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🤖 CIO Roundtable Success: Exploring new dimensions of Reality with Spatial Computing

🤖 CIO Roundtable Success: Exploring new dimensions of Reality with Spatial Computing

The Spatial Computing (AR/VR/XR/Metaverse) event, co-hosted by The CIO Council of South Florida and SIM South Florida, was an unequivocal success. This exclusive gathering welcomed CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, and IT Directors, providing a unique platform for understanding the future of technology.

The highlight was Rob Petrosino, Head of Emerging Tech at PeakActivity, who led a fascinating discourse on Spatial Computing 101. His expertise painted a vivid picture of the present and the future, where emerging technologies like AR, VR, digital twins, and machine learning would revolutionize sectors like healthcare, education, and entertainment.

The event also provided an extraordinary opportunity for networking and thought leadership, connecting industry leaders and allowing them to share insights and experiences.

The CIO Council stayed true to its vision and mission, inspiring technology executives and nurturing future IT leaders. The event served as a critical platform for foresight and learning, helping leaders prepare for the rapidly evolving technological landscape.

In conclusion, the event was a testament to the growing interest in spatial computing and AI. It showcased the immense potential of these technologies. We eagerly anticipate future gatherings, continuing to explore the frontiers of technology together.

🍻 South Florida Tech Friends Quarterly Happy Hour – June 1

🍻 South Florida Tech Friends Quarterly Happy Hour – June 1

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Xavier and Allie are hosting the next quarterly ‘South Florida Tech Friends Happy Hour’ #SoFloTechFriends. This is an opportunity to connect and catch up outside of work – with no agenda.

This is open to anyone in the Tech Field in South Florida (vendors, clients, executives, everyone!). This is an opportunity to connect and catch up outside of work – with no agenda.

Please forward/share this event announcement as we do not have everyone’s e-mail address and some many have changed roles.


  • Use Rideshare apps, carpool, or Park in the garage/street. Please drive responsibly!
  • This is not an officially sponsored event.
  • The area around has plenty of street parking – come early!
  • Please reach out to Allie or Xavier if you have any questions.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Xavier and Allie –

📊 SQL Saturday South Florida is back! – June 3

📊 SQL Saturday South Florida is back! – June 3

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SQL Saturday is a 100% volunteer-run event, a one-day action-packed training with diverse activities for all South Florida IT data professionals.

This event offers high-quality technical training on a variety of data-related topics such as Data Analytics, SQL and No-SQL, Database Administration, DevOps, Development, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Data Science, Machine Learning, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Women in Technology and Personal Branding among many others.

This is a great opportunity for all data professionals, sellers, students, or executives to engage with their peers and learn from Microsoft MVPs and other local and international speakers, not to mention the great networking opportunities this in-person event will offer.
Would you like to submit a session for this amazing event? Then go ahead and send us your abstracts!
SQL Saturday South FL 2023: Call for Speakers @

To register please follow this link
SQL Saturday South Florida 2023 Tickets, Sat, Jun 3, 2023 at 8:00 AM | Eventbrite
We can’t wait to see you!!!

📍 Exclusive CIO Roundtable Events: Elevating the CIO Conversation in South Florida

📍 Exclusive CIO Roundtable Events: Elevating the CIO Conversation in South Florida

The CIO Council of South Florida is thrilled to announce an exclusive series of Invite-only Roundtable Events for CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, and IT Directors! This new initiative aims to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange amongst the brightest minds in the region, empowering our community to stay ahead of the curve in today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape.

The Roundtable Events will take place, beginning in April 2023, and will cover pressing topics such as digital transformation, cybersecurity, data privacy, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing. Each event will be limited to a select number of participants to ensure an intimate, meaningful dialogue that will facilitate insightful conversations and tangible outcomes.

Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect from our CIO Council Roundtable Events:

  1. Expert-led Discussions: Our events will feature experienced CIOs, industry thought leaders, and top-notch guest speakers who will share their insights, challenges, and successes in driving innovation and digital transformation within their organizations.
  2. Networking Opportunities: We understand that strong professional relationships are the backbone of successful leadership. The Roundtable Events will provide an unparalleled platform for building and strengthening connections with fellow CIOs and technology leaders in South Florida.
  3. Best Practice Sharing: The Roundtable Events will offer a unique opportunity for CIOs to share their experiences, learn from one another, and adopt innovative approaches to address shared challenges.
  4. Tailored Content: Each event will be carefully curated to ensure the topics discussed are relevant, timely, and actionable, empowering our CIO community to stay ahead in the ever-changing digital world.

We encourage you to take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to engage in thought-provoking discussions, expand your professional network, and contribute to the advancement of the technology industry in South Florida.

Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming Roundtable Events, and we look forward to welcoming you to this exciting new venture!

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🎤 TEDxBocaRaton 2023 – May 20

🎤 TEDxBocaRaton 2023 – May 20

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Join Us for TEDxBocaRaton 2023 / May 20, 2023, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Boca Raton Innovation Campus

TEDxBocaRaton today announced the official list of seven speakers to take center stage at the Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRiC) on Saturday, May 20, 2023. The highly anticipated, destination event of the year brings an impressive line-up of speakers who will address this year’s theme: Impact. Our speakers are making an impact in the lives of others and creating ripple effects that can help to influence the world in positive ways for generations to come.

🚀 Startup Pitch Event at The Eglavator in Boca Raton – Apr 25

🚀 Startup Pitch Event at The Eglavator in Boca Raton – Apr 25

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Tues, Feb 25, 2023, there will be a Tech Startup Pitch Event with Networking at The Eglavator, Tech Incubator in Boca Raton.

Eglavator, 791 Park of Commerce Blvd., #300, Boca Raton, FL.

Who is it for? Tech Startups, Investors, Interested Parties, and Members of the Tech Community.

What Is This Event?

This is a pitch event as well as a networking event. Networking will start at 6 pm, and the pitch event will start at 7 pm. If you would like to pitch, please contact Dan Gudema at A pitch deck is required. This is a first come, first serve, and we are especially looking for new companies that would like to pitch at The Eglavator. We will have a panel of experts/investors that will ask a few questions at the end of each pitch. We are limiting the pitches to no more than 7.

In February 2023 we broke a couple of records with our last pitch event. While we only had about 60 attendees, we had 4/5 companies pitch that has already raised $300k+ from investors. Some had raised $675k. This is a major difference from pitch companies that have pitched at our events in the past. We also had more accredited investors that pitched companies. Once again a different new world order in South Florida (Miami) and tech startups after the pandemic. South Florida is not Silicon Valley, but it is at least on the map.

We are expecting between 50 and 100 people. Sponsorship opportunities (a booth or the event) are below:

Cost: Free

This pitch event will be free for attendees.

However, it does take our time, energy, and some dough to buy some light food and drinks. If you are so inclined, you can tip us, whatever you feel like tipping. The place to tip is right here on this link: Click on One-Time Payment and enter how much you want to pay. Something like $10 or $25 would suffice, but once again not required.

What kinds of tech will be pitched?

We typically only allow tech startups to pitch, which can cover hardware, software, bio, and other tech-related ventures.

t is invited?

Investors, technology community members, investors, financially interested partners, tech startup partners, members of South Florida Tech Hub, and anybody interested in learning about new technology.

Will there be investors there?

There is no guarantee there will be investors. However, we can guarantee there will be at least 2 investors because they are helping run the event. How many overall, who knows?

What’s Included?

This event will be a free event with networking and light hors d’oeuvres (or pizza).

For more information please contact the Eglavator on this page:

What if I want to Pitch?

If you are interested in pitching, you can either contact us at, or you can just show up!