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Update of CompTIA - AITP Merger

Update of CompTIA - AITP Merger

For April 13, our dinner meeting will focus on the merger transition and how CompTIA will assist the Washington DC chapter.  

All members are invited to come and share ideas about how to improve the member experience thus benefiting individual professional growth.  All non-members are also invited for idea sharing and a discounted membership rate for 2017.
 
What's in it for me?
 
A look at the rebirth of AITP as the merger with CompTIA  progresses.  A savings of $20 in annual dues as a bonus for being a member.  The importance of a professional association to promote individual and chapter growth.  AITP is the place to belong...
 
See a powerpoint presentation prepared by CompTIA Transition Team informing the membership of progress to date. Bring guests to take advantage to the combined benefits of AITP and CompTIA.

Come join us for the evening and network with your IT peers to celebrate the CompTIA AITP commitment to make your work life better. 
 
Please RSVP by Monday, April 10.  
 
Speakers
Open forum
RSVP
 
Please register by clicking on "RSVP For Event" nlt APRIL 10.  
 
Format
 
6:00pm to 7:00pm Network and Registration
7:00pm to 8:00pm Dinner served
8:00pm to 9:00pm Presentation (including time for Q&A) before departing for the evening.

About the Venue
 
Alfio's La Trattoria, in Chevy Chase, MD (http://www.alfios.com), within walking distance of the Friendship Heights Metro Station and Free Valet Parking, specializing in Northern Italian Cuisine.
 
Alfio's La Trattoria,  4515 Willard Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-3622
Phone: 301-657-9133

Costs
 
AITP Members: $25 - Non-Members: $30 - Students: $20 
 
There will be a $5.00 charge for those without a reservation.
 
Special:  Guests of Members pay the AITP Member rate so invite your friends and coworkers.
  
The cost includes a main entrée  (typically meat, seafood and vegetarian options), salad, rolls, coffee/tea, and dessert and a cash bar is available throughout the evening.

March 9 Dinner Speaker Topic: "Hacking People - Why IT Security Solutions Will Never Be Enough"

March 9 Dinner Speaker Topic:
"Hacking People - Why IT Security Solutions Will Never Be Enough"

A cybersecurity presentation by Raymond Bowen, an experienced expert in many facets of the IT world.

Description of Presentation:

Each year organizations are becoming more "Cyber Aware" as we hear of attacks and data breaches on almost a weekly basis. The percentage of the IT budget that is dedicated to cyber defense is moving in a positive direction. Although much more thought and emphasis is being placed on the hardware/software side of the equation, little to no thought is placed on the human side of the equation. Until there is a proactive strategy to combating people hacking systems will not be fully secure.

What's in it for me?

The purpose of this discussion is not to make people social engineers or people hackers: they already are but don't know it. The goal is to make people more aware so they may use this information to secure their infrastructure both at work and at home.

Come join us for the evening and learn how dynamic the cybersecurity arena is; an upward battle. Invite your significant others, co-workers, neighbors or others and learn the risks associated with this new technology and the actions you can take to preserve your most important interactions with the people you care about the most.


Please RSVP by Monday, March 6.

Speakers
Ray Bowen is co-founder and CEO of the newly formed 356 Solutions, LLC. A single source provider of security services. He is also co-founder of 2PG Firearms Training. Before 356, Ray was co-founder, President and CEO of Exceptional Software Strategies (ESS) for almost 20 years. Under his leadership, Exceptional built a reputation as an innovative, progressive and successful Professional Services IT company. Prior to founding ESS, Ray was President of The Bowen Group, A small IT consulting firm that serviced private sector organizations. Ray's career has spanned over 30 years in the information technology field. As a technologist he has worked as a programmer, software engineer, system administrator, systems engineer, database administrator, database engineer and software architect.

An active participant in public forums, Ray has spoken on leadership, strategy, and technology at various industry conferences and seminars in the Baltimore /Washington area. He has also been featured in several industry publications and has been a radio guest.

Ray is active in professional and charitable organizations. He has served on executive and economic advisory boards, philanthropic boards, leadership boards and ministerial boards as either a chairman or a member of the board. He is an active Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and is a member of various industry and professional organizations.

When not working you can find Ray at the golf course, the shooting range (he is an avid hunter) or just hanging out with family or friends. Ray holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.


RSVP

Please register by clicking on "RSVP For Event" nlt (no later than) March 6.

Format

6:00pm to 7:00pm Network and Registration
7:00pm to 8:00pm Dinner served
8:00pm to 9:00pm Presentation (including time for Q&A) before departing for the evening.

About the Venue

Alfio's La Trattoria, in Chevy Chase, MD (http://www.alfios.com/), within walking distance of the Friendship Heights Metro Station and Free Valet Parking, specializing in Northern Italian Cuisine.

Alfio's La Trattoria, 4515 Willard Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-3622
Phone: 301-657-9133

Costs

AITP Members: $25 - Non-Members: $30 - Students: $20

There will be a $5.00 charge for those without a reservation.

Special: Guests of Members pay the AITP Member rate so invite your friends and coworkers.

The cost includes a main entrée (typically meat, seafood and vegetarian options), salad, rolls, coffee/tea, and dessert and a cash bar is available throughout the evening.

Upcoming and past events:

September 11 "Cybersecurity: FOLLOWUP
Melvin Barnes presented a talk elaborating on why cyber security professionals are overwhelmed. His look at everyday risks and threats that expose the individual to the corporate infrastructure was presented at a level for all to embrace. He shared suggestions on how to join and grow in the cybersecurity field of expertise.

Thanks to Melvin Barnes for an outstanding presentation. We had a great turnout for this topic. Melvin is a new member of the AITP dc chapter.

October 13 - "Ransomware - Is it Really Give up and Pay Up?" FOLLOWUP. David and Silvia Vargas presented at the Techno Security & Forensics Investigations 2016 Conference (June 6). We welcome them back as speakers from 2014.

Thanks to the dynamic duo of David and Silvia Vargas who excited the audience with their knowledge about cybersecurity in an interactive session.

November 10 - Mobile Devices "How to get Smart using my Smart Phone". Mr. Petry will empower us with the tools and knowledge we need to make appropriate decisions of what mobile devices, applications and configurations are appropriate for our mobile computing productivity needs.

December 8 - We had a nice holiday break.

January 14 - Motivation Speaker Tip Fallon, Founder of Fallon Consulting Group, will lead us as we begin a new year with a new government. Highly rated speaker! Just what we need to move us forward in 2017. Tip will share insights, tools, and strategies to start your year with more power and clarity in reaching your goals.

February 9 - "Social Media Impact on personal relationships" Come join us for the evening and learn how Social Media, the Internet and the advancement of technology impacts our human relationships on multiple levels. Invite your significant others, co-workers, neighbors or others and learn the risks associated with this new technology and the actions you can take to preserve your most important interactions with the people you care about the most. Pete Petry did a fine job with a complicated subject area.

March 9 - Ray Bowen is our cybersecurity expert and his topic is "Hacking People - Why IT Security Solutions Will Never Be Enough".

April 17 - We are always looking for new speakers on IT topics so sign up

Let us know topics that you are interested in. Have a new job or responsibility? Sign up to share your peers about the company and or products/services. Bring your boss so she can appreciate your efforts.

So take a minute to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your ideas.

Board needs Help
By the way, the board has a few open positions to help manage the chapter. Reflects on your resume' by serving your professional association. Contact President Jack Roof to see how you can best serve.

Social Media Impact on Personal Relationships

February 9 Dinner Meeting and Presentation "Social Media Impact on personal relationships"  
  
Description of Presentation: 
Pete and Darryl will attempt to answer questions relating to how current trends in technology, including but not limited to Social Media and the Internet, have wide-reaching impact on all human relationships.  Darryl will frame the discussion by showing how our relationships play out on personal, interpersonal, cultural and institutional levels, while Pete will discuss the impact of technology on each of these levels.
 
What's in it for me?
Come join us for the evening and learn how Social Media, the Internet and the advancement of technology impacts our human relationships on multiple levels.  Invite your significant others, co-workers, neighbors or others and learn the risks associated with this new technology and the actions you can take to preserve your most important interactions with the people you care about the most.
 
Speakers
Mr. Petry is an experienced IT and Health IT Professional currently on staff at the DC Primary Care Association (DCPCA) where his responsibilities include leveraging technology to solve complex business problems.  He is a frequent speaker at the DC Chapter of the AITP and other venues and is currently serving as the Vice President of Programs and Events.  He has approximately 40 years of experience in information technology and over 15 years of experience supporting healthcare applications.  Prior to joining DCPCA, Mr. Petry was a Senior Clinical Systems Analyst at MedStar Health and a former Lead Support Specialist at Kaiser Permanente.  He's also worked as a consultant for APS Healthcare, Value Options, Advent InfoSystems, CMS and SureScripts.  Mr. Petry has 35+ years of experience in Information Technology and 14+ years of experience in Health IT.  He has a proven track record and passion for leveraging technology to solve highly complex business processes and within Healthcare, increasing patient safety, eliminating healthcare disparities and improving patient outcomes.
 
Darryl Moment is a long time seasoned professional working in the News Media and Entertainment Industry.  He has 28 years of EN Editing and Production experience, 35 years of experience working as a still photographer (studied under Mr. Frank R. Jackson, Washington Post), former Staff Photographer at Kingman's Boys Club, Studio Manager for AIPP/Videotap Editor for KPRC TV, and Videotape Editor/Photographer for KHOU TV (all in Houston, TX), he has worked as a commercial darkroom technicians, Medical Illustrator and Photographer.  He is a former center director and active member of the Mankind Project of Washington, DC:  (http://www.mkp.org), and an expert in multicultural dynamics.  He has multiple public speaking, public relations, image consultation and personal goal setting and assessment experience.
 
RSVP 
Please register by clicking on "RSVP For Event".  There will be a $5.00 charge for those without a reservation.
 
Format
6:00pm to 7:00pm Network and Registration
7:00pm to 8:00pm Dinner served
8:00pm to 9:00pm Presentation (including time for Q&A) before departing for the evening.
 
About the Venue 
Alfio's La Trattoria, in Chevy Chase, MD (http://www.alfios.com/), within walking distance of the Friendship Heights Metro Station and Free Valet Parking, specializing in Northern Italian Cuisine.
Alfio's La Trattoria,  4515 Willard Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-3622
Phone: 301-657-9133
 
Costs
AITP Members: $25 - Non-Members: $30 - Students: $20 
Special:  Guests of Members pay the AITP Member rate so invite your friends and coworkers.
The cost includes a main entrée  (typically meat, seafood and vegetarian options), salad, rolls, coffee/tea, and dessert and a cash bar is available throughout the evening.

January 12, 2017 Dinner Meeting "Motivation and techniques for being successful as individuals, and as part of an IT organization."

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

We have a history of starting a new year with a motivational speaker.

A great speaker can help us focus on goal evaluation and a fresh look for the future
of our personal and organizational career.  This year we have Mr. Tip Fallon who 
is a seasoned motivator to lead us in evaluating where we are and where we are going.

Short Description of Presentation:  In this session Tip will share insights, tools,
and strategies to start your year with more power and clarity in reaching your goals.
You will work on an interactive process to clarify your purpose, most important
goals, barriers, resources, and areas of power you have in your life. While there
is truth in Henry David Thoreau's observation that many people lead lives of quiet
desperation, a part of the beauty of life is that we are able to break free of parts
of our past and craft new futures with the right intention and approach.

How will attendees benefit from Tip's Presentation? Attendees will benefit from
an individual-level focus on moving forward with clarity and power. Some of the
principles discussed will be applicable within your individual organizations, as
to you personally. Any group, is only as strong as its component parts (each individual
member, each team, each company).


We know you will benefit greatly by attending Tip's presentation so RSVP by January
9.

Date: January 12

Speaker:  Tip Fallon

 

Agenda:

6:00pm to 7:00pm Network and Registration
7:00pm to 8:00pm Dinner served
8:00pm to 9:00pm Presentation (including time for Q&A) before departing for the 
evening.

Location:

Alfio's La Trattoria specializes in Northern Italian Cuisine. It has FREE VALET PARKING, and is within walking distance of the Friendship Heights Metro Station.

4515 Willard Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-3622
(301) 657-9133

Google Maps - MapQuest

About the speaker:

Tip Fallon is a change agent who is passionate about the development of people, 
teams, organizations, and society at large.  Growing up with an exposure to a rich
variety of backgrounds and cultures, he appreciates the inherent diversity of strengths
and identities that are present in every group and individual. People engage with
Tip through activities such as coaching, team building, group facilitation, strategic
planning, and organizational development to solve deep and complex problems and 
reach meaningful goals. His background and work history includes process improvement
for a multinational manufacturing company, startup of a youth nonprofit, and currently
running his consulting practice. He has served organizations that include community
based to international nonprofits, governmental agencies, and higher education institutions.
He also speaks and presents on topics related to human and systems change and development,
and serves on nonprofit boards and in instructional roles at universities. His degrees
are in mechanical engineering, and organizational development, and he is currently
pursuing a certification in coaching. 


Cost (Pay by cash, check, or bank card at the door):

AITP Members: $25
Non-Members: $30 
Student Members: $20

Guests of Members can attend at member rates so invite your friends and 
coworkers.
The cost includes a main entrée  (typically meat, seafood and vegetarian options),
salad, rolls, coffee/tea, and dessert and a cash bar is available throughout the
evening..

RSVP:  Click to RSVP by January 9.  $5.00 fee for no RSVP.



Upcoming and Past Events:
 
September 11 "Cybersecurity:  FOLLOWUP

Melvin Barnes presented a talk elaborating on why cyber security professionals are overwhelmed. His look at everyday risks and threats that expose the individual to the corporate infrastructure was presented at a level for all to embrace.  He shared suggestions on how to join and grow in the cybersecurity field of expertise.

Thanks to Melvin for an outstanding presentation.   We had a great turnout for this topic.  Melvin is a new member of the AITP DC chapter.

October 13 - "Ransomware - Is it Really Give up and Pay Up?"   David and Silvia Vargas presented at the Techno Security & Forensics Investigations 2016 Conference (June 6). We welcome them back as speakers from 2014. 

November 10 - Mobile Computer Productivity Workshop #1 of 2.  Mr. Petry will empower us with the tools and knowledge we need to make appropriate decisions of what mobile devices, applications and configurations are appropriate for our mobile computing productivity needs.  
 
December 8 - Mobile Computer Productivity Workshop # 2.  Mr. Petry will regroup with attendees from the November meeting and facilitate a group brainstorming session on how to solve problems and barriers.  There will be time to celebrate the holidays. 
 
January 14 - Motivation  Speaker Tip Fallon, Founder of Fallon Consulting Group, will lead us as we begin a new year with a new government.  Highly rated speaker!  Just what we need to move us forward in 2017.  

 


 

Let  us know topics that you are interested in.  Have a new job or responsibility?  Sign up to share your peers about the company and or products/services.  Bring your boss so she can appreciate your efforts.
 
As long as we have a topic and or speaker for a given month we will hold a meeting to provide professional, educational growth for our members.
So take a minute to email    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with your ideas.
 
Finally. we invite you to become a member and then to volunteer to help run the chapter.  We need a few new leaders who can use the experience to enhance their resume.  Contact Jack at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and let's talk.  Note that the board of directors  meets 4 times a year.
 
 
For more information about the Chapter go to:  www.aitpdc.org
PLEASE FORWARD THIS NOTICE TO THOSE WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN THIS TOPIC---THANK YOU
 
For information on joining AITP:  Go to https://www.aitp.org/ and follow the instructions to join the DC Chapter!  A bonus from the chapter is a free dinner at your first meeting as a member.

 

 

"How do I get Smart with my SMART Phone" Nov 10 Dinner Presentation

 

Mobile Devices: How to decide what devices, applications, configurations are best.

 

Thomas (Pete) Petry will empower us with the tools and knowledge we need to make appropriate decisions of what devices, applications and configurations are appropriate for our mobile computing productivity needs.

  Pete has spoken to the DC Chapter on several occasions.  He has recently agreed to join the chapter  Board as the Vice President of Programs and Events. He is a vital part of the chapter management team.

This was to be a two part presentation at the November and December meetings.  It was decided to hold an abbreviated presentation and still be productive.

Bring your phone, tablet etc. and be ready to minimize your frustrations and maximize your productivity.  And don't forget your significant other, coworkers and friends.   The price is cheap!  RSVP now.

 

 New News for AITP: CompTIA and AITP have merged.  Go to Information section for details.

 

 

  Speaker

 Thomas (Pete)  Petry, Health Information Technology and IT Consultant. Pete is a dedicated and energetic Health IT professional with over 35 years of professional experience in leveraging technology to increase productivity within business processes. Over the past 13 years, Mr. Petry has focused on Health IT and has supported the technological needs of most aspects of the healthcare industry including large hospital systems, small private providers, insurance companies, behavioral health, Healthcare Informatics, Healthcare Information Exchanges, Healthcare Information Service Providers as well as government and military organizations. Mr. Petry has a natural passion for using technology to save lives, increase patient safety, lower health costs, improve outcomes and normalize/equalize healthcare disparities and access to affordable healthcare.

 

Agenda:

 6:00pm to 7:00pm Network and Registration

 7:00pm to 8:00pm Dinner served

 8:00pm to 9:00pm Presentation (including time for Q&A) before departing for the evening

 


Cost (Pay by cash, check or credit card at the door):

AITP Members: $25
Non-Members: $30
Student Members: $15

Note:  Guests of Members can attend at member rates so bring your buddies from work.  In honor of Veterans Day, active military and veterans will pay $5.00 less.

 

RSVP:

 

Click on "RSVP for Event" by Monday, November 7 to make your reservation.  There is a $5.00 fee for no RSVP.

 

 

 Upcoming Events

 

 

October 13 - "Ransomware - Is it Really Give up and Pay Up?"   David and Silvia Vargas presented at the Techno Security & Forensics Investigations 2016 Conference (June 6). We welcome them back as Cybersecurity presenters from 2014. 

An excellent presentation by the Vargas duo.  Great audience participation. A perfect followup for Melvin Barnes Jr September session.

 

November 10 - Mobile Computer Productivity Presentation.  Mr. Petry will empower us with the tools and knowledge we need to make appropriate decisions of what mobile devices, applications and configurations are appropriate for our mobile computing productivity needs.

 

December 8 - TBD This could be your company. 

 

January 14 - Motivation  Speaker Tip Fallon, Founder of Fallon Consulting Group, will lead us as we begin 2017 with a new government.  Highly rated speaker!

 

 

 

 

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