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30th Annual Information Technology Summit and Tradeshow – May 31st in Portland

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30th Annual Technology Summit & Tradeshow Features Technology Innovators

Portland, Maine – The Maine Technology Users Group (MTUG) will hold its 30th Annual Information Technology Summit and Tradeshow on Wednesday, May 31st 2017, 7:30am to 4pm, at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, Maine. An expected 500 IT professionals will gather to share technology experiences and the latest in techniques, services and products.

This year’s Keynote Speaker is Robert J. Cocks, Head of Operations at Google Cloud’s Customer Engineering division. In his address – “Machine Learning @ Google” – Mr. Cocks will explore several research projects at Google, and how Google has applied this research to real world products, with a peak at future developments.

The event features 15 workshops and demonstrations across 5 tracks: IT Career Development, IT Innovation, IT Infrastructure, Security, and “Tech Sandbox” (hands on technology demonstrations) on topics such as cybersecurity in small and medium business, next generation technologies, virtual environments, huddle rooms, Internet-of-Things solutions for campus facilities, negotiation, vulnerability management, Maine cybersecurity cluster, and more. Most workshops will be led or co-led by “end-user” IT professionals at Maine-based organizations; sectors represented include finance, education, healthcare, state government, retail, professional services, and manufacturing.

The exhibit hall of over 50 exhibitors will be open all day, with IT and telecom infrastructure, service, consulting and training vendors from Maine and across the nation.

The expected 500 attendees will include IT and telecom professionals and senior business and operations managers from Maine and New Hampshire, representing all sectors and industries, including government, finance, education, manufacturing, construction, healthcare, nonprofit organizations and more. With three food events around sessions, there will be plenty of time to network, share ideas, and ask questions of presenters and vendors.

Registration fee is $45 early bird by 5/17/17, $50 advanced purchase, and $60 on the event day. Student discounts are available. Fee includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, keynote, workshops, exhibit hall access and afternoon reception. To receive updates via Twitter, follow @MTUG_Maine and search for #MTUG2017. For complete details or to register, visit the Summit Page online at: http://mtug.org/summit.

At the Summit Lunch, the Sixth Annual Maine Technology Users Group Scholarships will be announced jointly with business partners Tyler Technologies, FairPoint Communications, Lincolnville Communications, Norway Savings Bank, GWI, Maine Fiber Company, and Systems Engineering. The scholarships will be managed by the University of Maine Foundation, and will benefit eight students from Maine studying in IT fields at a University of Maine System campus.

MTUG’s 2017 IT Summit Sponsors include: Casco Bay Hall Sponsor Avaya; Lunch Sponsor FairPoint Communications; Gold Sponsors AT&T/AirWatch/Skycure, Fortinet, Lincolnville Communications, U.S. Cellular, and Winspeed Communications / Morse Technologies; Silver Sponsors include ITS, Inc., New England Communications, Nutanix, Reduxio, TPx Communications, Varonis, and WEI.

MTUG’s mission is to educate Maine businesses and organizations about the technical, business and regulatory aspects of information technology and its management. MTUG enhances IT infrastructure and services and their use in Maine by bringing together businesses, consumers, technology providers, and legislators/regulators through monthly free educational events. Participation in MTUG is free and open to all interested parties, and most educational events are also free, and the annual summit is kept affordable. For additional details about MTUG or other event inquiries, visit MTUG’s website at www.mtug.org and click the “Contact Us” link.