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August 2022 Monthly Chapter Meeting


Dr. Susan Cole - Topic: AI/Automation and how that might affect future business. 

Dr. Cole is a 2008 graduate of the University of Fairfax with a PhD in Information Assurance (Cybersecurity). She received her MBA from Salem International University (2007), her MA from American University in International Politics (1995), a BA from Wilson College in Foreign Languages (1994) and an AA in Mandarin Chinese (1997). For her PhD, she studied what influences the decision-making process for IT and Cybersecurity managers in their recommendations to adopt and implement new security technology in their organizations. The specific technology she researched was Biometrics. She has also achieved and maintains certification as a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Certified Network Defense Architect (C|NDA), and Certified Incident Handler (E|CIH). She also obtained her Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK). She has worked in the Cybersecurity field for over 20 years. She has held numerous positions from Cybersecurity Policy writer for an enterprise to a member of an Incident Response Team. However, the majority of her career has focused on certification and accreditation (C&A) [now A&A] activities.



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Topic: August 2022 Monthly Luncheon Meeting
Time: Aug 18, 2022 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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September 2022 Chapter Luncheon

09-15-2022 11:30 am -1:00 pm

Our September 15th speaker will be Tom Esch. He will be speaking on Personal Accountability & Power (Uncomfortable Conversations). More information coming soon!


UTC Fall 2022 PMP Exam Prep Course

09-27-2022 - 11-10-2022

Registration is now open for our Fall 2022 PMP Exam Prep Course. The course will begin on September 27 This is hosted by UTC, not Chattanooga PMI.

$1,749.00 Standard Registration (Ends September 9)

$1,899.00 Late Registration (Begins September 10)

Discounts available for Chattanooga PMI Members and UTC Alumni.

UTC's Prep Course's goal is to empower you with knowledge of the project management framework that will prepare you to pass your PMP exam and increase your professional value.

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The Southern Middle Tennessee Branch of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Chattanooga Chapter was established in 2012. The Branch provides local project management professionals residing in Coffee, Moore, Franklin, Lincoln, Grundy and Warren Counties of Middle Tennessee a convenient local PMI association. The Southern Middle Tennessee Branch of the PMI Chattanooga Chapter is looking forward to supporting PMI members in our area. The Branch offers programs every other month, beginning in February of each year. Our meetings are usually held at lunch time at the University of Tennessee Space Institute cafeteria.

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