The purpose of our Business Breakfast Series is to give the community the opportunity to gain knowledge on current, relevant, and interesting business topics and to expose our business students to the surrounding business community. Come enjoy a delicious buffet style breakfast while you network with fellow business professionals from the Watertown community and surrounding areas. Each breakfast features a guest speaker, compelling topics, and a brief introduction to MBU.
Getting to Campus
Parking is available to the left inside the main entrance. The meeting venue is across walking bridge in the Dining Complex.
Upcoming Business Breakfasts
April 4, 2017
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
in the Dining Hall
$5 at the door
Gathering Place by the Water: Building a World Water Hub
Dean Amhaus has served as the first President & CEO of The Water Council since March 2010. The Council’s express purpose is to grow the Milwaukee region into a world hub for water research, education and economic development. The only organization of its kind in the United States, The Council is coalescing these attributes into a powerful force that is garnering international recognition. The Council’s most significant achievement occurred in September 2013 with the opening of the Global Water Center, a one-of-a-kind water technology research and business accelerator located in a 98,000 square feet /30,000 square meter seven-story refurbished Silver LEED warehouse in Milwaukee’s downtown. One of the programs within the Center is The BREW, which assists water technology entrepreneurs develop their company and expand their commercialization opportunities.
Mr. Amhaus has served as the President of the Spirit of Milwaukee, which is dedicated to enhancing Milwaukee’s image; President of Forward Wisconsin, the state’s economic development organization; and Executive Director of the Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Commission. For six years, Mr. Amhaus was with the Wisconsin Arts Board; first as Deputy Director and later as Executive Director. During the 1980’s he worked in government relations in Washington, D.C. Schooled in Wisconsin, Mr. Amhaus received his M.B.A from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and his B.S. in Business from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Previous Business Breakfasts
October 12, 2016
Forensic Security/Investigation: Cyber & Data Security
Douglas Herman, Partner - BDO Consulting
During this presentation, the audience will be presented with options to discuss a variety of hot topics, ranging from critical business security concerns, to forensic investigations. This unique format, modeled after the “choose your own adventure” novels of the late 1980’s, will present the audience with nine discussion topics, from which audience members will select the items to be discussed.
Please join us for what will most certainly be an informative and exciting presentation, with a technical spin.
Douglas Herman, MCSE, MCDBA
Douglas Herman is a Principal in BDO Consulting’s Forensic Technology Services practice with extensive knowledge and experience in technology, specializing in database-driven applications, data analytics, pre-litigation planning, eDiscovery and digital forensic services.
Mr. Herman has considerable technical experience with computer networking, network security, data storage, database-driven applications, including ERP, CRM, EMR, HRIS, SharePoint-related structures, SQL database design and administration, email archiving platforms, and the full Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and project lifecycle.
Experienced in eDiscovery, Digital Forensics, and dispute resolution, Mr. Herman has provided expert witness testimony in a number of litigations, where he has been retained as an eDiscovery expert, a 30(b)(6) expert, a structured data expert, assisted in numerous 26(f) conferences, and has also participated in an array of technical depositions of opposing experts. He advises clients nationally across multiple industries, including; energy, healthcare and pharmaceutical, education, banking, mortgage, transportation, and manufacturing.
Prior to joining BDO, he was a Managing Director and Partner for UHY Advisors FLVS, Inc. where he led the Discovery Services Practice and also managed the Operations, Project Management and Business Development teams. He has published on numerous topics related to eDiscovery.