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DgJLVXcV4AAPotgJanuary 16, 2020, 7:30-9:00 AM (networking and coffee before and after presentations) at Battelle, 1204 Technology Drive, Aberdeen, MD.

Our Topic
Intro to Microsoft Teams – learn how to make collaboration with SharePoint easier”

We clarified the confusion many have about the difference between Microsoft Teams and SharePoint. If you ever wonder if you “Should use Teams or SharePoint” or if you “Should store files in Teams or SharePoint,” this TechKey Cafe answered those questions.

First off, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint are two, totally different platforms. So the comparison between the two is not accurate. It is like comparing apples and oranges. To clarify the difference between Microsoft Teams and SharePoint, the speakers explained what each one is, and offered ‘how to do it’ and recommended professional training options for you.

Our Speakers
Erin Ramos, RTR Technologies
Sarah Patrick, UMD College Park, Smithsonian Institution
David Patrick, DSA, Inc.
Jack Underwood, System Source

Download presentations here:

Nicole FunkNicole 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.


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.
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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      

IMG 1117photo 768x420Attendees 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 Website header iDisruptor 190627 768x309Re-imagining the Network
The Network connectivity of tomorrow is a transformation in the way we move critical data from where it is generated to where it is needed.

The acceleration of networked devices has become exponential, demanding a well deployed, well-planned connectivity strategy to boost network flexibility, efficiency, and velocity.


  • Physical network
  • Scalable & smaller, more efficient
  • Delivers ALL services – cloud, mobile, data, over new cost- effective architecture
  • Delivered through bigger pipes – 5G

Commercial and Industry Networks

  • IOT networks
  • Social networks
  • Crowd sourced threat sentinels
  • Software defined networks

 Global Networks

  • Political Networks
  • Financial Technology Networks
  • Global Development Networks
  • Pandemic and Bio-health emergent networks

The NMTC iDisrupter series are designed to navigate you profitably and securely through increasingly new and converging areas of technology, while ‘pulling back the curtain’ on the rewards and risks of what’s to come.

dji spark 1 768x386Win This $495 drone, plus a $150 value, 2-hour drone lesson from Harford Communuity College, allows you to seize the moment whenever you feel inspired. With intelligent flight control options, a mechanical gimbal, and a camera with incredible image quality, Spark empowers you to push your creative boundaries.


At the June 3, 2019 NMTC Golf Tournament, a drone (compliments of SURVICE Engineering) will drop up to 100 balls on the tee at Winters Run Golf Course. The ball closest to pin wins the package. Once you register, we associate your name with a numbered ball in the drone ball drop pack. You win if your balls land closest to the Pin. Need not be there to win.

Purchase a single ticket for $20, or three tickets for $40. We are limited to 100 tickets as we drop up to 100 balls from the drone; or the number of balls equal to tickets sold.


DJI spark remote control Combo includes remote controller and standard spark accessory Kit (see details below)
2-Axis Stabilized Gimbal Camera 12MP Still Photos/ 1080P/30 Video gesture and Tap Fly control
Flight autonomy with obstacle detection subject tracking from various angles GPS- & vision position-based navigation
Top speed of 31 mph in sport mode up to 16 minutes flying time
Up to 1. 2 mile control range control, edit, share with DJI go app

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