Past Events.

January IT Trends and Disruptors for 2016: What’s on your Radar?: Details
February A Recruiters Perspective: How to stand out in the IT job hunt: Details
March Women in Information Technology: Details
April Cyber Security: A Law Enforcement Perspective: Details
May DevOps – From the Hype to the Bottom Line: Details
 June  Green Technology and IT – Driving the Business Case: Details
 July  Telecommuting pros and cons Details
 August  Internet of Things Product Showcase Details
 September  Compliance and IT: Why Should I Care? Details
 October  CIO Spotlight Panel Discussion Details
 November  The Objective Prioritization Model Details
 December  Holiday Party Details


January Robotics – The Role of Science, Technology & Math Details
February Professional Development: Communications Skills for Today’s IT Professional Details
March Always On, High Speed Fiber: What Will RTP Do With It? Details
April Disrupting Healthcare Delivery w/Technology Details
May Analytics: Insights for Action Details
 June  Data Security and Threat Handling Details
 July GIS A geographic information system  Details
 August  Tech Entrepreneurs: Alive and Thriving in RTP Details
 September  The Internet of Everything: What does it mean to the Consumer?  Details
 October  CIO Spotlight Details
 November  #NextGenIT: What Is In Store for IT Organizations Details
 December  Holiday Party


November 2014 CIO Spotlight Panel

  • Satish Shetty, Chief Information Officer, PlyGem
  • Michael Carraway, Sr Dir IT Shared Services, Red Hat
October 2014 The Internet of Things: How Is Microsoft Viewing It?

  • Eric Kamont, Internet of Things Solution Specialists, Microsoft Corporation
September 2014 The C-Suite Perspective

  • Ed Carney, SVP Extreme Networks
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

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