October 2018 – Microsoft Ignite Recap

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Date: Friday October 19th, 2018

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: Microsoft Ignite Recap

Microsoft’s biggest community event of the year, Ignite, kicks off at the end of September.  The event will include over 700 deep-dive sessions, 100+ workshops, and thousands of networking opportunities.  Join us as Jeremy Miller and Matt Varney lead a panel discussion of some the biggest announcements and takeaways from the week so you can prepare your company for what’s next from the Microsoft world!

Speakers:

Jeremy Miller, Enterprise Architect KCTCS

Jeremy is an Enterprise Architect focused on designing secure and scalable solutions. He has a broad background in designing and supporting both cloud and on-premises systems. Jeremy’s past experiences include working with Microsoft technologies in complex environments ranging from SMB hospitality to EDU to multi-national manufacturing companies. In his downtime he enjoys cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats, trying new beers, eating great food, and experiencing new adventures.

Matt Varney, Intranet Administrator KCTCS

Matt Varney is a technology architect specializing in enterprise IT strategy and solutions. Matt is the Intranet Administrator for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and its 8,000 employees. His 18 years of technology experience has made him an expert in both the technical and organizational aspects of IT. He likes nuts-and-bolts work like SharePoint farm and Office 365 administration, but he also enjoys creating the business process and people conditions necessary for effective implementations. With an emphasis on the big picture, Matt is at his best when working with employee groups and teams, helping them find hidden value in the processes and digital artifacts they thought they knew. On a personal note, he’s a fan of fine bourbon, winning basketball and horse racing.

Location: 

Awesome Inc
348 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Agenda:

11:30am – Check-in, networking, and time to grab lunch (provided)
12:00pm – Welcome and feature presentation

NOTE: There is free parking beside, and behind the building.  Check out the parking map.

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June 2018 Meetup

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Date: Friday June 15th, 2018

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: Project Management: Managing Expectations and Dealing with Delusions

In June we will hear from Solarity as they discuss their project management work with LFUCG on various projects, including a migrating over 1,000 machines to Windows 10.  Whether you are a full time project manager, or an average IT worker, most of us will have some sort of project that needs to be completed.  Join us to get some tips for completing your next big technology project!

Speaker: Bert Walther

Bert Walther, Project Manager, has had the privilege of working with many highly qualified people in the Central Kentucky business community. With their help he has gained over 20 years of technology and operations experience, including 10 years of experience in higher education IT management, and over 10 years of project management expertise. In his various roles and responsibilities, he has fostered organizational development through effective program and personnel management, and worked hard to deliver project and initiatives as designed and anticipated.

Location: 

Awesome Inc
348 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Agenda:

11:30am – Check-in, networking, and time to grab lunch (provided)
12:00pm – Welcome and feature presentation

NOTE: There is free parking beside, and behind the building.  Check out the parking map.