April 2018 Chapter Meeting

April 18, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel
801 University Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210

How many of you have seen or been a part of an organization where they do not use formal PMI type Project Management and you see them falter over and over again?  This can happen in any organization large or  small.  Integrating Project Management methodology as well as tools and techniques is challenging.  Get ready for an interactive session with Mark Borte, our accomplished speaker to discuss "how to bring formal PMI type project management to an organization."

About our speaker: 

Mark Borte is responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of all optical and electrical transmission equipment in the Open Access Telecommunications Network (OATN) operated by the Development Authority of the North Country (DANC).  His telecommunications career started as a Communications Specialist in the United States Marine Corps where he received extensive telecom training that was applied in demanding field applications.  Subsequently, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from the SUNY Institute of Technology in Telecommunications and a Master’s Degree and Certificate of Advance Study (C.A.S) in Telecommunications and Network Management from Syracuse University.  Mr. Borte also holds upwards of twenty industry specific certifications as well as the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and the Information Technology Infrastructure Library’s certification in IT Service Management (ITIL v3).

For the past 22 years, his professional experience has focused on the design, build and operation of advanced optical networks for start-up telecommunications service providers in New York State.  This experience has resulted in him leading many projects in the fiber optic space that have brought much needed telecom services to our communities in an effort to help close the digital divide.

In addition to serving as CTO of DANC, Mr. Borte is also an Adjunct Professor at Onondaga Community College, SUNY Polytechnic Institute and Syracuse University where he teaches project management at both the undergraduate and graduate level.