01-31-12 | Blog Post

Online Tech to Attend IMPACT 2012 Conference on Cloud Computing

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IMPACT 2012 Conference
IMPACT 2012 Conference

Mike Klein, President and COO of Online Tech, will be speaking about cloud computing at IMPACT 2012 on February 7 in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Featuring sales, marketing, finance, human resources and public sector experts, IMPACT 2012 is an informative networking conference on current economic and technology trends, hosted by Automation Alley.

Klein will be speaking at a panel discussion, A Day in the Clouds: Is Your Future Cloudy? Moderated by Peter Marsack, VP of Computer Solutions, the panel will cover cloud computing definitions, cloud services available and the benefits and costs of the cloud for businesses.

Other panelists include:

  • Mark Farneth, President of Radley Corporation, will discuss the transition from traditional corporate computing to cloud computing, as well as why they use Online Tech for their private cloud hosting services.
  • Jamie Hamilton, VP of Software Engineering at Quicken Loans
  • James White, Senior Enterprise Solution Advisor at Secure 24.

The IMPACT 2012 event overview details what you will gain from attending the conference:

  • Insight from industry leaders on how to navigate business challenges in 2012
  • Real-world insight on accessing capital and maximizing profitability in your business
  • Tangible tactics to increase sales and generate revenue
  • Grow your professional network by connecting with fellow Automation Alley members representing a variety of industries
  • Tips for creating powerful marketing initiatives the generate sales
  • Strategies to motivate your employees and create a productive work environment

Various companies and organizations will also be exhibiting at the event, including chambers of commerce, universities, banks, IT vendors and more.

Pre-registration and door fees vary, and sponsorships are available for exhibitors (includes a vendor booth and admission).

Location Contact
Centerpoint Marriott Automation Alley Resource Center
3600 Centerpoint Parkway, Auburn Hills, MI 48341 [email protected]
February 7, 2012 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (800) 427-5100

Mike Klein, President, Online Tech


Mike is a serial entrepreneur with more than 30 years of high tech business leadership, technology, and startup experience including CEO of Interlink Networks, Managing Partner of CompanyCrafters, and CEO /Founder of Steeplechase Software, an INC 500 Company which he sold to Schneider Electric. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Mike spent the first decade of his career working in sales, strategic marketing, product development at Motorola Semiconductor and Rockwell International.


About Automation Alley

Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, drives growth in Southeast Michigan’s economy. Automation Alley is a non-profit organization that drives growth and economic development through a collaborative culture that focuses on workforce and business development initiatives. Automation Alley attracts the creators and consumers of diverse technologies from a variety of industries around the world.

About Radley Corporation

Radley is a global ecommerce and data collection software development company that has successfully transitioned from traditional on premise software products to On Demand cloud computing. Mark sits on the Board of Directors at Radley and actively participates in the business planning and product development cycles within the company. Prior to Radley, Mark held several project management, consulting and technical and positions at Compuware Corporation and ADP Network Services.

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