Metro Detroit Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery Workshop

Metro Detroit Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery Workshop

February 19, 2015 8:00 am

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Metro Detroit Data Center

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery is extremely important to every business. It’s crucial to not only have a Business Continuity plan in place, but to ensure it will be effective in multiple scenarios.

In order to help assist with this, Online Tech will be hosting a half-day business continuity and disaster recovery workshop February 19th in our new Metro Detroit data center. The agenda is jam-packed, and includes first hand experiences, sample architectures, and hands-on business continuity planning.

Meet our experts. They have gathered over 60 cumulative years of IT experience, and have learned many of these BC/DR lessons first-hand.


Lance Thompson is the founder and President of Baseline Data Services with 30 years of business experience within the IT marketplace.

Starting his career with IBM in the late 70s, Lance went on to start, develop and grow multiple companies supplying computer hardware, software, bank operations services, disaster recovery services and more.

Today, those successful experiences have culminated into a large client base of satisfied customers, an extraordinary team of engineers and a 100% recovery success rate.

stevenaiello 1Steven Aiello is a Technical Architect who works closely with clients' infrastructure and security teams to design highly resilient architectures.

Formerly as Senior Product Architect at Online Tech, Steven was responsible for designing the company’s critical infrastructure including virtualization, storage, and security initiatives across 5 data centers. Designs were in line with client needs which included primarily banking and healthcare verticals.

Mr. Aiello holds a BA in Technology Management and a Master’s of Science with a concentration in Information Assurance from Eastern Michigan University.

His certifications include CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional), ISACA CISA, SANS GSEC, VMware VCP (VMware Certified Professional), VMware VCAP-DCD (Data Center Design), and Cisco CCNA ( Cisco certified Network Associate).

Nick Lumsden Head ShotNick Lumsden is a technology leader with 15 years of experience in the technology industry from software engineering to infrastructure and operations to IT leadership.

In 2013, Lumsden joined Online Tech as Director of Infrastructure, responsible for the full technology stack within the company’s five Midwest data centers – from generators to cooling to network and cloud infrastructure.

The Michigan native returned to his home state after seven years with Inovalon, a healthcare data analytics company in the Washington D.C. area. He was one of Inovalon’s first 100 employees, serving as the principal technical architect, responsible for scaling its cloud and big data infrastructure, and protecting hundreds of terabytes worth of sensitive patient information as the company grew to a nearly 5,000-employee organization over his seven years of service.

To learn more about the event, or to sign up, head over to the registration page. There are only 50 spots, so don’t wait. We look forward to seeing you!

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