Water Cooler – Covid-19 Navigation

March 26, 2020

NMTC VIRTUAL WATER COOLER
To assist NMTC members in the unanticipated directive to work remotely, almost entirely, from home, we created this virtual meeting space to share what works best. We chose the Water Cooler name, as it’s an historical metaphor of camaraderie and communication.  Now, it’s virtual with the intent for its participants to focus on specific topics of urgent importance, asking/answering questions and contributing to the ‘cooler’, by

  • Asking questions, getting answers, solving problems
  • Becoming/staying connected
  • Contributing to conquering the challenges at hand

These facilitated sessions we’ll collaborate to share/solve challenges and become stronger organizations.

Dates for NMTC Virtual Water Cooler, Thursday’s, 2:00-3:15PM (EST), sign on to EACH NMTC VIRTUAL WATER COOLER at:
March 26, 2020 Click HERE
April 02, 2020 Click HERE
April 09, 2020 Click HERE
April 16, 2020 Click HERE
April 16, Special  update on Maryland’s RELIEF WIZARD for business
April 23, 2020 Click HERE
April 30, 2020 Click HERE
May 07, 2020 Click HERE
May 14, 2020 Click HERE

WATER COOLER – Introduced

March 26, 2020

NMTC VIRTUAL WATER COOLER
To assist NMTC members in the unanticipated directive to work remotely, almost entirely, from home, we created this virtual meeting space to share what works best. We chose the Water Cooler name, as it’s an historical metaphor of camaraderie and communication.  Now, it’s virtual with the intent for its participants to focus on specific topics of urgent importance, asking/answering questions and contributing to the ‘cooler’, by

  • Asking questions, getting answers, solving problems
  • Becoming/staying connected
  • Contributing to conquering the challenges at hand

These facilitated sessions we’ll collaborate to share/solve challenges and become stronger organizations.

Dates for NMTC Virtual Water Cooler, Thursday’s, 2:00-3:15PM (EST), sign on to EACH NMTC VIRTUAL WATER COOLER at:
March 26, 2020 Click HERE
April 02, 2020 Click HERE
April 09, 2020 Click HERE
April 16, 2020 Click HERE
April 16, Special  update on Maryland’s RELIEF WIZARD for business
April 23, 2020 Click HERE
April 30, 2020 Click HERE
May 07, 2020 Click HERE
May 14, 2020 Click HERE

 

NMTC 9th Annual Visionary Awards Honors 11

Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC) Honors Visionary Awardees for 2020

Front row: L to R: Cyrus Etemad-Moghadam, Innovator, RPM Tech; Jill Orsini, Innovator, Bel Air Middle School; Mikale Brutus, Rising Star, US Army CCDC; Cathy Perkins, Mentor, US Army ATEC; Lyle Sheldon, Visionary, UM Upper Chesapeake Heath

Back row: L to R: Tami Imbierowicz, Leader, Harford Community College; Dr. Richard Becker, Mentor, US Army ARL (retired); Mark Mortenson, Leader, Clene Nanomedicine; Brian Leftridge, Rising Star, US Army CCDC; Dr. Timothy Kluchinsky, Mentor, US Army Public Health Center; Davlyn Williams, Mentor, DSA, Inc

 A select group of Marylander’s received the prestigious Visionary Award on February 27, 2020, for their contributions in building our Workforce for The Future and advancing technology and innovation to grow our economy and protect national security. The ceremony is the largest of its kind in Maryland, held at the Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood, MD, now in its 9th year. Attending were leaders in industry, government, and education.

“We honor remarkable people who continue to play key roles in moving our region forward in the areas of STEM education and technology,” said NMTC Board Chair, Claudine Adams, President/Founder, Bravura Information Technology Systems. “These are individuals who selflessly donate their time and talents to make a difference in our community.”

We also thank our sponsors who gave tremendous support in making this our most successful awards gala to date, especially our top level sponsors ($3,000 +): Harford Community College (9 years supporting), Bravura (4 years supporting) and DSA, INC.(2 years supporting), and University of MD Upper Chesapeake Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pulling it all together is yet another creative summary yearbook in our series of many, with some saying, the more creative to date. An anaglyphic cover showcasing the new Aberdeen location for the University of MD Upper Chesapeake Heath buildings. Perfectly viewed with 3D glasses. Creative by Marco Ciavolino, enktesis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NMTC Visionary Awards Theme Announced – The Future In Focus

Join us in re-making history at the 9th annual Visionary Awards, 27Feb2020, as we again use interesting technology, this time anaglyphic techniques, in our Awards ceremony, for the collectable Yearbook containing honoree bio’s and photos.

UM Upper Chesapeake Health Care is the sponsor.

Anaglyph 3D is the stereoscopic 3D effect achieved by means of encoding each eye’s image using filters of different (usually chromatically opposite) colors, typically red and cyan. Anaglyph 3D images contain two differently filtered colored images, one for each eye. When viewed through the “color-coded” “anaglyph glasses”, each of the two images reaches the eye it’s intended for, revealing an integrated stereoscopic image. The visual cortex of the brain fuses this into the perception of a three-dimensional scene or composition.

Created by enktesis

New NMTC Board Member – Nicole Funk

Nicole Funk, managing director in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Government & Public Services practice with a current focus on Army clients and systems engineering has joined the NMTC board of directors, January 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nicole Funk

Prior to joining Deloitte in July of 2019, Nicole worked in support of the U.S. defense missions, with an emphasis in Army, for 27 years.

Nicole, a native of Maryland, has a B.S. in biology from Frostburg State University and an M.S. in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. She also has a certification in business strategy.  Nicole began her career with a focus in weapons of mass destruction (WMD), including long range planning against threats in the areas of biological, chemical, nuclear and radiological weapons. Due to her success in opening an office in the Aberdeen, MD area, she then worked across every command in the Army, and also supported all military branches in mission critical offerings.

Nicole was also the location leader for the extended enterprise for a firm’s and intelligence business unit. This work included mitigating risk and assisting with strategic growth in the geographies.

Prior to joining the defense industry, Nicole was a science teacher in Maryland.

Foe all board members click HERE

NMTC 9th Annual Visionary Awards reveals 11 honorees

NMTC Will Honor Lyle Sheldon FACHE, President & CEO, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health

Havre de Grace, MD ― Lyle Sheldon FACHE, President & CEO, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health to be honored along with fellow honorees at the 9th annual Visionary Awards Ceremony, in the Richlin Ballroom, Edgewood MD, February 27, 2020.

University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health System photographed by MidAtlantic Photographic LLC and Robin Sommer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lyle Sheldon

Eleven Marylanders to be honored at the Visionary Awards for building our STEM educated workforce and advancing technology and innovation, to grow our economy and protect national security. This awards ceremony the largest of its kind in Maryland, is now in its 9th year. Attending are industry, government, and education.

“We honor remarkable people who continue to play key roles in areas of STEM education and technology,” said NMTC Board Chair, Claudine Adams, President/Founder, Bravura Information Technology Systems. “These are individuals who selflessly donate their time and talents to make a difference in our community.”

The 2020 Visionary Award honorees are:

Visionary             Lyle Sheldon FACHE, President & CEO, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health

Leader                  Tamalene Imbierowicz, Prof Bio & Environment Science, Harford Community College

Leader                  Mark Mortenson, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Clene Nanomedicine

Innovator             Jill Orsini, Project Lead the Way instructor, Bel Air Middle School

Innovator             Cyrus Etemad-Moghadam, Founder & President, RPM Tech

Mentor                 Cathy Perkins, Technical Project Manager / Site Lead, U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center

Mentor                 Davlyn Williams, Technical Project Manager, Data Systems Analysts, Inc

Mentor                 Dr. Timothy Kluchinsky, Chief, Health Hazard Assessment Div., U.S. Army Public Health

Mentor                 Dr. Richard Becker, Research Engineer, U.S. Army Research Lab

Rising Star           Brian Leftridge, STEM Program Specialist, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Dev Command

Rising Star           Mikale Brutus, STEM Outreach Specialist, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Dev Command

“We are grateful to these individuals for volunteering their time and knowledge. Maryland’s economic infrastructure is increasingly driven by emerging and complex technology,” said John Casner, executive director of NMTC. “These individuals understand this technology and share their knowledge to create the workforce for the future.” They will join the prestigious 100 + Academy of Visionary Awards Honorees.
Detailed information found at https://nmtc.org/nmtc-visionary-awards/

NMTC connects collaborative leaders in Academia, Industry and the Federal Government to build a STEM educated workforce and advance innovation & technology to expand our economy and protect our national security. Additional information at www.nmtc.org                               

iDisrupter Tech Talk, 3.3, 5G Revolution

5G networks will increase bandwidth 10X, releasing thousands of new, applications to converge, become mobile and usable everywhere.

Results once considered impossible, (driver-less cars) will create both unimagined opportunities and unintended consequences – join us to determine how you and your company can get ahead and get the edge on those coming later.

  1. Potential, challenges and business/ personal benefits of 5G, Brian Schromsky, Director, Federal Government and Public Safety, Verizon Wireless
  2. Communications infrastructure required to connect cities and communities, Rich Rothrock, Government Affairs, Crown Castle
  3. Wireless solutions with possible IoT and infrastructure relative to 5G, Sael Boga, In- building wireless solution architect,Vision Technologies
  4. 5G, Driver-less Cars “Alice (assisted) or Bob (autonomous)?”, helps to contrast and highlight infrastructure needs and promises of 5G, Brian Sadler, Senior Scientist for Intelligent Systems – US Army ARL

Happy hour with speakers, immediately after, with wine, IPA beer and cocktail foods

“OK Google, Tell Me About Myself”

 

Attendees left knowing why they should be very worried, and what they could do, about using Google to search the internet; not only to protect their privacy, but deeper than that…. it’s all your life’s detail already stored there, and how it’s being manipulated.

As a business owner, how similar analyses allow businesses and organizations to subtly change the ways they interact with us, while we remain none-the-wiser.

NMTC is committed to informing you about the most important technologies that perplex, or frustrate you or, those that you’d like to use better. We give you the expert, along with their tips & trick helping you master your digital world.

It’s over coffee and conversation, so we invite you to join us as we launch our new series of programs,

Join us as we launch our new series of programs, NMTC’s TechKey Cafes giving you quick, “Ah-Ha” explanations of technologies that perplex, frustrate or could better use; over coffee and conversation.

Compliments of Praxis Engineering, we will give away one Google Voice Kit (build your own Google Assistant that recognizes and processes your voice)

 

NMTC WOW, Wine On the Water, first using robot photographer for guests

NMTC WOW (Wine on the Water) deploys

(Havre de Grace, MD) Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC), held its 12th annual Wine On the Water (WOW) wine tasting on September 4, 2019, from 5:30-8:30PM, and raised funds to support regional STEM education and STEM scholarships by entertaining guests with the latest in event technology – a mobile robot photographer and concierge taking and emailing photos while answering questions and polling wine drinkers on their favorite wine.

 

 

 

 

 

For the fourth year in a row, the NMTC WOW wine tasting was hosted at the stunning Seaplane Base at La Banque de Fleuve on the Susquehanna River in downtown Havre de Grace.  This facility has become the most popular place for weddings and large corporate events in northeastern MD.

With more than 200 registered guests, attendees included Mayor Bill Martin of Havre de Grace, members of the city council, senior leaders from Aberdeen Proving Ground, defense contracting executives, representatives from area technology companies, and other community leaders. All were feted with dozens of wines, many high-quality bourbons, a craft beer, and single malt scotch selections. When not sampling the many beverage selections, a continuous array of both German and French cuisine proved to be a fine compliment.  The 13th Annual WOW event is being set for September 16, 2020.