04 April

Compliance / Risk

Please join the West Michigan Cisco Users Group for our April 29th event! Be sure to forward this information to anyone who may be interested in learning more about technology, all are welcome!

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April will be a panel event covering the areas of compliance and risk. We will have discussions with our panel members around some of the following areas or concepts

• What role does IT have with risk and compliance in your organization?

• How do you engage users to value security? Awareness Programs, etc....

• Can anyone share what dealing with a real breach was like? Were authorities willing to help with your case?

Panel Member Bios

Gary Lutz

President, Co-Founder and Senior Partner

IT Resource, Inc.

Providing intelligent, successful, and cost effective network solutions make Gary a unique asset. Upon receiving his BS in Computer Information Systems from Ferris State University, Gary built his knowledge

base in a series of high profile IT consulting positions before opening IT Resource with Leo Reap in 2000. Gary's strongest assets include working in Microsoft, Cisco, EMC, HP and VMware solutions, all of which he holds certifications in. Customers appreciate Gary's passion for working hard to make sure they are receiving the best possible solution for their individual situation.

Celebrating nearly 15 years in business, IT Resource, Inc. is a Michigan owned and operated enterprise-level information-technology solution provider that offers IT consulting, project-based and long-term engineering services, on-site and remote help-desk support services as well as reselling hardware and software. IT Resource supports businesses and organizations with many IT needs — creating compliant and secure disaster-recovery and business continuity plans and environments, implementing and upgrading Unified Communications platforms, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and VMware capacity planning, vCIO (virtual CIO services), Office 365 migrations, complex integrations and migrations of Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory, cloud services, network analysis and assessments and software asset management. IT Resource is the trusted advisor for their customers--making sure systems and solutions they implement are completely aligned with their business needs.

James Czerew

Owner & Senior Technology/Security Consultant

TechConnect, LLC

James Czerew is a technology consultant, entrepreneur, instructor, as well as an active board member in many local technology, business, and non-profit organizations.

He is currently the Owner and Senior Consultant of a technology security company (TechConnect, LLC) which he started after working in the enterprise healthcare industry as a Network/Security Engineer.

TechConnect believes your company's technology should be stable, secure, and elegant. All of TechConnect's solutions are designed with security as a top priority which allows you to worry less about technology and focus more on building your business.

James graduated from Davenport University with dual Bachelor Degree Majors in Network Engineering and Network Security. He also taught advanced Network Security & Wireless Security courses at DU for 3 years.

He is regular speaker on the topic of Technology, Network Security, and Business Innovation.

James was a co-founder and past-President of the WMCUG (West Michigan Cisco Users Group), was recently the past-President of the GR-ISSA (Information Systems Security Association), currently serves on the aimWest Board as Vice-President and Chair of Technology, and is also the Director of Technology for the board of the NPFWM (National Parkinson Foundation of West Michigan).

James Placer CISSP

Domain Architect – Security

IS Risk and Compliance

Spectrum Health

James is currently the Security Architect as Spectrum Health tasked with setting the enterprise security and compliance strategy and mapping those requirements to the appropriate risk models. In the past he has been in charge of privacy and compliance oversight for GE Health Care’s hosted data centers in North America and EMEA along with a specific focus on European and Japanese compliance requirements.

He is also a published author and has been a keynote speaker on compliance and privacy requirements in the Midwest with a specific focus on Breach notification requirements .

Thomas Madden

Senior Manager


Tom has more than 20 years of experience in information technology. An (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security (CISSP), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Professional, Tom’s expertise includes all aspects of design, implementation and operational support for enterprise security services.

Tom’s job responsibilities as senior manager include actively collaborating with Life Sciences & Health Care clients served by the Enterprise Risk Services segment of Deloitte & Touche. Client engagements have included security and compliance program assessments, consultation of existing security, compliance and resiliency programs as well as serving as Interim Chief Information Security Officer for a major health care provider and plan.


Dustin Schuemann


5:30 - 5:45: Registration and Networking

5:45 - 6:00: Sponsor

6:00 - 7:00: Discussion

7:15 - Room closes, After-Meeting Social

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IT Resource:

Carrie Borchers

Director of Sales


P: 616.837.6930

701 W. Randall Rd. Suite C

Coopersville, MI 49404


Founded in 2000, IT Resource, Inc. is a Michigan owned and operated enterprise-level information-technology solution provider. IT Resource offers IT consulting, project-based and long-term engineering services, unified communications, backup and disaster recovery, virtualization, on-site and remote help-desk support services as well as reselling hardware and software.


Davenport University

6191 Kraft Ave SE

Caledonia, MI 49512

Sneden Hall Meeting Room 1/2/3 (Across from Auditorium)

Please remember to park in an E (Event) parking lot. We suggest section F, as identified on our Location page