Visit the HIMSS Cybersecurity Hub before and between the World Series’ Games

The HIMSS Cybersecurity Hub opens today (Oct. 25) at the HIMSS Innovation Center at the Global Center for Health Innovation in downtown Cleveland. This immersive learning environment focuses on de-mystifying the evolving cyber threat landscape for everyone -from executives, healthcare providers, IT professionals, policymakers and the general public.

This first-of-its-kind, in-person exhibit is in the heart of downtown Cleveland, a location that on Tuesday, Oct. 25, has much to celebrate.

The World Series opens with the Chicago Cubs facing the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field.

  • Important tip:  HIMSS’s headquarters is located in Chicago; the HIMSS Innovation Center is in Cleveland.

The Cleveland Cavilers hold the season opener (against the New York Knicks) at the Quicken Loans Basketball Arena. The team and fans will gather to honor the 2016 NBA Champion basketball team with a ring ceremony and raising of the championship banner to the rafters of the arena.

The Connection between the HIMSS Cybersecurity Hub and the World Series: In this post, I am going to focus on the Chicago Cubs, and yes, the Cleveland Indians. (OK – l live in Chicago and grew up in Kansas City, so I have that Royals connection as well.)

But, first, some trivia.

The Cubs last won the World Series in 1908. Theodore Roosevelt was president.

  • The Indians last won the Series in 1948. Harry Truman was president.

If you’ve read any of the numerous articles on baseball trivia about these two teams, you’ll know that many things didn’t exist in 1908 and 1948 that are now part of our lexicon.

Visit the hub: HIMSS did not exist during either of these 20th century World Series wins. And that’s my point here.

  • How many times are you in Cleveland (if not a native) to visit the new HIMSS Cybersecurity Hub?

While we do have some competition tonight, our opening of the HIMSS Cybersecurity Hub comes before either game. You can RSVP to attend as well from 5:30 – 7 p.m. ET. You have plenty of time to visit the hub today, really at any time, and then, tomorrow, before the second game of the World Series.

Directions: If that works for you, the HIMSS Cybersecurity Hub is just a few blocks from Progressive Field at the Global Center for Health Innovation, 1 St. Clair St., NE in Cleveland. 

Go to the 4th floor, the health IT floor. Someone will be ready to welcome you and guide you through this multi-sensory journey at the hub.

Fly the W!  Cleveland Rocks!  Improve health with the best use of IT!

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