Tech Takeover: Streamlined Efficiency & Security with IoT

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Name: Tech Takeover: Streamlined Efficiency & Security with IoT
Date: October 23, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Take a moment to think about all the ways you’re connected via the internet. There are the basics that come to mind first: your cell phone, laptop, tablet, smart TV. But, what else? And what does this have to do with business and manufacturing? As more and more devices are connected to the internet and connected to each other, the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow. IoT provides benefits that manufacturers and businesses cannot ignore – streamlined efficiency, information in real time and monitoring capabilities. Before getting swept up in the convenience IoT brings, businesses have to ask: How secure am I? Do I know what is connected to my network? Every device that connects to a network is an entry point.

Join the IT experts at Marco for an Automation Alley Tech Takeover presentation on products for securing your IoT environment and helping to streamline manufacturing using your network infrastructure. This session is intended for IT professionals in the manufacturing sector.


Mike Burgard, CISSP, Marco Technologies

Mike Burgard is Chief Information Security Office (CISO) with Marco Technologies and joined the company as a Solutions Architect in 2016. With 19 years of experience in the IT industry, Burgard specializes in security and data solutions. He has helped numerous organizations safeguard their data and control malware and data breaches. As a Solutions Architect, Burgard is responsible for using appropriate solutions to help organizations with complex data and security challenges. He works with customers of all sizes to ensure they can identify, prevent, and remediate network intrusions, data breaches, and other vulnerabilities. Mike helps customers identify risk, evaluate the best methods of protection for their systems, and secure their information assets. Mike specializes in Virtual Desktop Design. Burgard holds multiple certifications from EMC, CheckPoint, VMware, and ITIL.  


About Marco:
Marco is one of the largest technology providers in the country with over 35,000 clients throughout the Midwest and nationwide. The firm specializes in business IT services, copier/printer solutions and managed and cloud services. Their technology experts break down complex solutions into simple terms to position clients for success.

Event Sponsors:
  • Marco
Automation Alley
2675 Bellingham
Troy, MI 48083
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019
8-8:30 a.m. Registration, networking and breakfast
8:30-10 a.m. Presentation
Contact Information:
Contact Automation Alley at 800-427-5100 or
In person attendance featuring breakfast and Q&A session:
  • Members: $10
  • Future Members: $20
  • Foundation Members: No charge
Livestream only:
  • Free for all members or future members
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