32nd Annual Technology Summit & Tradeshow Features Technology Innovators
The nonprofit Maine Technology Users Group will host #MTUG2019 -- Maine's largest business tech conference. The event features 14 workshops, over 50 exhibitors, and 500+ technology professionals from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and beyond.
The registration fee is $50 "Early Bird" rate, extended to Wed. 6/5/19; $55 advanced purchase; and $60 on the event day. Pre-registered Student rate is $25. Fee includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, keynote, workshops, exhibit hall access, afternoon refreshments, and many door prizes. Attendees can register at the MTUG website at www.mtug.org/
This year's Keynote Speaker is Ravi Srinivasan, Vice President – Solutions and Platform, at Forcepoint. Mr. Srinivasan will present "Enabling Digital Transformation Through Human-Centric Cybersecurity."
The IT Summit features 14 workshops and demonstrations across 5 tracks: IT Infrastructure, IT Career Development, IT Management, Security, and a new track, "Tech Maverick" that tackles some out-of-the-box tech topics. Specific topics include building disaster recovery into network upgrades, Amazon Web Services across the enterprise, secure campus-wide "roaming printing," IT Risk Frameworks with the InfraGard partner members, a single session on Blockchain and Quantum computing, automating cybersecurity, retaining cybersecurity talent, computer science in Maine schools, and much more. Most workshops will be led or co-led by "end-user" IT professionals at Maine-based organizations;
The Summit Tradeshow exhibit hall of over 50 exhibitors will be open all day, with ample time to visit between sessions. Exhibitors include local, national and global providers, representing a broad array of technology sectors, including IT and telecom infrastructure, ISP providers, IT services, hardware/software, technology consulting, and tech education.
The expected 500+ attendees will include IT and telecom professionals and senior business and operations managers from Maine and Northern New England, representing all sectors and industries, including finance, education, government, retail, manufacturing, construction, healthcare, nonprofit organizations and more. With three food events around the sessions, there will be plenty of time to network, share ideas, and ask questions of presenters and vendors.
At the Summit Lunch, the 8th Annual MTUG Co-Sponsored Scholarships Donors and Recipients will be recognized. 2019 scholarship co-sponsors include: Connectivity Point, Consolidated Communications, FirstLight, Great Works Internet, IDEXX, Lincolnville Communications, Maine Fiber Company, Norway Savings Bank, Presidio (two scholarships)
MTUG's 2019 IT Summit Sponsors include: Casco Bay Hall Sponsor Avaya; Lunch Sponsor Consolidated Communications;
The Maine Technology Users Group (MTUG) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to bringing IT professionals and business leaders together to network, educate, and share technology experiences. MTUG holds monthly free or affordable events -- online and in-person -- from roughly August through May. Our Webinars, "Peers & Beers" and annual I.T. Summit cover a broad range of technology topics, including infrastructure / networking, I.T. security / cybersecurity, VoIP and telephony solutions, collaboration tools, devops, video conferencing tools, contact center solutions, technical training / technical education programs and strategies, career and professional development topics, and much more. Our affordable annual Summit funds our year-round programming. FMI, visit MTUG's website at www.mtug.org.
Maine Technology Users Group
Kate Carpenter, Executive Director