Merit Network Sponosrs Bring-Your-Own-Device, A Summit for Decision-Makers: Ann Arbor-based Merit Network Inc. will sponsor an in-depth exploration of Bring Your Own Device topics Thursday, Sept. 20 at “Bring-Your-Own-Device: A Summit for Decision-Makers” at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. The event will help organizations as their users increasingly provide their own devices for work and study, raising new questions about user support, service provisioning, infrastructure and data security. Registration for attendees from Merit member organizations is just $69, and members are invited to register a second person to attend at no additional charge. The keynote speaker is  Michael R. McPherson, associate vice president and deputy CIO officer at the University of Virginia. Prior to his appointment at UVa, Mike served at the University of Michigan as director of information technology for the College of Literature, Science, & the Arts, and as special counselor to the provost. He served as interim president and CEO of Merit Network from December 2004 to July 2006. Mike was a member of the 2011-2012 Educause IT Issues Panel, which has listed “Supporting the trends toward IT consumerization and bring-your-own device” as 2012’s number 2 IT issue in higher education. The event begins with breakfast at 8:15 a.m. with the program running from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Potential members from higher education, K-12, libraries, health care and non-profits may attend for $99. Others may attend the event only through special arrangement. Please contact for more information.

U.S. Attorney To Hold Data Security Event: The United States Attorney’s offices for the Eastern and Western districts of Michigan to offer “Protecting Michigan’s Technology,” an event scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5 at Schoolcraft College’s VisTaTech Center, 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia. General counsel, security professionals and law firms representing the auto, defense, computer and chemical industries, private and university researchers, computer and intellectual property crime investigators, law enforcement agents and officers should attend. To register, email or call (313) 226-9105. There is no cost to attend, but seating is limited. More information will be available at To register, please email

ESD Sets Engineering Tech Job Fair: The Engineering Society of Detroit will hold its annual Fall Engineering and Technology Job Fair on Monday, Oct. 1 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. This event, sponsored by the ESD Young Engineers Council, Speakers Bureau,  and Job Bank,  attracts the best professionals currently practicing in the field and the brightest graduating students. Current ESD members who are looking for employment can attend this fair for free. Our spring job fair featured 50+ companies offering 3,100+ jobs to almost 700 candidates. Don’t miss finding your next great hire. Exhibit space is reasonable — $375 for ESD corporate members and $475 for non-corporate members for the opportunity to meet over 800 of the area’s top professionals. Click here for exhibitor information. For more information on exhibiting, contact Leslie Smith at (248) 353-0735 ext. 152 or by email at