ITS offers Webcast on Windows 7 migration: Grand Rapids-based ITS Communications is offering a Webcast at 11 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday, Sept. 29 on how you can track, act and automate your Windowds 7 migration with AMS. More at More at

ITS offers Webcast on Symantec Workflow: Grand Rapids-based ITS Communications is offering a Webcast at 11 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday, Aug. 24 on how to use Symantec’s workflow solution to lock down the dsektop. In this Webcast the workflow experts at ITS Partners will discuss how you can use Symantec’s Workflow Solution to trigger a SEP lockdown of a device. A DLP incident triggers a workflow which locks down an environment, and also notifies your IT staff. We will cover the pre-built workflow that ships with DLP 10.5 and talk about how you can integrate multiple Symantec products together using Symantec Workflow Solution. More at

Plex Systems offers demos to manufacturers: Auburn Hills-based Plex Systems Inc. Tuesday announced its schedule for live demonstrations in September of its software-as-a-service manufacturing management system Plex Online. A demonstration for general manufacturers will be held on Thursday, Sept. 9, and for metalforming manufacturers on Thursday, Sept. 23. Both events run from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time. These industry-specific events offer manufacturers an opportunity to explore Plex Online as they would use it in their day-to-day operations. Participants will see how Plex Online tracks lot properties while optimizing and improving mission-critical business processes such as inventory control and traceability, quality assurance, tooling management, and OEE tracking and trend analysis. Each Webinar is tailored to the particular manufacturing audience and will highlight additional features unique to the metalforming and general manufacturing communities. Registration is free. More at

ESD to bring back engineering and technology career expo: The Engineering Society of Detroit’s popular engineering and technology career expo will return this year on Monday, Oct. 11 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi. Several universities will be on-hand to help potential students figure out if “It Pays to Get an MBA.” So, whether you’re looking to connect and network with your peers or potential employers, explore new career opportunities, or find a new job, the ESD career expo is the perfect place to see and be seen. In its fourth year, the expo is recognized for being the premier recruitment event for students, engineers of all disciplines and trained technicians with all levels of experience. It serves those in-between careers, looking for a new opportunity or exploring a career change. Companies will be seeking resumes in engineering (all disciplines) including: architects, chemical, civil, computer, design, energy, electrical, biomedical, environmental, aerospace, transportation, biofuels, manufacturing, mechanical, programming, technical and other engineering and technology related fields. The cost to attend is $15 and includes a one-year membership to ESD (for first-time members only) and the opportunity to network with corporate employers from numerous fields. Attendees are encouraged to bring several copies of their updated résumé and to take advantage of ESD’s Job Bank by entering their résumé free of charge. To register, visit For more information, call (248) 353-0735.

The Michigan Council of Women in Technology has several networking and profesional development events this late summer and early fall. The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, Aug. 19: Connect-Net: “Career Agility through Self-Actualization” —  Please join us for this month’s Connect-Net Forum where IBM Senior Consultant Maureen Monte will provide actionable insight and tools that’ll help you achieve your full career potential. You’ll learn how to pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses, and walk away with tips to build your own “Personal Strengths and Self-Actualization Career Plan.” If you’re looking for change, register for this event that’ll demonstrate how to take the next step in your career. Additionally, as a bonus, guests will get a sneak peak of the new Ford Fiesta showcase and see a hands-on introduction to Ford’s new technology. Future Connect-Net events will be held according to the standard schedule — the second Tuesday of every month. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and the program runs from 6 to 8 p.m. The venue is Room T410 in the University Technology and Learning Center of Lawrence Technological University, 21000 W. 10 Mile Road. The event is free to members, $10 for nonmembers and $5 for students. Register at or contact for more information.

Tuesday, September 14: Connect-Net: “Celebrate Michigan Wine Tasting” — Based on participant feedback, Connect-Net will take networking to a level beyond the classroom and presentations for its September session.  Not only will guests network with metro Detroit’s IT professionals, but they will learn about the fine art of wine tasting. Whether you are a sophisticated connoisseur of the finest pinot noirs and rieslings, or just broaching the basics of pairing wine with specific meals, it’s sure to be a great evening. The event runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Champane’s Wine Cellars International Marketplace, 7007 Chicago Road in Warren. The cost is $10. Register at or contact for more information.
Thursday, September 16: Fifth Annual Networking and Café Conversations — Café Conversations is a fun-filled, café-style evening filled with stimulating conversation about women and technology. Attendees will discuss as many topics as time allows, focusing on women, careers, technology and business. The range of subjects is only limited by the group’s collective experiences and imaginations — so please come and contribute!  Participants often leave both motivated and inspired. For more information, visit or contact Chris Rowland at (248) 707-4840. The event begins with registration and networking from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with the program from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The venue is the Amnesia Ultra Lounge at Motor City Casino, 2901 Grand River Avenue in Detroit. The cost is $25 for members and guests, $35 for nonmembers and guests. Register at or contact for more information.

Wednesday, Sept. 22: New Member Welcome Meeting — Calling all new members and potential new members! Please join us for a welcome meeting for opportunities to network and learn more about benefits of an MCWT membership.  Representatives from each committee will also be available to provide an overview of their respective areas and outline exciting volunteer opportunities. If you are a new member who has joined this year or are a non-member interested in learning more about MCWT, you are cordially invited to attend the session. Please RSVP to The event runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Plante & Moran,       27400 Northwestern Highway in Southfield. This event is free.

Saturday, October 9: MCWT Technology Career Summit: Connect, Lead, Succeed — Please save the date for MCWT’s fifth annual symposium that allows technology professionals to learn best practices on how to advance their careers and reach their next stage of success. The half-day event will convey business and leadership skills while providing an unparalleled chance to meet with high-profile panelists and workshop leaders. Learn the latest technology issues and trends, and leave with new contacts and skills you can quickly apply to your own career. For more information, please contact Pam Hansen at
Saturday, November 13: MCWT Black Tie Signature Fundraiser — Stay tuned for details on MCWT’s must-attend event of the year, the 2010 Signature Event. The evening will include a silent auction, dinner, cocktails, entertainment and dancing. All proceeds benefit the MCWT Foundation, our 501(c)3 organization that inspires and supports girls and women entering or continuing in technology fields. Please join us and network with all of the decision-makers who support Michigan’s technology community. For more information, please contact Tracy-Ann Palmer at

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