2015 State of Technology

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Name: 2015 State of Technology
Date: May 15, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Attracting hundreds of leaders, State of Technology is NCTA's flagship technology conference. This year's event will focus on how the integration of technology drives business transformation. With the proper combination of analytics, cloud, e-commerce, mobile, security and social technologies, organizations generate information-based insights and decisions that will better serve their audience and increase opportunities. Everything kicks off the night before with a Pre-conference Reception for all attendees. 

Conference Presentation Segments
Opening Keynote:  John Kelly, IBM's SVP of Solutions Portfolio & Research, will speak on how systems of integration are driving innovation and transformation.
Leadership Keynote:  
Lt. Governor Dan Forest
Startup Showcase:  North Carolina
headquartered startup tech companies will pitch the audience, with a chance to earn recognition and prizes (based on sponsor support).  Consider being the Startup Showcase Sponsor, with opportunity to emcee the Showcase, or a Prize Pack Sponsor.  Both sponsorships contribute to the prize pack being awarded - learn more
Presenting Companies
Brim (RDU)
Infobelt, LLC (CLT)
SpeedFaces (WILM)
TransCirrus (RDU)
Tiger Eye Sensors (RDU)
WaterPlay USA (WILM)
Breakout Sessions:  Six panel discussions will run during two concurrent segments and offer attendees the opportunity to drill down on big data, cloud, ecommerce, mobility, security and social.  Breakout Sponsors provide the moderator and lead the discussion with a panel of IT consumers - view concept document
Breakout Sessions:  Segment #1
Moderator:  Nick Otto
Dir. Cloud Hosting – SAS

Tom Eller
SVP, IS - LPL Financial

Mark Johnson

Jose Solera
Director of IT - Railinc

George Taylor
Chairman - Next Glass
Moderator:  Available

Trevor Johnson
Dir. Application Development

Murali Bandaru
​VP of IT E-Commerce - Belk

Kailash Rathi
VP, Global Client Services
Credit Suisse

Moderator:  Will Enck
Asst. Professor - NC State

Carl Cahill
IT Sec. Manager
Duke Energy

Kerry Goode
CIO - City of Durham

Sam Phillips
CISO - Samsung

Dave Ulmer
Breakout Sessions:  Segment #2
Moderator:  Workday

Scott Barnwell
IT Manager - City of Asheville

Mac Devine
CTO, SDN & Innovation

Brad Merlie
VP of IS - Piedmont Nat. Gas

Oliver Schabenberger
VP, Analytics R&D - SAS
Moderator:  Kevin Burkhart
EVP, Eagle Creek SW

Ryan Schwiebert
CIO - Wake Tech CC

Rajeev Jaswal
IT Director - Red Hat

Chris Estes
CIO - State of NC

Sean Rivers
Director, Operations IT
Moderator:  Available

Mike Lewis
Sr. Director, IT 
Global Knowledge

Scott Manuel
VP of Product Management
Thomson Reuters

Eric Latalladi
SVP, Engineering - MetLife

Butch Noa
Director of Global IT Sales
Tempur Sealy
Sponsorship:  View sponsor menu for a complete listing of options and pricing.  Contact Marc Montoro at 919.890.0773 or Email Marc to reserve your sponsorship today.

Overnight Accommodations:  Visit the Research Triangle Park Hotels Site for a complete listing of hotels.

Sheraton Imperial:  single occupancy rooms rates: hotel level ($115), club level ($155), suites ($200).
Reservations:  Online or call 919.941.5050

HYATT House: room rate ($109).
Reservations:  Email Melissa Guglielmi or call 800.228.3360 (mention NCTA)  

Fine Print:  All registrations to NCTA events are final and non-refundable. Refunds will only be offered if the event is canceled. Registrations are transferrable to another qualified guest. Please contact NCTA at 919.856.0393 to request such a transfer.
Event Sponsors:

Title Sponsor

Capstone Presentation Sponsor

Luncheon Sponsor

Pre-Conference Reception Sponsor

Breakout Sponsor - Big Data

Breakout Sponsor - Security

Breakout Sponsor - Social

Breakout Sponsor

Luncheon Keynote Speaker Sponsor

Conference Bag Sponsor

Green Host Sponsor

Mobile Charging Station Sponsor

VIP Breakfast Sponsor

Wi-Fi Sponsor

Lanyard Sponsor

Mobile App Sponsor

Head Table Sponsor

Break Sponsors

Audio Visual Services Provided By

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Sheraton Imperial Hotel
4700 Emperor Blvd.
Durham, NC 27703
Date/Time Information:
7:30 am - Registration/Tech Expo
8:30 am - Welcome/Opening Keynote
9:30 am - Main Programming

        Break & Exhibit Showcase
        Breakout Session I
        Break & Exhibit Showcase
        Breakout Session II

12:30 pm - Lunch
12:45 pm - Leadership Keynote
1:15 pm - Startup Showcase
2:00 pm - Closing Keynote
2:45 pm - Showcase Announcement
3:00 pm - Adjourn
Contact Information:
Marc Montoro
Individual Registration - $145
($95 if registered by April 30)

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