South East Florida Chapter
Welcome to Iasa South East Florida
The SE Florida Chapter has been an official Iasa Chapter since December 2010. Please contact us to make sure you are on our email list so we can contact you directly for upcoming news about the chapter development.
Our chapter is open to any individual with a desire to learn about IT Architecture and connect with individuals in the profession. Membership in your local community entitles you to:
- Free access to monthly member events
- Discounts on full-day educational or training events
- Local networking opportunities
- Professional development and leadership opportunities
- Access to the private community web portal
- Participation in chapter programs
April 2012 Monthly Chapter Meeting:
Flordia Chapter Board Meeting, February 2012 - Nina Grantchharova gave an excellent presentation about Enterprise Architecture Patterns with details and examples in front of a large audience. Nina answered many questions and gave a complete overview of the most important design patterns. In the second part of the meeting, the officers and board of director's members were introduced and the advantages of Iasa membership as well as oppurtunities and ways to get invovled in the Iasa South East Florida Chapter was presented. The new board elections also took place with Rainer Habermann and Dave Noderer re-elected for Chapter President and Vice President, Giles Marino for Treasuer, and Ray Almonte for Secretary. Congratulations!
The topic for our February chapter meeting was Legal Issues in IT. Ms. Kennedy, Intellectual Property Attorney with an active litigation, trademark and copyright practice, presented: How Google, Wal-Mart & Apple Make their Millions – The Secret Ingredient: Intellectual Property
This topic initiated great interest and the meeting room at Microsoft Ft. Lauderdale filled up to the last seat. Most Architects, Engineers, and MBA’s are not aware about Intellectual Property, Basic Patent, Trademark, or legal issues related to the web. After clarifying the basic definitions, Ms. Kennedy explained in detail how intellectual property issues could make or break a company.
Members had the opportunity at the end of the presentation to ask questions, discuss legal problems, and several members shared their experiences related to Intellectual Property and other IT related issues. If you want to protect your ideas and intellectual property, you have to be aware of the implications and need to take the right steps in order to protect them.
All Chapter Members agreed that it was an outstanding and lively presentation. Ms. Kennedy presented high quality content and made participants aware of legal IT issues. In the name of all chapter members, thank you to Ms. Kennedy for taking the time for this amazing presentation.
President IASA South East Florida Chapter
Dave Noderer (VP)
Ray Almonte (Treasurer)
Giles Marino (Secretary)