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Business Email Compromise Attacks Cost Millions, Losses Doubling Each Year
Cybercriminals follow the money, and you need look no further than Toyota Boshoku's recent $37 million loss to see why many are turning to BEC scams
"In August 2019, someone at Japan's Toyota Boshoku Corp. received fraudulent payment instructions by email to send 4 billion yen (about $37 million) to a third party - which they did. "We became aware that the directions were fraudulent shortly after the leakage," the company disclosed in a statement.

The company reacted quickly once it realized the fraud and took appropriate actions to recover their losses - a prospect experts believe unlikely. If it can't recover the money, it might be forced to restate its earnings forecast downward. That could have a negative impact on its stock price..."

CSO Online, October 1st, 2019
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IT - Marketing
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Digital Marketing Is The Foundation Of Your Brand
As a newbie to this business a couple of years back, I distinctly remember feeling a little awkward when I didn't have a clear answer to the most obvious question: What is digital marketing?
"The scope of information in the various answers I found made my head swim, but I quickly deduced that digital marketing was a constantly expanding collection of methods to deliver branding messages.

To put it simply: Digital marketing is a way to build your brand online and help your ideal customers understand who you are, what you stand for, and why they should learn more about you..."

Business 2 Community, September 30th, 2019
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Sales Effectiveness: Nature Or Nurture?
There are no perfect salespeople born into this world. At least I haven't met any
"Sure, there are numerous 'natural born' salespeople. You know the type. They had a paper route growing up and by age thirteen had numerous other kids doing the route for them while they slept in and counted their profits. Or they were the cub scout or girl scout that sold the most popcorn or the most cookies (unaided by their parents).

I tend to believe that one's natural behavior type or personality is not an indicator of success in sales. Sure, nature has something to do with it, but I have seen that nurture is far more impactful. Under a great sales leader, an average salesperson can become a superstar and a struggling rep can become effective..."

Business 2 Community, October 1st, 2019
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What Tech Companies Need To Do To Develop The Best Quality It Leads
A lot of people think that tech companies are at the top of their game because of their innovations
"But the truth is, even tech companies suffer, especially in lead generation. It's not really about getting leads per se but about getting high quality leads that convert.

If you are an IT/tech company and you are asking, 'How can our company overcome this challenge', it starts with a couple more questions:..."

Business 2 Community, October 3rd, 2019
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IT - Sales
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Discover Your Strengths Workshop With Kelly Merbler
This workshop discusses issues relating to career management and development
"Right out of college I started my first job and spent 21 years there. I thought I had secured my career path and that was where I was going to stay. As my career responsibilities grew I wasn't as fired up as I was earlier in my career and I began to not enjoy my work any longer. Little did I know that I was actually experiencing disengagement because the higher up the career ladder I got, the farther away I got from my natural strengths.

I didn't understand why I was feeling this "funk" in this part of my career until I took the Clifton StrengthsFinder profile and worked with a coach to become more self aware of what I did best and what were my true weakness areas..."

Fri, November 8, 2019 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST
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How To Hire The Right Salesperson: A Step-By-Step Guide
Companies often seek wolves from Wall Street, but keep getting stuck with weak sales reps who rarely hit their sales quota while working banker's hours most day...
"Do you want a real leader for your staff or just a manager? We know that a bad hire could be like poison to your business. In this article, we'll provide a hands-on guide on hiring a good salesperson without extra steps, neverending interviews, and hassle.

It's no secret that great sales reps empower their co-workers and other departments, set clear expectations, and hit their goals helping companies get better revenue..."

Business 2 Community, September 30th, 2019
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SF IT vBeers Broward
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vBeersPlus @ General Provision Downtown Ft. Lauderdale
General Provision Downtown - Fort Lauderdale

These informal networking/social events provide a relaxed environment to meet with other hands-on IT professionals and promote the growth of IT in South Florida. Come out and connect with other professionals in your industry! vBeers is a great event meant to promote growth of the IT industry here in South Florida. Register today so you can be a part of this great monthly event! Feel free to invite all of your friends and co workers who work in the IT industry!

If you are interested in sponsoring a table at the Job Fair and/or presenting a commercial solution, please email sales@itnewsandevents.com or call/text Lauren McLaughlin for details at (954) 729 9130.

Please register at Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vbeersplus-general-provision-downtown-tickets-74440679075

Current Sponsors:

  • KForce
  • TechLauderdale
  • ITPalooza
  • IT News and Events

About KForce

  • Kforce has been in the Staffing Industry for over 50 years
  • 20 years as Publicly traded company on NASDAQ
  • Kforce focuses on Technology, Finance & Accounting
  • 36,000+ consultants deployed annually and 3,300 permanent placements annually
  • Has over 60 offices nationwide

Current South Florida offices are located in Sunrise and Doral

Open Positions include:

  • Security Engineer- Miami
  • Security Engineer-Fort Lauderdale
  • Angular Developer-Fort Lauderdale
  • Project Manager-Boca Raton, FL
  • Project Manager-Sunrise, FL
  • Golang Developer-Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Quality Assurance Analyst & Engineer- Boca Raton, FL

Hosted by John J. McLaughlin and Lauren McLaughlin From vBeers South Florida

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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PeopleTek News
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Being Truly Accountable
A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them - John Maxwell
"We all make mistakes; sadly, all too often that includes justifying why we did (or said) what we did. And to make us feel better, we self rationalize why we did it, and add 'why' and 'however' to what we're saying in hopes of lessening our error. Wrong!

Why is being accountable so difficult? Maybe because we don't want to look bad? Because we fear others may lose their appreciation for us? That we're unable to be vulnerable since relationships and maybe even job security could be impacted?..."

PeopleTek News, September 30th, 2019
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Kelly Merbler News
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Discover Your Strengths Workshop With Kelly Merbler
This workshop discusses issues relating to career management and development
"Right out of college I started my first job and spent 21 years there. I thought I had secured my career path and that was where I was going to stay. As my career responsibilities grew I wasn't as fired up as I was earlier in my career and I began to not enjoy my work any longer. Little did I know that I was actually experiencing disengagement because the higher up the career ladder I got, the farther away I got from my natural strengths.

I didn't understand why I was feeling this "funk" in this part of my career until I took the Clifton StrengthsFinder profile and worked with a coach to become more self aware of what I did best and what were my true weakness areas..."

Kelly Merbler News, September 30th, 2019
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Discover Your Strengths Workshop With Kelly Merbler
This workshop discusses issues relating to career management and development
"Right out of college I started my first job and spent 21 years there. I thought I had secured my career path and that was where I was going to stay. As my career responsibilities grew I wasn't as fired up as I was earlier in my career and I began to not enjoy my work any longer. Little did I know that I was actually experiencing disengagement because the higher up the career ladder I got, the farther away I got from my natural strengths.

I didn't understand why I was feeling this "funk" in this part of my career until I took the Clifton StrengthsFinder profile and worked with a coach to become more self aware of what I did best and what were my true weakness areas..."

Fri, November 8, 2019 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST
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Greta Schulz News
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The 7 Critical Elements To Sales Success
Selling is one of those things that most CEOs think if they hire their team with a good resume of experience, poof.they can sell. How's that workin' for ya?
"That has been a badly failing method for as long as I have been in sales so lets talk about the B2B Sales Playbook of success. What does it really take?...
Greta Schulz News, September 30th, 2019
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Julie Kantor News
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Why Mentors Hate Workplace Gossip
'Words have no wings but they can fly a thousand miles.' ~ Korean Proverb
"We've all been there at work. A perceived injustice, a mean look, a discourteous or catty remark. The confusion, then the anger sets in. The poison as The Four Agreement's author Don Miguel Ruiz discusses so eloquently in his toltec wisdom guide has now been drunk... by you. Given to you potentially by an unwitting accomplice who started the day off wr . Hurt, you find someone to share your pain with. Someone who can validate your view..."
Julie Kantor News, September 30th, 2019
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SF IT vBeers Boca
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SFTA's vBeers@Boca
Biergarten Boca - Boca Raton

These informal networking/social events provide a relaxed environment to meet with other hands-on IT professionals and promote the growth of IT in South Florida. Come out and connect with other professionals in your industry! vBeers is a great event meant to promote growth of the IT industry here in South Florida. Register today so you can be a part of this great monthly event! Feel free to invite all of your friends and co workers who work in the IT industry!

$5 burger/fries and $3 featured drafts during happy hour! We meet in the upstairs lounge.

Hosted by John J. McLaughlin

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Sponsor - TechLauderdale
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Sponsor TechLauderdale's Event At Citrix HQ
Hear from 3 decades of the Citrix CEO's and how they shaped Tech in South Florida and globally.
Chris Fleck will host with Roger Roberts, Mark Templeton, and David Henshall.

Schedule:

  • 5:00pm - Registration
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm - Networking & Reception
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm - Panel Program
  • 7:30pm - 8:00pm - Q & A

Tickets:

  • Members - $25
  • Non-members - $45

Sponsorships

  • Meetup Table - $300
  • Event Sponsor - $1,000

About Citrix:

Citrix is a digital workspace platform that gives employees everything they need to be productive in one unified experience while arming IT with the visibility, simplicity, and security needed to enable and control it all.

TechLauderdale News, September 23rd, 2019
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Sponsor - ITPalooza
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ITpalooza 2019 - Thursday December 5th
Download The Official Itp19 Sponsorship Prospectus
Thursday, December 5, 2019, Ft. Lauderdale

ITPalooza is South Florida's Premier Technology Conference. Now in its 8th year, ITPalooza is the preeminent platform to drive business deals and forge valuable connections with local and regional tech professionals.

Statistics for the last seven editions:

  • 15,000 - Attendees and Guests
  • 800 - Speakers and Presenters
  • 1100 - Participating Companies
  • 82% - Technology Professionals

Quick Summary of Sponsorships:

  • Platinum Package With Sponsored Speaking Session (6) - $5,500
  • Platinum Package With Vip Lounge / Party Sponsorship (4) - $5,000
  • Attendee Lunch Sponsor (4) - $2,000 - $2,750
  • Check-In Sponsor (4) - $2,000 - $2,750
  • Gold Package (75) - Gold Package (75)
  • Silver Package (50) - $1,000 - $1,750
  • Non-Profit / Startup Package (20) - $500 - $1,000

If you need a convenient PDF document to forward to your boss or a colleague, download the official ITP19 sponsorship opportunities price list, here it is.

ITPalooza, August 23rd, 2019
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Sponsor - SIM
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South Florida SIM 2019 Conference
NSU - Davie

SIM is a senior IT leadership organization with over 5,000 national members. SIM South Florida strives to strengthen professional communications among members who direct the application of information technology in private and public organizations.

  • SIM members login for access to the free member registration.
  • IT Executives who are not SIM members, sign up for the wait list to request a free non-member registration.
  • Vendors that are not sponsors will not be admitted to this meeting without prior authorization by the local chapter Board of Directors.

Agenda

  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker
  • 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM Round Table discussion
  • 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Networking Lunch

Sponsor

  • $2000: Breakfast and Lunch Sponsor South Florida
  • $3000: Speaker Sponsor South Florida
  • $5000: Round Table Sponsor

Hosted by SIM South Florida

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019: 8:00 AM to 01:30 PM
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Sponsor - Startup Safari
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Startup Safari Miami - October 25-26, 2019
If you want to maximize your exposure, more experience and connections and more SAFARI spirit, you should be partnering as sponsor with us
With becoming a SPONSOR, your company logo will be displayed above all logos in an exclusive section.

We offer exclusive sessions hosted by or hosted for you, guided tours and much much more.

Reach out to deep dive and learn more about the possibilities.

Email: sponsor@StartUPSAFARI.miami

Download Partner Info booklet

Startup Safari, October 25-26, 2019
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Sponsor - ISACA
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ISACA South Florida Chapter
Extensive networking opportunities, face-to-face contact and one-on-one meetings
SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

  • ISACA South Florida Chapter outreach to more than 1,000 professionals, and partner organizations which represent a range of Corporate IT Audit, IT Compliance, IT Governance & IT Security responsibilities in a cross section of industries and business sizes
  • Extensive networking opportunities, face-to-face contact and one-on-one meetings
  • Display of your latest products and services to all attendees
  • Traffic flow throughout the exhibition area
  • Display of your logo and link to your home page on our ISACA South Florida Chapter web site

Find out more! Contact us at president@isacasfl.org

Corporate IT Audit, IT Compliance, IT Governance & IT Security Professionals
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Sponsor - ISSA
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Become A Sponsor of ISSA South Florida Chapter (SFISSA)
The ISSA South Florida Chapter (SFISSA) is a not-for-profit organization of information security professionals and practitioners.
The ISSA South Florida Chapter (SFISSA) is a not-for-profit organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members.

Members include practitioners at all levels of the security field in a broad range of industries, such as communications, education, healthcare, manufacturing, financial and government. SFISSA is an excellent vehicle for those who need to acquire CPE credits for certification needs.

Chapter sponsorship:

  • Platinum sponsors $1,500/meeting
  • Program sponsors $1,000/meeting

We need your support, so we hope that you will consider becoming a sponsor to support our chapter.

A not-for-profit organization of information security professionals and practitioners
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Sponsor - SFTA
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SFTA Corporate Membership Benefits
Learn. Connect. Grow.
The SFTA is an organization of collaborative trailblazers passionately curating content, inspiring creativity, building tech brands, and connecting business leaders to cultivate and expand the tech ecosystem in South Florida.

  • Diamond Membership Benefits $5,000/year
  • Platinum Membership Benefits $3,500/year
  • Gold Membership Benefits $2,000/year
  • Individual Membership Benefits $200/year

Learn. Connect. Grow.

We are an organization of collaborative trailblazers passionately curating content, inspiring creativity, building tech brands, and connecting business leaders to cultivate and expand the tech ecosystem in South Florida
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Sponsor - Refresh Miami
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Become A Refresh Miami Sponsor
Be front and center at all our monthly speaker events, get training on the latest technologies, break bread with our distinguished speakers, and find qualified candidates via our sponsored job listings.
Become a Refresh Corporate Member!

Be front and center at all our monthly speaker events, get training on the latest technologies, break bread with our distinguished speakers, and find qualified candidates via our sponsored job listings.

Refresh Corporate: $2000/Year

  • Guaranteed ticket to all speaker events
  • Complimentary ticket to three (3) Refresh Miami workshops ($150 value!)
  • 40% discount on all other Refresh Miami workshops ($160 value!)
  • Preferred Access to VIP/Speaker Dinners
  • Discounts on Community Events
  • Partner Discounts
  • Refresh Miami T-Shirt
  • Ability to post relevant events to Community Calendar
  • Ability to post jobs to Refresh Job Board
  • Ability to post business to Refresh Miami Tech Map

$2000/Year

Each month, we gather hundreds of entrepreneurs and technology professionals together to discuss the latest trends and advances in technology and entrepreneurship
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Sponsor - Palm Beach Tech
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Join Palm Beach Tech - Corporate Membership
Check our Membership options and help build the Palm Beaches into a Tech Hub!
Our Memberships are based on Exposure, Talent, & Business

  • STARTUP - $500/year
  • Tier 3 - $1,000/year
  • Tier 2 - $2,500/year
  • Tier 1 - $5,000/year

Palm Beach Tech is a nonprofit membership association Building the Palm Beaches into a Tech Hub.

Palm Beach Tech is a nonprofit membership association Building the Palm Beaches into a Tech Hub
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Sponsor - SFIMA
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South Florida Interactive Marketing Association (SFIMA) Sponsorship
The primary interactive voice in South Florida offering lifelong learning, top-notch networking and professional growth opportunities to marketers in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties
The South Florida Interactive Marketing Association (SFIMA) is dedicated to educational excellence and expertise in digital marketing. The organization serves as the primary interactive voice in South Florida offering lifelong learning, top-notch networking and professional growth opportunities to marketers in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.

Sponsorship options:

  • Platinum Sponsorship
  • Gold Sponsorship
  • Event Sponsorship

Founded in 2004, SFIMA is an all-volunteer organization. Since its inception, the South Florida IMA board has partnered with other IMAs in the United States and top sponsors to present outstanding programming.

Dedicated to educational excellence and expertise in digital marketing
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