ExecTech Webinar: Tech User Groups - Catalyzing the Maine Tech Community

MTUG Events

Wed., Dec. 16, 2020, 11am to Noon

Online at http://mtug.webex.com

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This MTUG webinar panel introduces several regional User Group leads, and explores the purpose and activities of tech user groups in Maine. 

Panelists from 4 regional User Groups discuss the role of tech groups in the Maine technology community. Panelists include: Larry Cushing who runs the SMMUG users group (SMMUG.info - formerly Southern Maine Microsoft Users Group), Ben Allen who organizes the InfoSec/hacker group DefCon207 (DC207.org), Dave Moran, board member and longtime participant in AgileMaine and Agile coach (www.agilemaine.com), and Gary Soucy, an officer and longtime member of the security users group, (ISC)2 Maine Chapter (isc2mainechapter.org).

Panelists discuss the contributions of tech user groups in the tech education/career pipeline, lifelong learning and professional development, tech community networking, and in fostering tech adoption in Maine organizations. We also highlight the MTUG "Tech User/Advocacy" Groups Directory, self-service Community Tech Events page, and point out various ways to find tech groups in your region.

MTUG thanks our volunteer board members James Harder and Eugene Slobodzian, who assisted with this event's speakers and topic.


Benjamin Allen


Visit DefCon207 at DC207.org or learn more in their MTUG Directory Listing.

Ben Allen is lead penetration tester at one of the largest healthcare organizations in the country, and is focused on demystifying security techniques that hackers use. Ben is the organizer of DC207.

Larry Cushing


Visit SMMUG at www.SMMUG.info or learn more in their MTUG Directory Listing.

Dave Moran

Agile Maine

Visit Agile Maine at www.AgileMaine.com or learn more in their MTUG Directory Listing.

Dave Moran is an experienced Agile Coach with the Eliassen Group, guiding agile transformations by working with executives and agile teams alike. Dave also serves as a board member for Agile Maine along with being an occasional speaker.

Gary Soucy

(ISC)2 Maine Chapter

Visit the (ISC)2 Maine Chapter at www.isc2mainechapter.org or learn more in their MTUG Directory Listing.

Gary started his career in the mid-90s morphing through various iterations of systems and network engineering into the realm of cybersecurity with a passion for spreading cybersecurity awareness and just plain ole good advice for those wishing to improve their infosec.

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Note: This ExecTech webinar was originally titled "Connecting Critical Infrastructure with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)" with speakers from a municipal water/sewer organization and cellular internet service provider, scheduled for Nov. 12, 2020. That session had to be canceled due to speaker illness, but we hope to be able to offer it in 2021.

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[PDF] MTUG Panel Webinar Slides - 4 Featured User Groups & the Maine Tech User Group Directory and Events listings

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