2017 State of Technology

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Name: 2017 State of Technology
Date: May 5, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Executives from across sectors and functional roles will gather at our flagship tech conference for a day of engaging keynotes, interactive panel discussions, shark-tank-style pitches from tech startups and an Exhibit Showcase. Included with your registration is our Cinco de Mayo-themed pre-conference reception on the evening of May 4th (5:30-7:30).


Digital transformation demands that organizations of all sizes and from every industry segment move from traditional tools and methods to those that enable innovation, drive performance and live and breathe the customer journey.


Breakout Panel Sessions:

The conference will feature six interactive panel discussions.  Individuals interested in serving as a panelist, or recommending a colleague or customer to serve as a panelist, please submit an Interest Form by the March 24 deadline to be considered. Selected panelists will be notified no later than April 7.

Breakout Session Topics:

  1. The Digital Talent Shortage - How Can We Bridge the Gap?
  2. Getting to Market Faster - How to Accelerate Innovation
  3. Modernizing Legacy Systems - How to Transform Existing Platforms
  4. Privacy & Protection - Are you ready for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?
  5. Digital Transformers -  New Type of Leadership Required?
  6. Digital Transformation - What are Lessons Learned?

(Deadline has passed)

Startup Showcase:
Are you a NC headquartered tech-startup with an innovative product or service making waves in the area of Digital Transformation?

Tech-startups are encouraged to apply to receive: six minutes on stage for a shark-tank style demo in front of all attendees; (2) complimentary registrations to attend the event and pre-conference reception; and TONS of visibility in event promos and social media. Conference attendees will also vote via mobile app for the startup they think would be the Best Investment.

Click Here to Apply (Deadline March 29, 2017)

Who Attends?
400+ Biz and tech leaders from companies, organizations and institutions, representing all sizes, stages and industries. C-level, VPs, Directors of Marketing, Technology, Innovation, Operations, Finance. 

A limited number of rooms are available at the Durham Marriott. Please go to this link to Book a Room. The deadline to reserve a room at this rate is April 14. After this date, you may call the Marriott and book rooms at the rack rate.

Sponsorship Opportunities: 

Contact Mary Smith at 919.856.0393 or Email Mary. 

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

Event Sponsors:

Title Sponsor

Closing Presentation Sponsor

Startup Showcase Sponsor

Breakout Session Sponsor

Breakfast Sponsor

Conference Bag Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Lanyard Sponsor

Name Badge Insert Sponsor

Registration Sponsor

Wi-Fi Sponsor

Head Table Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Refreshment Break Sponsor

Parking Sponsor

Durham Convention Center
301 W. Morgan St.
Durham, NC 27701
Contact Information:
Mary Smith
Early Registration:          $95 
Regular Registration: 
    $145 (after April 21)
Reserved Table of 10:

[Only want to attend the pre-conference reception? $50]

This event is exclusively for NCTA members. If you'd like to join or have questions about membership, please contact Michelle Calton. To see if your organization is a member, check the NCTA member directory.
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