Please join us for the “DNS Annual Technology Conference” as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary as your Trusted Technology Partner. Our conference is being held at The Ballantyne Resort in Charlotte, NC, July 24th & 25th. We are very excited to announce our Keynote speakers this year will be Kevin Hooper - President of the North America Data Center Group at Lenovo; and Perry Tuttle - former Clemson football standout in the early 1980s and current Chaplain of the Charlotte Hornets. We sincerely hope you will join DNS and 25 of today’s leading technology partners for our most exciting conference yet!
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | REGISTRATION
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM | EXECUTIVE NETWORKING (12:00 REGISTRATION AT PAVILION, 1:00 START)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | (12:30 - 1:00 REGISTRATION) ARUBA NETWORKS - CLEARPASS BOOTCAMP
PALO ALTO NETWORKS - ULTIMATE TEST DRIVE - SECURITY OPERATING PLATFORM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | RECEPTION & EXHIBITORS
7:30 AM - 4:15 PM | EXHIBITS OPEN
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM | BREAKFAST - BALLROOM
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM | WELCOME & OPENING COMMENTS
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | OPENING KEYNOTE - KEVIN HOOPER - LENOVO
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM | BREAK
10:10 AM - 10:50 AM | DNS PRESENTATIONS
10:50 AM - 10:55 AM | BREAK
10:55 AM - 11:15 AM | TECH TALKS
11:15 AM - 11:25 AM | BREAK
11:25 AM - 11:45 AM | TECH TALKS
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM | LUNCH
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM | TECH TALKS
2:20 PM - 2:30 PM | BREAK
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM | TECH TALKS
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM | CLOSING KEYNOTE - PERRY TUTTLE - VERTIGO MEDIA
3:50 PM - 4:15 PM | DOOR PRIZE DRAWING AND CONFERENCE CLOSE
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM | BREAKOUT OF THE HEAT WITH LENOVO & FORESCOUT - ICE CREAM SUNDAE
BAR OR GET SALTY WITH LENOVO, PRETZELS & BEER (OVERLOOK ROOM)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | RECEPTION
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM | DINNER AND DNS 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION PARTY
THE BALLANTYNE HOTEL
10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy
Charlotte, NC 28277
The Ballantyne is located on the corner of Johnston Road and Ballantyne Commons Parkway. The main entrance is Johnston Road. The Ballantyne is set amidst shopping, dining and retail conveniences and Ballantyne Corporate Park, all in the lovely Ballantyne Community. The convenient location is 18 miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Uptown Charlotte. Click below to book your room at a discounted price of $215 a night until July 5th.
"The Annual Summer Technology Conference provides attendees invaluable access to the many vendor partners with whom DNS does business. Some of the general session speakers are world-renowned in their field of expertise. The breakout sessions are educational and provide actionable information for those participating. Having one-on-one time with DNS engineers is also one of the too-many-to-list benefits of this great event. You don’t want to miss it!"
JIM SALMON | YORK ELECTRIC COMPANY
"Clearly you have your pulse on the latest talking points. You are doing a great job selecting topics. I just wanted to express thanks for the invite. DNS has been a great partner for the 10 years I’ve known you."
DENNIS COOPER | JOHNSTON COUNTY
"DNS provides opportunities to interact with multiple vendors, along with presentations that are relevant and interesting."
PHILLIP REYNOLDS | WILLIAMS & FUDGE, INC
"I thoroughly enjoyed the DNS User’s Conference. It was nice to meet all the DNS employees and get a better understanding of the breadth of technologies that they support. Great conference and great venue!"
JEREMY BLACK | UNION POWER COOPERATIVE