July In-Person Meeting and 25th Anniversary Celebration!

Topic: Cloud Resilience: Review and Trends

Presenter: Dennis Reid, Reid Consulting

Date:  July 27th, 2022

Location: Bahama Breeze, 3045 N Rocky Point Dr E, Tampa, FL 33607

Presentation: 11:00am – 1pm

Meeting Registration Fees:

Active ACP Members - $20.00/Meeting

1st Time In-Person Visitor - FREE

Repeat visitors (max 3 total visits) $30.00/Meeting

Registration Link:

Registration will close Friday, July 22nd @ 3:00PM


We will be celebrating our chapter’s 25-year anniversary! Special guest, Tami Smyrski is a Compensation Analyst at Raymond James and one of our chapter’s founding members. She will share with us some history of the chapter including the origination and formalization of the chapter, as well as some lessons learned.
As more organizations adopt the use of cloud technologies, it is important to understand the pros and cons of its use. This non-technical presentation will give you a high-level overview of how the cloud works, common uses of cloud technology for business as well as disaster recovery, general misconceptions and realities, and potential pitfalls of adopting cloud solutions.
Dennis Reid has more than 4 decades of information technology experience and throughout his career, has held senior IT management positions in the manufacturing, financial, and media/publishing sectors. He has over 30 years of experience in business continuity, disaster recovery, and crisis management and has built or enhanced numerous resilience programs throughout his corporate and consulting careers. Dennis is currently the owner of Reid Consulting, specializing in assisting organizations with enabling their organizational resilience


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We have several new sponsorship and speaking opportunities available. If you, or anyone you know, has an interest in sponsoring and supporting GTBACP, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The cost of an annual sponsorship is $500.


Sponsor Benefits Include:

  • Sponsors logo will be placed in the monthly GTBACP newsletter and on the Chapter website.
  • Sponsor will be recognized at each monthly member meeting (virtually or in-person), when held. Chapter meetings are not held in December.
  • Sponsorship fee will allow up to two (2) meeting attendees from the sponsor organization at no additional cost for one (1) meeting.  Any additional sponsor attendees who are not GTBACP members will be charged at the visitor rate.
  • Sponsor will be given ten (10) minutes prior to one (1) chapter meeting to speak or present to the membership about the company’s products and/or services, and/or share their company’s experiences with the group.
  • For in-person meetings, a table will be set up for the sponsor for one (1) meeting to set up literature, flyers, etc. Sponsor can have giveaways/chachkies for the attendees (We can’t give you a list of attendees, but you can collect business cards for a giveaway.)
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