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Leadership Summit

August 08, 2019 - August 09, 2019

leadership summit


An annual favorite! The Leadership Summit, hosted by the NC TECH Board of Directors and Advisors, gathered executives from across North Carolina at the Pinehurst Resort for an opportunity to hear from influential leaders on various topics from talent and leadership to the economy. The agenda included keynote presentations, interactive panel discussions and plenty of time for networking.  This summer, we explored how to transition from traditional leadership models to an environment that allows for greater openness to ideas and innovations.

More on Agile Leadership: Traditional leadership practices are outdated and ineffective in today’s workplace. Research has proven that over 70% of workers in America are actively disengaged and that managers are the number one cause of job dissatisfaction.  But it doesn’t have to be this way.  Agile Leadership is an entirely new approach to leading people.  Agile leaders focus on the needs of others. They acknowledge other people’s perspectives, give them the care they need to meet their work and personal goals, involve them in decisions where appropriate, and build a sense of community within their teams. This leads to higher engagement, more trust, and stronger relationships with team members and other stakeholders.

2019 Attendee Roster


speaker presentations


Caroline Sullivan - LINC IT


mark vitner - economic outlook





Thursday, August 8 (5:30 PM – 9:30 PM)
Friday, August 9 (8:30 AM - 1:30 PM)


Pinehurst Resort
80 Carolina Vista Drive
Pinehurst, NC  28374

Hotel Accommodations

The deadline for the NC TECH discounted room block has expired. 

Rooms are available at the Pine Crest Inn, 50 Dogwood Road, Pinehurst, 28370. Call 910.295.6121. Room rate for 1 person is $130 and for 2 people is $140.

If you wish to stay elsewhere, you may go to Hotel Storm and use the Access Passcode NCTECHPerks to find another hotel and reserve a room.



Thursday, August 8

5:30 PM – Private Reception for Board of Directors + Advisors (Invitation Only)
6:30 PM - Welcome Cocktail Reception
7:30 PM – Dinner + Evening Keynote

Closing the Generational Gap and Leveraging Generational Diversity for Competitive Advantage
Raven Solomon, President & Founder – Center for Next Generation Leadership & Professional Development

9:00 PM – Leaders on the Lawn Reception

Friday, August 9

8:15 AM - Registration + Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM – Welcome
9:15 AM – Opening Keynote

Ninja Future: The Secrets of Success in the New World of Innovation
Gary Shapiro, President and CEO - Consumer Technology Association

10:00 AM – Leadership Panel: Is Your Organization Ready for an Agile Transformation?

Kevin Tuffner - Senior Client Solutions Architect - Ahead

Chris Hart, Co-Founder and CEO - Levvel
Binu Thomas, Senior VP Global Technology Services - MetLife
Maurice "Mo" Hagar, President + Principal Consultant - Solution-Focused Agile
Jerome Ruwe, Head of Agile Delivery Services - Fidelity Investments

11:00 AM – Break
11:15 AM – Talent Panel: Building an Agile Workforce

Brian Tracy, Solution Partner – ThreeBridge Solutions

Ashleigh Anderson, Head of Talent Acquisition - Credit Karma
Jake Kiser, COO - StrongKey
Laura Hotop, Senior Scrum Master - Pendo
Dan McGurrin, Director, Executive Education - NCSU Poole College of Management

12:15 PM – Lunch

12: 40 PM - Tech for Good: Neurodiversity - Linking Inclusion in IT (LINC-IT)
Caroline Sullivan, Executive Director - NC Business Committee for Education

1: 00 PM - Mid-Year Economic Outlook 
Mark Vitner, Senior Economist - Wells Fargo

1:25 PM - Closing Announcements and Adjourn


Registration has ended for this event.

NC TECH members only.

Regular Two Day Conference Registration:  $375 
Regular One Day Conference Registration:  $200 

Interested in joining NC TECH? Contact Carol Zimmerman to learn more about membership.

Not sure if your employer is a member? View Member Roster.

Fine Print: All registrations are final and non-refundable.  Refunds will only be offered if the event is canceled.  Registrations are transferable to another qualified guest by contacting Mary Smith.


Interested in sponsoring this event?  Contact Tracy Sternberg to learn more.


Thank You Sponsors


Golf Classic

The annual NC TECH Golf Classic will take place prior to the Leadership Summit on Thursday, August 8. 

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