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State of Tech will focus on Total Experience – apply to be a panelist or tech startup!
NC TECH is in search of the leaders and tech startups in the area of Total Experience. The 2021 State of Technology conference will explore the intersection of the customer, employee, and user experiences, otherwise known as the Total Experience (TX). If you are a tech executive, innovator, customer service champion, user experiences guru or the like – submit a form to indicate your interest in serving as a panelist.

We are also seeking NC’s best and brightest startups with an innovative product/solution with the potential to enhance digital experience and improve user engagement (such as automation, digital cloud, virtual reality, robotics, artificial intelligence, IoT, edge computing, privacy/security, voice, data and analytics.) Visit the event page to learn more + to submit the ONLINE FORM by March 26.
Diversity + Inclusion in Tech
(Summit is Next Week)
Calling all members – this summit is for everyone. Discuss, listen and learn at the 2nd annual D+I in Tech Summit - Making DE+I Part of Your Organization’s DNA. The Summit will be live on the mornings of March 24-25 featuring Gina Loften, Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft US as the opening speaker and Day Two will kick off with Fara Palumbo, Chief People Officer for Blue Cross NC. There will be several panel discussions, Motivational Moments and a call to action. Don’t wait to REGISTER and share with your colleagues, or consider SPONSORSHIP
Meet North Carolina’s new Secretary for Information Technology (March 23)
Governor Cooper has named Jim Weaver (former CIO of the State of Washington and CTO for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania) as the next Secretary of the NC Dept. of IT and State CIO.
 
Jim has agreed to join NC TECH for a virtual session on March 23 at 3 PM where he'll introduce himself, share a bit about his background, his approach to working with private sector business partners, and the priorities / initiatives that he and the Administration have for IT deployment in state government.
 
Our Legislative Counsel (Ed Turlington and Drew Moretz of the Brooks Pierce law firm) will also provide a brief legislative update. And a special thank you to SAS, our meeting sponsor.
 
This session is free and open to any employee of an NC TECH member company/organization. The sponsorship slot for this session is also available. Check out details and RSVP here.
Looking for Talent? Employers Signing up Now!
Are you hiring now or looking to build talent pipeline for expected growth? Members post job vacancies and internships for FREE on the NC TECH Job Board.
 
The Spring Virtual TECH JOB EXPO will be April 21 for employers to collect resumes and connect live via chat/video with hundreds of candidates. Member booths are $500 and now is the time to sign up! Reserve Booth
2021 Has Started with a Bang and 35 new members! 
NC TECH has started the year with great membership momentum (including Momentum). Welcome to our new members, most are first-time joiners with a few that reactivated membership after a 2020 covid pause – here they are:

Apiture Inc. • AppTech • ASK Consulting • Astral Consulting Group • Corning Optical Communications • Cysiv • Envestnet | Yodlee • Extreme Networks • Genesys Telecommunications • GHA Technologies • Globant • Growth Kinetics Inc. • Individual - Karen Buschmann • INE • Kinetic by Windstream • LEG Power Inc • Michael Best & Friedrich • Mindgrub • Momentum • muselab.ai • NetSource Enterprise Technologies, LLC • Old Dominion Freight Line • ONEByte, LLC • PARC Consulting • ProTek Partners LLC • RapidScale • Sumitomo Electric Lightwave • Swain Center for Executive and Professional Development • Take Root Media, LLC • Terida • Trident America • TrueLearn • Validic • Varonis • Wells Fargo
 
To learn more about these new members, you can link to their websites from the post in NC TECH Connect!
Did You Know?
600+ professionals have created their profile in NC TECH Connect. Don’t be left out, join our exclusive virtual community where members connect with each other to share ideas + resources, engage in discussion on different topics and around multiple interests, and much more. Create your profile today to make valuable connections and network with other NC TECH members!
Your Book Recommendations
Point us in the direction of a good read. It doesn’t need to be a sci-fi or business book, we will take thrillers, historical fiction and even self help. Let us know a book you've enjoyed, how many stars you give it and any words of review by submitting a Book Recommendation. Look for the results of ‘what members are reading’ soon.
High-Fives + Elbow Bumps
  • Several members made FORTUNE magazine’s 2021 World’s Most Admired Companies: Accenture, Adobe, Apple, Cisco, Coca-Cola Consolidated, Dell Technologies, IBM, JLL, Labcorp, MetLife, Microsoft, Pfizer, Truist Financial and Workday. View List 
 
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Elevate the Game-Day Experience with Fan-Facing Wi-Fi from Extreme Networks Read More and for Wi-Fi Engagement Results from Super Bowl LV. Click Here

  • IBM + CAWD to offer job skills training at no cost, through a partnership Read More
 
  • Passport has partnered with Google to enable “pay for parking” through the Google Maps app. Learn More

  • WGU North Carolina has just launched a new scholarship for members of the N.C. Science Leadership Association (K-12 science teachers and department heads). Read More

  • What’s going on in the Wilmington ecosystem? Member Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington will help you stay on top of tech and entrepreneurial happenings on the coast Subscribe Here
 
Do you have news you'd like us to share? Send Rachel@nctech.org a short highlight, include a link, and we can include your good news and cool connections
Read All About North Carolina Business
Get your FREE subscription. Business North Carolina is a valuable resource for the state’s business community and a highly valued partner of NC TECH for nearly 20 years. It’s not just the magazine we love - check out the website for informative reads, podcasts with leaders and more. Don’t hesitate, sign up for your Free Subscription
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