Sponsors

2017 I.T. Summit Sponsors

CASCO BAY HALL Sponsor

Avaya

SUMMIT LUNCH Sponsor

FairPoint Communications

GOLD & LIGHTHOUSE Sponsors

AT&T AirWatch by VMWare, and SkyWatch
Fortinet
Lincolnville Communications, Inc.
U.S. Cellular
Winspeed Communications & Morse Technologies

SILVER Sponsors

ITS, Inc.
New England Communications
Nutanix
Reduxio
TPx Communications
Varonis Systems

Support MTUG programs & show your brand here!
2 Silver Sponsorships Available
(each includes one booth)

(Sponsorship Benefits Grid [PDF])

SPOTLIGHT & BRONZE Sponsors

Summit Bag SponsorConnectivity Point Design & Installation
Bronze SponsorHeadlight Audio/Visual

 


MTUG 2017 Trade Show


Link to Exhibitor Booth Waiting List Form.

Exhibitor List & Map

Company Name

Booth

AT&T / AirWatch / Skycure
GOLD SPONSOR

46 & 47

Avaya Inc.
CASCO BAY HALL SPONSOR

54 & 55

BizCompass / Sophos

45

Blue Spruce Technologies

14

Carousel Industries

TBA

Charter Communications

23

Cisco Systems/strong>

28

CMC Technology Group

TBA

Compass ITC

3

Connection

42

Connectivity Point
SUMMIT BAG SPONSOR

1 & 2

CyberNorth

18

DataSpan

29

Enables IT

20

ExraHop Networks

43

FairPoint Communications
SUMMIT LUNCH SPONSOR

10

FirstLight Fiber

33

Fortinet
GOLD SPONSOR

11 & 12

Goldfield Telecom

19

I-Comm Connect

9

Integration Partners

26

intlx Solutions

TBA

ITS Inc.
Silver Sponsor

36

Kaplan

30

Kaspersky Lab

56

Lincolnville Communications
GOLD SPONSOR

34 & 35

Maine Fiber Company

48

New England Communications
Silver Sponsor

53

Nexum

58

Nimble Storage

37

Nutanix
Silver Sponsor

15

One Bridge Consulting

51

OTT Communications

13

Polycom

41

Presidio

25

Reduxio
Silver Sponsor

31

RingCentral

24

Ronco Communications

27

SymQuest

7

Systems Engineering

39

Telecommunications Assoc. of Maine

32

Teletech

38

TPx Communications

4

U.S. Cellular
GOLD SPONSOR

49 & 50

Varonis Systems

40

VTEC

TBA

WGTech

44

Windstream

16

Winspeed Communications / Morse Technologies
GOLD SPONSOR

21 & 22

Winxnet

52

TBA…

TBA

TBA…

TBA

 


Click Here for Larger Booth Map View


Standard Booth Packages Sold Out
Sponsorships Available

Sign Up for the Exhibit Booth Waiting List

Spotlight / Community Sponsorship Packages
Still Available!

MTUG had one of its most successful exhibitor/sponsor registration season ever – thank you, everyone!

All booths and exhibiting sponsorships (sponsorship packages with booths) are sold out for this year. Click here if you would like to join the Waiting List for an Exhibit Booth or Sponsorship Package. Please note that we still have Community and Spotlight sponsorship options available (non-exhibiting):

Spotlight Sponsorships
(support a high visibility element of the event - these are exclusive, one-of-a-kind packages. No booths included.):

Lanyard Sponsor

Breakfast Sponsor Dessert Sponsor

Click here for Sponsor/Booth package details (PDF).

Booth Waiting List

Occasionally we have a cancellation and a booth becomes available. To be added to the Booth Waiting List, click the following link and fill in the form – Thank you!

Link to Exhibitor Booth Waiting List Form.

MTUG Annual Conference

2017 MTUG IT Summit and Tradeshow

When:

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Details:

The 30th Annual MTUG
Information Technology Summit and Tradeshow

MTUG 2017 PUBLIC Registration is Open!


Skip to the Sign Up section!


Join us for our 30th Annual IT Summit and Tradeshow on WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland!

 

MTUG's IT Summit is Maine's premier technology infrastructure conference, 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.

Attendance fee includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, keynote speaker, choice of 15 workshops, afternoon dessert and a special 30th anniversary reception, and tradeshow floor access.

Treat your IT staff to the rich experience of learning from a carefully chosen, peer-reviewed workshop agenda, and a diverse and plentiful tradeshow floor. It's a day that can't be missed!

LOCATION: Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland

BOOTHS: 59 exhibit booths (view booth map below-left)

WORKSHOPS: 15 educational sessions across 5 tracks (more info below)

KEYNOTE: Robert J. Cocks, G Suite, Google Cloud

NETWORKING: Approximately 500 attendees in the IT and telecommunications fields in Maine. (See about last year's show in the "Last Year's MTUG Summit" section below)


SUMMIT WORKSHOPS!

This year's workshops will come under one of five Educational Tracks – Career Development, I.T. Evolution, I.T. Infrastructure, Security, and Tech Sandbox. Below is a sneak preview of the workshops at MTUG2017 – watch this page for the schedule soon!

  • Career Development (NEW)
    • "Negotiation Tools and Techniques" with George Diorio of Ascending Thought
    • "Automating Yourself to the Unemployment Line: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love DevOps" with Benjamin Hamilton of IDEXX
  • IT Evolution Track (NEW)
    • Team Messaging & Collaboration Applications with Steve Panton of Ropes & Gray LLP, and Steve Forcum of Avaya
    • Upgrading your vSphere Environment with Weeks Medical Center and CyberNorth
    • Microsoft Office 365 and Disaster Recovery with Insurance Trust and Systems Engineering
    • Next Gen Technology topics with IT consultant Rich Casselberry
  • IT Infrastructure
    • "High Availability and Network Protocols at Bates College" with Bruce Hall of Bates College
    • Huddle Room Solutions with L.L. Bean and Connectivity Point
    • "How Software defined WAN (SDWAN) technology is addressing the evolution of network traffic to cloud services" with John Colton of Weston & Sampson Engineers and Larry Cushing of TPx Communications
  • Security Track
    • Security: Maine Today, Tomorrow, and Potential Solutions with "Frank Appunn of InfraGard, Henry Felch of the University of Maine, and Edward Sihler of Maine Cyber Security Cluster
    • "Bits and Bytes Have No Place in the Boardroom" with Chad Tracy of Colby College and Sam Guadet of Tenable Networks
    • Cybersecurity on the Front Lines: What You Need to Know and How You Need to Plan with Kaspersky and Gorham Savings Bank
  • Tech Sandbox
    • "Network Simulation using Cisco VIRL Product" with James Fickett of Sappi North America and Greg Costanzo of Cisco.
    • "Automated and Wireless Environmental Data Collection and Transmission" with Raj Saha of Bates College
    • Implementing a Clonezilla DRBL Server as a Deployment Solution for Small Businesses with Howard Burpee of Southern Maine Community College CIS Department

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 next 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!

Sign Up!


 

General Public Attendee Advanced Registration = $50.00 (after 5/12)

Day-of-Event Registration (All Attendees) = $60.00 (5/31)

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.

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Robert Cocks – Google Cloud – Head of Operations, Customer Engineering MTUG Keynote Speaker, Robert Cocks

"Machine Learning @ Google"

Abstract:
Why is machine learning technology important and why should the members of MTUG care? In this keynote, speaker Robert Cocks will explore several research projects at Google, and how Google has applied this research to real world products (for both consumers and businesses). Finally, the discussion will turn to near-future machine learning research, implications, and possibilities.


About Robert Cocks

Robert J. Cocks has global responsibility for Online Sales, Internal Tools and Technical Programs within the Google Cloud Customer Engineering organization. Since joining Google in 2011, Rob has focused on evolving Google’s understanding of how clients can best leverage technology to greatest gain. Rob also has responsibility for ELDx, the Google Cloud leadership development group. Prior to joining Google, Rob spent 10 years at IBM, and held a variety of client facing roles across the Distribution and Healthcare verticals. (Full bio for Robert Cocks - pdf)


ABOUT THE MTUG IT SUMMIT & TRADESHOW

Coming Up...

Here is the Schedule for Summit Announcements to come:

  • JANUARY: Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration Opens Early January; Workshop RFP begins Late January.
  • FEBRUARY: Exhibitor Early Bird Discount ends mid-February; Exhibitor Packages start to sell out Late February (details at left); Workshop RFP ends Late February.
  • MARCH: Workshops chosen; Keynote Speaker / Topic Announced by mid-March.
  • APRIL: Workshop Agenda and Public Invites go out mid/late-April (However, the public may register up ANY TIME starting January onward).
  • MAY: Exhibitor List/Map emailed by early May; Summit Brochure (Early Edition) emailed by mid May.
  • Don't miss another announcement! 
    Click here to join our mailing list today!

A Look Back at MTUG 2016:

MTUG'S 29th IT Summit was held on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland.

Approximately 500 information technology professionals and vendors gathered to visit 59 exhibitor booths, attend 15 educational workshops, and network and learn from each other.

VISIT LAST YEAR'S CONFERENCE PAGE to see the broad range of educational workshops and exhibitors that make this event the finest regional event dedicated to technology infrastructure and solutions.


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 5:30pm) will be charged the full, non-discounted rate. For additional parking options in the area, please click this link for the MTUG Summit Parking Info memo:
MTUG Summit Parking Information

Past Meetings Materials

Annual Conference

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

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