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Hosted at Battelle, Aberdeen, MD on September 22, 2023

Kubernetes with Cocktails  - What’s Next in the Container Workload & Microservices Era? 

With many pursuing a multi-cloud, modern application development strategy, new Kubernetes clusters make efficient application NMTC iDisruptor 4.0 Tech Talk 09 22 22 Topic is Kubernetes With Cocktailsworkload production imminently achievable. According to market trends, almost half of IT professionals will increase Kubernetes utilization by more than 50% in the coming year.

Kubernetes is the fastest-growing open-source container orchestration platform for automating and scaling the deployment of software applications. As more company workloads move to the Cloud, Kubernetes is positioned to host on-premise, hybrid, and cloud and is ideal for cloud-native hosting.

In short, Kubernetes allows organizations to scale and efficiently operate their production environments without rearchitecting infrastructure.

Those successfully using Kubernetes shared the future of cloud-native development and containerization to show how the software development environment can have a competitive edge

Our iDisruptor Series facilitator, John Karabias, Vice President Growth, Strategy & Transformation at Jacobs, and NMTC Board member, conducted a fireside chat with our panelists

Wednesday, August 10, 2022, from 5:30-8:30 PM

The theme was "A HULA GOOD TIME," sponsored by TenaxTechnologies, connecting island life's fun, food, and friendship, all for a good cause - contributing to our STEM scholarships for future women scientists, engineers, doctors, and technologists.

It was an Evening of fine beverages and Lavish Cuisine in a unique setting with stunning views of the Chesapeake Bay and Susquehanna River at the La Banque de Fleuve Seaplane Base, 309 St John St, Havre de Grace, MD, one-of-a-kind waterfront party venue.

Our guests savored the dozens of delicious wines, bourbons, scotch, craft beers, Island Drinks, and delicious pairings of food served by Dean & Brown Caterers throughout the evening. At the same time, networking was as exciting and engaging as our guests.

A beautiful evening where friends strolled the deck, felt the summer breeze, gazing over the water, listened to their favorite music selections, and danced when the 'spirits' moved them to the sounds provided by Martine, Music More.

NMTC iDisruptor 3.9 - Revolution & Resilience: Rethinking the 21st Century Supply Chain (2)

Unfortunately, we have postponed this event to unavoidable scheduling issues with several event participants.

This is a key and timely topic and we are now looking at future dates.

The unravelling of the global supply chain was one of the most debilitating economic and geopolitical issues of  NMTC MTC iDisruptor 3.9 Tech Talk update2021.  Fragile prior to COVID-19, the effects of the Virus served to supercharge the vulnerabilities of the supply chain for commerce, public health, and national security. 

In the state of Maryland, many of our most important industries and institutions ranging from biotechnology to the Department of Defense were severely affected.   

As consumers, business leaders and policy makers continue to deal with the fallout,  it’s time rethink the design and management of supply chains across sectors. 

New questions must be asked about supplier redundancy, point of sale production, cybersecurity, and the increased use of emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence. 

The event features a keynote from the indomitable Jennifer Bisceglie, CEO Interos Inc. and Greg Holt, their Director for Procurement.  Interos is a much-in-demand, woman-owned company with a $Billion valuation. They apply resiliency solutions to the supply chain using the power of AI and machine learning to map, monitor, and model the entire supply chain to detect distress and vulnerabilities across global physical and digital supply chains.

Our iDisruptor Series facilitator, John Karabias, Vice President  Growth, Strategy & Transformation Jacobs, and NMTC Board Member,  will be sitting down for a fireside chat with several national experts including leading academic and University of Maryland logistics and business chair, Martin Dresner.

There's no more important time to rethink the 21st century supply chain. Join us on Feb 17th in partnership with the Maryland Technology Council as we consider new strategies for revolutionizing and making our supply chain more resilient. 


Please take a minute to review our recent Water Cooler Talk:  NMTC: Water Cooler Talk: April 7, 2022: Critical issues concerning data backup and recovery.

 NMTC: Water Cooler Talk: April 7, 2022: Critical issues concerning data backup and recovery

Please take a minute to review our recent Water Cooler Talk:  NMTC: Water Cooler Talk: April 7, 2022: Critical issues concerning data backup and recovery.


Click Here to REGISTERtax changes

When: Mar 3, 2022 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Sponsorship benefits at end of page

Here are some of the tax changes for 2022, and more to come pending what is in the Infrastructur Bill recently passed in November and the Build Back Better bill yet to pass as of Nov 5

  1. Changes to income, estate and gift taxes.
  2. Income Tax Rate Increases and Rate Bracket Adjustments - those on the upper end of the 32% and 35% rate brackets may see a tax rate increase as a result.
  3. The maximum capital gains are taxed would also increase, from 20% to 25%.
  4. Expansion of the 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax
  5. A New 3% Surcharge on High Income Individuals, Trusts and Estates
  6. Small Businesses Will Pay More Taxes In 2022 - S corporations will be converted to C corporations if this Act passes, especially given the 3.8% Medicare tax that would be imposed on S corporation flow through income for high earners.
  7. Loophole that allowed indirect funding of Roth IRAs by the “backdoor Roth” technique could be eliminated for high earners.
  8. The 100% gain exclusion on the sale of Section 1202 Qualified Small Business Stock
  9. Crypto currencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, DOGEcoin, etc.) will be subject to the constructive and wash sale rules
  10. IRAs can no long invest in entities in which the IRA owner has a 10% or greater ownership interest

Water Cooler Sponsorship Benefits:
Logo on related marketing materials, as LinkedIn, Facebook, Website, Email newsletter and at the Water Cooler
Recognition and Microphoine time at the 'cooler'


This is the chronological summary of those accomplishments of NMTC for CY 2021.

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The NMTC Board of Directors recommends, guides, and facilitates Council objectives; becoming the technology and innovation advocacy platform for our region, enacting programs and events offering members opportunities to build business connections, and collaborating with community leaders from industry, academia, and government. NMTC provides a unifying voice stimulating technological change and innovation while encouraging technically skilled workforce development, promoting economic growth, and supporting the security of our country. 

Overview of Accomplishments

  • Overall, considering the frequent adjusting of event dates due to Covid, the council accomplished what it set out to do.
  • Organized 36 events and meetings, all but two being virtual.
  • Created over 700 social media and LinkedIn posts promoting events and NMTC members
  • Composed 52 email newsletters announcing events and programs
  • Edited and introduced 36 (new) blog posts on how technology will change the future.
  • Added 30 updates of newly offered scholarships to website’s STEM student resources.
  • Launched new website with expanded and total back-end control by Executive Director.
  • Implemented automatic member billing, with three series of reminders prior to due date.
  • Membership grew from 44 to 52

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Northeastern Maryland Technology Council
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