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  • MTUG Portland Peers & Beers - September 2015
    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
    LOCATION: Ri Ra Irish Pub, 72 Commercial Street, Portland, ME


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    About the Location and Parking:

    Ri Ra Irish Pub is just to the south of (or, on right if facing) the Casco Bay Municipal Ferry Terminal Public Parking Garage on the waterfront side of Franklin and Commercial Streets. In addition to the Ferry Garage, The Portland Downtown District has posted a handy map of parking options in the area (with pricing):

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Please note that our Peers & Beers after hours events are not recorded.


April 22, 2015
The Internet, Your People, HR and the Law

A panel discussion with Kirk Egge of Mechanics Savings Bank, and Michael Malloy, Associate Attorney - Brann and Isaacson Attorneys



Michael Malloy of Brann & Isaacson Attorneys discusses the legal issues behind employee internet access and device use.

Kirk Egge, CIO at Mechanics Savings Bank, gives one perspective -- toward the stricter end of the spectrum -- about managing employee device and internet use in the enterprise.


March 11, 2015
Finding and Keeping Good IT People

A panel discussion with Ron Cantor, President of SMCC, Alex Kellogg, Recruiting Manager at TEK Systems, and Michelle Love, VP/HR Manager, Camden National Bank



Maine IT Workforce: Maine businesses, like most US businesses, are having a hard time recruiting and retaining IT staff.  In this session, a Maine  employer, a Maine recruiter and a Maine educator will share their perspectives on the issues. MTUG boardmembers and webinar coordinators Curt Sweet and Christopher Falk moderate a live online panel session with a studio audience to tackle the difficult issues of building a vibrant IT workforce. Panelists include:

The attached included presentation contains contributions from all panelists, and the moderators. [We are working to improve the quality of this webinar's video/audio. Thank you for your patience].


February 11, 2015
MTUG Webinar - Wireless for Business Continuity and Mobility

Chet Smith of Verizon Wireless gives an overview of industry trends and options for supporting business continuity and a mobile workforce with 4GE LTE wireless solutions.



Wireless Options for Business Continuity and Mobility Strategies, presented by Chet Smith, Advanced Solutions Architect, Verizon Wireless. Event moderation by MTUG director Kate Carpenter, with coordination assistance from MTUG Board Member Alan Bakutis of Fairchild Semiconductor.


January 14, 2015
MTUG Peers & Beers - Microsoft Exchange 2013 Migration with Bangor Savings

Andrew Grant and Jared Simpson of Bangor Savings discuss their recent MS Exchange 2013 migration.

Overview of Migrating to Exchange 2013 - Bangor Savings Bank's Experience, with Jared Simpson and Andrew Grant, Bangor Savings Bank. Event coordination by Christopher Falk of Reliable Networks, Kevin Heatley of Gorham Savings Bank, and MTUG director Kate Carpenter.


December 10, 2014
MTUG Webinar - Don't Gift Your Data for Xmas

Tim Nee of Cisco Systems discusses the threat landscape and best practices for securing data enterprise



Securing Your Infrastructure (Don't Gift Your Data for Xmas!): Tim Nee of Cisco presents a picture of the threat landscape and overview of specific strategies and best practices.


November 12, 2014
MTUG Webinar - Community Broadband Planning

Panelists Aaron Paul of Tilson Technologies, Phil Lindley of ConnectME Authority, Page Clason of Islesboro, and Fletcher Kittredge of GWI



Economic Planning with Broadband presented by Aaron Paul, senior consultant, Tilson Technologies.

Why Broadband Matters: a presentation by Phil Lindley, Executive Director, ConnectME Authority

Broadband for Our Community's Needs: Page Clason, a citizen, volunteer and business owner in Islesboro, is active in helping to plan Islesboro's town network. Here he presents their community's specific challenges and needs for sufficient broadband access.

Municipal Broadband Roadmap: Fletcher Kittredge, CEO of GWI, presents a step-by-step pathway for exploring and implementing community broadband.


October 15, 2014
MTUG Webinar - Security in the Cloud

Led by David Hoff of Cloud Sherpas and L. Mark Stone of Reliable Networks, a division of OTT Communications - overview of threat landscape and management strategies



Cloud Security Secrets No One Will Tell You (Unless You Know How To Ask), with L. Mark Stone of Reliable Networks, a division of OTT Communications - moderated by Chris Falk of Reliable Networks and MTUG board member.

Cloud Security - Practical Lessons, with David Hoff of Cloud Sherpas - moderated by Al Bakutis of Fairchild Semiconductor and MTUG board president.


October 1, 2014
MTUG Webinar - Security Overview
Today's Security Threats

Led by Jonathan Mahoney of Presidio and MTUG board member and webinar coordinator Scott Buckheit of Camden National Bank, identifies key security challenges, requirements, and best practices.



Today's Security Threats, with Jonathan Mahoney of Presidio and moderated by Ryan Smith of Presidion, and Scott Buckheit of Camden National Bank.


November 4, 2013
Simpler, Greener, Cheaper, Saner
Virtualizing desktops and to the cloud

Virtualized Desktop Environments (VDI): The Who, What, Why, When and How, with Matt Bator and Michael Fraser of Dell, and Erik Murphy and Mike Pratt of SymQuest.

Citrix Xendesktop at Gorham Savings Bank: Benefits, Challenges and Recommendations, with Jeremy Payne of Gorham Savings.

Could Virtualization: Options, Strategies and AutoEurope, with David Gibson and Rick Beaupre of Windstream, and Aaron Miriam of AutoEurope


October 2, 2013
Innovation at UNUM
Unum’s Innovation Center–Tim Fitzgerald
Mobile Apps Strategy, and Cloud Policy–Tim Durgan

Tim Fitzgerald, Unum's Innovation Center Director, discusses the Center’s work to foster creative and innovative solutions. Tim Durgan, Unum Enterprise Applications Architect, discusses Mobile Apps strategies, and their Cloud First policy for new tech.








October 2, 2013 - Regulatory Update by Wayne Jortner, Senior Counsel, Maine Public Advocate

After MTUG's summer break, Wayne Jortner, Senior Counsel, Maine Office of the Public Advocate, brings us up to date on regulations affecting the industry.




April 3, 2013
Regulatory Update
Thomas College, Waterville

Regulatory Update -- Telecommunication Regulation, The End of an Era?: Tom Welch, Maine PUC

Regulatory Update -- Universal Service in Telecom: Wayne Jortner, Office of the Public Advocate

Regulatory Update -- CLEC Perspective: Fletcher Kittredge, GWI

Regulatory Update -- Shifting Focus: Ben Sanborn, Telecommunications Association of Maine


March 6, 2013
End User Selected Topic (End User Only)
South Portland City Hall



Infrastructure/Cabling -- Wired or Wireless: Tim Hooper, Connectivity Point

Infrastructure/Cabling -- Wireless Solution Summary: Mike Cote, Fairchild Semiconductor

Infrastructure/Cabling -- Wireless at IDEXX: Dale Shaw, IDEXX


February 6 2013
Bring Your Own Device/Mobility
South Portland City Hall, South Portland





BYOD -- Are You Ready?: Ted Kern, Schooley Mitchell and Paul Troisi, Troy Security Solutions


January 9, 2013
Tech Talk Panel/How Things are Done (End User Only)
South Portland City Hall



Tech Talk Panel -- Anthem

Tech Talk Panel -- Fairchild Semiconductor: Greg Tait (Google Drive)

Tech Talk Panel -- Fairchild Semiconductor: Kevin Calderwood (BYOD)


December 5, 2012
Video: Webcam/Tablets
South Portland City Hall





Video Collaboration in College -- Gayle Langis, Joe Delan and Kareem Myrick, St. Joseph's College


November 7, 2012
Operational Aspects of Virtualization/Using the Cloud to Limit Costs
South Portland City Hall






October 3, 2012
Coming Soon to a Phone Near You -- New Maine USF Charges and SIP
South Portland City Hall

Maine Telecommunications Users Group Meeting: O





SIP and Beyond: Sandi Paslic, CTI

USF -- OPA Perspective: Wayne Jortner, OPA

USF -- Wireless/Cable Perspective: Jim Cohen, Verrill Dana

USF -- Telephone Association of Maine Perspective: Ben Sanborn, Attorney

USF -- FairPoint Communications Perspective: Audrey Prior, FairPoint Communications


September 12, 2012
Mobile Device Management -- Security
Hollywood Casino, Bangor

The Platform for Mobile IT: Brad Gouzie, MobileIron


March 7 2012
What's New/What's It Do?
Fairchild Semiconductor, South Portland

Transport Complete: Rocky Pugliese, Barcoding, Inc.

Chief Performance Challenges: Jeff Jolicoeur, Network Instruments


February 1 2012
Cloud Communications
Anthem, South Portland

Cloud Communications: Scott Drummey, OTT Communications and Bonnie Page, Murray, Plumb & Murray

Cloud Storage: Doug Ennis, Nexus Management

Cloud Collaboration: Mike White, Know Technology and Kristin Collins, Island Institute


November 2, 2011
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) -- Managing Against the Masses
Resiient Communications, Brunswick

Managing Against the Masses: Tom Groleau and Steve Reynolds, Meru Networks


October 5, 2011
Information Risk
Wright Express, South Portland

Merchant Risk from Payment Card Theft: Ande Smith, Tilson Technology Management


September 14, 2011
SIP Trunking
Jackson Labs, Bar Harbor

Hosted PBX: Scott Drummey, OTT Communications and Gil Maxwell, MPBN

Vantage Point: Steve Buza, FairPoint Communications

Dead River IPT Replacement Project: Curt Sweet, NetWorks Consulting

Dynamic SIP Trunking: Dave Gibson, PAETEC


March 2, 2011
Unified Communications
Fairchild Semiconductor

Unified Communications

Unified Communications 2011: Curt Sweet, Networks Consulting

Ubiquifying Unified Communications: Gary Cattarin, Avaya

Blackberry MVS 5.0: Ken Melling, RIM

The New Collaboration Experience: Rob Gilberti, Cisco


December 1, 2010
Privacy/Security
Anthem, South Portland

Privacy/Security

Data Privacy Standards and Regulations: John Smith, VistaLaw and Peter Brown, Georgetown Consulting Group


November 3, 2010
Data Center Primer
L.L. Bean, Lewiston

Data Center Primer

Data Center Overview: Time Warner Cable

Data Center Move: Pierce Atwood


October 6, 2010
Virtualization
VTEC, South Portland

Virtualization

Virtualization Overview: Know Technology

VDI: Greenpages

VDI Implementation: Martin's Point Healthcare


September 8, 2010
Broadband Access in Maine
Husson College, Bangor

Broadband Access in Maine

Mapping and Planning: Clarence Young, Sewall

Three Ring Binder Project Update: Josh Broder, Maine Fiber Company

Extending Broadband's Reach Throughout Maine: Susan Corbett, Axiom Technologies

Union River Broadband Update: Dave Pelletier, Union River Telephone