The balancing act in IT: 3 insights IT organizations need today

Data Center Knowledge

September 24, 2018

2 Min Read

Available On Demand

Maintaining the status quo or building the new world? This is the balancing act IT leaders are facing in their organizations. Join Data Center Knowledge and Flexential experts as we discuss a revealing study showcasing the challenges IT organizations are facing today and the insights you need to know to drive business growth.

Our expert panel, including Jason Carolan, Flexential Chief Cloud Officer, and Brian Filer, a Solutions Engineer at Flexential, will discuss:

  • Managing the weight of digital transformation

  • Balancing business growth and security requirements 

  • Maintaining your new business as usual in a digital world

Register Now!  Attendees will receive a download of the full Microsoft study. See our speakers' bios below. 

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Jason Carolan - Chief Cloud Officer at Flexential

Jason leads cloud and network operations, security engineering and Flexential professional services. He is responsible for the reliable performance of Flexential’s cloud infrastructure and ensuring customers have the support they require to reduce risk and future-proof their IT operations. He joined the company in 2011.

Jason has over 25 years of experience in leadership positions in product architecture, engineering, and technical sales across a variety of companies, including Sun Microsystems, VMware, and the Mayo Clinic.


Brian Filer - Solutions Engineer at Flexential

Brian Filer leads Flexential Solution Architecture as the subject matter expert for colocation and data center services. He joined the company in 2017 with 10 years experience in both data center and networking architecture solutions.

Brian has over 15 years of experience in product & solution architecture, business development and technical sales across a variety of companies including ADVA Optical, INAP and Peak 10. Not a founding father, but a veteran of industry, you can keep your expectations of expertise high.


Michael Krieger - CEO, MRK Technology Marketing
Michael is a 40+ year technology and marketing veteran with managerial and executive experience in IT, product management, product marketing, market research and analysis.  In 2008 he founded MRK, a San Francisco Bay area marketing consultancy that focuses on technology, legal and biotech products.

Before launching MRK, Michael spent over a decade as VP of Ziff Davis Market Experts, providing ideation, creation and delivery of integrated marketing offerings for Ziff’s largest clients.

He has held worldwide marketing roles for Hitachi Data Systems, AST and cloud pioneer FutureLink, one of the first ASPs offering virtual desktop services to a global audience of IT and LOB constituents.

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