Who We Are

NC TECH is the unifying voice for the technology community in North Carolina.

Fostering growth, championing innovation and providing value for members through Professional Networks, Government Relations, Talent Development and Sector Promotion. By bringing together industry, education and government leaders, we are the convener for great collaborations and experiences that make our state stronger and more vibrant.

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Grow your professional contacts in person or virtually.

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Access workforce data and talent acquisition resources.

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Connect with public officials & advocate for a tech friendly environment.

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Access to key resources and information.

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600+

Members

200k+

NC Employees

1 Voice

for Technology

  • NC TECH has been an instrumental partner in our growth in North Carolina over the last 13 years, and stands as the leading association for driving our state's position in this space.

    Danny Hunt, Senior Account Executive - TierPoint

  • NC TECH provides a fast paced, reliable and professional network of senior leaders in North Carolina.

    Chris Hare, President & CEO - The nTeTe Group

  • As one of the original members of NC TECH, we've benefited from years of opportunity to participate and contribute, in both the community and the industry at large, and to help drive programs and partnerships in cyber security, workforce and career development and diversity.

    Jennifer Minella, VP of Engineering & Security - Carolina Advanced Digital

NC TECH is grateful for the support of Annual Investors

The Latest NC TECH Posts

Tech News, Executive Spotlights, Guest Blogs and More

  • May Member Spotlight with ImagineX Consulting

    May Member Spotlight with ImagineX Consulting

    ImagineX Consulting is a business and technology consulting firm, with cyber security at its core.  Our goal is to help clients transform their businesses by embracing emerging technologies such as devops, cloud, and white glove technology consulting.  The ImagineX culture thrives on entrepreneurship, risk taking, mutual trust, teamwork, encouraging change, and letting our consultants own their way of working. Founded in 2015, the firm has six locations across the country, including two in North Carolina.  Raleigh and Charlotte are home to two of the company's co-founders and a handful of consultants.

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  • April Executive Spotlight with Syneos Heath Executive

    April Executive Spotlight with Syneos Heath Executive

    Larry Pickett is the April Executive Spotlight and the CIO and Digital Officer for Syneos Health, an NC TECH member. Larry, born in Asheboro, has lived in North Carolina all his life and moved away to spend 20 years in New Jersey. He moved back in 2015 to start a company in Research Triangle Park. He is married with three kids, with the youngest attending UNC Chapel Hill as a senior. Click the title above to read our Q+A session with Larry.

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  • April Guest Blog:  A 360º Approach to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Readiness

    April Guest Blog:  A 360º Approach to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Readiness

    Racepoint and The Diversity Movement were involved in the recent virtual Diversity + Inclusion in Tech Summit held on March 24 and 25. After listening to all the informative discussions at the Summit, they walked away with ideas for incorporating DEI in their organizations’ plans. But, since every company is different, what is the best way to evaluate how to get started and where to begin? It may be time to bring in some experts. Click the title above to read the complete analysis.

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  • March Guest Blog: Privilege is Not A Dirty Word

    March Guest Blog: Privilege is Not A Dirty Word

    Jackie Ferguson is an author, multicultural marketing consultant, certified diversity executive, global business specialist, lead course writer and human rights advocate. and the author of this month's guest blog - Privilege is Not A Dirty World. As a diversity professional and a teacher, uncomfortable conversations are part of my job. Every day is a new opportunity to explore the words and topics that make people feel awkward, to think about why that discomfort exists, and to lead the teams I’m working with toward more inclusive language and actions. We talk about racism, disability, unconscious bias, microaggressions, and exclusion. We talk about prejudice and otherness and identity. That is such vulnerable and emotional work. But I’ll tell you, privilege is the one word and topic that always elicits a strong allergic reaction.

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  • February Meet A Leader: Mark Dirks, Beacon Technologies

    February Meet A Leader: Mark Dirks, Beacon Technologies

    NC TECH Chair Mark Dirks, President of Beacon Technologies, is the inaugural participant in our new "Meet A Leader" series. Click to view the entire blog. Describe your day job. I get to be the head coach of a very talented team of creative, technical and business professionals that enjoy working together to help other businesses successfully utilize web technology.  After working 15 years with big corporations, I am part of a team that gets to see the direct impact and value of our work on a daily basis.  It really doesn’t get any better than that for the last 22 years.

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  • January Member Spotlight: Raptek

    January Member Spotlight: Raptek

    Founded in 1996, Raptek is a boutique consulting firm. Rapid Technologies (Raptek) provides expert level ServiceNow implementation & services with a mission of building community in 3 areas: Community of Clients: Providing our clients with the highest level of service and expertise for ServiceNow solutions. Community of People: Taking great pride in the longevity and experience of our employees. Community to support a Cause: Partnered with the Children's Miracle Network to support Children's Hospitals across the US & Canada.

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  • January Guest Blog: DEI - The Missing Ingredient to Drive Innovation

    January Guest Blog: DEI - The Missing Ingredient to Drive Innovation

    Kurt Merriweather, Head of Products at The Diversity Movement and a Certified Diversity Executive (CDE), is an accomplished product strategist and marketing executive with a passion for helping leaders and organizations identify and implement growth strategies. Innovation requires exploring, and sometimes ignoring, what is around us and imagining a new future. Organizations and leaders that are able to blend proven product development practices with new ideas and perspectives are able to create breakthrough business ideas and outcomes. Building an engine for creativity requires cultivating multicultural, multigenerational teams that have access to information and possibilities to reach customers in new ways. This is the key to delivering sustainable business results and this is where diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and innovation intersect. The heart of diversity, equity and inclusion is to have the right people (diversity), supported by the right policies (equity) and integrated with collaboration practices (inclusion). Accessing the superior output of a diverse team requires inclusive leadership. 

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  • December Guest Blog: Accessibility Hackathon - Emphasizing The Importance of Digital Accessibility

    December Guest Blog: Accessibility Hackathon - Emphasizing The Importance of Digital Accessibility

    Racepoint, an NC TECH member, provides a summary of the recent Accessibility Hackathon in partnership with their company Ablr. In October, our company Ablr had the opportunity to work with the North Carolina Technology Association (NC TECH) to shine a spotlight on digital accessibility. Together, we brainstormed to figure out how to engage NC Tech’s members in this effort. The big idea? Host an Accessibility Hackathon during the month of October, which coincided with National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Typically, a hackathon is an event in which developers or other IT professionals band together and, over the course of a short time period, set out to uncover bugs in a software project. In the case of the Accessibility Hackathon, we offered a website audit worth $5,000 to three randomly chosen NC Tech members. These website audits uncovered accessibility violations and identified barriers that would make it difficult for users with disabilities to fully utilize the site.

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  • November Member Spotlight with the UNCC School of Data Science

    November Member Spotlight with the UNCC School of Data Science

    The School of Data Science is an industry-university partnership, committed to growing exemplary talent through research and education. As the only School of Data Science in the Carolinas, SDS offers several interdisciplinary graduate programs and the first data science undergraduate program in the state. The inaugural cohort of data science undergraduate students began classes in fall 2020.

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  • November Guest Blog: DEI Efforts at Blue Cross NC

    November Guest Blog: DEI Efforts at Blue Cross NC

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) is a mission-driven organization. Every day nearly 5,000 of us show up with one goal: to improve the health and well-being of our customers and communities. To fully achieve this goal, we must have a more equitable health care system.  We know that racism and discrimination lead to health disparities. Simply put, no community can truly be healthy until racism no longer exists. Our diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) work focuses on three areas: within our company, the health care system, and North Carolina communities.

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  • Tech Job Fair (Virtual)

    Tech Job Fair (Virtual)

    NC TECH will host a Virtual Tech Job Fair on October 14 for tech employers to connect with job candidates. The ‘Live’ job fair will take place on October 14, utilizing an online platform, that will allow candidates to visit virtual rooms or ‘booth’ hosted by each employer to learn more about why it’s a great place to work and to view available job opportunities. Employers will be able to customize a virtual room to showcase their organization and job opportunities, access candidate resumes and connect via chat or zoom on the event day, and then view the traffic to their ‘booth’ and follow up with candidates post event.

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  • The Summit for Women in Tech Recap

    The Summit for Women in Tech Recap

    Last week, we all learned of the news of the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsberg – a true leader, patriot and pioneer. Her death has given us the opportunity to reflect, especially as we at NC TECH launched our inaugural Summit for Women in Tech over the past couple of days. While opportunities for women have certainly improved over the past few decades, there is still a lag in job opportunities, promotion and pay – especially in the tech sector. North Carolina ranks 1st among the states in the percentage of women in IT positions, but the total percentage, 35.5%, is not where it should be. There is much work to be done to fill our tech jobs pipeline with more women, especially women of color.

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  • October Member Spotlight with Stacauto

    October Member Spotlight with Stacauto

    Stacauto, founded in 2020, is a digital platform enabling consumers to test drive vehicles on their own at local dealerships without requiring in-person contact. They are a distributed team, founded and organized in North Carolina.

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  • October Guest Blog: Time to Vote

    October Guest Blog: Time to Vote

    In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8, 1980 as National Women’s History Week. President Carter wrote, “From the first settlers who came to our shores, from the first American Indian families who be-friended them, men and women have worked together to build this nation. Too often the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well.”  Seven years later, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions to American history. Since it is National Women’s History Month, it seems only fitting to take a look back at some of the amazing women who have made significant contributions to the world of technology.

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  • August Member Spotlight with Linker Logic Technologies

    August Member Spotlight with Linker Logic Technologies

    Founded in 2014, Linker Logic Technologies is a software development company based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. We help startups and enterprises launch their products by providing award-winning consulting, design, development, and support services. Since its inception in 2014, Linker Logic Technologies has helped hundreds of founders bring their vision to life.

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  • August Member Spotlight with Apparo

    August Member Spotlight with Apparo

    Founded in 2012, Apparo bridges Charlotte's corporate and nonprofit communities, enabling corporations to fulfill their corporate social responsibility priorities by delivering affordable, sustainable technology solutions to nonprofits. As a result, lives in Charlotte are improves, as nonprofits can do more towards fulfilling their missions.

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  • Diversity + Inclusion in Tech Summit Recap

    Diversity + Inclusion in Tech Summit Recap

    NC TECH Director of Programs and Sponsorships Tracy Sternbig gives a recap of our June Virtual Diversity + Inclusion in Tech Summit.

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  • June Member Spotlight: Haystack CRM

    June Member Spotlight: Haystack CRM

    HaystackCRM was originally created to manage our customer relationships for our software company. We quickly realized this fresh approach to customer relationship management would be valuable for other small businesses, particularly for sales professionals that tend not to work from an office. It offers a clean, intuitive layout that is approachable for users of all technical abilities.

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  • June Guest Blog: Mind the Gap – Women in Technology Leadership, Kim Chapman

    June Guest Blog: Mind the Gap – Women in Technology Leadership, Kim Chapman

    June's Guest Blog is written by Kim Chapman, President of Network Services Inc. on Women in Technology Leadership. The technology industry has historically been a difficult industry for women aspiring to executive positions. For those of us who started our careers in the ‘80’s, we have certainly seen a shift in the direction of more inclusiveness and a growing diversity in upper management. But there is still a long way to go. Read more...

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  • May Executive Spotlight

    May Executive Spotlight

    May's Executive Spotlight is Keir Davis. He is President and Founder with Xtern Software and Haystack CRM. Click the title above to view our conversation with this month's executive.

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