Thought Leaders

What:  Walt Mossberg – Live and Unplugged in NC (Cary)
Walt Mossberg, the venerable author and technology kingmaker, kicked off 2013 for NCTA with a rare insider look at the post-PC era.  Mossberg shared insights on where our industry is today, based on his interviews with the leaders of the world’s top technology companies.  Some of the discussion points were:

  • Hardware and gadgets: the future and pragmatism
  • Cloud computing’s effect on consumers
  • The Gang of Four – Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook: the benchmarks they set, and how other companies strain to compete or partner
  • The blurring of telecom, mobility and Web, the tension between technology and wireless companies, and who owns the customer, the device, and the experience

Keynote Speaker:  Walt Mossberg
Creator, Personal Technology Column, The Wall Street Journal (Since 1991)
Co-Creator and Co-Producer, D: All Things Digital
Co-Executive Director,
Partners with prominent blogger, Kara Swisher

Consumer Technology Showcase
To demonstrate the vibrancy of the tech community in the greater Triangle region, we also hosted a Consumer Technology Showcase featuring a handful of companies that offer something visual and interactive to display in the consumer technology space.

We asked Ann Revell-Pechar, of A.Revell Communications, to interview these companies’ CEOs and invite you to visit NCTA's blog to learn more about some of these organizations.

When:  Thursday, January 17
  8:00 am – Registration & Breakfast
  8:45 am – Welcome, Keynote & Discussion
10:00 am – Adjourn & Networking

Where:  The Umstead
100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary, NC 27513
Directions and Parking Info


Thought Leaders Contact:  Michelle Calton
919.890.0771 or Email Michelle
Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

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