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2nd Wave of Speakers Announced for NCTA’s Annual State of Technology Conference

The North Carolina Technology Association’s (NCTA) released an updated speaker roster for its State of Technology conference, being held on Friday, May 16 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham. With the theme of “Preparing Your Business for the Mobile Revolution,” this conference will feature presentations and an exhibit showcase with companies that are integrating disruptive mobile technologies to stay ahead of their competition. The day will be kicked off with the opening keynote provided by Jerry Cuomo, chief technology officer of IBM’s WebSphere business.

Some notable speakers in this second wave include:

  • Erik Burkhart, CTO – PointSource
  • Tim Campbell, IT Director – SAS
  • Joe Colopy, CEO – Bronto SW
  • Bob Dieterle, SVP and General Manager – MobileSmith
  • Josh Jewett, CIO – Family Dollar
  • Chuck Musciano, CIO – M*Modal

A complete listing of panelists and their respective breakouts can be found at www.StateofTech-NC.com. The breakout sessions will cover all facets of mobile strategy, including mobile workforce, consumerization of IT, utilizing analytics for mobile business intelligence, digital marketing, mobile security, and mobile infrastructure.

“We are very pleased with the response we received and have compiled a compelling line-up of executives across industries and disciplines to discuss how their company is utilizing mobility to gain a competitive advantage,” said Brooks Raiford, NCTA president and CEO. “This is an excellent opportunity for leaders to hear about the latest in mobile strategy.”

In addition, NCTA will be announcing the presenting companies for the Startup Showcase. This segment will feature selected mobile technology companies with NC headquarters, pitching the audience for the chance to win recognition and prizes. NCTA has created a prize package sponsor where professional services companies can contribute cash and in-kind services that will be awarded to the winning presenter.

The title sponsor for this year’s event is IBM. Additional sponsors to date include: Cisco, Google, Truphone, Carolina Advance Digital, Peak 10, Time Warner Cable Business Class, EMC, iContact, Accenture, DataChambers, Railinc, CELLWATCH, Beacon Technologies, Business North Carolina, Business Wire, SAS, Keiger Graphic Communications, V4 Production Group, Mainline and Red Hat.

For more information or to register, please visit www.StateofTech-NC.com, or contact Marc Montoro at mmontoro@nctechnology.org or 919-890-0773.

About NCTA

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.

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