CANCELED: 2020 Annual Information Technology Summit & Tradeshow

Thu., June 11, 2020 | 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101



Summit Agenda

This is a draft early agenda subject to change but reflects typical schedule. This schedule does not include exhibitor setup times, nor exhibitor early check-in time info. For that information, please see the Exhibitor Logistics information.
7:30–8:30am
Attendee Registration in Lobby (1st floor)
Continental Breakfast in Casco Bay Hall (downstairs)
8:00 – 8:30 am – Student Orientation.
7:30am–4:00pm (ALL DAY)
Casco Bay Hall – Vendor Exhibits
8:45–9:00am
Casco Bay Hall – Opening Remarks
9:15–10:15am (session times subject to change)
Workshop Sessions A (approx. 5 consecutive workshops)
11:15am–12:15pm (session times subject to change)
Workshop Sessions B (approx. 5 consecutive workshops)
Detailed workshop schedule announced after RFP results, in April.
12:15–1:45pm
Lunch, Keynote Speaker, and Scholarship Presentations
Keynote David Cooper, CTO, WEX, Inc.
2:15–3:15pm
Workshop Sessions C (approx. 5 consecutive workshops)
3:00pm
More Desserts in the Casco Bay Hall
3:30pm – Students Regroup at Reserved Table in CB Hall
3:30–4:00pm
Final Remarks, MTUG Grand Prize & Vendor Door Prizes
4:00 pm – The 33rd Annual IT Summit & Tradeshow ends


Keynote Speaker


David Cooper
Chief Technology Officer, WEX Inc.
David joined WEX in 2016, bringing to the company his 30 years of experience delivering award-winning software products across a broad spectrum of uses, including turnkey systems, enterprise software, software as a service (SAAS), web and mobile products.
Prior to joining WEX, he held several senior technology positions, including head of global operations at GlobeOne, SVP of technology at Green Dot, and CTO and SVP of product development at both Fiserv and CashEdge. David has secured a patent for streaming geometry in a virtual environment and has several patents pending around payments.
Originally from Scotland, he holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and microprocessor systems from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.



Why Attend the MTUG Technology Summit?

MTUG's IT Summit and Tradeshow is the premier technology infrastructure conference in Maine with workshop topics that speak to the concerns and interests of IT professionals in all organizational sectors and industries. The exhibitors on the tradeshow floor will run the full array of IT services, from telco and ISP providers, managed services providers, contact center providers, training, IT management and support, data and storage management, infrastructure/data center, cloud services, and more.

Learn more about the Summit from LAST YEAR'S 
  2019 Event Day **LAST YEAR** Brochure [PDF] linked here. 

Attendees will enjoy:

  • Keynote Speaker
  • 15 Technology Workshops, carefully selected by the MTUG board, over approx. 5 tracks
  • Exhibit Tradeshow with 50+ exhibitors
  • continental breakfast
  • buffet lunch
  • afternoon dessert
  • dozens of door prizes from exhibitors and vendors

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About MTUG's decision to to cancel the 2020 MTUG I.T. Summit & Tradeshow.

After careful consideration, the MTUG Board has decided to cancel the I.T. Summit & Tradeshow for the 2020 calendar year due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2).

We did not take this decision lightly. While we had considered postponing to a date in the fall, we came to believe, based the course of the pandemic elsewhere and with guidance from regional health officials, that it may not be safe to have a large conference with a multi-state draw at any time in 2020. In the interest of the health of our constituents and the broader community, we decided to focus efforts on a strong ongoing webinar offering through the summer and fall, and on hosting a successful Summit in 2021.

All exhibitor, sponsor, and attendee registrants have been contacted about this cancelation. Attendees will receive full refunds in May. Exhibitors and sponsors will receive a choice of full refunds (minus credit card fees), a credit toward the 2021 Summit & Tradeshow (with priority access to booths), or a choice to convert to a series of sponsorship packages we plan to offer for late summer and fall webinars -- these choices will be sent as a form to Exhibitors/Sponsors in early May. If you have not been emailed yet *at all* about these plans, please use our Contact Us form to let us know.

The latest information on our regional conditions, and the nature of the coronavirus concern, can be found at these helpful sites:

We wish you, your families, colleagues, and communities, a safe and enjoyable summer, and we'll see you online!
Thank you.


This section updated 4/24/2020.