State of Technology

State of Technology

Signature Event

What:  Preparing Your Business for the Mobile Revolution
Leaders from across sectors and functional roles will convene for a day of engaging keynotes, interactive panels and an exhibit showcase.  Sessions will focus on how companies are integrating disruptive mobile technologies to stay ahead of their competition.  It will also feature a Startup Showcase, where companies will demo some of their latest mobile innovations.

We have confirmed an excellent line-up of speakers, including Jerry Cuomo, CTO of IBM's WebSphere business and Manish Jha, GM-Mobile for the National Football League, who will keynote the conference.  The conference will also include breakout sessions exploring all aspects of mobile strategy.  Below is a listing of topics and panelists confirmed to date:

Mobile Workforce – sponsored by Truphone
Moderator: Pascal de Hesselle, VP of Marketing – Truphone
Tim Campbell, IT Director – SAS
Marc Hoit, Vice Chancellor for IT & CIO – NC State
Umesh Manthakar, CIO – Cree
Chris Terhune, SVP – LPL Financial

Consumerization of IT – moderate this panel
Lee Congdon, CIO – Red Hat
Chris Estes, CIO – State of NC
Chuck Musciano, CIO – M*Modal

Leveraging Mobile Business Intelligence – moderate this panel
Andrew Oliver, President & CEO – Open SW Integrators
Robert Signore, Director of Mobile Solutions – Ipreo
Ben Zenick, COO – Zencos Consulting

Digital Marketing – moderate this panel
Erik Burkhart, CTO – PointSource
Joe Colopy, CEO – Bronto
James Gledhill, SVP of Digital Experience – Mullen

Mobile Security – moderate this panel
Mike Hillhouse, CIO & CISO – AGDATA
Giovanni Masucci, President & CEO – National Digital Forensics
Vaibhav Parmar, Managing Director – Accenture

Mobile Infrastructure – moderate this panel
Greg Boone, Director of Emerging Technologies – I-Cubed
Bob Dieterle, SVP & General Manager – MobileSmith
Josh Jewett, CIO – Family Dollar

Startup Showcase:  a new segment included at State of Technology is the Startup Showcase, which will feature eight startup companies headquartered in North Carolina that have a standout mobile technology.  To learn more about the companies selected to participate, visit the Startup Showcase page.

When:  Thursday, May 15 - Friday, May 16, 2014

Thursday, May 15 (5:30 – 7:30 pm) 

Pre-conference Reception

Friday, May 16 (8 am – 2 pm)
State of Technology Conference

Exhibit Showcase

Opening Keynote – 
Systems of Integration
Jerry Cuomo, WebSphere Chief Technology Officer – IBM

Breakout Sessions (Sponsor/Moderate | 2 SOLD, 4 Available)

     Mobile Workforce
     Consumerization of IT
     Utilizing Analytics for Mobile Business Intelligence
     Digital Marketing
     Mobile Security
     Mobile Infrastructure 


Closing Keynote

Manish Jha, GM-Mobile – National Football League

Where:  Sheraton Imperial Hotel
4700 Emperor Drive
Durham, NC 27703

Registration:  NCTA Members – $145 ($95 if registered by May 1)
Nonmembers – $190

Register Online | Print Registration Form

Sponsorship:  If you are interested in discussing State of Technology sponsorship opportunities, contact Marc Montoro at 919.890.0773 or Email Marc.

Overnight Accommodations: State of Technology attendees take advantage of a special room rate ($112) during the nights of the conference.  This rate is valid through April 23.  Visit the Sheraton Imperial Hotel Portal to reserve your room today.

Fine Print:  All registrations to NCTA events are final and non-refundable. Refunds will only be offered if the event is cancelled. Registrations are transferrable to another qualified guest. Please contact NCTA at 919.856.0393 to request such a transfer.

Special Dietary Restrictions:  If you or someone you are registering has a special dietary restriction, please Email Misti Hennessee so that we can process the request prior to the event.