Virtual Magicians

Andrew Balazs, Jr.

Manager of Data Centers and Disaster Recovery
University Hospitals

Andrew Balazs is Manager of Data Centers and Disaster Recovery at University Hospitals of Cleveland.  He is responsible for the strategic direction and delivery for the Company’s Data Centers and Disaster Recovery.
Prior to University Hospitals Mr. Balazs spent more than 25 years of experience in Medical Mutual’ s systems division, responsible for data center management, hardware/software acquisition and management, distributed system hardware and software, desktop hardware and software, voice and data networks, Helpdesk, and SLA management.
From fall 1993 until spring 1994, Mr. Balazs was a loaned executive, serving as Interim Director of Technology for the Cleveland Board of Education.  Working with the school system, he reorganized its Information Services division to consolidate five IS facilities into one and thus reduce expenditures by 20 percent.  In recognition of his work with the school board, Medical Mutual awarded Mr. Balazs its Chairman’s Sentinel Award.  Before joining Medical Mutual in 1986, Mr. Balazs worked for Sherwin Williams.
Mr. Balazs earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Quantitative Business Analysis from Cleveland State University in 1980 and a Master in Business Administration degree also from CSU in 1990.
Mr Balazs is currently serving on the Visiting Committee at Cleveland States Ahuja College of Business and servers on the Graduate school’s curriculum committee. He is also a member of the Technology Steering committee for the National M.S Society.

Michael Dever

Systems Analyst
Cleveland State University

Michael Dever, MBA, runs a help desk at Cleveland State. The help desk coordinates support from multiple areas across campus, and is a single point of contact to arrange technology services for the university community. Previously, Michael was a systems administrator who arranged project and technology service support at the enterprise level.

Wesam Helou

Manager of Enterprise Software
Cleveland State University

Kyle McKee

Independent Consultant

Kyle has over 13 years of experience building software and teaching others. For the last five years, his career as an independent consultant and Agile Engineering Coach with LeanDog has focused on helping teams level up their coding practices and collaborative skills within medium to large enterprises.
He is a polyglot developer who passionately believes in using the right tool for the right job. As such, he has professional experience working in numerous different tech stacks including .NET (Desktop & Web), Ruby, Node, and more JavaScript frameworks than you could shake a stick at.
In the community, Kyle has volunteered teaching about coding at events like RailsBridge, NodeSchool, the Great Lakes Science Center, and to elementary school students. He’s led meetup groups, won the Cleveland Medical Hackathon, and he’s a frequent speaker at software conferences and a number of local meetup groups.
In 2017, Kyle was nominated to be the Conductor of the Ohio StartupBus, a volunteer role in which he led 30 entrepreneurs and developers in a cross country entrepreneurial immersion that culminated in a Shark Tank style competition against other cities from across North America.