MEGA Maryland is Back!
Small/Minority Business Conference for AEC. Education. Networking. Matchmaking
MEGA Maryland is back for 2019! Join us on 9 October at Martin's West for this collaborative event with the Maryland Chapters of SMPS, ACEC, WTS, and DBIA.
MEGA Maryland is a one-day conference focused on Small Businesses in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industry doing business in Maryland.
Attracting nearly 500 professionals throughout the mid-Atlantic area, MEGA Maryland is a premier event for the architect, engineering, and construction industry.
With four technical tracks, exhibits, and keynote speakers, its mission is to provide relevant and meaningful information to all those in the AEC industry with a focus on helping today’s small and minority businesses grow and thrive.
Boasting 25+ speakers, and more than 50 exhibitors, this event cannot be missed.MEGA Maryland is presented by the Maryland chapters of the industry’s leading professional organizations including the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), Design Build Institute of America (DBIA), Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), and WTS.
Jonathan Murray, WBAL Radio Contributor and Wealth Management Specialist
Since 1999, Jonathan has served as the daily financial analyst on WBAL Radio in Baltimore, where he offers helpful commentary and advice on the economy and the markets. Jonathan appears regularly on WBAL TV, and is a contributor with his twin brother on The Today Show, MSNBC, and Fox Business News, where they discuss current economic conditions, investment themes, and wealth management strategies.
D.J. Gribbin, Former White House Special Assistant on Infrastructure
DJ Gribbin is the founder of Madrus, LLC, a strategic consulting firm dedicated to developing critical infrastructure more efficiently. In this role he advises clients on a broad range of infrastructure legal, business, and policy issues. DJ is also a nonresident senior fellow at The Brookings Institution where, as part of the Metropolitan Policy Program, he works with scholars to develop actionable infrastructure policy recommendations at the state, local and federal level.
We have breakout sessions scheduled on the following topics:
- Military Installation and Federal Agency Opportunities
- Transportation and Design/Build and P3 Opportunities
- Cyber Security
- Federal Small Business Programs
- Economic Development in Maryland
- Maryland School Construction
- State Procurement and Partnering
Agency Panels: Learn to win work and Build Client Relationships
- Federal Panel
- State Panel
- Education Panel
To register, click HERE!
To visit the Mega Maryland website for more information on how to register, sponsor, or exhibit, visit www.megamaryland.org/
To see more pictures from last year's event, click HERE!
Post Conducts Cybersecurity Program
The Post conducted a cybersecurity workshop and luncheon on May 15, 2019. Each day, our world becomes more and more interconnected through increased apps usage on mobile devices and storing more of our data in “the cloud.” With all the resulting benefits and efficiencies come an increasing amount of Cyber related threats – loss of intellectual property, compromise of employee PII, insider threats and ransomware to name a few. This topic was very relevant as Baltimore City experiences a cyber attack. As the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction industries all leverage new technology to conduct business, especially when working with the Government, the need for more awareness and protection is critical more than ever.
The program covered several main topics, including:
- Overview of the state of ‘cyber’ within the ‘AEC’ industries, and how each company can protect themselves. Covered topics include: trends, recent attacks, data breaches, and new, ever-evolving threats that could have significant legal or financials impacts to any organization
- Recent important updates to DoD Cybersecurity Compliance Standards with regards to DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement).
- Buy Maryland Cybersecurity (BMC) Tax Credit. We will detail the new tax credit that is designed to promote the cybersecurity industry in Maryland, while protecting business owners located in MD
Special thanks to our workshop speakers, Brian Ray and Michael W. Jackson of Hertzbach, and to Randy Westfall for organizing the event!
Parking Information for Engineer's Club Meetings
Great news! There is a new parking app available called LAZgo! where you can pay ahead and reserve a spot on the Walter's surface lot at 600 Cathedral Street (right around the corner from the Engineer's Club). You can also pre-pay and reserve a spot at 601 North Calvert Street that participates with LAZ Parking. See link below to download the app, reserve parking or for more information. Construction will be finished soon as well (fingers crossed).