IEEE Dallas Consultants Network

April 12th, 2019

Our May Consultants Network meeting promises to be another interesting discussion. Thanks to Steve Jones for his suggestion. We’ll hear from Mark Skaggs and Cybersecurity. This is another must attend meeting!

See you in May!

Maura Schreier-Fleming

Consultants Network Chairman

Date: Monday, May 13, 2019  6: 15PM

Speaker:    Mark R. Skaggs,  Manager of IT Services,  Upper Trinity Regional Water District

Topic:     Cybersecurity – How Did We Get Here?

Program Description:  We will take a brief look together at the history of cyber threats, identify the types and motivations of cyber criminals, the methods and tools they employ, and discuss the simple, practical steps we can take to hinder their efforts.

BIO:  Mark Skaggs has been in the Information Technology field for over 30 years. He is currently serving as the Manager of IT Services for the Upper Trinity Regional Water District. He is responsible for designing, maintaining, and providing high-availability network services over a 25-mile radius, with multiple water and wastewater treatment plants. He is also responsible for securing their network through technology, education, and policies.

Mark lives in Ponder, Texas with my wife of 20 years. He is a musician in his spare time and enjoy sports and traveling.

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March 17th, 2019

Our next meeting should be as exciting as our last one on Voter Security. This time we’ll hear from an expert on building a business in IoT. John has a very interesting background. He built his career and acquired skills that have lead him to Found his latest company, R9 Technology. Hope you can join us Monday April 8 at 6.15pm to hear more about IoT and how John built his company.

See you there!

Maura Schreier-Fleming

IEEE Dallas Consultants Network: Chairman

February 25th, 2019

Come to the March Consultants Network meeting to learn more about Voter Security. We are delighted to host Christina Worrell Adkins who is the Legal Director in the Elections Division at the Office of the Secretary of State. Her background is most impressive.

We are so excited that this will be a joint meeting with IEEE CVT Dallas Chapter!!!!!

Hope to see you in March!





Date: Monday, March 11, 2019  6: 15PM

Speaker:   Christina Worrell Adkins, Legal Director, Elections Division; Office of the Secretary of State

Topic:      Voter Security

Program Description: Voting security is an area that interests many people because of recent applications of technology in voting. Listen to an expert discuss election technology issues.

BIO: Christina Worrell Adkins is the Legal Director for the Elections Division of the Texas Secretary of State.  In her position with the Texas Secretary of State, Ms. Adkins has served as one of the state’s appointed voting systems examiners and has worked extensively with election technology issues including developing standards and training election officials.   She has practiced in both civil and criminal law and has previously worked for the Texas Workforce Commission and as the assistant to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.  Ms. Adkins graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in English and Mexican-American Studies.  She received her juris doctorate from Southern Methodist University in 2008.

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January 17th, 2019

Hope you can join us for the Dallas Section Banquet on Saturday January 26. We will have a Consultants Network table so we hope you can sit with us!

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January 14th, 2019

Our February 11 meeting should be quite interesting. Marvin Malme will present How to Design an Energy Efficient Roof Retrofit. He speaks from experience and all those looking to lower utility bills should plan on attending.

See you then!

Maura Schreier-Fleming


October 15th, 2018

I promise it will be less controversial than elections! Plan on coming to the Nov 12 meeting of Consultants Network as we plan our 2019 calendar. Think about what topics interest you. What programs have you heard that were interesting? Enjoy a nice dinner at RockFish Grill and contribute your ideas so we can have a successful 2019 Consultants Network.

Maura Schreier-Fleming

IEEE Dallas Consultants Network Chair

October 2nd, 2018

Looking forward to learning more about Neuro Feedback. Plan on attending Monday Oct 8 meeting at Rockfish Grill to learn more.

Also, plan to attend the upcoming symposium:

August 22nd, 2018

David Stephen’s September presentation is a must see for anyone who might be considering getting patent approval.  Learn how he implemented his process to obtain a patent (actually he has 5) BY HIMSELF!!!!!  Come join us at the fabulous Rockfish Seafood Grill on Coit/Campbell for a nice dinner and a fascinating meeting.

Maura Schreier-Fleming

IEEE Dallas CN Chair

May 16th, 2018

Our June 11 meeting should be exciting where we will hear more about the work at the Blackstone LaunchPad. Do you have entrepreneurial plans in your career? Come to this meeting and learn how the Blackstone LaunchPad can help you be more successful in business.

Hope to see you!

Maura Schreier-Fleming

IEEE Dallas Consultants Network Chair

April 16th, 2018

Bob is a long time volunteer and very active with IEEE. It should be very interesting to learn what IEEE is doing and how we can as members best take advantage of our membership. Hope you can join us at Palio’s Pizza for his presentation and our wonderful pizza!

Maura Schreier-Fleming

IEEE Dallas Consultants Network