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Local tech company Indatus prepares to host President Obama

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- With the tap of a card, slide of a door, and scan of a finger, you're in the heart of local tech company Indatus; That's exactly where President Barack Obama will be on Thursday when he pays a visit to the city of Louisville.

It's a 4,000 foot data center housing hundreds -- if not thousands -- of servers.

"All the servers that run our cloud-based applications are here," CEO David Durik explained.

Indatus has come a long way since starting in New Albany nearly 30 years ago -- moving into a state-of-the-art building in downtown Louisville, and growing to 100 employees.

But so far, nothing will top the company's latest accomplishment.

"I got a call on Sunday afternoon to let some Secret Service folks into our building to check the space out for a high level visitor," Durik said. "We figured it could be a senator or something like that. We had no idea it would be the President of the United States."

Durik says he plans on showing him around their new space -- an $8 million renovation on historic Whiskey Row -- which was made possible by a large federal grant.

"It became like a piece of artwork and we're excited to show it off because it's a testament to our hard work and the success we've had to move into a corporate headquarters in Louisville," said Durik.

He says the presidential visit validates Louisville's growing tech sector and he expects President Obama to applaud work done by Metro Government to attract and maintain software companies.

"The mayor is fully behind helping companies like Indatus grow and they're providing the resources we need to find success," Durik said.

But as any businessman would, he's also hopeful he'll get a new client out of the deal.

"Maybe we can sell them some products, I know they need some stuff in Washington D.C. to handle some phone calls. Maybe there's an opportunity there, you know?" Durik suggested.

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