APRIL 2019
KEYNOTES, PANELISTS + STARTUPS ANNOUNCED
In today’s technology-dependent world, the importance of Cyber Security continues to come to the forefront. Cyber attacks are a threat at all levels, from individuals, to government agencies, to businesses of all sizes and industries. At NC TECH’s 2019 State of Technology Conference, we will explore Cyber Security and how it impacts all facets of our lives, and look to future trends and how we can prepare ourselves.

More than 600 security, IT and business leaders from across sectors and functional roles will gather May 10 at our flagship tech conference for a day of engaging keynotes, interactive panel discussions, a fast paced pitch competition from tech startups and an exhibit showcase. A pre-conference reception will be held the evening prior, on May 9. 
CONFERENCE KEYNOTES
Global CISO
IBM
Assistant Special Agent In Charge (ASAC)
FBI
Director of Cybersecurity Advocacy
(ISC)², Inc.
TECH TALK LIVE: CYBER SECURITY METRICS
 In the ever-evolving world of cyber security, there are about as many ways to measure success and failure as there are types of attacks. How do you know which ones make the most sense and are best suited for your organization? Join us for a panel discussion where tech leaders will talk about the metrics they are using and why.  
PANELISTS INCLUDE
Identity and Access Management Manager
Blue Cross NC
CISO
SAS
Security Solutions Architect
CenturyLink
SPECIAL EVENT
The next generation of mobile connectivity is expected to launch around the world by 2020. Why all the hype? Experts say the improvement in speed and capacity will be exponential, with significant impact on both consumers and organizations. Join NC TECH for a special session where experts from leading organizations and companies will explain and discuss what the 5G rollout will mean.
ICYMI: IT JOB TRENDS REPORT RELEASED
NC TECH releases a monthly Tech Talent/IT Jobs snapshot which captures the environment for tech employment in North Carolina.

Report Sponsor:
WOMEN IN TECH
SERIES SPONSORED BY
April Women in Tech Spotlight
NC TECH has launched a monthly spotlight series to feature dynamic women tech leaders. View our April spotlight below.

Maria Thompson
State Chief Risk Officer
NC Dept of IT
Charlotte Panel Discussion
Friday, May 17
Join us for a panel discussion on how to get more women in the tech sector that will include perspectives from female executives in technology from various industry sectors.  
NC TECH BLOG
Member Spotlight
LogicBay delivers technology-enabled channel manangement solutions to companies that need to build, scale or optimize their indirect sales channel. They are one of this month's Member Spotlight.
Guest Blog:
Rethinking the Systems of Cyber Security
by RJ Bardsley, Chief Strategist - Global Technology Practice
There is an old adage in the telecommunications world that the only truly safe network is one that is turned off. While this is a somewhat pessimistic view, it highlights the fact that security is about the entire system – not a single point in the system – and this perspective is extremely valuable.....(Read More on the NC TECH Blog)
Interested in submitting a piece for the NC TECH Blog? Contact  Rachel Kennedy
NC TECH ADVISORS GIVE BACK
This month, Advisors came together for an afternoon of volunteering and networking in Charlotte and the Triangle area! Building these relationships and supporting our communities helps contributes to the overall goal and mission of our association!

We are planning to schedule advisor gatherings this fall in Charlotte and Raleigh. What are you interested in doing? Please share your ideas with Lee Yates .
UPCOMING EVENTS
RURAL IT SOURCING AND INNOVATIVE JOB CREATING INITIATIVES

Learn more about what the programs and initiatives are underway within North Carolina along with how RadixBay is making it a reality.

Tuesday, April | Charlotte
Get2Know NC TECH is a monthly interactive webinar that provides an overview of NC TECH activities, online resources and ways to maximize your membership benefits. It is open to all employees of member companies and individuals interested in joining NC TECH.

Friday, April 5 | Webinar
The Government Vendor Network is a forum for member companies who have an interest in doing business with state government.

Wednesday, April 24 | Triangle
NC TECH hosts multiple events throughout the year including topic-based, networking, job fairs, new member meet-ups and webinars along with many others.

In addition to the events above, we have a full calendar of events for members, non-members and prospective members.
WELCOME MARCH NEW MEMBERS
AccessIT Group
Alfred Williams & Company
Apero Technology Solutions
Block Harbor Cybersecurity
Burr & Foreman LLP
Candor Search
City National Bank
Civvis, LLC
E2D, Inc.
Edward Jones - Geoff Raynor
Flywheel Coworking
Fujitsu America, Inc.
Graybar
JPS Interoperability Solutions, Inc.
RoundTower
ScienceLogic
StoneLaurel Consulting
TK Cyber Security Consultants
U.S. Department of State
UiPath
Interested in becoming an NC TECH member? Contact  Carol Zimmerman.
PARTNER EVENTS
Tuesday, April 23
Raleigh Convention Center

The SIM-RTP Tech Connect Conference is the region’s premier single-day event designed for the IT executive community. As technology continues to redefine business, geographic regions, and create borderless digital environments, it has become essential for IT executives to stay aware of global trends in order to integrate strategies into their operations. This allows your team to stay agile while maintaining your company’s competitive edge. The Symposium provides the region’s IT executives an opportunity to gather for a day of networking, collaboration, and knowledge-transfer through peer-led keynotes, breakouts, panels, and networking sessions.

NC TECH has a few complimentary registrations for IT Leaders and a discount code for others interested in attending. Please contact Michelle Calton.
WNC TECHATHON
April 2 | Asheville

WEWORK LAUNCH PARTY:
AROUND THE CROWN
April 4 | Charlotte

AN EVENING WITH WOMEN LEADING TECH
April 4 | Charlotte

ELIASSEN GROUP: WOMEN IN CONFIDENCE
April 9 | Charlotte

15 TH  ANNUAL IT HOT TOPICS CONFERENCE
April 24 - 26 | Greensboro

THE SWARM BY MY BEEHYVE
April 27 | Raleigh

PACKARD PLACE PUBLIC HOUSE - KEG-SIDE CHAT WITH MATT POTERE
April 30 | Charlotte

ODOOERP ROADSHOW
April 30 | Charlotte

RACE FOR THE CURE
May 4 | RTP

IMPLEMENTING DEVOPS BY SOFTED
May 14 | Charlotte
For more info and links to the Partner events above, select the button below.
Are you an NC TECH member with an event to share? Contact Rachel Kenned y to learn more.
COMMUNICATION SPONSORS
ADVERTISE WITH NC TECH

Are you looking for ways to build your brand and show your support for the tech sector? Advertise your business through NC TECH communications sponsorship. Options include logo placement on our newsletters or web page, advertising in our annual tech directory and more. There are annual (or prorated) and monthly options available. For more information, contact  Tracy Sternberg .  
CONTACT NC TECH
Main Office
4020 Westchase Blvd. Suite 350
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919.856.0393 (Main)
Charlotte Office
222 S. Church St., Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704.981.2188 (Main)