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August 2014 The Evolving Role of IT in the Textile Industry

  • Dr. Blanton Godfrey, Dist University Professor, NCSU College of Textiles
July 2014 Demystifying 3D Printing

  • Dr. Tushar Mahale, Entrepreneur / Researcher
  • Adam Rogers, NCSU Emerging Tech Librarian, Hunt Library
June 2014 Business Case for Agile

  • Jose Solera – Director of IT Enterprise Services and the PMO, Railinc
May 2014 Managing Career Transitions in Rapidly Changing Environments

  • Snehit Cherian- Senior Director, Product Development, LexisNexis
  • Mark Paxton – CIO/Senior IT Executive/Consultant
  • Bruce Anderson – Managin Principal at Andiaz Group, LLC
April 2014 IT Security

  • Thomas Eck
  • Al Decker
March 2014 IT’s Role in Evolution of Healthcare

  • Jason Burke – Senior Advisor & Faculty at UNC Health Care and School of Medicine
  • Tracy Doaks – Strategic IT Director at Duke University Health System
  • Dave Kirby – Owner, Kirby Information Management Consulting LLC
January 2014 Shadow IT

  • Sandy Thompson, Sr. Director, IT Large Scale Services Architecture, Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Bryce Gartner, Founder & CEO, icimo
  • Brian Buchanan, Director, Information Services, Burt’s Bees

December 2013 Holiday Party
November 2013 Intellectual Property – Open Source & Patent Issues

  • Randy Whitmeyer, Whitmeyer Tuffin PLLC
  • John P. McNeill, Law Office of John P. McNeill, P.C.
October 2013 CXO Perspective on IT

  • Madhu Beriwal, President & CEO, IEM
  • James Young, Founder & CEO, Terraine
  • Lars von Kantzow, President & CEO, Nomacorc
  • Ben Cooke, Vice President of Operations, Fleet Feet
September 2013 Big Data

  • John Poonnen, Quintiles, Director of Product Engineering and Delivery, Infosario Global Data Services (Data Factory)
  • Craig Hill, RTI International, Senior Vice President, Survey, Statistics, and Computing Sciences Unit
August 2013 Gaming: Training, Entertainment, and Business

  • Phaedra Boinodiris – IBM, Global Games Program Manager
  • Randy Brown, Applied Research Associates, Director, Virtual Heroes Division
  • Chris Mielke, Epic Games, Program Manager
  • Troy Knight, Building25, Managing Director
July 2013 Top 10 Issues for State CIOs

  • Bob Brinson, CIO, Public Safety
  • Dave Ulmer, CIO, Transportation
  • Keith Werner, CIO, Environment & Natural Resources
  • Jerry Fralick, Chief Security Officer, Think Business Group at Lenovo
June 2013 Information Security

  • Thomas Eck, Managing Consultant, Forsythe Solutions Group
  • Charles Wilkerson, Senior Systems Engineer, FireEye
  • Brian Hollering, Sales Engineer, Good Technology
May 2013 Healthcare IT: Opportunities and Challenges

  • Holt Anderson, Executive Director at NCHICA
  • Corey Booker, MD, CEO of OnPulse
  • Jason Burke, Principal at Burke Advisory Group
  • John Meier, MD, Wake Internal Medicine Consultants
April 2013 Technology Entrepreneurship: Technology Startups & Serial Entrepreneurship

  • Joe Davy, CEO, BUYSTAND
  • David Gardner, Advisor/Investor, Archive Social
  • Ken Romley, CEO, Zift Solutions
  • Drew Schiller, Co-founder & CTO, Motivation Science
March 2013 To Cloud or Not to Cloud: Let the App Decide

  • Todd Aaron, Co-President, Sentinel Data Centers
  • Brian Gracely, Vice President, Solutions Marketing, Virtualstream
February 2013 BYOD – Your Device or Mine?

  • Rajeev Jaswal, Director of IT, BYOD program leader, Red Hat
  • Christiaan Buitendach, IT Dir., Quintiles
  • Nasrin Azari, President, Mobile Reach
January 2013 Strictly Social – How do you connect? – Cutting Edge Communication for the Future

  • Greg Hyer, Founder of “Linking the Triangle”, Owner of Hyer Media, marketing manager, social media evangelist
  • Paul Jones, Professor at UNC-CH School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Director of ibiblio, #noemail project champion
  • Adam Schultz, Co-Founder & CEO of Pruvop and Verified Studios, web business and marketing revolutionary
  • Anil Chawla, Founder & CEO of Archive Social, social media products innovator, Master Developer

December 2012 Holiday Party
November 2012 Windows8

  • Yung Chou, Technology Evangelist, Microsoft
October 2012 Big Data

  • Dr. Manuel Aparicio IV, Co-founder and CEO, Saffron Technology
  • Wanda M. Shive, Retail Solutions Product Manager, SAS, Inc.
  • Dr. Shivnath Babu, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Duke University
  • John Lenns, AVP of Business Development and Policy Management PLM, Tekelek
  • William (Bill) C. Louv, SVP, Core Business Services, GSK
September 2012 Healthcare IT – How Innovation Helps Produce Better Patient Outcomes

  • Anthony Lombard, VP, Strategic Informatics Group, Biologics, Inc. (Moderator and Panelist)
  • Rob Heise, Analytics and Data Warehousing, Allscripts
  • Dr. Ketan Mane, Sr Research Scientist, Health Informatics and Bioscience Gp, Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI)
  • Roderick Keith Scott, PhD, CTO, NC Health Information Exchange
  • Dr. Javed Mostafa, Director, Carolina Health Informatics Program, Director, Laboratory of Applied Informatics Research
August 2012 Trends in Mobility and Cloud Computing, a Panel from the Executive Suite

  • Andrew Oliver, President and Founder, Open Software Integrators
  • Paul Denham, Mobility Applications Consultant, AT&T Advanced Enterprise Solutions
  • Sumit Deshpande, VP, Mobile & Messaging Services, BB&T
  • Bob Dieterle, Sr VP & General Manager, Smart Online
  • Angela Bailey, Director, Product Marketing Management, AT&T Hosting, Cloud and Application Services
July 2012 Crowd Sourcing: A Connected Way to Solving Business Problems

  • Christián José Marín (Moderator and Panelist), Client Director, Spigit
  • Paige Rasmussen, CEO, CD Enterprises, LLC
  • Montie Roland, Owner, Montie Design
  • Jeffrey Phillips, VP Marketing, OVO Innovation
  • Dr. Matthew Gymer, Corporate Director of Innovation, Novant Health
  • Arik Abel, Co-founder, Triangle Innovation Project and VP, Digital Services, French/West/Vaughan
June 2012 The Business Value of Emerging Technology

  • Mark Dronzek
  • Anthony Edwards, Principal, HanoverSoft
  • Lee Clark-Sellers, Innovation Officer, Ply Gem Industries
  • Scott Arnold, Principal, Arnold CxO Services, LLC
May 2012 Cyber Crime

  • Theresa Payton
  • Peter J. Ahearn, Jr, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Joan Myers
  • Thomas Hyslip, Supervisory Special Agent, Department of Defense Criminal Investigative Service
  • Tim Brown, CISSP, CPDM, Sr. Security Specialist, NC ISAAC Cyber SME
April 2012 Agile: Critical Success Factors

  • Annette Foster, Owner, L. A. Foster & Associates, LLC [Moderator and Panelist]
  • Shane O’Donnell, Vice President of Engineering, BlueStripe Software
  • Randolph Carter, UI/UX Architect, OrgBook
  • Jose Solera, Enterprise Services Manager and Agile Evangelist, Railinc
  • Leon Sabarsky, Manager, Claims Optimization Program, BCBSNC
March 2012 Business Analytics in the Real World

  • Stephen Blackwelder, Healthcare Analytics Consultant, Stephen Blackwelder PhD, LLC
  • Bradley Donovan, Strategic Information Capabilities and Services Manager, GSK
  • Arren Fisher, Senior Corporate Data Analyst, Informatics, Laboratory Corporation of America
  • (Mediator) Pritam Kumar Das, Director – Marketing & Business Development, EvoApp
February 2012 Social Media: Current and Future Trends

  • John Lane, VP, Strategy & Creative, Centerline Digital
  • Angela Connor, Vice President, Social Media, Capstrat
  • Chris Moody, Senior Marketing Manager, Red Hat
  • Kyle Scott Richardson, Director of Social Media, NC National Guard
  • Monica Sims, Head of Social Media, iContact
January 2012 Technology and the Economy for 2012

  • Brian Hamilton, CEO, Sageworks
  • Melodye Tomlin, SVP and IT Risk Manager, BB&T


December 2011 Holiday Party
November 2011 The View from the Top: COO/CEO Perspective on IT

  • Gary M. Pratt, CEO, Surgical Review Corporation
  • Rebecca Holland New, Sr VP of HR, Pantheon, Inc.
  • Robert J. Barker, Jr., President, Bob Barker Company, Inc.
  • Matt Czajkowski, CEO, NextRay, Inc.
October 2011 Team Building and Project Management

  • Glenn Willis, PMP®, Project Manager, Laboratory Information Systems, Duke University Health Systems Clinical Laboratories
  • Jim Morgan, M.A., PMP®, Team Coach, TeamTrainers Consulting
September 2011 Technology Startups

  • Joe Davy, EvoApp, CEO
  • Steve Jernigan, ReverbNation, CIO
  • Earl Galleher, Basho Technologies, Inc., Chairman
  • John D. Cowan, 6fusion, CEO
August 2011 Government IT

  • Lib Wanner, Wake County, NC, CIO/IT Director
  • Jerry Fralick, State of North Carolina, CIO
  • Tracy Doaks, NC Dept of Revenue, CIO
  • Gail Roper, City of Raleigh, NC, Chief Information and Community Relations Officer
  • Shannon Tufts, UNC School of Government, Center for Public Technology, Professor
July 2011 Enterprise Mobility

  • Rick Geary, Channel Systems, President
  • Nasrin Azari, Mobile Reach, President
  • Lee Congdon, Red Hat, CIO
  • Chuck Musciano, Martin Marietta, CIO
  • Jay Whitehurst, AT&T, Director of Enterprise Mobility Business Support and Caribbean IT
June 2011 HealthCare IT

  • Dave Kirby, Kirby Information Management Consulting LLC, Owner
  • Ben Jorgensen, Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp), IT Director – Product Management, Business Analysis and Field Support
May 2011 CIO Panel: Information Security

  • Bryan Minihan, Health Decisions, CTO
  • Matt Coats, RBC Bank, Business Architect
  • Mark Dronzek, Resources Global Professionals, Transformation Program Lead
April 2011 Smart Grid Technology / Green Tech

  • Francis Puglise, Associate Partner, Global Center of Competence for Energy and Utilities at IBM
  • Glenn Watson, Program Manager/Enterprise Architect at Progress Energy
  • Jim VanEtten, Director of Sales at Power Analytics Corporation
March 2011 Communications for Information Technology

  • Bart Queen, CEO Speak America
February 2011 Google and Cloud Computing

  • Katelyn McCarthy, Google, Enterprise Sales Leader
  • Matt Rubenstein , Cloud Sherpas, Sr Account Manager
  • Jason Silverstein, Google, Enterprise Account Manager
  • David Kreidberg, Google, Regional Manager, Enterprise Applications
January 2011 Gaming

  • John O’Neill – President, Spark Plug Games
  • John Austin – Software Startup Consultant
  • Richard Kristof – Co-Founder, President and CEO, ARI
  • Troy Knight – Managing Director of Design & Gaming, Vaco

December 2010 Holiday Party
November 2010 CIO Panel “The State of Outsourcing 2010″& Q & A notes

  • Tracey Doaks, CIO NC Dept of Revenue
  • Umesh Manathkar, CIO at Cree
  • Mark Dronzek, Transformation Program Lead at Resources Global Professionals
October 2010 ISO 9001:2008 In a Nutshell

  • Kathryn Roberts, CEO The BlueWater Group, Inc.
September 2010 The World of Social Media

  • Wayne Sutton
August 2010 Microsoft Event

  • Yung Chou, Microsoft Evangelist
July 2010 Healthcare IT and ICD

  • Abhi Muthiyan, CTO Patagonia Health

Successfully Leading a Services Organization

  • Michael Eason
June 2010 Hot topics in Information Technology Law

  • Randy Whitmire, Hutchison Law Group

Value and Risk in Enterprise Project Communication

  • Mike Nelson, President Projectwell, Inc.
April 2010 Are you Agile enough?

  • Bob Galen, Director of R&D and Agile Coach iContact
March 2010 Leadership – It’s About the People (Stupid)

  • Peter Asmar, Associate State Superintendent & CIO, Department of Public Instruction

The Journey to Authentic Leadership

  • Victor M. Font Jr., Senior IT Executive, author, and entrepreneur
February 2010 Communicating Your Real Value Professionally and Beyond!  How to Transition from a Career to a Life of Intentional Legacy!

  • Bart Queen, Remarkability Expert and CEO, Speak America
January 2010 Current Trends in Mobile Computing

  • Gregory J. Clary, PhD, CEO and Co-Founder of Mi-Co

A Look into the Future: Considerations for IT & Presentation

  • Mark Dronzek, CIO



December 2009 Installation of Officers, Holiday Party
November 2009 Economic Outlook: Ruin or Recovery

  • Mike Walden, PhD, Professor NCSU

Web 2.0

  • Shannon Tufts, PhD, Director of the Center for Public Technology in the UNC School of Government
October 2009 Cloud Computing

  • Rick Telford, VP IBM Cloud Services, IBM

Business Intelligence as SaaS – The Benefits and Challenges of Implementing an Enterprise Scale Business Intelligence Shared Service

  • Tim Walters, Lead Consultant, Collaborative Consulting
September Panel Discussion: What Business Leaders and Recruiters Look for In IT Candidates

  • Allison Kary – Sr Account Manager, The Select Group
  • Brad Moses – Business Development Manager, APC
  • Mark Dronzek – CIO, Family Health International
  • Mary Ammons – Technical Account Executive, UDIG
  • Maurice Hagar – CIO, HealthDecisions
  • Tommy Dalton – Business Development Manager, Vaco
August 2009 Taking Ownership of Your Career

  • Stephanie Zizzo, Career and Life Coach

Take Your Leadership Skills to Enterprise Level: Influencing the Executives

  • Victoria Kumar, Office of the State Controller, NC State Government
July 2009 Failsafe Leadership

  • Kevin Brimhall

CIO Spotlight: Tales of the Globalization of Technology

  • Mark Dronzek, CIO Family Health International
June 2009 Rapid Application Development

White Hat Hacking—Tales From the Battle Lines & Corporate Security Lessons

  • Laney Dale, Managing Partner NuOpus
May 2009 Panel Discussion: Software as a Service—A Skeptical CIO Examines SaaS

  • John McCarley, SVP BB&T
  • Mark Dronzek, CIO Family Health International
  • Mark Paxton, former CIO NCDOT
  • Sam Bayer, CEO b2b2dot0
April 2009 Selling Yourself in Today’s Economy

  • Rick Lewis, APC

Entrepreneur Spotlight

  • John Crites
March 2009 Networking for the Rest of Us

Enhanced Networking in a World of Social Media

  • Heather Hollick, Rizers
February 2009 How to Create the Scooby-doo Factor!

10 Tips to Make Your Content Stick

  • Bart Queen, CEO Speak America
January 2009 Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning

IT Strategic Planning

  • Alan Tope, Proaktive Business Consultants

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