Sponsors

2016 Conference Sponsors

CASCO BAY HALL Sponsor

Avaya - Engage

CONFERENCE LUNCH Sponsor

FairPoint Communications

GOLD & LIGHTHOUSE Sponsors

AT&T and AirWatch
Lincolnville Communications, Inc.

SILVER Sponsors

BEK Inc.
Blue Spruce Technologies
Brocade
Cisco Systems
Fortinet
inContact
ITS, Inc.
Maine Fiber Company
Mosaic Technology
New England Communications
Time Warner Cable Business Class
Verizon Wireless
Viavi Solutions

SPOTLIGHT & BRONZE Sponsors

Summit Bag SponsorPC Connection Bronze SponsorInContact

 


MTUG 2016 Trade Show - Exhibitor List & Map

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MTUG IT Summit Brochure

MTUG 2016 Trade Show - Exhibitor List

Company Name

Booth

Adaptive Communications

25

Aliado

21

AT&T/AirWatch  -- GOLD SPONSOR

47/48

Avaya Inc -- CASCO BAY HALL SPONSOR

54/55

BEK Inc. -- Silver Sponsor

45

BizCompass

18

Blue Spruce Technologies -- Silver Sponsor

15

Brocade -- Silver Sponsor

23

Cisco Systems -- Silver Sponsor

58 / 59

CMC Technology Group

22

Connectivity Point

1 / 2

CyberNorth

32

DSCI

5

Enables IT

28

ExtraHop Networks

24

FairPoint Communications -- LUNCH SPONSOR

10

FirstLight Fiber

3

Fortinet, Inc. -- Silver Sponsor

11

Goldfield Telecom

17

GWI

50

inContact -- Silver Sponsor

40

Integration Partners

26

ITS, Inc. -- Silver Sponsor

29

Kaspersky Lab

56

Lincolnville Communications -- GOLD SPONSOR

34/35

Maine Community College System

44

Maine Fiber Company -- Silver Sponsor

49

mi3p / Sophos

9

Mosaic Technology -- Silver Sponsor

13

New England Communications -- Silver Sponsor

53

Nimble Storage

4

Northeast Technical Institute

46

Nutanix

30

OTT Communications

12

Oxford Networks

20

Parlance Corp.

19

Polycom

41

Presidio

33

Rentsys Recovery Services

16

Rolta AdvizeX / Varonis

57

Sage Data Security

14

SimplexGrinnell

7

Softmart

27

SymQuest

8

Systems Engineering

36

Telecommunications Assoc. of Maine

38

Time Warner Cable Business Class -- Silver Sponsor

31

U.S. Cellular

37

Verizon Wireless -- Silver Sponsor

51

Viavi Solutions -- Silver Sponsor

39

VTEC Training

6

WG Tech

43

Windstream

42

Winxnet

52

 


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MTUG Annual Conference

2016 MTUG IT Summit and Tradeshow

When:

Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Details:


THE 2017 MTUG SUMMIT & TRADESHOW PAGE IS COMING SOON!
The 30th Annual 2017 MTUG IT Summit & Tradeshow will be WEDNESDAY, May 31st, 2017
Please watch the MTUG home page for the new 2017 Registration page by mid-December!


The 29th Annual MTUG
Information Technology Summit and Tradeshow

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR ATTENDEES, SPEAKERS AND EXHIBITORS FOR ANOTHER AWESOME EVENT!

The MTUG 2016 IT Summit & Tradeshow was held June 2nd, 2016 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, and hosted over 500 IT professionals, including over 30 speakers across 15 workshops, and a sold-out tradeshow floor of 59 booths. With great reviews and an growing attendee base, this was one of our finest Summits yet -- we look forward to our 30th Annual Summit next year, on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017!

Click here to Jump to Workshop Presentation Materials section.

MTUG's IT Summit is the premier technology infrastructure conference in the state, with workshop topics that speak to the concerns and interests of IT professionals in all organizational sectors and industries. The exhibitors on the tradeshow floor will run the full array of IT services, from telco and ISP providers, managed services providers, contact center providers, training, IT management and support, data and storage management, infrastructure/data center, cloud services, and more.

Attendees enjoyed a continental breakfast, buffet lunch, keynote speaker, afternoon dessert, and access to 15 workshops over 5 tracks, and full tradeshow floor access.

Contact us today if you would like to receive attendee, presentation and exhibitor announcements about our next IT Summit, as well as MTUG's free season of monthly events from September to April. We look forward to seeing you!

MTUG 2016 IT Summit Brochure

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Click here for the current year's IT Summit page!

 

IT Summit Workshops

MTUG had a record number of excellent workshop proposals in 2016. This year's five tracks were "Great Mistakes / Lessons Learned," an I.T. Infrastructure Track, a new "Dev Ops" Track, our popular Security Track, and a "Tech Sandbox" track (where we explore DIY computing, robotics and more). The full 2016 Workshop Schedule is shown below. Complete Workshop Descriptions are available in the IT Summit Brochure linked here:

MTUG 2016 Workshop Schedule & Descriptions
in the 2016 IT Summit Brochure

CompTIA -- the Computer Technology Industry Association -- approved many of the MTUG 2016 Summit Workshops for Continuing Education (CE) credit. If you are interested in receiving CompTIA CE credit, you may submit your workshop certificate at their CE webpage. If you did not get a workshop certificate for a workshop you attended, please contact Kate Carpenter using the Contact Form. For those who are CompTIA certified in A+, Network+, Security+ or select other certifications, you may log into your CompTIA portal and upload your MTUG Workshop Certificate. More information about the CompTIA Certification Renewal process can be found here.

MTUG 2016 Workshop Schedule

 

Workshop Materials

Many of our presenters have provided materials for their workshop presentations, which we have posted here. If you would like to contact a presenter, please let us know via our Contact Form and we will forward your information.

KEYNOTE: Jamie Popkin, Vice President and Gartner Fellow in the Data and Analytics Strategy Team, Gartner Research

"Becoming a Data and Analytics Leader in the Digital Business Era."

More Keynote Info

NETWORKING: Approximately 500 attendees in the IT and telecommunications fields in Maine.

Read "About the Show"

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General Public Attendee Advanced Registration = $50.00 (after 5/20)

Day-of-Event Registration (All Attendees) = $60.00 (6/2)

Student Tickets and Exhibit-Associated Tickets are available
(scroll down to the orange buttons below)

 

Exhibitors & Sponsors:
Click Here to Register Additional Exhibitor Attendees.

Student Discounts Available!
Please have digital copies/pictures of your credentials ready to upload before registering.

 


SUMMIT WORKSHOPS!

This year's workshops will come under one of five Educational Tracks – DevOps, IT Infrastructure, Lessons Learned/Great Mistakes, Security, and TechSandbox. Below is the schedule for MTUG 2016 – also you may click directly on this link:
MTUG 2016 Workshop Schedule
(will load Workshops Listing on Page 6 in full Brochure).

THIS SCHEDULE IS A DRAFT -- SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
CLICK GRAPHIC TO OPEN LARGER PDF.

 

MTUG especially promotes presentations featuring end-using IT professionals (technology implementers working for non-tech-sales companies), while they present first hand experiences with specific technologies or challenges.

The Formal IT Summit Workshop RFP Period has ended -- But we're always looking for new ideas! MTUG is accepts proposals all year long for our workshops, webinars and "Peers & Beers" educational events, and in case of a Summit cancellation. To learn more about that process, and to access the general educational workshop/webinar RFP, please visit the About Us -- Meetings page.

All Summit Workshop Proposals not accepted for the IT Summit will be automatically considered in developing our 2016-16 Educational Season calendar of monthly events beginning in September - this process begins in June. Anyone can submit a workshop proposal -- we look forward to hearing your great workshop ideas!

 


KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Jamie Popkin, Managing Vice President - Data Management Strategies, Gartner ResearchJamie Popkin

"Becoming a Data and Analytics Leader in the Digital Business Era"

 

Abstract:
Analytics can level the playing field for small and mid-size companies looking for an edge in the digital business era.  For larger enterprises in every industry, Chief Data Officers and Chief Analytics Officers are emerging data and analytics leadership roles. Analytics pioneers and leaders are on a journey to build and fulfill a strategic plan for empowering their organizations at all levels. This presentation will focus on best practices for how to get started with business analytics.


About Jamie Popkin

James (Jamie) M. Popkin is a Vice President and Gartner Fellow in the Data and Analytics Strategy Team of Gartner Research. Mr. Popkin covers Chief Data Officer and Chief Analytics Officer topics and business intelligence and advanced analytics strategy. Mr. Popkin is a former Chairman of Gartner Symposium/ITexpo in the US and Japan. He formerly ran Gartner Research in Asia/Pacific and Japan, is the co-author of "IT and the East: How China and India are Altering the Future of Technology and Innovation" and was the founder of the Gartner China Outsourcing Summit.


ABOUT THE MTUG IT SUMMIT & TRADESHOW

Coming Up...

Here is the schedule for Summit preparation in the months to come:

  • Keynote Speaker / Topic Announced by mid-March.
  • Full summit workshop schedules and General Attendee Registration Announcements are sent in April, although general registration typically opens sooner.
  • Exhibitor listing and map made available by early May.
  • Summit Brochure (Early Edition) is availabe by mid May.
  • Don't miss another announcement! Click here to join our mailing list today!

A Look Back at MTUG 2015:

MTUG'S 28th Annual IT Summit was held on Thursday, May 28th, 2015 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland. Approximately 500 information technology professionals and vendors gathered to visit 59 exhibitor booths, attend 14 educational workshops, and network and learn from each other.

The broad range of educational workshops and exhibitors make this event the finest regional event dedicated to technology infrastructure and solutions. Click here to view last year's IT Summit Web Page.

Directions:

Directions to the Holiday Inn by the Bay:
From I-295 in Portland, take Exit 6a (Forest Ave/Rt 100 South). Stay in right lane, and take 1st right onto State St/Route 77 South through the park. Follow State Street for about 1 mile, past 3 lights (past Park, Cumberland, Congress Aves, where it curves leftward). At the 4th light, take a left onto Spring Street. Follow Spring Street past Park St. and High St. – after the High Street light, the Holiday Inn will be on the right, with the main parking garage just beyond.

Parking Information:
Parking at the Holiday Inn is first-come, first-served, at the special IT Summit rate of $5. Please pick up a special parking validation at MTUG registration before you leave. Cars left in this parking area after the show (or about 5pm) will be charged the full, non-discounted rate. For additional parking options in the area, please click this link for the 2016 MTUG Parking Info memo:
2016 MTUG Parking Information

Past Meetings Materials

Annual Conference

2017
Wed., May 31, 2017:
Holiday Inn by the Bay
Portland, Maine

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