IT in the D live at MMC / MCRCon

IT in the D live at MMC / MCRCon

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Introducing Merit’s Signature Event! Previously two separate events, this year’s MMC and MCRCon will take place together from May 17-18 at the Henry in Dearborn, MI…

The 21st century organization is changing rapidly. Economics, business trends, technological evolution, workplace preferences and the growing sophistication of cyber threats are all factors contributing to an adapting organizational climate. Educators, governments, nonprofits, libraries, security professionals and businesses face challenges like connecting global workspaces, security in the age of BYOD, policy management in an “always on” culture, cloud networking, the changing landscape of digital collaboration and more.

The Merit Member Conference will address many of these topics while providing attendees the opportunity to network with industry experts, merit community members and professional peers.

May 17th is Members Only day, and not open for Non-Member attendance. Topics will cover all things networking, technology, collaboration and talent related.

May 18th combines both Member Security Day AND the Michigan Cyber Range Conference, inviting Members and the general public to take a deep-dive into cybersecurity.

The day’s agenda also features a Capture the Flag event with participants competing for over $600 in prizes. When registering for the conference, check the box denoting your intent to participate in CTF to reserve your spot.

May 19th is open to all audiences and comprised of special-topic multi-hour workshops available at an additional cost.

David Phillips is the geek that’s been pushed into management roles over the span of his career. He’s been a helpdesk jockey, a team lead, a systems architect and even a Vice President over the course of his more than 20 years in information technology for a variety of industries. He’s been profiled by CNN’s Money Magazine for his work with the group, as well as being a regular speaker for the Michigan Shifting Gears program, winning 2013’s “Outstanding Contributor for the Transformation of Careers and Lives”. The views and opinions expressed here are solely in his own, and relate to IT in the D only.

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