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MEDIA ALERT: Google, NOAA Tech Leaders Headline Tech Council of Maryland's CIO&CTO Live! Dinner Thursday

November 15 Event Features Conversation and Q&A With Two of Region's Top IT Leaders

ROCKVILLE, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 11/12/12 --


WHO: The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM)
Michele R. Weslander Quaid, CTO (Federal) for Google
Joseph F. Klimavicz, CIO and Director of High Performance Computing and Communications for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Thomas Knox, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

WHAT: CIO&CTO Live! dinner and conversation with Ms. Weslander Quaid & Mr. Klimavicz. Moderated by Mr. Knox.

WHERE: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road
Bethesda, MD 20852

WHEN: Thursday, November 15, 2012
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

WHY: Rapid technological evolutions are changing the way Washington area CIOs and CTOs fulfill their missions. Ms. Weslander Quaid and Mr. Klimavicz have unique vantage points into the federal IT agenda and the regional business community's approach to IT innovation. In a conversation moderated by Thomas Knox of Morrison & Foerster LLP, Ms. Weslander Quaid will discuss Google's approach to innovation best practices, the importance of mobile for the Enterprise, and the corporate philosophy that earned Google "Best Place To Work" honors from Fortune Magazine. Mr. Klimavicz will discuss NOAA's strategic IT goals, its approach to cyber security threats, and the challenges and opportunities of moving NOAA into the cloud.

ATTEND: To register or for more information, please visit the Tech Council of Maryland's website.

ABOUT THE TECH COUNCIL OF MARYLAND, INC.
The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) is the largest technology trade group serving the advanced technology and biotechnology communities of Maryland. TCM's mission is to advocate for the interests of the technology community, further the role of technology in the Maryland economy, and nurture an environment where technology companies can collaborate, grow and succeed. For more information, visit www.techcouncilmd.com.

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