2013 Schedule of Events

When: May 9, 2013 – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: Youngstown State University Williamson School of Business

Data Recovery Services LLC (DRS), the region’s premier provider of data center services and hybrid cloud computing solutions, in partnership with the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is pleased to present the Northeast Ohio Technology Summit. The event provides an opportunity for select vendors and IT solutions provider companies to present their latest technology and solutions to a group of more than 200 northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania business decision makers.

This year’s event will focus on using technology to deliver a strategic advantage for your company. The full-day event features three specific tracks that include two morning workshops and one afternoon workshop, with each workshop running 50 minutes. This year, we’re also including special sessions for nonprofit organizations and small businesses.

Tracks and Content:


Chief Information Officers (CIO)

  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity: Dave Wilkeson, DRS – 9:20 AM to 10:10 AM
  • Document Management: ComDoc –10:40 AM to 11:30 PM
  • Windows 8: John O’Neill Sr., Molded Fiber Glass –1:30 PM to 2:20 PM


Technology Professionals

  • Data Storage: Ryan Geilhard – 9:20 AM to 10:10 AM
  • Next Generation Cloud apps: Ryan Geilhard –10:40 AM to 11:30 PM
  • Microsoft Server 2012: Joe Ross, DRS –1:30 PM to 2:20 PM


Business Owners/Executives

  • Cloud Computing and MSP: Mike McHugh, DRS – 9:20 AM to 10:10 AM
  • Big Data: Vizion –10:40 AM to 11:30 PM
  • Application Development: PALO Creative –1:30 PM to 2:20 PM


Nonprofit Special Sessions

12:30 PM to 1:20 PM – 

(Youngstown Business Incubator and Western Reserve Public Media)

  • Roundtable discussion focusing on the needs of nonprofits and obstacles they face
  • Announce DRS nonprofit technology makeover giveaway


Lunchtime Roundtables

  • EMC2 –11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Cisco – 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Hewlett-Packard – 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM


Small Business Session

  • Canfield Computers – 12:30 PM to 1:20 PM

Keynote Speakers:


Dr. Patrick Bateman (Opening) – 8:30 AM to 9:15 AM

Assistant Professor, YSU Williamson College of Business Administration

 Patrick J. Bateman is an Assistant Professor at the Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University. He has a background as a financial analyst, corporate education manager, and technical analyst in the banking and financial services industries. His teaching and research interests include the organizational use of information systems, as well as the dynamics of social media and individuals’ use of interactive media. He earned his Ph.D. in Information Systems at the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh.

Patrick Gray (Closing) – 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Principal Security Strategist, Cisco Systems

Patrick Gray joined Cisco Systems as its Principal Security Strategist after serving as the Director of X-Force Operations, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Internet Security Systems, Inc. (ISS). While part of the ISS, he created the X-Force Internet Threat Intelligence Center, becoming the Director of the Penetration Testing and Emergency Response Teams until his promotion to the X-Force R & D Team.

Gray also comes to Cisco Systems after twenty years of service as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Gray served as a supervisory special agent at FBI Headquarters in the Intelligence Division where he was responsible for global counterintelligence investigations. Gray continued to serve the FBI in a handful of its other departments, including the Drug and Violent Gang Program in Georgia, the Technical Services Squad, the FBI’s first regional Cyber Crime Squads and the FBI’s elite Computer Assistance Response Team.

As a result of his service with the FBI, and the Internet Threat Intelligence Center, Gray has first-hand knowledge of the hacking community, its aims and methodologies as they attack government, ecommerce, energy and financial entities relentlessly. Gray has lectured at Colleges and Universities around the country.

He has spoken at numerous technology events around the world including Gartner Sector 5, Networld Interop, the IT World Congress, CIO Summit, GE Access, Forbes and others. He has been quoted in numerous newspapers, magazine articles and periodicals and makes regular cable television appearances.