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Call For Sponsors: 14th Annual State of the CIO 2020, Mar 4

Call For Sponsors: 14th Annual State of the CIO 2020, Mar 4

We are excited to announce that the 14th Annual State of the CIO will take place on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at the Signature Grand, Fort Lauderdale.

The State of the CIO is the CIO Council’s premier annual event and offers CIOs, CTOs, Senior IT Managers and Technology Leaders the opportunity to come together in a non-threatening environment focused on content of particular interest to the Leadership of the regional Technology Community.

Sponsorship opportunities are now available starting at just $1,500. Participating in the State of the CIO is more affordable than ever and represents high ROI for any company desiring to promote their product or service to local and regional CIOs and tech leaders.

Good to know: Your sponsorship dollars contribute directly to the success of the CIO Council Scholarship Fund which to date has awarded over 36 scholarships to deserving young students in the Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.

Please note that conference registration will be coming on stream in the very near future.

Democratizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Google Cloud and Power BI, Jan 30

Democratizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Google Cloud and Power BI, Jan 30

Details: This is a joint event between Gold Coast User Group (GCUG) and the Microsoft Data and AI South Florida User Group.

Title: Democratizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Google Cloud and Power BI

Presenter: Joe Homnick, Certified DBA and Data Scientist

Abstract: The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has new features that democratize or makes accessible to all, AI capabilities to Tech Professionals. You don’t need to be a Data Scientist or write complicated Machine Learning scripts/routines to take advantage of AI anymore.

Joe Homnick takes you on a demo rich learning experience of how all IT Professionals can implement AI capabilities through GCP AutoML, GCP Serverless Analytics, and Power BI. These demos will include how to integrate GCP Machine Learning packaged APIs into your BI projects.

Bio: Joe Homnick is a specialist in aligning Information Technology (IT) with Business goals. With over 30 years of experience as a CPA working in the IT area, he has a unique ability to bridge the gap between Business decision-makers and IT projects.

As an acclaimed public speaker, he is a presenter and spokesman for a myriad of IT topics. Lately, he has had a passion for Data Science and Multi-Cloud technologies. Joe is certified in both Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Service. He has extensive experience with SQL Server, SharePoint, several Business Intelligence offerings, Cognitive API’s, Machine Learning, Azure and AWS.

Joe is CEO of Homnick Systems, a Microsoft Gold Partner for over 25 years. He is an organizer of the Gold Coast Users Group, which is the longest established Microsoft Users Group in Florida. Joe was an Adjunct Professor teaching Accounting Information Systems and Auditing at Florida Atlantic University for four years.

He holds the designations of Microsoft Regional Director, Certified Data Scientist and Florida CPA. Network with Joe on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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Date and Time: Thursday – January 30th, 2019

  • 6:30 pm: Networking
  • 7:00 pm: Presentation
  • 8:15 pm: Networking
  • 8:30 pm: Conclusion

Venue: Nova Southeastern University – Davie Campus
Carl DeSantis Building
3301 College Avenue
Davie, FL 33314
Room #: To Be Assigned

Directions: FROM I-95 (North or South), or Florida’s Turnpike (North or South)

  • Take West on I-595 Exit
  • Take South on University Drive Exit
  • Take East (Left) on SW 30th Street (Traffic Light)
  • Turn Right Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd
  • The Carl DeSantis Building is on the left
  • The Parking Garage is on the right
  • Please do not park on the first floor. See the parking meter for instructions.
Join us for Sunshine PHP, Miami, Feb 6-8

Join us for Sunshine PHP, Miami, Feb 6-8

The SunshinePHP Developer Conference is hosted by the South Florida PHP community (SoFloPHP) in Miami, Florida from February 6th – 8th, 2020, and you’re invited! We’ll host some of the best speakers, awesome talk topics, latest technologies, and up to date news in PHP. And don’t forget our Hack-a-thon and Uncon’ference, as well as a great hallway track!

The conference has something for every level of PHP developer. We start on February 6th with a full day of 8 PHP related tutorials and workshops that are each 3 hours of in-depth information. Next, we follow that with 2 days on February 7th and 8th containing 5 keynote/general session and 30 PHP talks over 3 tracks.

So come warm up for a while in February and meet other PHP developers to see what others are doing, and share your experience as well. Then relax or have some fun at the evening events with plenty of fun for everyone!

Join us for ITEXPO, Broward Convention Center, Feb 11-14

Join us for ITEXPO, Broward Convention Center, Feb 11-14

WORLD-CLASS EXPO – THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION MARKETPLACE

ITEXPO returns to Florida for the 20th time. Large enterprise, mid-market and SMBs, MSPs, service providers, and resellers gather at ITEXPO for an in-depth look at the communications and technology solutions and trends that are shaping the future. This is your one-stop event for upgrading your communications and technology tools, meeting your colleagues, and getting the first look at the industry’s latest innovations.

Join us for ISACA South Florida’s 13th Annual WOW Conference, Feb 21

Join us for ISACA South Florida’s 13th Annual WOW Conference, Feb 21

Registration is now open for the 13th Annual WOW! conference, taking place on February 21, 2020, at the Kovens Conference Center in North Miami from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM with a happy hour immediately after, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

  • This year’s theme: Digital Transformation.
  • Speakers are being booked, and additional details will be forthcoming.
  • 8 hours of CPE available.


The speaker lineup (subject to revision) includes the following:

Kevin McCarthy – Co-founder, Blind Spots Leadership Development Group
Kevin will introduce you to the BlindSpot Zone as he shares his story of spending 33 months in federal prison for a crime he didn’t knowingly commit along with lessons learned. You will learn the three major categories of blind spots that influence decisions and behaviors, and Kevin will explain why transformation caused by technology may make these blind spots more relevant than ever.