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Maine's Premier Business Technology Summit and Tradeshow Features Technology Innovators, Workshops, Exhibits

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Technology nonprofit Maine Technology Users Group hosts an expected 350 regional tech professionals for a day of learning, networking, and discovery.

PORTLAND, Maine - May 3, 2024 - PRLog -- The Maine Technology Users Group (MTUG) celebrates Maine's vibrant tech community at the 2024 Information Technology Summit & Tradeshow on Tuesday, May 14th 2024, 7:30am to 4pm, at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, Maine. Technology professionals from throughout Maine and New England will share IT experiences and the latest in skills, services, and products.

Registration fee is $65 advanced purchase, and $85 on the event day. Special rates available for technology students and active / retired military. Fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, AI keynote panel discussion, workshops, exhibit hall access, and afternoon refreshments. For complete details or to register, please visit the I.T. Summit Page online at:

Join us for an exclusive series of 12 workshops designed to revolutionize your approach to key business challenges. Explore cutting-edge strategies in "Redefining Sales Management," where industry leaders will challenge conventional methods and inspire innovative thinking. Discover the latest in cybersecurity with sessions like "Unveiling Modern Social Engineering Tactics" and "Evolution of Cybersecurity Frameworks and Toolsets," offering invaluable insights into emerging threats and advanced defense strategies. Technical experts won't want to miss "Bypassing EDR Detections with SOCKS Proxies," a deep dive into bypassing security measures to safeguard internal networks. Finally, elevate your risk management game with "Maximizing Effectiveness in Risk Management," tailored for executives and project managers seeking to optimize security and asset protection.

The exhibit hall of vendor booths will be open all day, with ample time to visit between sessions. Exhibitors include representatives from IT and telecom infrastructure, IT services, technology consulting, and tech education vendors from Maine and across the nation.

The expected 350 registrants will include IT and telecom professionals and senior business and operations managers from Maine and Northern New England, representing all sectors and industries, including finance, education, government, retail, manufacturing, construction, healthcare, nonprofit organizations and more. With three food events around the sessions, there will be plenty of time to network, share ideas, and ask questions of presenters and vendors.

Join us for an illuminating Keynote Panel Discussion titled "AI Opportunities & Threats," where experts from diverse backgrounds, each with their unique perspectives, will delve into the transformative potential and inherent challenges of artificial intelligence.

  • Dr. Sean Moore, CTO and VP of Research at Centripetal Networks, has over thirty years of experience pioneering innovative cybersecurity technologies fueled by artificial intelligence and machine learning.
  • Heidi Araya, a global consultant, patented inventor, and author, has dedicated her career to driving multimillion-dollar business improvements with a people-first approach, all while exploring AI's transformative potential.
  • Kartik Sakthivel, PhD, Global Chief Information Officer for LIMRA LOMA and LL Global, is a distinguished leader who advocates for the strategic integration of AI to effectively navigate digital disruption.
  • Michael Parascandola, Technical Account Manager at the Center for Internet Security, brings extensive expertise in enhancing cybersecurity resilience through comprehensive strategies and tools.
This dynamic panel will explore how AI is reshaping industries, influencing job markets, and redefining career landscapes in 2024 and beyond. From discussing the evolving role of AI in shaping job markets to identifying key trends impacting careers, participants will gain invaluable insights and practical strategies, empowering them to thrive in an AI-driven world.

At the Summit Lunch, the 13th Annual MTUG Co-Sponsored Technology Scholarship Donors will be announced jointly with partnering business donors.

MTUG's 2024 IT Summit Sponsors include thus far (sponsor / exhibitor registration still open):
  • Consolidated Communications  
  • Dura-line
  • Adlumin
  • Crown Castle
  • Arista Networks
  • Nexum
  • Systems Engineering

MTUG is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to bringing IT professionals and business innovators together to network, educate, and share technology experiences. MTUG holds monthly events from late August to late May. For additional details, visit MTUG's website at

Tonia Dupler or Uli Stewart, MTUG Board

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Source: Maine Technology Users Group

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