The West Virginia Technology Expo is a showcase of information technology brought to you by the Mountain State's largest full-service IT company, Advantage Technology. Hosted at the spectacular Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center, attendees can expect unprecedented access to industry insiders, training opportunities and the chance to network with colleagues.
Below you'll find all the classes available. Classes are free to attend, but seating is limited and will be available on a first-come-first-serve bases. So sign-up now to save your seat! If you see more than one class that interests you, feel free to sign up for multiple classes.
Vendors from all over the country will be showcasing every facet of information technology in the Elk River Atrium. Cloud computing, servers, workstations, networking, cybersecurity, data analytics, telecommunication, and more will be represented. Make sure to plan enough time to visit with each.
In addition to the classes and vendor exhibition, we will have two unique social events available. First will be the Advantage Lunch at noon, where you can enjoy a great meal and hear a keynote presentation from Murphy Poindexter, an Economic Development Consultant with Intuit who helped drive the decision to put the Intuit Prosperity Hub in Bluefield, WV.
Then, Thursday evening we have the Juniper/Mist After Hours Mixer! This is a chance to mingle with colleagues and enjoy a drink and delicious hors d'oeuvres brought to you by the joint venture of Juniper Networks and Mist Systems. The combined portfolio of Juniper Networks and Mist Systems will bring AI to IT, delivering on the promise of software defined enterprise. And the solutions will deliver unsurpassed end-to-end user and IT experiences.
The Advantage Lunch has limited seating and is invitation only. Speak with your Advantage Technology account representative to learn how to sign-up. The Juniper/Mist After Hours Mixer will be held in the Elk River Atrium and will be available to everyone who attends the WV Technology Expo. If you do plan to attend, please sign-up, so we can have an accurate count for food and drinks.
We have made special lodging arrangements with the Charleston Marriott and Holiday Inn & Suites. And if you're looking for something to do between classes or after the Mist After Hours Mixer, check out all the fantastic things to do in Charleston!
- Thursday July 18
- 9:00AM – 9:45AM: Introduction to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency presented by Benjamin Gilbert
- 10:00AM – 10:45AM: Data Center Modernization by Tim Brock
- 11:00AM – 11:45AM: What's new with Virtual Desktops and User Mobility? by Brandon Gruttadauria
- Noon – 12:50PM: Lunch with keynote speaker Murphy Poindexter, Economic Development Consultant with Intuit. Talk to your Advantage Technology representative if you wish to attend.
- 1:00PM – 1:45PM: Introduction to Wireless AX by David O’Brien
- 2:00PM – 2:45PM: Unify Endpoint Security through Network Access Control by Ryan Loftus
- 3:00PM – 3:45PM: Power Quality and UPS Basics by Adam Pratt
- 4:00PM – 4:45PM: Next Generation Wireless by Jose Ward
- 5:00PM – 7:00PM: Juniper/Mist After Hours Mixer
- Friday July 19
Special rates are available with the following hotels. Contact the hotel directly with any inquiries or to book your rooms.
Standard king – $121.00/night + taxes & fees
For reservations call 304-345-6500, rooms reserved under "WV Technology Expo" or click here to book online. Cutoff date June 26, 2019. The Charleston Marriott is within walking distance of the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center.
Standard room – $109.00/night + taxes and fees
For reservations call 304-744-4641, rooms reserved under: TXP. Cutoff date July 3, 2019. The Holiday Inn & Suites is located approximately 7 miles from the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center with shuttle services to the event.
About the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center
The Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center is the preeminent entertainment venue in West Virginia. The coliseum offers broad adaptability with over 13,000 seats and 30,500 square feet of event space. The attached convention center is comprised of a Grand Hall and adjoining West Halls, providing over 60,000 square feet of Class A flexible exhibition space and over 50,000 square feet of premium, unobstructed exhibit area and is utilized for exhibitions, banquets, corporate meetings, and celebrations on a grand scale.
About Advantage Technology
For over 15 years Advantage Technology has been providing IT services and solutions. With offices in Charleston, Shepherdstown, and Morgantown, WV, as well Williamsport, MD, and Lexington, KY, Advantage Technology services companies in West Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region along with clients in Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Ohio, and Canada.
Because Advantage Technology has over 80 technicians, they can specialize in emerging areas of information technology and have dedicated resources to specific disciplines, rather than merely being computer generalists. Their focus and innovation enable them to support over 800 companies and continue to expand into cutting edge areas of information technology.