Upcoming Luncheon Programs

October 25 - Michael Cocanower, Inside the Mind of a Hacker

Michael is the founder and president of itSynergy based in Phoenix, Arizona. itSynergy was founded in 1997 and started as a custom software development company focused on the residential construction industry. Today itSynergy has grown well beyond its original focus and now focuses exclusively on providing strategic technology management for small and midsized organizations on a fixed monthly fee. His presentation Inside the Mind of a Hacker – What They Do, How They Do It, Why They Do It, and How to Stop Them From Doing It To You will explore the ins and outs of cybersecurity.

Michael has received numerous awards and widespread industry recognition throughout his career. Most recently Michael received his Certified Ethical Hacker certification which he utilizes daily to counsel customers on the world of cybersecurity. In the past, he was recognized by Arizona State University in the inaugural class of Sun Devil Select to recognize successful alumni entrepreneurs. He was named by the Arizona Republic as one of Arizona’s Top 35 Entrepreneurs Under 35. He was also named one of 20/20 Visionaries in Channel Pro Network magazine’s May 2016 issue. The magazine regularly turns to him for input on current IT trends, and called him a “shrewd and articulate observer of the SMB market. Michael’s services have been retained by both Microsoft and Cisco as a subject matter expert in the use and implementation of Microsoft technologies in small and medium businesses. Michael has also served on numerous boards and advisory councils including both the United States and International Board of Directors of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners as well as the Arizona chapter of Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) where he is currently the President Elect.

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Due to our venue's reservation requirements, guest lunches are $30 if reserved before noon on Wednesday and $35 on Thursday and Friday. RSVP by calling 602.604.8221 or emailing rotary@rotary100.org

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Upcoming Events

October 23rd 2019 at 5:30 pm
Downtown Social Club Meeting

October 25th 2019 at 12:00 pm
Friday Club Luncheon Meeting (Register)
Speaker: Michael Coconower, Founder, CEO, itSynergy
Topic: Inside the Mind of a Hacker – What They Do, How They Do It, Why They Do It, and How to Stop Them From Doing It To You

October 27th 2019 at 1:00 pm
Grape Arizona Wine Event!
Topic: Wine, Beer, Food, and Fellowship

November 1st 2019 at 11:00 pm
Rotary Rotation (Register)

November 8th 2019 at 12:00 pm
DARK - no meeting

November 13th 2019 at 5:30 pm
Downtown Social Club Meeting
Topic: Recap Grape Arizona Wine Event!

November 27th 2019 at 5:30 pm
NO Downtown Social Club Meeting!

November 29th 2019 at 12:00 pm
DARK - no meeting

December 6th 2019 at 12:00 pm
Friday Club Luncheon Meeting (Register)
Speaker: District 5495 Governor David Simmer

December 7th - December 8th 2019 at 5:00 pm
DSC Holiday Light Rail Express
Topic: Get into the Holiday Spirit!

December 11th 2019 at 5:30 pm
Downtown Social Club Holiday Party
Topic: Holiday Party/Fellowship

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