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Peer Groups 


The Capital Area IT Council is a HUB for all things IT in the Greater Lansing region.  A component of the CAITC HUB is connecting our regional IT community with one another. We make those connections happen at our various Peer Groups.  Our peer groups meetings and events provide IT council members with exclusive networking opportunities and access to subject matter experts at many networking meetings and events throughout the year.  Currently we have four peer groups operating. 

21st Century Technologies Peer Group

Charter: The 21st Century Technology Peer Group exists to bring together Capital Area IT Council (CAITC) members and organizations to discuss emerging technologies, leading edge trends, business challenges, use-cases, and technology related solutions. We aim to foster professional growth and knowledge sharing for all technologists in the capital area. All are welcome, and the 21st Century Technology Peer Group represents employees across all spectrums of their career from just starting out to the executive level.

BoD Liaison: Travis Hays - TEKsystems

Committee Chair: Matt June - Peckham

Committee Co-chair: 

Planning Committee Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of the month - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Peer Group Meetings: 4th Wednesday of April, June, August, October 11:30am - 1:00pm or if an in-person event 4:00pm to 6:00

Cyber Security Peer Group

Charter: To share cybersecurity trends and best practices with Capital region businesses and organizations through events that promote the cybersecurity expertise of industry leaders.

BoD Liaison: Deb Fett - Ingham County Technology and Innovation

Committee Chair: Laura Clark - DTMB

Committee Co-chair: Sarah Suzuko - TEKsystems

Planning Committee Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the month - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Peer Group Meetings: 2nd Thursday of March, June, September, December - 11:30-1:00pm

Software Development Peer Group

Charter: The Software Development Peer Group seeks to provide a forum for software developers to participate in thoughtful, meaningful and engaging discussion about technology ideas, practices and tools. We aim to help foster growth for software development as a whole in the capital area as well as to help individual software developers improve their craft. Our events create opportunities to learn together, and support strategies that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the software development profession.

Board Champions: Dave Zink - TechSmith

Committee Chair: David Phillips - Greenstone Farm Credit Services

Committee Co-chair:  

Planning Committee Meetings: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month - 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Peer Group Meetings: 2nd Thursday of April, August, November - 2:30pm - 3:30pm


Women In Technology Peer Group

Charter: To create and sustain a thriving community of women in IT, and their allies, that is rooted in trust, integrity, growth and learning.

BoD Champion: Lisa Cawley - Accenture
Committee Chair: Brittni Schumacher - Jackson National Life
Committee Co-chair: Anna Versalle - DTMB

Planning Committee Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of the month - 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Peer Group Meetings: 4th Thursday of January, March, May, July, September, November - 11:30-1:00pm


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