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Upcoming Events

Aug Events

Thursday, Aug 6, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM CDT

Online Meeting- Details to be sent out the week of

Please join us for our August Event - sponsored by Checkpoint! Our topic is "The State of the Cloud - Native Security Implementations".

In 2020, cloud-related attacks and breaches made even more headlines and companies realized they needed to get their act together. So, they started to abandon homegrown open-source security tools and focused on consolidated cloud-based threat prevention frameworks offering complete coverage to cloud-related attacks. Going into 2020 & 2021, we're seeing this trend grow as more cloud-related technologies are gaining great security from the industry with specific answers to security challenges of containers, Kubernetes environments, and serverless workloads. In this session, we will cover recent trends and highlight some of the advancements made in fending off threats and turning security into an enabler force in enterprise digital transformation.

Our guest speaker is Tsion (TJ) Gonen - Check Point, Head of Cloud Security.

Tsion (TJ) Gonen has more than 20 years of cyber security and executive experience and is now the Head of Cloud Security at Check Point Security Software Technologies where he leads cloud innovation, as well as the go-to-market strategy. Prior to joining Check Point, TJ was co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Protego Labs, the leading start-up for serverless security, which was acquired by Check Point in 2019. TJ also served as Chief Strategy Officer for Gemalto's Identity and Data Protection Division and held leadership roles at Aladdin Knowledge Systems.

*Free Lunch: The Check Point team is offering to provide lunch to members who attend the virtual meeting via GrubHub or UberEats gift cards. This will require permission to provide your email address to them once you have RSVP'd. We will follow up with those that RSVP to request your permission.

*Zoom details will be sent the week of the event.

SIM Strategy Series 2020



The SIM Memphis Strategy Series is the region's premier single-day event designed for the local IT Executive community.  The event provides the region's IT Executives the opportunity to gather for a day of networking, collaborating, and knowledge transferring through peer-led keynotes, breakouts, panels and networking opportunities.

Like most organizations, we have been navigating how to proceed in the safest and most effective way possible for the 34th Annual SIM Memphis Strategy Series. After months of communication and weighing various scenarios, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the September event to ensure the health and safety of our members and our community.


While this is not ideal, we are excited to continue furthering the mission of SIM Memphis with monthly webinars and other professional development sessions. As technology continues to redefine business, geographic regions and create borderless digital environments, it has become essential for IT executives to stay aware of global trends in order to integrate strategies into their operations. This allows your team to stay agile, while maintaining your company’s competitive edge.


Stay tuned to your email inbox, our website and the SIM Memphis social media channels for additional communication regarding monthly events and other industry resources.