2018 Outlook for Tech

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Name: 2018 Outlook for Tech
Date: February 2, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM EST
Outlook for Tech
Event Description:

Online Registration is now closed.  
To inquire about available space, please contact Mary Smith at 919-771-7236 or msmith@nctechnology.org.

Hundreds of biz and tech leaders are already registered for the North Carolina Technology Association's annual kickoff event Outlook for Tech, a fast-paced luncheon and tech expo featuring important info on Tech, Industry and Employment Trends including a briefing from Gartner. This year is especially important as we celebrate the Association’s 25thanniversary and will unveil a new look/brand for the organization and launch a brand new website – you don’t want to miss it!!
Attendees will be the first to hear how NC measures up in the data and findings from the fourth annual NC State of the Tech Industry release and receive goodies including the 2018 Tech Directory, Membership Brochure w/ this year’s lineup and some items with the new organizational logo.

Event Attendees:
View current list of 2018 attendees.

Featured Presenters:

Tech Executive Outlook
Strategic Technology Trends & Skills Needed to Be Successful 
David Ulmer, Executive Partner - Gartner

Employment Outlook: Women in Tech
The Time is Now: Gender Diversity and Your Business
Addie Swartz, CEO - ReacHIRE

Increasing the ratio of women in the workforce is not just the right thing to do, it is a business imperative. Nowhere is that more true than in the technology sector where women leave at twice the rate as men.  reacHIRE CEO and serial entrepreneur Addie Swartz will speak to the impact that gender diversity has on your business, as well as a solution on how the newly formed partnership between NCTA and reacHIRE can help you hire more great women into your companies.

Industry Trends Outlook 
Fjord Trends and the Vision for the Future of Business, Technology and Design
Olof SchybergsonCEO Fjord - part of 
Accenture Interactive
Across society and technology, we’re encountering polarizing opinions, ideas, and ways of doing things. Digital vs. physical, human vs. machine, speed vs. craft, traceability vs. anonymity. How can we navigate these tensions and design for positive, long-lasting change? Olof will discuss how we can turn tension into opportunity and seven trends he thinks will impact business, technology, and design in 2018 and beyond.   
Annual NC STIR Briefing
Where does NC rank in tech?
Ted AbernathyManaging 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.

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Interested in sponsoring the 2018 Outlook for Tech event? Please email Tracy Sternberg to learn more. Click the sponsor button below to view the 2018 Outlook for Tech sponsor menu.


Not a Member?
Join prior to the event and you'll receive TWO complimentary tickets to attend. Visit our Join Now page and learn more about the benefits of membership. Email Michelle Calton with questions.

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

Industry Outlook Sponsor

Luncheon Sponsor

Outlook Keynote Sponsor

Journal Sponsor

Wi-Fi Sponsor

Conference Bag Sponsor

Board of Advisors Breakfast Sponsor

Name Badge Insert Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Hilton Charlotte Center City
222 East Third Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Date/Time Information:

10:30 am - Registration/Tech Expo
11:30 am - Lunch/Program
                  NCTA Business Meeting
                  Tech Executive Outlook
                  Industry Trends Outlook
                  Employment Outlook
                  Annual NCSTIR Briefing

2:30 pm - Adjourn

Contact Information:
Mary Smith

Individual Member Registration:   $125

Reserved Table w/ 10 Registrations:  $1,250

Please note: This event is only open to members of NCTA. 

Interested in membership? New members receive (2) complimentary registrations for this event. Click Here to Join or contact Emily Young at EYoung@nctechnology.org or (980) 355-3109 for more information.
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