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Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Restaurant
8 Fort Street
Springfield, MA 01103
United States of America

Reminder! Our Next Club Meeting is at a ***NEW LOCATION***

Time & Location: 12:00pm- 1pm at The Student Prince & the Fort located at 8 Fort St, Springfield, MA*

*Validated Parking is available at 23 Hampden Street, Springfield, MA


GUEST SPEAKER: Mike Giovaninni from NetWerks
Mike has been an active follower of technology since the early 80’s, starting out as a hobby
as a teen. The technology bug guided him into service in the US Coast Guard as a Crypto
Communications technician. Upon exit from the US Coast Guard Mike transferred into the
Massachusetts Air National Guard to continue his service to the United States through 2001.
In 1988, he took his understanding of technology into business by starting “Giotronics” (Gee-
oh-tronics), servicing home and business computers as well as electronic musical
equipment repair (one of his other passions).

Needing a change, in 2001, Giotronics was sold off and Mike opted to spend some time in
the corporate IT world by taking a position as Information Systems Manager for a large
aerospace machine shop. Alas, the entrepreneurial spirit was not to be denied, and in 2005,
NetWerks was born and a fond farewell to Corporate IT was bid.

Since 2005, NetWerks has evolved into a regional managed service provider, supporting
business networks and security. With a consistent escalation in cybercrime targeting
businesses, NetWerks has moved to be more focused on cybersecurity. Today, NetWerks
Strategic Services helps keep small to mid-sized businesses in New England and beyond
reduce their risk of compromise. This focus fits in well with the NetWerks core philosophy of
ensuring their clients success through the effective application of technology solutions.
When not saving the world from cyber bad-guys, Mike enjoys all things outdoors, especially
camping, fishing, backpacking, kayaking and more. An avid gardener, he spends hours
working in the vegetable patch that has started to take over his yard. Above even the great
outdoors, Mike’s top delight is music and along with his wife, Melissa, leads contemporary
worship at Church in the Acres on Wilbraham Road every Sunday, playing guitar and serving
up praise to God with his voice.