Code 42 to Present at Minnesota High Tech Association Spring Conference

President and COO Brian Bell to discuss “Data Protection in the Cloud: Private or Public?”

Minneapolis — Apr 29, 2013 

Code 42 Software Inc., developers of private and public cloud-based endpoint backup solutions for consumers, businesses and the enterprise, announced today it will present at this week’s Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) Spring Conference, to be held Tues. April 30 in Minneapolis. The MHTA Spring Conference brings together technology professionals, educators, policymakers and entrepreneurs for a daylong event covering trends and challenges in the industry.

Brian Bell, president and COO of Code 42, will be a featured speaker during the “Cloud IT – You Ain’t Seen Nothin Yet” session from 9:30-10:30 a.m. CDT in room L100 I/J of the Minneapolis Convention Center. Fellow panelists include Andrew Schroepfer, cloud industry analyst and former Rackspace executive, as well as Shawn Smith, an executive at Lifetouch, Inc. Bell’s “Data Protection in the Cloud: Private or Public?” presentation will discuss factors that can help companies decide which cloud-based enterprise backup solutions best meet business needs while also abiding by security and/or compliance requirements.

Drawn to Code 42 by the huge opportunities around the ever-accelerating growth of data in the enterprise, consumerization of IT and bring-your-own-device (BYOD), Bell focuses on building winning teams and global operations at the company. Before joining Code 42, Bell ran Dell’s Enterprise Storage Sales group for the Americas. Additionally, he helped Twin Cities-based Compellent Technologies grow from startup to a storage powerhouse, which was ultimately acquired by Dell for just under $1 billion.

In addition to its participation in the Cloud IT panel, Code 42 is a gold sponsor at the event and will demonstrate its enterprise endpoint backup solution CrashPlan PROe in booth #601. CrashPlan PROe is the only enterprise endpoint backup solution that gives the high level of control enterprises require with the ease-of-use and flexibility employees demand. PROe runs silently and continuously, giving enterprise IT a single, powerful disaster recovery solution that’s easy to manage while empowering end users with easy, self-service access to backed up files from any computer or mobile device.

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About the Minnesota High Tech Association

MHTA, or the Minnesota High Tech Association (, is an innovation and technology association united in fueling Minnesota’s prosperity. The association helps bring together the people of Minnesota’s technology ecosystem and lead the charge in directing technology issues to Minnesota’s state capitol and the local affiliate for our global partners, TechAmerica and TECNA. MHTA’s 350+ member companies, organizations, educational institutions and government agencies work the spectrum of technology — IT, advanced manufacturing, bio and life sciences and the fast growing clean, green and edutech fields — and range from long-established corporations to small and growing startups.