The Blockchain Event
Leap Into the Future at the Blockchain Event

Blockchain Event Fort Lauderdale

12 – 14 Feb 2020

Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale

Coming to the Broward County Convention Center is an event that will teach you how a fledgling technology is disrupting the world. The Blockchain Event Fort Lauderdale is going to showcase the multi-faceted aspects of decentralized distributed ledger technology (DTL), otherwise known as a blockchain. What started as a way to monitor transactions for the flagship cryptocurrency Bitcoin has quickly evolved and started to take over transaction and transmissions recordkeeping for a multitude of industries.

What exactly is Blockchain Technology?

Blockchain is a young technology that is being researched by many private organizations and government bodies across the globe. Blockchain in its most simplified manifestation is an accounting ledger that digitally maintains information and has the function of transcribing any type of transaction.

Information that details a transaction is stored as a data block and then added to the chain of other blocks in chronological order. Blockchain technology was originally designed to be the accounting platform that powered the flagship digital currency, Bitcoin. This industry-disrupting tech is essentially an electronic database that is distributed across the Internet. Its innovation is due to the fact that the ledger is constantly compared against the multitude of versions of itself. If one of the versions doesn’t agree with the rest, then it’s automatically flagged, making the blockchain extremely difficult to maliciously alter. Because there is not a single entry port for hackers to penetrate, the chain becomes virtually immutable.

How does Blockchain Technology Work?

Digital transactions are sent to a vast number of computer nodes that are all concurrently hosting the blockchain ledger, thus making it visible to the public as a whole. This enhances the security and transparency of the chain. Coupled with the continuous self-audits that are performed by the system, making any amendments outside of the scope of established contracts is almost impossible. This new tech will make record-keeping systems currently in place virtually obsolete.

Either complete or partially complete sections of data are transcribed to the current block which is subsequently placed into the blockchain, giving it a large degree of permanency. On average these blocks are appended to the chain every 10 minutes. With its distributed database, the blockchain can make transactions between different parties much more efficient.

The encryption that secures the blocks allows users only the ability to view the data contained within but not be duplicated. This creates a secure transaction that is immutable and the record’s authenticity can be confirmed by the community as a whole. This ultimately removes the need for a central authority.

How will Blockchain make an Impact?

With global awareness increasing about this technology, blockchain application has spread far across the world and across industries. It has rapidly changed the way we share records, data, and documents by decentralizing the authority held over them. No longer will gatekeepers maintain the power to withhold information and control the pricing market of data transmission. This new technology has also created efficiency in transferring data as well as reducing the cost in the process.

Blockchain adoption is already spreading through numerous industries. It already finds itself being used to create smart contracts, a contract executed when contingencies have been met, file storage and sharing, auditing supply chains, KYC/AML compliance, and various other fields.

Moves to utilize blockchain technology to digitize an assortment of sensitive information, such as medical records, gun registration, and voter counts have already been suggested. Blockchain technology is the disruption that digital security has been looking for.

What can You Expect at the Blockchain Event?

The Blockchain Event in Fort Lauderdale is the perfect place to get up-to-date information from some of the industry leaders and keynote speakers. They will discuss the new sectors that blockchain is entering and how to capitalize on it. It’s designed to help decision-makers, developers, and those who are just interested in learning more about the value of blockchain.

You’ll learn how blockchain can be applied to several industries and can pose as a solution to many current business issues. The event will also cover how to actually implement blockchain technology into your projects. You can take part in helping to create a new global economy.

During this three day convention touting the power of blockchain technology, don’t let your own personal business slip to the wayside. Stay ahead of the curve by carving out your own block of space by renting office space from Cruiseport to work on your business while in Fort Lauderdale.

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Low Power Wide Area Networks Expo
Speed up your connections at the Low Power Wide Area Networks Expo (LPWAN)

Low Power Wide Area Networks Expo

 29 Jan – 01 Feb 2020

Greater Ft. Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale

Are you interested in the bleeding edge of technology? The Internet of Things (IoT) is where a strong focus is being shifted towards, and to stay ahead of the game, the IoT Evolution Expo is going to show you how to integrate your business and your clients into the IoT.

As exponential technologies, a technology that doubles in performance or halves the cost of usage annually continues to make advancements in every aspect of our lives, the IoT Evolution Expo will show how the next phase of the IoT will power them. By exploiting the sensor-driven data, we will be able to make a more connected world, by creating intelligent analytic models for exponential technologies.

IoT Evolution Expo is bringing to Fort Lauderdale a 4-day expo that will show the advancements made in Low Power Wide Area Networks.

What is a Low Power Wide Area Network

Low power, wide area network technology (LPWAN) allows for geographically wider device communications at a lower bit rate. This is a catch-all term used to describe the processes and technology used to connect devices to the internet without relying on WiFi and the cellular network.

This branch of communication technology was started by a French company called Sigfox. The intent behind developing this technology was to create a system that was an improvement over cellular networks when connecting IoT devices by using less power and less data rates.

This has led Sigfox to create an LPWAN, providing IoT devices with:

  • Cheaper chipsets
  • Better battery consumption
  • Improved data transmissions

Using radio transmission methods, Sigfoz is able to send small data packets at a slow rate over a long distance.

LPWAN has since been adopted by other companies, as others are exploring other radio frequencies that can provide large geographical coverage for communication devices with low power consumption.

As companies keep delving deeper in to slow bit rate, low-power technologies, alternative ways to connect IoT devices keep surfacing.

What to Expect at IoT Evolution Expo’s LPWAN Event

This event has been organized by IoT evolution in order to connect industry leaders, technologists, and businesses to further advance LPWAN technology. Individuals in attendance will be educated about the future of LPWAN and how it can be applied commercially to consumers, businesses, and government sectors. Solutions and business cases will be presented to show how your company and your clients can benefit.

This event will host thousands of industry leaders in the IoT sector. As an attendee, you can meet with a whole slough of network providers, IoT device manufacturers, app developers, and platform providers. Each adding their own piece to the IoT ecosystem.

Over the course of 4 days, you will be attending conference sessions that will present business cases that cover the changing solutions to Security, Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR).

You’ll also enjoy an extensive review of industrial IoT technologies and their use cases as well as presenting the latest technology solutions. The aim of these solution providers is to bring beneficial hardware and software to any size business.

The event will be ripe with networking opportunities. With so many of the industry leaders in a single gathering, you’ll be able to pick the minds that are shaping tomorrow’s tech. One of the best parts of the event to take advantage of and get the most out of networking is through the All Conference Party.

Who is the Right Candidate to Attend the LPWAN Event

This is event was designed and geared towards those looking at exploring the possibility of IoT and how it can transform your business by getting the most out of exponential technologies such as VR, AR, AI, and ML.

This event is open to everyone, but to get the most out of it, they are looking for Chief Information Officers, vice presidents of tech companies, engineers, architects, and developers. Business Development/Sales representatives are also welcomed.

Once you’ve learned about the advancements in the LPWAN and IoT, and how it will impact the future of communication and data transmissions, you may want to get a head start on your business and start implementing the solutions presented. The best way you can do that is by renting office space from Cruiseport to work on your business while in Fort Lauderdale.

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Cyber Security & Cloud Expo
Get Ready for the IoT by Attending the Cyber Security & Cloud Expo

Ft. Lauderdale CyberSecurity Conference

13-14 Nov 2019

Santa Clara Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale

If you’re interested in the cutting edge of technology, you should make your way over to the Ft. Lauderdale CyberSecurity Conference. The event will showcase innovative speakers and fantastic vendor exhibits. The sessions brought forth will discuss the current landscape of cyber-security issues such as cloud security, email security, VoIP, LAN security, wireless security & more.

What Should You Expect?

If you can make your way to the Santa Clara Convention Center on the 13-14 November 2019, for the Cyber Security & Cloud Expo, you’ll be among 12,000 people in various IT sectors for the two-day world-class event.

You’ll be able to attend top-level keynotes, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies covering Cyber-Security, Cloud, IoT, 5G, Blockchain, AI and Big Data. You’ll also have the excellent opportunity of developing relationships in the emerging cyber-security and cloud space.

Who Should Attend?

IT professionals from the various sectors of the industry will find something to take away from the Cyber Security & Cloud Expo. Whether you are coming from SME, large enterprise, or even the government sector you will be met with the knowledge to advance your future projects.

If you’re the one making investment and strategy decisions, or building and executing projects for your business and want to know the latest trends in Cyber Security, Cloud, IoT, 5G, Blockchain, AI, Big Data then this is the platform for you.

Which ticket type is right for you?

Free Expo Pass

This ticket is for those who want to learn more about IoT, 5G, Blockchain, Cyber Security, Cloud, AI, and Big Data.

The Free Expo Pass allows access to the:

  • Co-located exhibition floor
  • Sessions taking place on the expo floor stages

Cyber Security & Cloud Gold Pass

The Gold Pass is the next tier of expo pass. This ticket is for those who are interested in full access to the cyber-security & cloud conference. The Gold Pass ticket is available as either a one day or two-day ticket. This ticket will give you access to the:

  • Full slate of conference tracks
  • VIP Delegate Lounge
  • Custom Network App that will allow you to communicate and arrange meetings with attendees, speakers, and sponsors
  • The Official Networking Party

The tickets start at $339.

Ultimate Pass

The Ultimate Pass provides access to the VIP Delegate Lounge as well as:

  • The multitude of conference tracks across the 5 events
  • Custom Network App that will allow you to communicate and arrange meetings with attendees, speakers, and sponsors
  • The Official Networking Party

The Ultimate Pass tickets start at $1149.

What Type of Information Can You Expect?

The sessions will cover a myriad of topics with as you can probably guess a strong emphasis on cyber-security. To give you an idea of some of the subject being covered, Day 1 begins with:

Developing Security Solutions

John Kinsella, President of the board – CSA Silicon Valley Chapter, Cloud Security Alliance, will give the opening remarks. The session will cover the global spending projected to be invested in infrastructure protection and security services in 2019. As more businesses begin to rely on cloud services the need for a more effective infrastructure has never been more imperative, and the session will address how to do this within budget.

Cloud INSecurity – Doing your part in the Shared Security Model for Cloud Computing

This session will cover the security aspects of moving sensitive data to the cloud and what you can do to safeguard yourself from potential attacks. It will pinpoint that a lack of best practices on-site might be your greatest threat. The session will also explain who is liable for your data, is it the cloud service provider or is it entirely up to you?

This session will also cover how instating the basic cybersecurity protocols supplied by the Center for Internet Security can help ease your worries.

How to Improve Cyber Resilience with Zero Trust

As expected with any mass adoption of new technology, there are bound to be an increase in security breaches. It’s becoming even more evident as there is a newsworthy cyber-attack almost daily. This session will educate you on how to better safeguard your data by using the Zero Trust model.

The need for stronger security protocols is increasing as many hackers these days no longer exploit the system through backdoors. According to Forrester Research speculates that 80 percent of modern breaches involve privileged access abuse. Privileged access abuse is the use of a user account that has admin access to the system. Access to these user accounts is normally obtained through either weak login credentials, default credentials, or stolen credentials.

Once you’ve been updated on the latest aspects in the world of cyber-security at the Cyber Security & Cloud Expo, you may want to spend some time addressing any security gaps in your own company. The best way you can do that is by renting office space from Cruiseport to work on your business while in Fort Lauderdale.

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Experience the Women Empower X this November in Fort Lauderdale
Experience the Women Empower X this November in Fort Lauderdale

Women Empower X Fort Lauderdale

09 Nov 2019

Greater Ft. Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale

If you’re a female entrepreneur, industry leader, or executive and you’re looking to meet like-minded individuals, then you need to make sure that you’re at the Women Empower X (WEX) event. You’ll be accompanied by some of the most influential and encouraging women all to spread information and ideas. With this group of women all under one roof, you’ll have access to tools and experience that can take your company to heights unknown.

Where will the WEX Expo be Held?

This is the fourth WEX event in Fort Lauderdale where you can indulge market leaders and innovative entrepreneurs that will leave you excited to take on the world. If you think that your company can benefit from the knowledge brought to Broward County Convention Center, then make sure you’re there on Saturday, November 9th, 2019!

The event will be catered to every woman in a variety of industries. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a Series A investment or are just in a pre-seed stage, or a wellness guru or a blockchain-based cryptocurrency founder. There’ll be something here that will speak to you. The best is that you’ll be able to craft a schedule that will give you the most value for your time. For those who are there to have a little extra party time, there’ll be the VIP kick-off party will be Friday, Nov. 8th from 5-7 pm.

What Should You Expect?

The WEX event is in its fourth year, so be prepared for a positive, lively event with over a thousand women from a multitude of backgrounds who are looking to collaborate and grow their business.

By broadening your horizons to include a diverse cast of characters to help you on your personal journey, you’ll start noticing some real changes.

The event has been orchestrated to gather the most innovative and motivational women in a gamut of industries. Each one is willing to help enlighten any pathway to success that they can. These industry experts will be provided the know-how and an open community to make sure your business can take off the most prepared it can be.

Knowledge and experience will be available to you no matter what industry you hope to service, whether it be content marketing or just trying to get more women to shatter the glass ceiling and adopt more C-Level positions.

Who’s the Founder?

Alexa Carlin, Founder & CEO of Women Empower X (WEX), and Creator of BeAPublicSpeaker.com, is a national public speaker. After discovering a market need for a national event that would gather entrepreneurial women who want to change the world, she created Women Empower X in 2016.

Carlin was motivated to make an impact on the world after living through a traumatic near-death experience that happened during her senior year at the University of Florida in 2013. The incident left her with a 1% chance of surviving. This pushed her into the world of public speaking, where she showcased her vulnerability and was able to deliver an authentic message to the entire world. She has since developed a following of over 70,000 people across the various social media platforms.

Carlin has accrued accolades such as being featured on the cover of Meetings & Conventions Magazine. She was also listed as 1 of 15 “Young Millennial Go-Getters To Watch”, as well as being named one of the “Most Powerful Women In Fort Lauderdale” by Gold Coast’s Fort Lauderdale Daily.

Adding to her achievements, Carlin has also been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network, Cheddar TV, ABC, FOX, CBS and in The Huffington Post, Glamour Magazine, Mashable, Gold Coast Magazine, and The Sun-Sentinel among others.

Carlin’s goal for the Women Empower Expo is to establish events around North America (initially) in an attempt to grow a community of fierce women who would rather collaborate in an attempt to find solutions to their personal goals versus entering an arena of competition. She believes that this will help the women gathered feel empowered and capable to leave a positive impact on the world.

After you’ve spent the day meeting exciting and energetic women, you may want to take the inspiration and get started on optimizing your business. The best way you can do that is by renting office space from Cruiseport to work on your business while in Fort Lauderdale.

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Calling All Broker/Dealers the T3 Enterprise Conference is in Town
Calling All Broker/Dealers the T3 Enterprise Conference is in Town

2019 T3 Enterprise Conference

Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Oct. 28-30, 2019

At the end of October, Fort Lauderdale will host the 2019 T3 Enterprise Conference. This conference is an annual gathering of C-level executives of brokerages, Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction (OSJ) branch offices, large registered investment advisor (RIA) firms, advisor networks and other financial services firms. The conference aims to provide the latest insights, innovations, and solutions for financial firms.

The T3 Technology Hub started out as a book, “Virtual Office Tools for a High Margin Practice” by Joel P. Bruckenstein, CFP, President, Technology Tools for Today and Dave Drucker. Their book was then expanded into the T3 newsletter and continued to evolve as a paid subscription brought you the latest in industry news through audio and video channels.

As the company grew they began hosting conferences and for their premium sponsors, they will receive discounts to the T3 Conference and invitations to special VIP events, like the one being hosted in Fort Lauderdale this year.

If you’re the CEOs, CTOs, COOs, or CCO of a financial firm, here was what you can expect by attending the 2019 T3 Enterprise Conference.

Not Alone but Fiercely Independent

After the general assembly and meet and greet, Brian Hamburger, President and CEO of MarketCounsel, will address the attendees with his speech “Not Alone but Fiercely Independent”.

It will cover the aspects of advisors seeking independence amid the chaos of decisions required to accomplish it. For advisors to circumvent the taxing task of managing independence,

Hamburger will help by showcasing some of the solutions being developed in the RIA sector.

It is no longer a simple feat of deciding to remain with a wirehouse or broker-dealer of pursuing full independence, no you have a multitude of options before you with varying levels of features and freedom.

At the T3 Conference, several solution providers have been gathered that can help ease any form of transition that your company hopes to make.

An Integration Maturity Model for Wealth Management

Kit Lee, of BNY Mellon and Pershing, is the next speaker, and he will cover the new technological advances in wealth management. He’ll be covering integrated solutions, how to implement them into your business, and how to measure the key metrics.

He comes bringing the expertise of BNY Mellon’s Pershing who has worked with thousands of firms and hundreds of third-party providers.

BNY Mellon’s Pershing will offer a framework for how to implement integrated solutions to keep your wealth management firm up-to-date with evolving technology.

State of Wealth Management

Charles River’s Randy Bullard, Global Head of Wealth Management for Charles River Development, is going to delve into the trends and the changing dynamics happening within the wealth management industry.

He will bring to the attendees the approach that Charles River’s product strategy is doing to stay on top of these changes.

The goal of Charles River’s Wealth Management Solution is to give the various financial institutions to support discretionary and non-discretionary private wealth products, enhance mobility, and efficiently manage their book of business.

Build VS Buy for Financial Service Firms

Shawn Green of Chetu Inc. will speak on the second day of the event to address the decisions behind either building a financial service firm or buying one.

The choice comes with many caveats as you have to consider the technical route when building custom software to support your firm. Do you need a software suite specialized for your specific niche or will an off-the-shelf solution work for you? Each route will have pros and cons, but weighing the cost benefits may help make this decision easier.

Realtime Risk and Compliance Monitoring is always on, across the entire book/firm

As the conference begins drawing to a close, Aladin Abughazaleh, President and CEO ATA RiskStation, LLC, will cover the task and value of monitoring the daily portfolio risk vs tolerance for every client. He will also explain how to increase wallet share and how to accomplish this by being a more active participant with your clients.

His solution will include how to better streamline and maintain compliance information for your company.

Now that you’ve figured out how to make sure your company is on the cutting edge of technology in the wealth industry you may want to spend some time formulating your next strategy. The best way you can do that is by renting office space from Cruiseport to work on your business while in Fort Lauderdale.

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Embrace the Arts at the Las Olas Art Fair
Embrace the Arts at the Las Olas Art Fair

Las Olas Art Fair

19-20 Oct 2019

Riverside Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, USA

Art lovers will be pleased to hear that 32nd Annual Las Olas Art Fair (Fort Lauderdale, FL), is fast approaching this weekend, Oct. 19-20, 2019. The fair will host a multitude of artists and sculptors that everyone is welcomed to meet.

It’s a real treat for Fort Lauderdale to host on of the top 100 art festivals in the U.S., as hundreds flock to the Las Olas Art Fair, making it most-go if you’re in the area. The event will allow you to meet with the artist and creators displaying their works. You’ll be able to experience the creativity that goes into a piece as you pick the brains of the artist about their style, the pricing, and their inspiration.

The art show will have something for everyone!

Is there an entrance fee

The Las Olas Art Fair is free and has never charged admission fees. Whether this is your first or thirtieth festival, all are free to attend.

Who are the artists

To create the best experience for the festival, every artist and crafter that had applied to exhibit has been thoroughly cultivated by a jury. If you want to see some of the artists that have been selected to showcase their work you can see them here.

Every artist that has a booth will be there to answer any questions that you may have, and they’ll be manning their booth for the entire duration of the fair.

Is the Las Olas Art Fair Pet-Friendly

If you have a pooch that loves post-modern expressionism, then they are definitely welcomed! If they have other artistic interest, well, they’re still invited. Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors have made the festival open to all canine friends of the arts as long as they are well trained, friendly, and on a leash, then they can enjoy the show by your side.

What can you expect from the festival

The fair has continually held a high standard of bringing together the finest collection of the arts. There is something for everyone, ranging from intricate hand-made jewellery that you can wear anywhere to immaculate sculptors that you may have to take a mortgage out to afford.

If you’re looking for an intimate ring or a wall-sized painting, you can find it at the Las Olas Art Fair. All of the work is handmade as the fair doesn’t allow buy-sell, kits or mass-produced products of any kind to be exhibited.

What can you do when you’re not embracing the arts

Situated on Las Olas Boulevard, the jewel of Fort Lauderdale, you’ll be able to enjoy the fair and all the city has to offer. You’ll be able to find fantastic delicacies, beautiful scenes of oceans and mountains, and all the shopping that you could hope to experience.

Once you’ve finished enjoying the festival, you can enjoy a wonderful evening combing Las Olas Boulevard, and indulging in quaint cafes and boutiques. You can also dive into the succulent Cuban-American cuisine as they serve you the fish of the day caught that morning. If you’re in the mood for more art, then you’ll be pleased that the street is lined with more galleries that will entice you.

However, don’t forget that you’re still in Fort Lauderdale, the “Venice of America”. It’s so named due to the canal system that runs through the city. If your interest also includes maritime adventures, you’ll be happy to know that the city plays host to thousands of yachts docked across the hundred or so marinas.

If you’re here only for the arts then you’ll be happy to know that the Las Olas Art Fair is in Fort Lauderdale’s arts and entertainment district, that leads straight from the beach to bustle of downtown. While the festival isn’t held during spring break, you’ll find the city alive and full of wonder and entertainment. The city is home to hundreds of restaurants and nightclubs to keep your evening busy.

Once you’ve enjoyed all you can from the fair and filled up on crab cake and ice cream for the day, You may want to spend some of your available time finishing up a project for work. The best way you can do that is by renting office space from Cruiseport to work on your business while in Fort Lauderdale.

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