Michigan Infragard Sets 2015 Great Lakes Regional Conference

NOVI — The Michigan InfraGard Chapter will be hosting its 2015 Great Lakes Regional Conference on Thursday, May 14 at the Novi campus of Walsh College, 41500 Gardenbrook Road.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the program runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The theme of the event is “Securing Our Critical Infrastructures.”

Attendees can learn from and network with representatives of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies as well as representatives from private critical infrastructure sectors.

The line-up of special presentations includes Paul Abbate, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Detroit division; Oakland County Circuit Judge Michael Warren; and David Pekoske, InfraGard National Member’s Alliance Chairman.

Also, Barbara Ciaramitaro, Ph.D., professor of business information technology at Walsh College, will moderate a “Women in Technology” Panel which will include Teri Takai, former CIO for the Department of Defense.

Afternoon speakers scheduled to appear include Brigadier Gen. Michael A. Stone, U.S. Army National Guard and Michigan Senator Steven Bieda. The
event will host Lt. Governor Brian Calley as its closing speaker.

There will be four 45 minute breakout sessions throughout the day – two in the morning and two in the afternoon. Private and public sectors will be represented by DTE Energy, the United States Secret Service, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, the Connected Vehicle Trade Association, and more.

The general agenda is online at www.michiganinfragard.com. Complete breakout session information will be posted shortly.

All attendees will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the conference.

Cost to attend the all-day event is $120, which includes breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. Graduate students with current college ID may attend for $35. You do not need to be an InfraGard member to attend.

InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. It is an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S.

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