|By Business Wire||
|July 7, 2014 11:01 AM EDT||
The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) will convene leaders from across the state at their member-only, two-day retreat to explore the state of the tech sector. Being held on Thursday, July 31 and Friday, August 1 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, this conference will feature presentations on how companies are driving innovation to stay ahead of the curve and how they are using nontraditional sources to find the IT talent they need.
There will be two panel presentations on these topics with the following panelists:
- Scott D'Amico, Marketing Manager, Workforce Solutions Group – Univ. of Phoenix
- Geoff Cramer, President & CEO – Futures, Inc.
- Kelli Davis, CIO – CastleBranch
- Betsy Idilbi, Co-Founder – Tech Talent South
- Mike Laurenti, EVP & CIO – Belk
- Katrinka McCallum, VP, Products & Operations – Red Hat
- Eric Strause, Senior Product Director – Global Knowledge
- Ron Wainwright, Partner – Cherry Bekaert
In addition, the conference will feature several keynote presentations. Steve Todd, VP of Innovation & Strategy for EMC, will share how EMC continues to innovate after becoming a market leader. Ted Abernathy, Managing Partner of Economic Leadership LLC, will provide an update on NCTA’s “State of Industry Report” project, an initiative to provide a clear picture of North Carolina’s tech sector. The conference will conclude with a mid-year economic forecast from Wells Fargo’s Senior Economist.
“We are very excited to have such a strong line-up of business and technology leaders to share their perspective on North Carolina’s technology industry,” said Brooks Raiford, NCTA president and CEO. “We expect great content and executive peer engagement at the Leadership Retreat.”
The title sponsor for this year’s event is EMC. Additional sponsors to date include: Cisco, Cherry Bekaert, Sentinel Data Centers, Wells Fargo, Time Warner Cable Business Class, Resolvit, iContact, Nexsen Pruet, Vaco, Peak 10, Beacon Technologies and Business Wire.
The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is a not-for-profit, membership-driven trade association and the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina. NCTA is the intersection of leadership and technology, fueling the growth of North Carolina through Executive Engagement, Public Affairs, and a Knowledge Workforce. For more information, visit our website at www.nctechnology.org.