10 of the highest paying jobs in the U.S. are in I.T.

10 of the highest paying jobs in the U.S. are in I.T.

According to a recent report published by Glass Door, 10 of the highest paying jobs are in the I.T. sector. This lines up quite well with the experience of many local employers who are resorting to some extraordinary lengths to attract and retain quality employees.  Some companies are offering salaries up to 20% higher in order to remain competitive.

If your looking to hire or are interested in a new position in South Florida’s booming technology or Marketing sectors, SherlockTalent will be happy to assist you.

Top Job Pick – Sr Unix/Linux/NetApp Administrator – Miami

Top Job Pick – Sr Unix/Linux/NetApp Administrator – Miami

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One of our leading Miami based clients would like to add a Unix/Linux Admin who also has expertise with SAN storage.

This position will manage and maintain UNIX/Linux Server along with SAN storage equipment at various data centers as well as maintain tape libraries and devices. This position requires expertise in both these areas. This position is an experienced position with prior experience beyond formal education is 8+ years.

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Call for Speakers/Sponsors – the 2015 Agile Summit – May 28

Call for Speakers/Sponsors – the 2015 Agile Summit – May 28

In its second year, the South Florida Agile Association proudly presents, Agile Transformation Summit 2015. This summit brings together the South Florida agile community across Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. We come together for a day of Agile education, advanced topics, and to mingle with Agile thought leaders from around the US and Latin America. Additionally, Agile tools companies will be in the exhibition section where you can interact, ask questions and see their products.


Call for speakers:

You are invited to submit your speaker proposal for the 2015 Agile Summit. Speaker submission form (Deadline for submission is  April 10th):  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Fb8SJhq7776q_EsEJ3UU6LZ7_BsmSfXZ5a4uPoEBB8I/viewform

Tracks information: http://southfaa.com/ats2015/ATS_2015_Tracks.pdf

Visit the event website: http://southfaa.com/ats2015/

Call for sponsors:

South Florida Agile Association (SFAA) is a non-pro fit organization founded in 2013 to benefit
our Agile user community and enable knowledge sharing to advance Agile practices in South
Florida. Our membership includes Agile practitioners, experts, evaluators and decision makers
searching for the best services and solutions to help their Agile journey. SFAA is growing fast;growing from 200 to over 500 members in 2014.
TEDx Boca Raton – Breaking Barriers – Mar 26

TEDx Boca Raton – Breaking Barriers – Mar 26

This year’s theme is “Breaking Barriers.” We have a line up of riveting, cutting edge and dynamic speakers that will teach you to stop making excuses, develop a strong mind, keep moving forward, claim your strengths, achieve more, define your character and embrace life. Breaking Barriers means breaking through to find out who you are meant to be and and what steps need to be taken to get there.


CLICK HERE to download the Partnership Package
To partner with TEDxBocaRaton is to open up a connection with an exclusive intellectual, innovative and passionate audience, stemming from all segments of Boca Raton and the tri-county area in South Florida.

As a valuable member of our community, we would like to invite your business/organization to be a part of our BREAKING BARRIERS TEDxBocaRaton event on March 26, 2015. TED events are held world-wide, offering live streaming of the talks and address a wide range of topics within the research and practice of science and culture. TEDx was created to further the spirit of TED’s mission. The program is designed to give communities, organizations, and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. This event promises to generate as much interest and participation as the first two, and we thought you might wish to be fully aware and supportive of it.

We are looking for local businesses and organizations to help us make this event truly special for our community.

As a leader, local business or trusted organization in the community, your involvement would help highlight the importance of recognizing TED’s mission of “ideas worth sharing.” Community events like this can provide favorable visibility for your brand, the opportunity to sponsor exhibits in the Event Laboratory and a plethora of benefits for your employees/ organization.  I will be following up with you within the next few days to discuss your interest.

For more information please contact Becky Woodbridge with any questions at 561.251.7059 or via email at becky@beckywoodbridge.com.

SFIMA – Startup Marketing Conference – April 9

SFIMA – Startup Marketing Conference – April 9


Startup Marketing Conference is the only digital and lean marketing education event for startups and innovative marketing teams that is focused on growth. Join a community of data-driven and innovative entrepreneurs who will learn the fundamentals of rapid growth and digital marketing best practices in just one day

3 World-Class Keynotes from industry thought leaders, award winning authors, and big-brand innovation teams.
8 interactive sessions on the most cost effective ways to drive substantial growth for your company covering best practices, new trends in digital and lean marketing, and growth hacking.
Growth Hacking Tactics for 2015: hands-on workshop for startups and data-driven marketers
Unparalleled networking opportunities with serial entrepreneurs, lean marketing mentors, growth hackers, investors, and professionals.


Aaron Kahlow, morning keynote: Founder and CEO, Online Marketing Institute
Cassandra Clark, Social Media Manager, Discover
Zack Onisko, Head of Growth and Marketing, Creative Market (Autodesk)
Neville Medhora, Author, Keynote Speaker … & more
See the impressive full speaker agenda



Meet Manny Medina and the panel at the 9th Annual “State of the CIO” – April 8

Meet Manny Medina and the panel at the 9th Annual “State of the CIO” – April 8

Join the CIO Council and learn about the trends that are shaping the future CIO.

The State of the CIO event provides a forum for an open exchange of ideas, collaboration on issues of mutual importance, leveraged vendor relationships, and focused community involvement



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Keynote: Manuel D. Medina, Medina Capital
Manuel D. Medina is the founding and managing partner of Medina Capital. Medina has more than 30 years of experience as a highly successful businessman with expertise in areas including technology, finance, international business, and government contracting.

Panel Moderator: Gary Beach, Publisher Emeritus, CIO Magazine
Gary Beach brings more than 30 years of information technology publishing experience to his role as publisher emeritus of IDG’s CIO magazine.

Paul Martine
CIO, Citrix Systems
Paul Martine is the V.P. of Operations & CIO of Citrix Systems, a position he has held since 2007

Benny Lago
Senior VP and CIO, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd
Benigno “Benny” Lago brings twenty years of IT experience to the role of Senior VP and CIO of the newly expanded Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd

Debbie Kartcher
CIO, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
As the chief information officer for the nation’s fourth-largest school district, Karcher plans and directs its information technology strategy

Joel Steigelfest
CIO, Cross Country Home Services
As the chief information officer at CCHS, Joel Steigelfest leads all aspects of the company’s information technology disciplines

Ronaldo Montmann
VP Information Technology, Broward Health
Ronaldo is responsible for the day-to-day management of application systems, technology infrastructure, telecommunications, data security, and customer service


By-Invitation only CIO Breakfast (Vendor Sponsored)
7:00 am – 7:30 am    Registration for “By-Invitation CIO Breakfast”
7:30 am – 8:30 am    Breakfast and Networking

General Session:

7:30 am – 8:30 am    Sponsor Setup
8:30 am – 9:45 am    Registration, Breakfast, Exhibits and Networking
9:45 am – 10:00 am    2015 CIO Council Kick-off
10:00 am – 10:30 am    Key-note Address
10:30 am – 10:45 am    Sponsor Introductions
10:45 am – 11:30 am    Panel Discussion & Q&A
11:30 am – 12:00 pm    Raffle (sponsor give-aways) and wrap-up

Mary Spio to Keynote the 2nd Annual National Academy Foundation Student Industry Conference – May 20

Mary Spio to Keynote the 2nd Annual National Academy Foundation Student Industry Conference – May 20

Paving the Way To A Better Future

Taking place on May 20th 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, the 2nd Annual National Academy Foundation Student Industry Conference is the perfect opportunity for South Florida businesses to meet and interact with our future workforce.

The conference is hosted by Miami Dade County Public Schools’ NAF Academies of Finance, Engineering, Information Technology, Health Sciences, Hospitality and Tourism. The conference creates pathways to success for students through insightful sessions and internship interviews directly with industry professionals.

Keynote Speaker:


Mary Spio, author of It’s Not Rocket Science: 7 Game- Changing Traits for Uncommon Success is best known for creating and holding patents on the technology used to digitally release feature films over satellite and for demographically targeted distribution of cinema content (alternate endings). The technology was commercialized via Boeing Digital Cinema and Lucas Films. Today the technology is widely used as an accepted, cost saving, modern alternative for scores of major films. Mary is the founder of Next Galaxy Corp a leading content and technology solutions company creating CEEK – a fully immersive social platform for accessing virtual reality and augmented reality content. Spio’s companies have created content and or technology for global titans including Microsoft XBOX, Coca Cola Company, Tribune News Company (Parent of LA Times, Chicago Times etc.), Emmis Communications, Billboard Awards, Lincoln-Ford and scores of iconic celebrities, retailers, radio station groups and much more

Call for Sponsors / Speakers:

Sponsorship opportunities.

Miami NAF Academy Advisory Boards will unite to host the 2nd Annual Mega NAF Student Industry Conference for the Academies of Engineering, Finance, Information Technology, Health Sciences, and Hospitality and Tourism. Approximately 1500 students will attend this event on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) our Host Sponsor. If you are interested in sponsoring or speaking at the event, please follow the links below.

College / Career Fair Table click here


Sponsors click here to sign-up


Speakers click here to sign-up




Mark your Calendar – WordCamp Miami 2015 – May 29

Mark your Calendar – WordCamp Miami 2015 – May 29

We’re happy to announce that WordCamp Miami is back for its SIXTH YEAR. WordCamp Miami has become one of the largest WordCamps (over 770 attended last year), and we are excited to bring another HUGE and FUN WordPress event to Miami. We even got a new venue to hold it all.

Mark your calendar: May 29-31st, 2015.

The primary days of the event will be held at Florida International University main campus which is located at 11200 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, FL.

We’ll be covering more information about event details, BuddyCamp Miami, speaker submissions, etc. in the coming days. If you haven’t already, subscribe to the WordPress Miami event list for these updates (plus some exciting possibilities for some of our local early-bird ticket buyers):

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IT services sector leads Florida job gains

IT services sector leads Florida job gains

Florida gained 12,500 tech industry jobs in 2014, ranking it the third-best among the 50 states, trailing only California (+32,900) and Texas (+20,100).

According to the Cyberstates 2015: The Definitive State-by-State Analysis of the U.S. Tech Industry report published by CompTIA, tech industry jobs accounted for 5.7 percent of the entire private-sector workforce.

Growth was led by the IT services sector, which added 63,300 jobs between 2013 and 2014, and the R&D, testing and engineering services sector that added 50,700 jobs.


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Top Job Pick – IT Governance Risk and Compliance Analyst – Miami

Top Job Pick – IT Governance Risk and Compliance Analyst – Miami

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Our Miami based client is seeking an IT Governance Risk and Compliance Analyst. You will be managing the security risk assessments for capital projects and service providers.


  • You will be involved in identifying the risks presented by technological and process changes. This may include the review of architecture design, supporting processes/ procedures, etc. to ensure the proper controls are in place and risks are appropriately mitigated.
  • Gathers relevant business, regulatory, process, and system information; validate/update process flows, risks, and controls; prepares accurate, complete, clear, and timely analysis and documentation that reflects an ability to identify risks and independently assess the adequacy and effectiveness of IT internal controls and their compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintain risk register and support continuous improvement of IT risk management processes.
  • IT Risk Consulting: Works with management and associates to assess risks associated with technology solutions and ensures appropriate remediation strategies are employed. Consults with managers and associates to identify and assess current and emerging risks and strategic initiatives.
  • IT Regulatory Examinations and Internal Audits: Supports IT Audits to ensure their success. Provide assistance to IT managers and associates in writing the effective controls and action plans for any deficiencies.
  • IT Risk Metrics and Reporting: Leads the development of risk metric and reporting frameworks for Information Security. Delivers these metrics and reports on weekly, monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Enterprise Risk Management: Manage the process for gathering enterprise risks (strategic/operational, financial and regulatory). Lead the initiative to analyze residual risk and benchmark against other risks across the Company. Compile feedback into a presentation for the ERM Committee, made up of key members of Executive Management.