Join us for a series of seminars to help take your business to the next level!
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Session 1: 10:30-11:30am
Machine to Machine (M2M) and Cloud Technology-The Future is Here Presented by:Jon Lyons Solutions Architect - Maine SMB, Government and Non-Profit and David Gillis, New England Regional Manager – Data Sales from Verizon Wireless
Years ago, television and movies sparked imaginations with futuristic data recording devices, communicators and interactive holographic rooms—the ultimate virtual reality. Devices once considered science fiction are now becoming an indispensable part of everyday life.
Today’s Smartphones with their multimedia functionality make these fictional communicators seem rudimentary. Combined with the Internet, connected devices are commonplace and it is almost expected now that the machines that we use are able to understand their environments and transfer that data back to the user. Machine to Machine (M2M) technology is facilitating this revolution by enabling machines to communicate with each other.
This new era of connectivity—the “Internet of things”—is made possible by smarter mobile technologies that allow equipment and devices that previously had no voice on the network to connect and contribute vital information to business systems. In the coming years, machine-to-machine services will be built into almost everything we touch—enhancing our quality of life and creating new ways to engage with friends, business partners and customers. The possibilities for machine-to-machine services are limitless. Nearly any machine or device in any industry has the potential to be connected. Welcome to the Connected World!
Perils and Pitfalls of Online Marketing & Information Privacy Presented by: Adria LaRose, Counsel and Alfred C. Frawley III, Senior Counsel of Eaton Peabody
Perils and Pitfalls of Online Marketing
With music, images, text and video easily available on numerous electronic devices such as computers, mobile phones and tablets, the questions of who has rights to what and how it can be used legally have become muddied. The use and misuse of copyrighted materials and how business owners can enhance their product and business while protecting themselves and their materials are the focus of the presentation. With a legal practice that focuses on litigation and dispute resolution regarding libel, privacy and intellectual property issues, Adria LaRose will explore the legal risks associated with business websites, social media, blogs, and other online marketing and public relations tools. She will help attendees understand what a business owner can do or should not do in order to avoid legal liability in the fast moving digital world.
Information Privacy: The World We Live In.
Businesses and individuals are awash in stories about personal privacy, data collection, breach of personally identifiable information (PII) and Big Data. What does it all mean, and what implications does it have for you? Fred Frawley, CIPM, Senior Counsel at Eaton Peabody will discuss and explore the practical and legal dimensions of data privacy and regulation in the United States with an eye for what you need to know.
The Introvert's Guide to Networking-It’s a matter of style. Presented by: Kurk Lalemand, LPBC – Business Coach, NEXT LEVEL Business Coaching
Much of the old school advice that is considered common knowledge about being successful in business comes from an extrovert’s perspective. But we know that there are an increasing number of prominent entrepreneurs who are introverted - and at the same time are among the most successful of our era, including Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and Charles Schwab.
Many introverts struggle to go to networking events due to the high stress of the crowds and activity. However, many introverts are extraordinarily successful in business because they build their networks differently than extroverts who seem to thrive on the crowds. Generally, introverts are better listeners. This one skill can generate a larger and more responsive network than all the jokes, stories and back slapping extroverts do, but can be an invaluable networking tool with which introverts can be successful.
Just as it helps you overcome a fear of rejection by exposing you to it on an almost daily basis, being an entrepreneur demands that those of us who identify as introverts find ways to balance our natural reticence with the need to meet and network with potential clients and collaborators.
Highlights include how to prepare, plan, and set reasonable goals for an event you’ll attend. For example, some introverted entrepreneurs connect in advance of a networking event with people they want to network with, or with their contacts who can introduce them.
Come learn the varied ways that serious, experienced and successful people develop the networks they use to succeed. This session is also for extraverts who want to better understand the introvert's networking style, and how valuable it can be to success. Hear the “how” and “why” to successful networking.