There’s rather more going on than you might think

There’s rather more going on than you might think

The South Florida fall-season has never been so action packed. In the coming weeks we have TechWeekend@the Dolphins, the Chief Technology Officer Summit, SFBJ CIO Awards, CIO Council luncheon and track at ITPalooza.

VOTE WITH A CLICK!

We’ve added a fun feature to the 2014 ITPalooza website – voting! That’s right, we’re inviting you to visit the ballot page and vote for your favorite sessions.

$120K Top Job Pick – Sr Ruby on Rails Developer Hollywood, FL

$120K Top Job Pick – Sr Ruby on Rails Developer Hollywood, FL

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Our client, an online marketing firm selling directly to the consumer has developed a custom CRM and as the company is continuing to expand would like to add a RoR developer to their team. You will assist in continuing to help build, expand & upgrade the CRM.

Responsibilities
• Understand, document, maintain and enhance the company’s internally developed web based customer order management system, including interfaces to third party services.
• Use of automated testing to achieve and maintain software quality.
• Maintain and follow production change control procedures.
• Participate in security reviews.

Requirements
• Experience with Ruby on Rails web based e-commerce software development.
• Experience with MySQL Server database administration.
• Good verbal and written English communication skills.
• Self motivated, team player.

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CTO Summit Comes To Miami – Discount Code

CTO Summit Comes To Miami – Discount Code

The Chief Technology Officer Summit is taking place in Miami on November 12 & 13. We’d like to extend an exclusive 20% discount for SherlockTech Newsletter Subscribers to join us, using the discount code SHERLOCK20.

This summit provides a unique opportunity for senior executives to discuss and debate the technology, trends and innovations shaping the future of enterprise business. Click here to see the overview.

Confirmed speakers include:

CTO, Miami Dolphins
CIO, HBO Latin America
Global CTO, AOL
CTO, Estée Lauder
CTO, Hearst Corporation
CTO, GE Aviation
Managing Director, IT, United Airlines
CIO, HJ Heinz
CMO, Zipcar
Chief Innovation Officer, The World Bank

For a sneak-peak of what you can expect, check out a presentation from the VP, Digital, Technology R&D at  UFC, Thinking inside the Box

If you would like to attend, or for more information please contact Euan Hunter at ehunter@theiegroup.com +1 415 992 5510. Alternatively you can confirm your place here. Please quote code CIOC20 to receive your discounted pass.

Vote for your favorite ITPalooza sessions

Vote for your favorite ITPalooza sessions

We’ve added a fun feature to the 2014 ITPalooza website – voting! That’s right, we’re inviting you to visit the ballot page and vote for your favorite sessions.

VOTE WITH A CLICK! 

We’ve chosen the industry standard Facebook ‘like’ button we’ve added a Facebook ‘share’ button so you can share your favorite sessions on your timeline and help spread the word about how cool ITPalooza is.

In the near future we may also add share options for LinkedIn and Twitter. Please be sure to re-visit the ballot from time to time as we are adding new sessions all the time.

We will tally up all the votes and publish the results to the schedule page on November the 4th to correspond with the 2014 mid-term elections.

We still have a live schedule page because some sessions are exempt from voting.

If you are interested in presenting a session at ITPalooza 2014, please visit the signup page where you can create a speaker profile and upload your session details and presentation stack.

This year, ITPalooza will run sessions in four time slots, starting on the hour,  beginning at 1 PM. We are waiting for the final classroom count as this will determine the total number of session we can schedule.

Call for Speakers and Sponsors – 3rd Annual ITPalooza – December 4th

Call for Speakers and Sponsors – 3rd Annual ITPalooza – December 4th

The 3rd Annual ITPalooza will be bigger and better than ever before offering sponsors unprecedented access to the South Florida’s IT Community.

Reflecting its commitment to the South Florida IT community, ITPalooza will once again be hosted at NSU’s prestigious Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences. Under the leadership of Dean Eric S. Ackerman Ph.D. the GSCIS partnership with ITPalooza promises to offer attendees the very best of South Florida technology.

“In addition to the Job Fair, Higher Education Fair, Technical Sessions and Vendor exhibit, this year, ITPalooza will feature a dedicated management track focused on the unique needs of CIOs and other top-level IT Executives.” Said Team Leader Alex Funkhouser.

Above all, ITPalooza is dedicated to raising money for various South Florida non-profits. Over the last two years, ITPalooza raised in excess of $75,000 in donations and cash.

Call for Speakers

If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the 3rd Annual ITPalooza, please visit the sign-up page to create your account and profile. Once you have created your account and profile, you can upload your session description and presentation stack (if available). We will review your submission and if approved we will add you to the schedule.

Call for Sponsors

ITPalooza represents tremendous value for our sponsors. You will have the opportunity to interact with the South Florida IT Community in a relaxed, open environment that promotes networking, learning and sharing. Due to the overwhelming popularity of ITPalooza, sponsors are encouraged to sign up early. Please visit the ITPalooza Sponsorship page for more information and to pay on line.

If you have any questions regarding Sponsorship or Speaker Opportunities, please contact Alex Funkhouser, Alex@SherlockTech.com

Get Tickets for ITPalooza and Holiday Party

Get Tickets for All-Day Hackathon, ITPalooza and Holiday Party

 

 

National Cyber Security Awareness Month @ NSU’s GSCIS

National Cyber Security Awareness Month @ NSU’s GSCIS

Join Nova Southeastern University’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS) in celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month. GSCIS Hosts the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI Cyber Division, James Burrell for a special presentation on “Cyber Security and Trends,” on Tuesday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m. The presentation will be followed by networking amongst attended with light food and refreshments.

Recognizing the importance of cybersecurity, President Obama designated October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). NCSAM is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity and increasing the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. October 2014 marks the 11th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center(MS-ISAC).

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CIOCouncil@Techweeked – Oct 25-26

CIOCouncil@Techweeked – Oct 25-26

The iCoast CIO Council will be showing its support for the  South Florida tech community once again with a presence at FinTank. The CIOC is planning a CIO Focused track with special events and custom content for CIOs and top level IT manager.

Join the CTO of the Miami Dolphins and hundreds of fellow technology enthusiasts, professionals and novices for a weekend of tech learning and development. Our goal is to eliminate technology illiteracy. TechWeekend@theDolphins presents a Hack-a-thon, a Teach-a-thon, multiple tracks and technical sessions. From entry level coding sessions that teach the basics of HTML, CSS & JavaScript, to advanced mobile apps running in the cloud, you will learn how to build and deploy today’s technology. Just bring your laptop and enthusiasm. Hundreds of tickets to the Thursday, Nov. 13th Dolphins vs. Bills game are among the prize winnings.

Register

An entire weekend with:

• Hackathons
• Meetups
• IT Pro Track
• Coding Track
• Teach-a-thon

Hundreds of Dolphins tickets and other prizes to be awarded to attendees!

Learn more here: http://www.thefintank.com

Confirmed sponsor include Citrix, Microsoft and SherlockTech, we welcome additional sponsors that want to connect with the South Florida technology community.


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FinTank lands some big fish

FinTank lands some big fish

With the 1st annual FinTank Tech Weekend@the Dolphins just about 1 month away, It’s good to see sponsors like Microsoft and Citrix getting on board. Tery Howard, CTO of the Miami Dolphins will be presenting the keynote address. Fintank offers a full weekend of Hackathons, Meetups, IT Pro Track, Coding Track and  Teach-a-thon. Learn more at http://www.thefintank.com

 

Top Job Pick – $150K – VP Marketing Miami

Top Job Pick – $150K – VP Marketing Miami

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The VP of Marketing leads all marketing programs and team members to optimize our client’s sales opportunities in a cost effective manner. This VP reports directly to the CEO and will develop exceptional strategies, create breakthrough programs, and execute the campaigns to achieve goals. The VP of Marketing will impact the marketing programs and our client’s visibility on all the College campuses where the company operates. This person must be a self starter, dedicated to company growth.

Our client has a start up culture where all team members are encouraged to think out of the box and develop tactics to implement great ideas. Their employees are leaders who find ways to get things done, have high expectations of others, and quickly jump in to lend a hand when needed.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops marketing company-wide strategy for adding customer memberships and improving sales
  • Recruits, trains, and manages team of Campus Marketing Managers and provides them with the tools to develop campus centric strategies and execute programs
  • Oversees outsourced agencies to optimize productivity within budget. Vendors may include agencies that focus on creative, digital, print, SEM/SEO, events, direct mail and other
  • Creates programs that encourage students to download and register for the app, parents to participate in their children’s app use, activation of accounts, and improvement in sales
  • Develops brand guidelines and ensures that vendors and team members adhere to principles.
  • Executes programs flawlessly to achieve campaign and company goals
  • Uses activation and loyalty strategies to minimize churn
  • Operates within budget and rationalizes spend decisions
  • Uses data to create reports and provides analysis to executive team on how programs performed and how to incorporate learnings into new programs
  • Continuously integrates tests into programs in order to practice continuous improvement
  • Incorporates surveys and the voice of the customer into programs
  • Stays on top of latest tech trends proactively to implement new technology into programs
  • Facilitates strong relationships with team members, vendors, and customers

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5 Years of Progressive Marketing Experience
  • BS in Business, MBA from top school preferred

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CIO Council Golf Outing Followup (Gallery)

CIO Council Golf Outing Followup (Gallery)

Friday’s 7th Annual 2014 CIO Council Golf Outing held at the Jacaranda Golf Course,  was a great success. Over 100 enthusiastic golfers joined 22 sponsors for a morning of golf followed by a lunch and awards ceremony.

The event presents tremendous value for our community who are encouraged to invite their favorite CIO to join a foursome.

For a complete roundup in pictures of the day’s event visit: http://www.icoastciocouncil.com/gallery/