Cigars and Technology | Our Next Meetup – Tuesday May 14th!

Cigars and Technology Meetup 5-14-19

We excited to announce our next Meetup scheduled for Tuesday May 14th to be held again at Cigar Cigar’s in Ohio City! We have a very exciting and informative presentation planned from two of our own members, Shane Hurst and Jason Gintert of WAN Dynamics.

WAN Dynamics provides both professional and managed services across a range of diverse and essential enterprise networking areas for our clients, with a focus on SD-WAN and SDN technologies, making WAN Dynamics uniquely positioned to deliver you customized now-generation, cloud-based network services. WAN Dynamics will begin with brief overview of what SD-WAN is, as well as the current landscape and flavor of offerings on the market today. WAN Dynamics will also provide a demonstration of the their most popular managed SD-WAN solution, VMWare NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud.

The demonstration will take a closer look into the tools and functionality which has placed the service in the leader quadrant for Gartner’s Report on WAN Edge Infrastructure, as well as WAN Dynamics unique and fully managed support philosophy. WAN Dynamics has also offered to provide a selection of Scotch whiskey’s to pair with our cigars! As usual we will have our raffle prize and a few give-a-ways as well.

Please RSVP soon and we hope to see you all there.

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Wine and IT Professionals | Tuesday, March 5th

The Wine and IT Professionals group was formed by The Provato Group for those who share the passions of managing IT Projects and enjoying wine. This is a social club with the intent to provide a platform for networking with other IT Professionals, such as IT Managers, IT Project Managers, and IT Analysts.

Our first meetup included a presentation by Bruno Ierullo of Microsoft, who is a Dynamics 365 ERP Solution Executive. While enjoying great wines we listened to his presentation entitled Accelerating Business Disruption with the Digital Transformation Era – 4th Industrial Revolution. We got a lot of great feedback on the event and are looking forward to our next event.

Rob Urbanowicz, VP, Enterprise Services Practice at Velosio, will be presenting at our upcoming event. Velosio offers implementation, consulting, and support for cloud and on-premise software solutions to enhance your processes and elevate your business.

Please join us for our second Meetup!

  • Location: 750ml at 8903 Brecksville Rd, Brecksville, Ohio
  • Date and Time: Tuesday, March 5th 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Wine Tasting: Vino Italiano provato efedele all’eccellenza (Italian wine tried and true to excellence)
  • Speaker: Rob Urbanowicz is VP, Enterprise Services Practice at Velosio
  • Topic: Managing Initiatives that Transform Your Organization

Each meeting will start out with an informal wine tasting, and be followed by a presentation by a SME on topics such as Agile, Big Data, ERP Software Searches, Enterprise Level Implementation, and/or industry trends.

Rob’s presentation is intended for those IT leaders who lead or are contemplating technology and digital transformation for their organization. This session will focus on the latest trends and best practices for success. Rob will discuss his experience working with hundreds of clients to deploy programs that deliver technical improvements and business transformation. He will provide perspectives on the latest trends including: Hype vs reality of digital transformation (including mobile/big data/IOT); turning ideas to action with business and technical execution, and managing the overall portfolio of initiatives.

The experts at 750ml will be choosing the wines that will be included in the tasting. You may decide to purchase the wine tasting and/or order from 750ml’s food menu.

750ml is located in the historic Red Brick Building right on the corner of Routes 21 and 82 in the center of Brecksville. This is a great place, and will surely become one of your favorite wine bars in Cleveland! Also, there is plenty of parking behind the building.

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Cigars and Technology

Another successful Cigars and Technology event occurred on the evening of Tuesday, January 8th at Cigars Cigars on Lorain Ave. in Ohio City.

More than 35 IT specialists came to enjoy a cigar or two, while learning more about Dell Boomi. The presentation entitled “What is Dell Boomi?” was facilitated by Tara Sapp, Jessica Vick and Jim Butler from Dell Boomi. Boomi exists to help enterprises connect everything and engage everywhere across any channel, device or platform. Boomi integration platform as a service (iPaaS) equips enterprises to improve productivity, accountability and collaboration both internally and with customers and partners to help build The Connected Business and drive digital transformation efforts.

If you are a cigar enthusiast and work in the IT Technology industry and want to network with others who share your interests, this is the group for you!

Dell Boomi, an independent business unit of Dell, is the leading provider of cloud integration and workflow automation software to build The Connected Business. Boomi helps more than 7,500 organizations accelerate business agility by connecting data and applications to run faster and smarter. Visit for more information.

If you are interested in both cigars and technology please plan to join our next event, which will be announced soon. If you haven’t already done so, become a member so that you will receive future messages in regard to the group.

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