders, from diverse industries, all grappling with similar issues.
  • A secure, private conversation open only to a carefully vetted group (no recording, no playback).

Hosted by CIO


2020 SIM Connect Live - Powered by HMG Strategy
Thursday, December 15th, 2020: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
online

The Society for Information Management (SIM) International, led by CEO Mark Taylor and SIM's Board of Directors, has partnered with HMG Strategy, the world's largest independent and most trusted provider of technology executive networking events and unique thought leadership research, to co-produce this year's event.

Led by President and CEO Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy is a global community of more than 400,000 senior IT executives, industry experts, venture capitalists and industry search executives that's driven by and for CIOs and top-tier technology executives. Conjoining the Society's national membership with HMG Strategy's global community of senior technology executives will help make SIM Connect Live 2020 the must-attend event for IT leaders in 2020.

Hosted by HMG Strategy


SF IT vBeers Boca
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vBeers South Florida - Weekly Virtual Meetups via Zoom Dec. 2nd
Wednesday, December 2nd, 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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Hacking Demos and Best Practices
Monday, November 30th, 2020: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
online

Join James Hatzell, the Director of Marketing at SKOUT Cybersecurity, as he demos live hacks that show how bad actors phish, spoof and create malicious email forwarding rules to target businesses for financial gain. Register to learn more about the risks associated with breaches, and to review some best practices for MSPs and growing businesses who wish to protect their clients' personal information.

Hosted by Nikki Cabus From Learn Palm Beach Tech


Hacking Demos and Best Practices
Monday, December 7th, 2020: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
online

Join James Hatzell, the Director of Marketing at SKOUT Cybersecurity, as he demos live hacks that show how bad actors phish, spoof and create malicious email forwarding rules to target businesses for financial gain. Register to learn more about the risks associated with breaches, and to review some best practices for MSPs and growing businesses who wish to protect their clients' personal information.

Hosted by Nikki Cabus From Learn Palm Beach Tech


SF IT Grammerhub
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Grammerhub Virtual Group Coding Nights
Monday, November 23rd, 2020: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
online

A meetup for people who are (relatively) new to programming, or who want to learn how to code - although anyone is welcome!

Our goals for Grammerhub's weekly "coding nights":

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

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

Hosted by Allan Tito and 2 others From Grammerhub


SF IT Big Data
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Building AI-powered Solutions with Microsoft Azure
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
online

Do you understand what does it take to build end-to-end Cloud solutions that leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to empower users and customers to achieve more? Which AI technologies to choose and when? Which skills does a traditional DBA or developer need to learn in order to work with AI? Come and join this session to find the answer to these questions.

Hosted by Cecilia Brusatori


SF IT Sales
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Virtual Monthly Meetup of IT Sales and Marketing Professionals - South Florida
Monday, November 23rd, 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


SF IT Blockchain
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EOS Miami Open Office Hours : Ask Your Blockchain Technical & Business Questions
Monday, November 23rd, 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 From EOS Miami


Trading Tuesday feat. Erkya Gemma + Ty Blackard
Tuesday, November 24th, 2020: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
online

As CEO of the Bitcoin Center Miami, Eryka Gemma leads the educational hub that powers the Blockchain Center. Her affinity for bitcoin stems from an appreciation for economics and sound money, as a teenager, she was a delegate in Washington State for the Ron Paul 2012 campaign. Eryka graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and her private pilots license. She is a public speaker and community figure focused on developing Miami's tech scene and teaching as many people as she can about the importance of being your own bank.

Hosted by Erkya Gemma from CryptoMondays Miami


Dev Wednesday feat. ForkedBlock
Wednesday, November 25th, 2020: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
online

Join us every week for Dev Wednesdays at 8 PM EST!

Featuring Adam Manka and Eric Manganaro of ForkedBlock!

Hosted by CryptoMondays Miami


Trading Tuesday feat. Erkya Gemma + Ty Blackard
Tuesday, December 1st, 2020: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
online

As CEO of the Bitcoin Center Miami, Eryka Gemma leads the educational hub that powers the Blockchain Center. Her affinity for bitcoin stems from an appreciation for economics and sound money, as a teenager, she was a delegate in Washington State for the Ron Paul 2012 campaign. Eryka graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and her private pilots license. She is a public speaker and community figure focused on developing Miami's tech scene and teaching as many people as she can about the importance of being your own bank.

Hosted by Erkya Gemma from CryptoMondays Miami


SF IT Javascript
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BocaJS - Developer Game Show 2020
Tuesday, December 1st, 2020: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
online

Our 1st Annual Developer Game Show is here!

On our 1st Annual Developer Game Show, you'll be able to compete with other developers over questions that are related to what you do day in a day out.

No matter your career or seniority these will be questions you be able to answer.

You'll be able to compete at https://game.bocajs.org on Dec 1st.

Hosted by Damian Montero From Boca JavaScript


JavaScript for Beginners
Tuesday, November 24th, 2020: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
online

Do you want to learn to program? You need to start with the basics! And JavaScript is precisely one of them. It's one of the three main programming languages, along with HTML and CSS ... An essential piece when you decide to become a Web Developer!

The popularity of JavaScript is due to the fact that it can be used for many purposes, from simply improving the functionality of a website to running games and web-based software. Join Luis Javier Rodriguez, instructor of 4Geeks Academy Chile in our event on November 24th and learn about this interesting language.

Hosted by Marcelo Ricigliano From Breathe Code


SF IT SQL
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SQL Server Extended Events and so Much More
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
online

Everyone has heard that Extended Events(EE) Are a great tool, but a lot of examples just show you how to create an EE, but not how to use it going forward. How do you read it after you create it? what about reporting? Filtering?

Most examples kind of give you a look at the seedling, but not the full tree. This demo provides an end-to-end solution.

Hosted by Lowell Izaguirre


SF IT Agile
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Agile Leadership Series
Wednesday, November 25th, 2020: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
online

This is an interactive session for anyone interested in topics relating to Agile software development, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Lean Management, SAFe, etc. All experience levels are welcome. This is an opportunity to get together with your fellow South Florida Agilists and discuss challenges, solutions, trends, certifications (CSM, CSPO, PMI-ACP, CSP, CEC, CST, SPC4, Kanban) or anything else to help you grow as an Agilist.

Hosted by Rick Regueira from South Florida Agile Association


Taste of Agile for Remote High Performing Teams
Saturday, November 28th, 2020: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
online

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

Hosted by Rick Regueira from South Florida Agile Association


Agile Leadership Series
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
online

This is an interactive session for anyone interested in topics relating to Agile software development, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Lean Management, SAFe, etc. All experience levels are welcome. This is an opportunity to get together with your fellow South Florida Agilists and discuss challenges, solutions, trends, certifications (CSM, CSPO, PMI-ACP, CSP, CEC, CST, SPC4, Kanban) or anything else to help you grow as an Agilist.

Hosted by Rick Regueira from South Florida Agile Association


Basics of Scaled Agile Framework from the Trenches
Tuesday, November 24th, 2020: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
online

World is filled with various explanations of what Scaled Agile is all about... It's time to understand the basics so the foundations can be set properly when it comes to ScaledAgileFramework - SAFe

Join us for a comprehensive and energetic discussion on above topic from Ramesh Nori - who is an SPCT that stands for "Safe program consultant trainer" - the highest professional certification offered from SAFe.

Hosted by Ramesh Nori From Florida Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Meetup Group


SF IT Thinkful
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Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website
Monday, November 30th, 2020: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
online

In this workshop, you'll learn the key concepts of HTML & CSS, which are the basic 'building blocks' of all websites. You'll start building your own site with the help of our instructor and TAs, and you'll leave with your own site live on the internet to share with your friends and family. Take a look at a live website created by a previous attendee here!

Hosted by Ivy Rueb and Dodge McIntosh From Thinkful Miami


Intro To Data Analytics: Excel Basics
Tuesday, December 1st, 2020: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
online

The ability to transform information into insights is a powerful skill that every data analyst depends on in their careers. Microsoft Excel is one of the most popular analytics tools that help make that process possible and enables better data-driven decision making.

Join us for this hands-on workshop while we explore key Excel building blocks and help you add Excel to your growing toolbox.

Note: We will be using Google Sheets to learn Excel basics.

Hosted by Ivy Rueb and Dodge McIntosh From Thinkful Miami


Intro to JavaScript: Build a Guessing Game
Monday, December 7th, 2020: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
online

With each new JavaScript concept you learn, you will add new features to the game, including keeping track of how many guesses you've had and starting a new game from scratch.

Join us as we teach you how to build a simple guessing game while learning the fundamentals of JavaScript, the most popular programming language.

Hosted by Ivy Rueb and Dodge McIntosh From Thinkful Miami


Intro To Data Analytics: Tableau Basics
Tuesday, November 24th, 2020: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
online

Join us for an interactive workshop as we explore the typical workflow of a data analyst and the role that Tableau plays within it. We'll get our hands on some actual Tableau examples, and you'll leave here having created several unique visualizations from scratch. To get the most out of this workshop, make sure you have downloaded the free version of Tableau, called Tableau Public, available here.

What you'll learn:

  • Best Practices For Showcasing Data
  • How To Use Tableau
  • Hands-on Walkthrough Of Visualizing A Data Set
  • And So Much More...

How to join us: Once you register with Eventbrite, you will receive an email with the links to the live webinar from BigMarker.

Hosted by Dodge McIntosh From Thinkful Miami


SF IT TDWI
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TDWI Virtual World Coference
Tuesday, December 1st, 2020: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Thursday December 3rd, 2020
online

The TDWI Virtual World Conference Exhibit Hall features leading providers of solutions for data integration, data warehousing, data science, cataloging, business intelligence, and related technologies.

Attendees will have ample opportunities to learn how these solutions are enabling companies to innovate and scale.

This virtual training event features half-day courses and does not require me to travel, allowing me to build my skills while keeping an eye on my regular responsibilities.

Hosted by TDWI


SF IT Game Developers
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Unity3D evangelist AMA & Gamedev FUN Open Forum Talks : playtest, relax, network
Friday, November 27th, 2020: 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
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Florida Game Developers Association is pleased to welcome via monthly livestream from San Franciso, Ms. Elena Nizhnik, our assigned Unity Technologies Organic Evangelism Manager.

Elena will talk to us about all things Unity and will listen to our feedback about future talks and presentations that we would like to see in South Florida (during mid-month meetups) as well as provide a forum for us to relay what projects we are working on how we can collaborate with Unity Technologies.

Hosted by Praveen Yalamanchi From Florida Games Developers


SF IT IoT
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Smart City Expo Miami 2020 (Dec 2-3)
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020: 9:00 PM to 6:00 PM Thursday, December 3rd
The Smart City Expo Miami 2020 will live stream 20+ experiences by 20+ disruptive professionals in almost 50 presentations in a TED Talks-style presentation. And will take you through a 'trip' on Smart Cities, Sustainability, Resilience and Circular Economy.

You will have the opportunity to join the 2-days virtual event from the comfort of your home or office.

On the first day, you will thrive with experiences brought by disruptive professionals. This experience will take place through presentations and panels with keynotes and speakers of great relevance in their areas of expertise related to smart cities. At the end of the day, you can delight with the Happy Hour event.

On the second day, join exclusive rooms and direct dialogues with CIOs, media professionals and startups.

In both days, you will get quick and easy access to relevant books related to the Smart Cities in our official virtual bookstore.

Hosted by Smart City Expo Miami


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