2018 Information Technology Summit & Tradeshow comes May 31

The nonprofit Maine Technology Users Group hosts Maine's largest tech conference, the 31st Annual I.T. Summit and Tradeshow, Thursday, May 31st, featuring 15 workshops with Maine IT leaders, 50+ exhibitors, and a keynote on healthcare tech innovation.
PORTLAND, Maine - May 3, 2018 - PRLog -- The nonprofit Maine Technology Users Group (MTUG) will hold its I.T. Summit and Tradeshow on Thursday, May 31, 2018, 7:30am to 4pm, at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland. An expected 500+ IT professionals will gather to share technology experiences and the latest in services and products.

This year's Keynote is Dr. Rafael Grossmann, Trauma/General Surgeon and Health Technology Innovator. His address, "Mixed Reality & Beyond: The Smart Use of Technology Without Limits!" will explore the future of the smart application of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality in healthcare and education. Dr. Grossmann is the first surgeon to use Google Glass during surgery, and an ardent telemedicine, global health, and digital medicine advocate.

The event features 15 workshops across 5 tracks: Cloud, IT Career Development, IT Infrastructure, Security, and "Tech Sandbox" (hands on tech demos) on topics such as redesigning networks, using DevOps, Microsoft Azure, cost-effective security, threat hunting, and more. Most workshops are co-led by "end-user" IT professionals from a variety of local sector businesses such as retail, education, biotech, government services, and manufacturing.

The exhibit hall includes 50+ technology infrastructure, services, consulting, and training vendors.

The expected 500+ attendees will include tech professionals and business managers from Maine and Northern New England, representing all sectors/industries, including finance, education, government, retail, manufacturing, construction, healthcare, nonprofit and more.

Registration fee is $45 "Early Bird" by 5/16, $50 in advance, and $60 at the door. Students are $25. Fee includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, keynote, workshops, and exhibit hall access. Follow on Twitter @MTUG_Maine with #MTUG2018. FMI or to register, visit:  https://www.mtug.org/summit.

At Lunch, the 7th Annual MTUG joint scholarships will be announced with partnering businesses Connectivity Point, Consolidated Communications, Great Works Internet, Lincolnville Communications, Maine Fiber Company, Norway Savings Bank, Systems Engineering, and Tyler Technologies. Managed by the University of Maine Foundation, the scholarships benefit nine Maine technology students within the UMaine system.

MTUG's 2018 IT Summit Sponsors are: Casco Bay Hall Sponsor Avaya; Lunch Sponsor Consolidated Communications; Gold Sponsors Carousel Industries, Fortinet, Lincolnville Communications, and Skyterra / Workspot; Silver Sponsors Enghouse Interactive, Extreme Networks, ITS Inc., New England Communications, Nutanix, PCM, Thrive, TPx Communications, U.S. Cellular, and WEI; and Bronze sponsors Purdue University Global and Headlight Audio Visual.

The Maine Technology Users Group is an independent non-profit dedicated to bringing IT professionals and business leaders together to network, educate, and share technology experiences. Participation is free and open to all interested parties, and events are also free or affordable.

For more about MTUG, visit www.mtug.org.


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