Lunch + Learn

Lunch + Learn: Innovative Approaches to Data Storage, and Why it Matters

Data is exploding, learn how to avoid getting hit by the shrapnel

In this session you will learn about the limitations of legacy storage systems and how new, modern approaches to data storage maximize your resources while decreasing downtime. Topics to be discussed include, Scale-out vs Scale-up Storage, the importance of storage triage and how to avoid fork lift upgrades, and why object based storage is set to replace RAID.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Who Should Attend?

Individuals making technology decisions, including IT Directors, CIO, CTO, and owners, partners, VPs, CEOs, and Presidents.

The program requires a $10 registration fee to attend (lunch included).  Space is limited to two people per member company/organization, please.  NC TECH reserves the right to cancel your registration if you don't meet the attendee requirements outlined above.

Questions about registration? Contact Mary Smith, Events Manager, at (919) 890-0772.


April 19, 2018
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Registration & Lunch
11:30 am – 12:00 pm 
12:00 pm -1:00 pm


Packard Place
222 South Church Street
Suite 100
Charlotte, NC  28202
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About the Presenters

Carl Bjerke, StorageCraft and Enterprise Account Manager – AT-NET Services, Inc.

Carl spends his time and effort working with organizations to minimize the impact and cost of data loss caused by security breaches, hardware, software, and site failures. Carl is passionate about technology and the impact the right technologies can have on an organization. He firmly believes there is no “best” technology but rather a “best solution” to solve a problem. With a technology and business perspective, he helps to develop strategies for successful data recovery should disasters occur. His focus on preparation prior to disaster is the key to mitigating the risk and damage of data loss and failure.

In his career Carl has worked for world-leading companies within the backup and recovery space including, Acronis, Unitrends, and StorageCraft. On a daily basis, he works with organizations of all sizes to validate and implement disaster recovery solutions that are scalable, verifiable and an integral part of an overall business continuity strategy. 

Will Leger, Sr. Account Executive, AT-NET Services, Inc.

Will Leger works with AT-NET and has transitioned from network engineering and consulting to account management. Back in the 1990’s, Will started and ran his own network consulting company, assisting companies with all their technology needs including sales, service, and training. Noteworthy customers include Krispy Kreme, and Red Bull. During the past 10 years, Will has focused on relationships, marketing, and sales. Prior to AT-NET, 6 years were spent focusing on Cloud Services for Architects, Engineers, and Construction companies – nationwide. He is excited to be with a local IT Services company working with NC and SC companies providing solutions for many technology needs. 

A graduate of UC Santa Barbara and the University of New Orleans, Will holds two degrees in Geology and Geochemistry, and is a Certified Network Engineer. For fun, he builds things (tiny home in the backyard), and likes working on old cars and motorcycles. He lives in Matthews with his wife and kids, and has lived in Charlotte since 1993.


NC TECH Members and non-members can participate in this event. 

Registration is $10 to secure your seat (lunch included).

Fine Print: All registrations to NC TECH events are final and non-refundable.  Refunds will only be offered if the event is canceled.  Registrations are transferable to another qualified guest.  Please contact NC TECH at 919.856.0393 to request such a transfer.


If you are interested in hosting a Lunch + Learn, please contact Tracy Sternberg.


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