As you may know, I’m a lawyer turned AI consultant for AI ethics, AI liability and AI consulting for small business here in South Florida. In addition, I write a free AI blog called The AI Report to which you subscribe.
While I serve clients elsewhere, too, my focus was and remains close to home to bring the power of artificial intelligence to businesses and individuals in our South Florida area.
I’m a South Florida guy, having lived in Coral Springs in NW Broward County for over 30 years. My wife (also a lawyer) and I had an office where we practiced in Miami Lakes (and later Coral Springs) much of that time.
We’re pretty much retired from the practice now, which allowed my pivot to artificial intelligence. It challenges me to become more, and merge with AI the best of my tech, legal, consulting and spiritual background.
Below I’ll try to post local news and events that may be of interest.
By the way, I sometimes speak on various topics. If you need a speaker for your event, I might be persuaded to come do a free talk to your group, or a keynote address, breakout session or roundtable discussion for your local conference or expo. Text me below or schedule a consultation to discuss your needs.
Here are some links to check out my online profiles:
Upcoming AI Events in South Florida
AI is a new but growing area of focus, and the number of local events addressing its various aspects are increasing rapidly. Unfortunately, there is no single directory to find them all in one place.
From time-to-time I’ll post conferences, expos and other local events below. However, time constraints have made it hard to keep up. Maybe one of these days I’ll build a GPT to do it for me.
In the mean time, click on the different event calendar and listing service named below to see what’s coming in your area.
Monday, November 6th, 2023
- Fort Lauderdale Tech Meetup – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- FinTech Fireside Chat with Maple Finance – 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
- Global Webinar – The Pitch Deck Toolbox: How to Influence Your Audience – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, November 7th, 2023
- DARKReading: Modern Threats, Modern Security: 3 Practical Tips for CISOs to Stop Cyber Threats in the Age of AI (Nov.7th) – 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
- TechXchange Tuesday (Nov. 7th) – 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
- AI and the Future of Social Networks – 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
- FloridaJS – NextJS 101 by Dr. Todd Albert – 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Wednesday, November 8th, 2023
- Recorded Future: Mastering the Hunt: Translating Intelligence to Action (Nov. 8th) – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
- IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Artificial Intelligence and Automation 2024 Predictions (Nov. 8th) – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
- InformationWeek: IT Security Master Class: Ransomware Mitigation (Nov. 8th) – 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
- Join us for our next Women in Miami Tech Happy Hour! – 6:00 PM to 8:00PM
- The #MiamiTech Happy Hour! – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
- Hacker Nation at StartUP FIU – 12:00 to 1:30 PM EDT
Thursday, November 9th, 2023
- Integrate 2023 HIMSS South Florida – 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
- NETWORKComputing: Connectivity Solutions for the Remote Workforce (Nov. 9th) – 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Boss Bites Returns to Miami (Nov. 9th) – 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
- 2023 Unicorn Ambition Conference – 1:00 PM to 9 PM. Nov. 10th
- Blackhat: State Of Secure Identities 2023 (Nov. 9th) – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
- ITWomen Celebrity CIO Fundraiser – Poker Tournament & Casion Night – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Bitcoin / Crypto / Blockchain Meetup – Palm Beach – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- CTO Insights Miami – Where is the gold in the era of AI? – 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Friday, November 10th, 2023
- Ignite Florida 2023 – Startup Summit (Nov. 10th) – 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM Thursday, November 11th
Saturday, November 11th, 2023
- Prompt Engineering 101 – 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- FREE REMOTE – Agile Coaching Clinic – 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Tuesday, November 14th, 2023
- TechFlo Happy Hour Meetup (Nov. 14th) – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday, November 15th, 2023
- South Florida Innovation Day 2023 (Nov. 15th) – 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST
- IDC: State of the Market: IT Spending Scenarios for a Disrupted Economy (Nov. 15th) – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
- The future of Azure Data Factory – 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
- Refresh Miami Signature Speaker: Joey Levy (Nov. 15th) – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- DevOps: Cloud-Native Testing, Containers and Microservice (Nov. 15th) – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, November 16th, 2023
- Blackhat: AI Hallucinations And Manipulation: How To Use AI Coding Tools Securely (Nov. 16th) – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
- DARKReading: Think Like An Attacker (Nov. 16th) – 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM
- InformationWeek: Hybrid and Multi-Cloud: The Future of Cloud Computing – 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
- Generative AI: ‘Why And How’ for Telcos (Nov. 1t6th) – 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, November 28th 2023
- Brickell Tech Tuesday – 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Wednesday, November 29th 2023
- IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Digital Business 2024 Predictions (Nov. 29th) – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
- The Silverlogic’s AI Uncorked: Boca Raton (Nov 29th) – 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Thursday, November 30th, 2023
- Techhub: Private CxO Dinner: Reimagine Automation: Driving Legacy Data Integration (Nov. 30th) – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- DevOps: Scale and Stranardize Your Infrastructure in Azure With Red Hat Enterprise Linux (Nov. 30th) – 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, December 5th, 2023
- Prompt Camp Miami Experience – Creatively Leveraging AI Tools for Your Biz (Dec. 5th) – 12:00 to 5:00 Wednesday, December 6th
- Geospatial Data Science at Scale with Esri and AWS (Dec. 5th) – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday, December 6th, 2023
- IDC FutureScape: Worldwide CIO Agenda 2024 Predictions (Dec. 6th) – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
- RCRWireless: Wi-Fi Deep Dive: State of Standards, Products and Use Cases (Dec. 6th) – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Thursday, December 7th, 2023
- CSO’s Future of Cybersecurity Summit (Dec. 7th) – 11:30 AM to 4:20 PM
Friday, December 8th, 2023
- Black Innovation Leaders of Florida – Innovation Tour – Miami Day 1 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 9th, 2023
- Black Innovation Leaders of Florida – Innovation Tour – Miami Day 2 – 11:00:00 AM to 8:00 PM
- DevFest Miami 2023 (Dec. 9th) – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, December 12th, 2023
- TechStrong.ai: AI in Action – Separating Fact from Fiction (Dec. 12th) – 8:45 AM to 2:45 PM
Wednesday, December 13th, 2023
- IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Emerging Technologies 2024 Predictions (Dec. 13th) – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Thursday, December 14th, 2023
- TECHplooza 2023 Hosted by South Florida Tech Hub (Dec. 14th) – 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
- Cybersecurity Outlook 2024 – Hosted by Black Hat, Dark Reading, and Omdia (Dec. 14th) – 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday, February 13th, 2024
- Generative AI Expo – 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Thursday 15th, 2024
- ITEXPO East (Feb. 13-15, 2024) – 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Thursday 15th, 2024
Tuesday, March 5th, 2024
- 18th Annual State of the CIO (March 5th, 2024) – 7:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Upcoming AI and Tech Events in Fort Lauderdale
Here is a list of upcoming AI and tech events in Fort Lauderdale:
- Understanding Generative Artificial Intelligence:
- Date: TBA
- Price: $99.00
- Description: An event focused on exploring the concept of generative artificial intelligence.
- Fort Lauderdale Tech Meetup:
- Date: TBA
- Description: A monthly happy hour for the tech community to network, have a drink, and support each other’s work.
- BITE-CON SERIES:
- Date: TBA
- Description: A series of events dedicated to fostering diversity, innovation, and inclusivity in tech.
- Women in Miami Tech Event:
- Date: TBA
- Description: An extra special event that combines forces with Tech Ladies, a local chapter of the global organization, to celebrate and support women in tech.
- SoFlo Women in Tech Fall Happy Hour:
- Date: TBA
- Description: An in-person event at the 26 Degree Brewing Company in Pompano Beach, FL, for women in tech to connect, share experiences, and build new friendships.
- Florida Hacks with IBM Hackathon:
- Date: TBA
- Description: A virtual innovation challenge organized by the University of Florida in partnership with IBM, aimed at addressing the state’s most pressing conservation issues.
Events, meetups and groups in Fort Lauderdale, Broward and Palm Beach
- South Florida Generative AI and Innovation Meetup Group: This group focuses on generative AI and innovation and is based in Boca Raton.
- Upcoming Artificial Intelligence Events in Fort Lauderdale – AllEvents.in
- IT News and Events
- South Florida Techhub: This organization hosts various tech networking meetups in Fort Lauderdale, such as “AI Uncorked,” which blends insightful discussions about AI with networking opportunities.
- FloridaJS: This group occasionally hosts meetings where they discuss what can be done and built with the latest AI services.
- Refresh Miami: This group occasionally collaborates with Mindspace for events that may include discussions about AI.
- Fort Lauderdale Tech Meetup: This is a monthly happy hour event for the tech community in Fort Lauderdale, providing an opportunity to network and support each other’s work.
- Tech Hub South Florida: This organization hosts several events and aggregates all technology meetups and user groups throughout South Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Broward, and Palm Beach.
- PMI South Florida Chapter, Inc.: This chapter occasionally hosts events related to AI, such as the South Florida PMI Book Club, which may discuss AI-related topics.
- Eventbrite AI Events in North Lauderdale: Eventbrite is a platform that allows event organizers to create and promote their events. This specific link provides a list of AI events happening in North Lauderdale, which is near Fort Lauderdale.
Upcoming AI and Tech Events in Miami
Here is a list of upcoming AI and tech events in Miami:
- American Metaverse Summit & Awards Gala 2023:
- Date: March 29 – 30, 2023
- Price: $1480
- Description: A two-day event focused on the metaverse and its impact on various industries.
- Miami NFT Buildathon:
- Date: March 31 – April 2, 2023
- Description: A three-day event for developers and creators to build non-fungible token (NFT) projects.
- Miami NFT Week 2023:
- Date: April 1, 2023
- Description: A day-long event dedicated to exploring the world of NFTs and their applications.
- Miami’s AI Future: A Hackathon for Innovation and Progress:
- Date: April 13 – 15, 2023
- Description: A three-day hackathon focused on artificial intelligence and its potential for innovation.
- Techstars Miami’s Co-Working Day:
- Date: April 14, 2023
- Description: A day for entrepreneurs and startups to work together and share ideas.
- SoFlo DevCon 2023:
- Date: April 15, 2023
- Description: A one-day conference for software developers to learn and network.
- Maker Faire Miami:
- Date: April 15, 2023
- Price: $25
- Description: A showcase of DIY projects, technology, and creativity.
- Miami Web3 + AI Summit Series:
- Date: October 26, 2023
- Description: A series of events exploring the intersection of Web3 and artificial intelligence.
- eMerge Americas:
- Date: TBA
- Description: An annual event that brings together tech entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders to discuss the latest trends and innovations in the tech industry.
- Miami Tech Summit:
- Date: TBA
- Description: An exclusive event for tech and policy leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the industry.
AI and Tech Meetups and Groups in Miami
Here is a list of AI and tech meetups and groups in Miami:
- Miami AI Club: Description: A fun and friendly group for anyone interested in exploring the world of artificial intelligence and its impact on society. They host various events, including talks, workshops, demos, discussions, debates, panels, games, projects, challenges, and hackathons.
- AiGroup: Description: A meetup group that focuses on AI and tech, but no further information is available.
- AI, ML, and ChatGPT Miami Meetup: Description: A group that hosts weekly in-person or virtual meetups on artificial intelligence, machine learning, ChatGPT use cases, startups, and more. Each meetup is approximately 60 minutes, followed by an optional after-party.
- Miami Machine Learning & AI Meetup Week: Description: A week-long event that gathers the South Florida community for face-to-face sessions on various topics, including R, Python, deep learning, data governance, MLOps, and data science in the enterprise. The week includes sessions with Data Science Salon, R-Ladies, and PyData Miami, as well as additional pop-up ML-focused gatherings.