Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:30:00 AM Messenger Coffee Co. + Ibis Bakery 1624 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City,

• What we'll do
Casual discussions about intersectional feminism over various topics. Conversations about how to succeed in life, work and relationships while advocating for yourself and empowering the women around you.

• What to bring
An open mind and willingness to share your experience, ask questions and potentially be vulnerable. If you have additional topics you'd like to discuss, please don't hesitate to reach out or bring them up in the course of conversation.

• Important to know
These conversations aren't about subscribing to a certain set of answers, but instead, they're about having honest, organic discussions that help us do and be better every day.

We'll plan to be at the large pub table on the second floor. Subject to change depending on number of attendees, availability and weather. Click here for event


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October 22nd 2019
We will be at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Follow us on Twitter to stay updated! Our CFP is open!


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NEXT (ISC)2 KC CHAPTER MEETING:  WEDNESDAY,

April 3, 2019
Register Here


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More Info Here:  https://www.kccyber.com/


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ISSA-Kansas City March 28th, 2019 Chapter Event
When
Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM CDT
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Where
Hereford House
5001 Town Center Dr
Leawood, KS 66211
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Dear Rob,

Please join ISSA KC chapter members and other security professionals at Hereford House in Leawood on March 28, 2019.

Topic: 
Innovation & Virtualization, keeping creativity alive virtually

Topic Summary:

Innovation is what is required for organizations to be successful, yet in today's environment of speed and agility, the only way to achieve such goals is through virtualization.  Are you struggling with what virtualization means to you and your organization?  Do you understand how to maintain an innovative environment while pressing forward into the virtualized world?

You must foster a specific environment to keep innovation moving in the virtual world.  In order to engage clients more intimately and longer term your organization must be able to work without the limits of physical location and bureaucracy.  Every organization can benefit from a virtualized environment to improve its competitive advantage and operational efficiencies through innovative virtualization.

Key Takeaways
  1. Identify innovation and how to create a safe environment for it to happen
  2. Abstract the software from the hardware to allow employees to work without boundaries
  3. Learn how to keep bureaucracy from destroying your virtualization initiative
  4. Visualize your own challenges to virtualization and learn to overcome them
  5. Implement a service driven model to improve IT efficiencies
  6. Avoid strangulation of innovation through the silo trap
Speaker Bio:
Stefana Saxton, Business Innovation Strategist, VMware

Stefana Saxton serves as a Business Innovation Strategist for VMware where she works with clients to assess long term business goals and then strategically identify, prioritize and execute mission critical business improvements and innovations that add value for VMware clients and business partners.
She has worked with clients in healthcare, finance, engineering, programs, operations, information technology, manufacturing and development.

Prior to her current role, Saxton held leadership positions in energy & infrastructure (Black & Veatch) Department of Defense (Alliant Techsystems), aerospace (Ultrax Aerospace), Department of Energy (Honeywell FM&T), and telecommunications consulting (Akinnovate). She holds Bachelor Degrees in Electrical Engineering and Music, and a Master in Business Administration.  She is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Project Management Professional (PMP).

Location:
Hereford House
5001 Town Center Dr, Leawood, KS 66211

Agenda: 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Greeting and Registration
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Meeting & Presentation
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Questions, Answers & Networking


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Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7:30:00 AM eggtc. 5107 Main St, Kansas City, MO

When you walk in the door, let them know you are with KC Roundtable and they should bring you to the table!

We are usually in the room to the back left. If that one is for some reason filled we end up in the room to the right immediately when you walk in at the a large set of tables in the middle. See you there! Click here for event


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Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 3:00:00 PM PT's at The Crossroads 310 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO

We are going to be working on this Kaggle competition: https://www.kaggle.com/c/petfinder-adoption-prediction

Create an algorithm to predict where the data scientists will be sitting...or just look for all the powerful laptops. Click here for event


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Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10:00:00 AM Bartle Hall-Convention Center 13th Street, Kansas City, MO Click here for event


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