Jump-start your year with business and tech leaders from across the state for this fast-paced luncheon and tech expo with a keynote briefing from Gartner on how the digital era will reshape business, our economy and our society. The event will feature an employment outlook on hiring transitioning military to drive bottom-line business results; an industry trends outlook and the annual reveal of NCTA’s State of Technology Industry Report (NC STIR).
Attendees will get a sneak peek at what the association has planned for the year and receive copies of the 2017 Membership @ a Glance brochure and 2017 State of Technology Industry Report & Tech Directory.
Tech Executive Outlook: 2017 & Beyond
The Digital Age: Am I in the Rear View Mirror, What My Competitors Know That I Don’t
Carl Deal, Vice President – Gartner Executive Programs
How is digital business and innovation driving big change across all industry verticals and organizations? Gartner’s Carl Deal will discuss technology innovations and how to leverage trends to differentiate your enterprise for digital success. He will identify positive and negative disruptions and how the impacts may bring repercussions to your IT organization.
Industry Trends Outlook
The Technology Vision: The emerging IT developments that will have the greatest impact on organizations in the next few years
Mark Miller, Managing Director, Practice Lead, Technology Advisory – Accenture
As technology becomes more sophisticated, it’s not the technology itself that’s driving change – it’s us. Business and technology leaders must actively design and direct technology to augment and amplify human capabilities – allowing us to achieve more for ourselves and the world around us. Accenture’s Mark Miller will share these emerging trends and how we are no longer waiting and wondering how the latest advances will change things; we’re shaping the world to fit our needs, large and small.
Leveraging Our Nation's Technologically Advanced Military Talent to Drive Performance and Bottom Line Results in Your Organization
Kimberly Lindsay Williams, Executive Director – NC for Military Employment (NC4ME)
Stan Roberts, Engineer – Cisco Systems
Interested in hiring high performing candidates while decreasing recruiting costs and increasing your retention rates? The executive leadership with North Carolina for Military Employment (NC4ME) will be sharing the secret.
Annual NC STIR Briefing
Where does NC rank in tech?
Ted Abernathy, Managing Partner – Economic Leadership, LLC
Don’t miss the annual release of the State of Technology Industry Report! The research includes a compilation of valuable information and analysis on how NC is doing in areas such as year-over-year growth in tech establishments as well as core IT and tech sector employment. The data also highlights a variety of indicators and areas that reflect the strength and opportunity of NC’s tech sector and how we match/measure up to other states.
(You can view the 2016 NCSTIR report at www.NCSTIR.com. The 2017 release will go live on February 3.)
Hotel Rooms: The deadline has passed for reservations under the event block. You can still reserve a room by calling the hotel at 704-377-1500.