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Internet of Things: How can IT pros get ready?

Doña Habana Restaurant & Lounge | Boston, MA
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | 5:30 PM

Diversity IT Network is here to help you take your career to the next level! Join us to expand your professional network within the IT industry and to connect with other multicultural engineers. If you are trying to grow personally and professionally, this is the place to be!  FREE Food and Drinks are included.

About our presentation topic:

Internet of Things (IoT) is more than a network of “things” that can sense and interact with their internal state or external environment. It is an ecosystem that includes communications, data, applications, and analytics…. and unlike previous technologies, it will impact the daily lives of all citizens: will soon see that sensors are practically in everything.

IoT platforms provide the capability to manage endpoints and the data they generate. The next frontier is the world where machines compete with people to perform activities including the development of actionable information from all the data that’s being collected. Are you ready for that transformation? Will you compete with or compliment artificial intelligence? What skills are needed to be a part of this growing industry?

Where: Doña Habana Restaurant & Lounge
11 Melnea Cass Boulevard
Boston, MA 02118
When: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

Connect with us on Oct 5th for our great event. Your admission includes:
✓ Informational session with guest speaker Gary Vause about emerging technologies and the Internet Of Things.
✓ Free food and your first drink is free.
✓ Networking session with other IT professionals.
✓ Information on how Diversity IT Network can help further your career.

About our speaker:

Gary Vause, II is a Cyber Security professional with over twenty-five years of professional Information Technology performance following honorable service in the United States Air Force. Gary is a “Trusted Advisor” to CIO’s in both public and private sectors. He has in-depth experience with security threats, vulnerability management, cloud security architecture, and mobility security. Gary has a unique blend of technical and business skills and the ability to develop strategic programs that are transformational. In addition, he is also an adjunct Professor, having taught Cyber Security, Information Assurance, Health Information Systems Analysis, and Design and Management of Health Care Communications Systems at the University of Illinois – Chicago Campus, Graduate College of Applied Health Sciences Biomedical and Health Information Sciences Department. Gary was also an adjunct Professor at Rasmussen College, instructing in Computer Applications and Business Systems Concepts, and additionally with Shorter College as a Professor of Global Work Force Management.

Education and Credentials

Ph.D., Information System Management – Walden University (ABD- 2017)
Masters of Science, Public/Business Administration -Troy State University
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology – University of Tampa
Bachelor of Science, Behavioral Science/Computer Science – University of Tampa
Community College of the Air Force, Computer Science – USAF
Associates of Arts, Education – Florida College
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM): awarded by ISACA
Buckhead Toastmasters- Past President

Diversity IT Network is a social enterprise and leadership development program that advances the careers of multicultural technology professionals via training in leadership, emotional intelligence, conversational intelligence, as well as peer-to-peer mentorship and career coaching.

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