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Register Today – Content-Rich ITPalooza THIS THURSDAY!

Register Today – Content-Rich ITPalooza THIS THURSDAY!

Join over 100 of the regions top industry experts as they discuss pivotal topics of interest to the tech community.

This is the most content-rich ITPalooza in history. We have over 100 speakers, presenters, and panelists representing 35 panels, presentations, and training sessions!

Click to view complete agenda: https://itpalooza.org/agenda/

It’s hard to pick out favorites, however, the morning keynote with Mike Maier, CTO of the City of Fort Lauderdale and the CIO-VIP Luncheon Keynote with Jim McKelvey, founder of Square and LaunchCode, would have to be high on my list.

I know I’ve mentioned this before but I encourage you to bring a new unwrapped toy of any value to add to our toy wall.

Other highlights have to be the magnificent Toy Wall which we build every year in support of the Marine Toys for Tots. This year, our partner Neiman Marcus held an ITPalooza VIP toy drive at their exclusive Fort Lauderdale store.




Job of the Week: Network Engineer – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Job of the Week: Network Engineer – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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We are seeking a Network Engineer to act as a subject matter expert for all Network Infrastructure and Operations Support for the networking environment. The Network Engineer will interact with all levels of technical and business entities, manage external vendors and facilitate a reliable network environment.
The Network Engineer’s role is to ensure the stability and integrity of data, video, VOIP and wireless network services. This is achieved by planning, designing, and developing LAN/WAN’s, VPN’s, Firewalls, IDS and NAC across the organization.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with management and department leaders to assess, design, and implement short and long-term strategic plans to make certain network capacity meets existing and future requirements.
  • Plan, acquire and install of in-house and remote hardware and software across the organization’s network.
  • Participate in managing all network security solutions.
  • Develop and deploy methodologies for testing network performance and providing network performance statistics and reports.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain policies, procedures, and associated job aids for network resource administration, operation, acceptable use, and technology recovery.
  • Collaborate on disaster recovery planning and testing to identify gaps, corrective action, and risk options.
  • Available 24×7 to provide support as needed.
  • Responsible for participating in quality assurance, compliance and in-service and continuing education activities as requested by Company.
Education, Certifications, and Experience:
  • BS degree in Computer Science, Information systems or Electrical Engineering Technology with five plus years’ experience, AS degree with seven-plus years’ experience or High School Diploma with nine-plus years’ experience.
  • 5 years minimum experience, 3 years supporting mid-size to large enterprise data networks.
  • Extensive experience in managing Cisco firewalls, routers, and switches.
  • Advanced knowledge of LAN/WAN concepts, practices and protocols.
  • Enhanced understanding of ITIL foundations.
  • Enhanced knowledge of HIPAA and PCI.
  • CCNA, CCNP Certifications or equivalent experience required
  • Other Cisco certifications (CCDP/CCSP/CCIE R&S and Security) are a plus.
CIO-VIP Luncheon Keynote with Jim McKelvey, Founder Square and LaunchCode

CIO-VIP Luncheon Keynote with Jim McKelvey, Founder Square and LaunchCode

Jim McKelvey might be best known for co-founding Square, the mobile payment system, but his entrepreneurial spirit goes beyond inventing new technology. A 1987 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, McKelvey is also a master glass artist and author, having written the world’s most widely read text on the subject, The Art of Fire.

About Jim McKelvey

McKelvey co-founded Square in 2009 with Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter, to enable small businesses to run their storefronts on a mobile device. Square has since grown to more than 2500 employees and a $25 billion valuation. In 2014, the company expanded its scope into the food-delivery market by acquiring Caviar; those moves landed McKelvey on Inc. Magazine’s “15 Entrepreneurs to Watch.”

ITPalooza 9 AM Keynote “Life After an Anonymous Attack on My City” Mike Maier, CTO, City of Fort Lauderdale

ITPalooza 9 AM Keynote “Life After an Anonymous Attack on My City” Mike Maier, CTO, City of Fort Lauderdale

Mike Maier, CTO of the City of Fort Lauderdale, will discuss the Anonymous attack on the city in late 2014 in his presentation “Life After an Anonymous Attack on My City”. Mike will share how things were handled in the direct aftermath of the attack and how the city subsequently changed its ways – both technologically, and behaviorally, in the time since.

About Mike Maier

Mike has played a pivotal role in shaping technology, in the cities or companies he has served for over three decades. Mike has undertaken bold initiatives in bringing technology to the citizenry through focus group meetings and public/private partnership, to help close the digital divide. Mike has a Master’s Degree with Distinction in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Wisconsin. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Institute of Brevard County and International City/County Management Association and is an active Board Member for the Florida CIO Executive Summit. In 1989, Mike started a new era as a public servant working for the City of North Miami. During his tenure, his team was instrumental in developing a 9-1-1 computer-aided dispatch system. In 2003, days before leaving for New Mexico, the City Council offered him the position of Interim City Manager. In 2003, Mike went west to work for the City of Las Cruces where he led a team to evaluate and procure an enterprise resource package. In 2005, Mike then began working for the City of Palm Bay where he was responsible for all city-wide technology. In addition, he possesses a wide range of knowledge in all areas of municipal operations. In June 2011, Mike has taken on the responsibilities of Public Works Director for the City of Palm Bay, where he provided guidance for Stormwater, Traffic, Waste Management, Road Construction, and Fleet while being responsible for some 150 employees. In January 2012, Mike began working for the City of Fort Lauderdale as the CIO/CISO Officer and all city-wide technology. Specialties: Mike has spoken at national conferences on dysfunctional teams, cybersecurity and tabletop exercise of testing disaster recovery.

CIO-Only Track: 5 Top Industry Leaders Share Their Perspective

CIO-Only Track: 5 Top Industry Leaders Share Their Perspective

Join the CIO Council for an afternoon of networking and education, kicking off with the Joint CIO-VIP Lunch, keynote with Jim McKelvey, founder Square, and LaunchCode.

Speakers: Jim McKelvey, Jason White, Gary Berman, Pete Nicoletti, and more…

The CIO Council presents a series of activities and sessions focused on the CIO with speakers and presentations designed to address current CIO concerns and interests. The breakout sessions are designed for CIOs and their designated I.T. team members. Funds raised, support the CIO Council Scholarship Fund.

Learn more: https://itpalooza.org/session_track/cio-only/