Upcoming Chapter Events

August 2021 Events

Wednesday August 4, 2021, 5:30pm-7:30pm
SIM Women Book Club & Wine Night
The Imperial Wine Bar and Cafe
170 E. Morse Blvd.
Winter Park, FL 32789

We'll be meeting in person for wine and a discussion of “How Women Rise”. “Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back From Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job”. The book can be purchased here. Even if you don't finish the book please join us for a good discussion, networking and wine. 

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About SIM Central Florida's SIM Women ... SIM Women is a network inside the Society for Information Management to foster enhanced communication, mentorship, leadership and career development among the female members of SIM. We are looking to grow our network of Women IT leaders in Central Florida and welcome IT leader practitioner guests participation. So please consider joining us even if you aren’t a current member of SIM.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021   12pm-1pm Virtual
SIM CFL Emerging Technologies Special Interest Group Discussion
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As technology leaders our organizations come to us for answers. The field is so vast no one person can know everything. How do we expand our knowledge and become better versed in technologies that are emerging? Yes, there are conferences but many times those are sponsored by vendors that are pushing their products and services. We want to create a place where our members can talk about their challenges, successes, share ideas, learn and knowledge share in a safe, confidential, vendor neutral unbiased environment.  

As we’ll be looking to meet monthly members can join in when it works for them. As the group evolves, we’ll be looking for volunteers that would like to present, share a challenge their organization overcame, bring a problem and talk through solutions, share experiences that could help a fellow member, etc.

We’d like to invite those that are interested to join Craig Finch. For more information you can reach out to Craig directly at craig.finch@simcfl.org.

SIM CFL Meetup Wednesday, August 18th 5:30-8:00

Orlando Gun Club 3721 Vineland Rd Orlando, FL 32811 | 407 - 236 - 9199

Join SIM CFL Members for this exclusive meetup (Practitioners only).
  • Space is limited to only 10 SIM CFL Members
  • Range Time and Food & Beverages will be provided
  • Bring your own equipment OR
  • Targets, ammo, and firearms are available for rental
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Thursday, August 19th 7:30 - 9:00, SIM CFL Monthly Meeting at the Citrus Club

 Kevin Cooke, Special Agent (SSA) with the United States Secret Service.

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During this presentation, Kevin utilizes a non-technical, top-down approach to bridge communication gaps and highlight the importance of strong information security and cybersecurity infrastructure.   Drawing on over two decades of experience amassed in the United States Secret Service, he explains the current trends and tactics being utilized against organizations and the importance of education and investment, with an emphasis on becoming problem solvers through security by design.

Kevin Cooke is a Senior Special Agent (SSA) with the United States Secret Service with over 20 years of experience conducting investigations into violations of federal law.  By collaborating with outside agencies and foreign governments, Kevin has successfully investigated and assisted in the prosecution of numerous individuals and organizations.  Notable investigations have included complex cybercrime investigations involving transnational criminal enterprises, organizations, and individuals conducting financial identity theft, and investigations into Medicare fraud with losses totaling over $100 million.  

Kevin has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of protective operations to include risk assessments and mitigations in over 50 countries.  During his five years with the Presidential Protective Division (PPD), Kevin led protective teams of upwards of 20 people for the President, First Family, heads of state, and other political authorities, both domestically and abroad.  Outside of PPD, Kevin has also worked in the Houston and Washington Field Offices.  

Kevin is a native Texan and former Houston Police Officer.  He is also a black belt in judo and enjoys scuba diving and spending time with his family.

Thursday, August 26th , 6:00 pm - ??, SIM CFL Monthly Meetup

Join fellow SIM CFL members for our monthly meetup at Corona Cigar Company & Montecristo Lounge 
Address: 1130 Townpark Ave, Colonial TownPark, Lake Mary, Heathrow, FL 32746
Space is limited to only 15 attendees, this is for SIM CFL Practitioners ONLY

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Friday, October 22nd  
SIM CFL Annual Golf Tournament 

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Wednesday, December 8th, SIM CFL Holiday Party Celebration

Join SIM CFL and members of ISSA, ISC2, ILTA, ARMA & ISACA for our annual Holiday Celebration! Ace Cafe, Orlando, FL  

Please bring an unwrapped toy for a girl or boy per attendee or make a $25 tax-deductible donation to the SIM Foundation at the door.

For Sponsorship information please contact Ty Taft @ Ty.Taft@simcfl.org