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Talking tech at the DNC

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - At Time Warner Cable Arena today there is plenty happening now to make sure everything is right for the President to speak tomorrow night.

There is someone whose job it is, along with a team of people, to make sure all of the technical aspects of the convention are coordinate.  You can only imagine their job just got a little tougher because they now must make sure the Arena is as ready as Bank of America Stadium was going to be for Thursday night.

Think of it this way; isn't it embarrassing when you can't get your computer or PowerPoint to work in a meeting?

Imagine that happening in front of the entire world?

WBTV Cyber Expert Theresa Payton held the position of Chief Information Officer at the White House.  She knows what the tech staff is up against.

"The President and the Vice President have the White House technology staff and the military and the Secret Service.  They have those rings of protection and security and technology and those stay intact even in events like this," Payton said.

"However, there's a lot going on in the background as far as communications and staging and sharing information. There is all kinds of prep work that needs to be done before a person goes on stage, goes off stage and then all of the news feeds that they're supporting so that the press can get the work out to the American public that can't be there in person," she added.

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