2017 NC Tech Awards Gala

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Name: 2017 NC Tech Awards Gala
Date: November 9, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM EST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Join hundreds for an evening of celebration and networking as we recognize organizations and individuals for achievement in technology in our state. This capstone event, the only statewide tech awards gala, includes a reception, dinner and awards ceremony. Nominations and applications were accepted through an online process earlier this year. 

The accounting firm of Cherry Bekaert reviewed applications and presented their findings to our Selection Committee, which selected finalists and winners. The Selection Committee is made up of non-profit, media, education, and technology leaders representing various regions of the state.

2017 NC Tech Awards Finalists & Individual Winners Announced!  

Technology & Use of Technology Award Finalists
Click here to view a complete list of finalists for our Technology & Use of Technology Awards. Winners will be announced at the gala on November 9th. 

Individual Award Winners  
  • Private Sector CIO of the Year: Jerry Traynham, CIO – Railinc 
  • Public Sector CIO of the Year: Jeffrey Stovall, CIO – City of Charlotte 
  • Public Leader of the Year: NC Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest
  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the Year: Craig Froelich, CISO – Bank of America 
  • Tech Woman of the Year: Melissa Wittner, VP of Software Engineering – Inmar
  • Tech Educator of the Year: Robert Gotwals, Instructor of Computational Science, Chemistry & Research – NC School of Science & Math
  • Beacon/Outstanding Achievement David H. Jones, Founder & Chairman – Peak 10
Sponsorship Opportunities: 
Interested in sponsorship and benefits information? Please contact Tracy Sternberg, Director of Programs & Sponsorship. at 919.856.0393 or email Tracy.

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We have a block of rooms at the Sheraton Imperial for the night of November 9.  The discount rate is $135. Click here, NC Tech Awards Gala, to reserve your room.  The deadline for this Group Rate has been extended to Friday, October 20.  Be sure to reserve your room ASAP.

Fine Print:  All registrations are final and non-refundable, but transferrable to another qualified guest.  Please contact NCTA at 919.856.0393 to request such a transfer.

Event Sponsors:

Title Sponsor

Dinner Sponsor

Welcome Reception Sponsor

Outstanding Achievement Presentation Sponsor

Tech Exec of the Year Presentation Sponsor

Individual Award Presentation Sponsor

Corporate Award Presentation Sponsor

Photo Sponsor

Wi-Fi Sponsor

Awards Sponsor

Dessert Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
4700 Emperor Blvd.
Durham, NC 27703
Date/Time Information:
5:30 pm - VIP Reception (Invite Only)
5:30 pm - General Reception
6:30 pm - Seating & Dinner
7:00 pm - Awards Presentation
9:00 pm - Adjourn 
9:00 pm - Winners Circle After Party (Invite Only)
Contact Information:
Mary Smith, Events Manager

$125 Early Individual Registration (available through October 26)
$185 Regular Individual Registration 
$1,500 Reserved Table of 10

$250 Individual Registration 

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