WMCUG Special Event! A live discussion with the CIO and CTO for the State of MI

Don’t miss this month’s event on April 26 at Davenport University. WMCUG is honored to host David Behen and Rod Davenport, the lead IT executives for the state of Michigan.

Event : David and Rod will discuss with us many of the leading issues facing Michigan today – cyber security, mobile initiatives, big data, IT governance, and more.

Panelists –

David Behen, State of MI CIO

Management and Budget and Michigan’s chief information officer, David B. Behen sets strategic direction and ensures innovative, effective and efficient services to more than 47,000 state employees and 9.9 million Michigan citizens. CIO Magazine presented Michigan with its CIO 100 Award in 2013 and 2016. ComputerWorld named Behen among its 100 Premier IT Leaders. Government Technology named Governor Snyder and Behen to its top-25 list of IT doers, dreamers and drivers.

Rod Davenport, State of MI CTO

Rod is an I.T. professional with 20 years of experience across a variety of industries including publishing, automotive, health care, and energy with skills developed across a broad array of computer technology disciplines. He is currently serving as the Chief Technology Officer for the State of Michigan, responsible for IT Strategy, Vendor Management and Innovation, and Infrastructure & Operations. Prior to joining the State, he was most recently employed with DTE Energy where he focused on innovation and emerging technologies as well as taking a lead role in Department of Energy research grants conducting an analysis of Smart Grid communication protocols. Rod holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Lawrence Technological University.

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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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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