Welcome to Tech-Casting with Opex!

We hope you enjoy our new podcast, featuring leaders in business and tech sharing the stories behind their success, their tips for others, and their thoughts on current and future technology!  We welcome a wide range of guests, whether from small businesses or large enterprises, in order to present a variety of topics for discussion, touching on all areas of business and technology mixed in with current events, city reviews, fishing stories (hence the casting!), and personal anecdotes!

Please share your feedback with the Tech Casting With Opex team on what you enjoyed, what we could improve upon, and what you want to hear on future podcast episodes!

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Our guest, Matthew Lang – Principal Security Engineer at 3D Systems Corporation stops by to chat about what it takes to be an information security professional and executive in today’s hottest trending role in IT. Matthew talks about the skill sets, certifications and the experiences it takes to be a professional in Information Security and in today’s competitive job market. Matthew also shares with us about 3D Systems Corporation who is a leader in the 3D printing industry along with trends in securing technologies impacted by the Internet of Things (IoT).

Misha Cetrone is the Head of Solutions at Megaport and a musical artist. In this podcast, we chat about music, the blues, and SD Networking. Misha provides an unreleased track at the end of the episode. He has held roles as a Sr. Solutions Architect with Megaport, and before that, he was Sr. Carrier Sales Engineer & Technical Staff Member at XO Communications. We discuss Misha’s passion for music and what it takes to be a musician.

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Alan Fitzpatrick is the CEO and founder at Open Broadband and serial entrepreneur in Charlotte North Carolina. Alan enjoys balancing engineering and operations with marketing, sales and business development. Alan enjoys working with early stage technology companies, and in addition to the companies he has co-founded. Alan supports Big Data & Analytics Society in Charlotte, and serves on the Board of the Society of Information Management (SIM) for Marketing of the Charlotte Chapter and is a board member of the Ballantyne IT Professionals. Alan led the marketing of gigabit internet infrastructure in Charlotte through Charlotte Hearts Gigabit and NC Hearts Gigabit, and has been a featured speaker at the Gigabit City Summit, Gigabit Cities Live, and CLIC-NC meetings and conferences. He enjoys serving as an Adjunct Professor at the undergraduate and graduate level, teaching business and entrepreneurship courses at Johnson and Wales University and Central Michigan University.


In our podcast with Joe Topinka – CIO at SnapAV, we discuss Internet of Things (IoT), Security, CIO Leadership, CIO Mentor, and SnapAV.

In this episode of Tech-Casting with Opex, our guest, Jim Maracio with Petrizzi Technology Advisors, talks about Notre Dame football, technology trends, Big Data & Analytics, and the impact of a technology security breech.

Mike Charobee hosts this episode of Tech-Casting, featuring guest Elizabeth Austin from Curvature!

Mike Charobee, Managing Partner in our new Charlotte office, welcomes special guest Ted Mueller, COO and VP of Operations at Northwood Office.  The two discuss Ted’s role in launching the Westin Hotel in Charlotte and being part of a 1 Billion dollar merger and acquisition between Bissell Companies and Northwood Office and the Ballantyne Corporate Business Park.

Jim Zemonek’s background in technology started in sales and transitioned to IT leadership with numerous leading Life Sciences companies including GSK, Salix, INC Research and Merz.

This episode goes over how and why IT needs to be a strategic partner to a business, Jim’s experience running a service bred IT organization, the importance of big data within today’s life sciences business, and much more!

In this podcast, Opex Technologies welcomes guests from Hosting.com! Bill Santos, President, and Brandon Ivey, Director of Strategic Alliances, join us to discuss Hosting.com, a data hosting business known for excellent customer service, evident by their high Net Promoter Score. As they tell us about their AWS and Azure practice, their acquisition of Stelligent, and the importance of DevOps related to AWS, we also explore various other topics, such as Hybrid Cloud, autonomous driving, their hometown, Denver, CO, and advice for students going into technology.

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Today’s podcast features Mike Charobee, who is running our new branch in Charlotte, NC. We discuss Mike’s background in technology, from telecom to cloud, why he started Byllantyne IT Professionals Group, and his general experiences in Charlotte. We also touch on various areas of technology, such as SD-WAN, IaaS 2.0, Internet of Things, and Security.

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