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Triangle Lunch + Learn: Finding and Cultivating IT Talent in North Carolina

June 20, 2019

This WGU North Carolina sponsored-panel will bring together industry representatives and education thought-leaders to review and explore education-to-employment pipelines available in North Carolina.

Participants will learn about viable solutions to help address hiring needs within their organization including, but not limited to: 1) existing educational opportunities for current employees, 2) recruitment opportunities, and 3) partnership opportunities.

About the Company

The demand for talented, competent IT professionals is tremendous. WGU North Carolina's online IT degrees ideally fit today's challenging IT world. By incorporating the latest industry recognized certifications (including CIW, CCNA, MCSA, OCP, and CompTIA), students receive the credentials and education employers want.

Who Should Attend

Those experiencing the statewide phenomena of jobs without people, HR Managers, small to mid-sized business leaders.

About the Presentation

About the Presenter:
Deverre Lierman, VP, Primary Head – Infosys 

Deverre Lierman is the Southeast Region Delivery Leader and head of the Raleigh Technology and Innovation Hub for Infosys, a global leader in next-generation IT services and consulting. She joined the company in May 2018, inspired by the opportunity to open the Innovation Hub in Raleigh and to create 2,000 jobs in her home state of North Carolina. Prior to joining Infosys, Deverre worked at IBM, where she was a leader of large global engineering teams responsible for brining new technology and ways of working from idea to implementation. She has over 25 years of experience as a Fortune 50 digital transformation leader, driving strategy, business and organizational change, and IT development and delivery. Deverre resides in Cary, North Carolina, with her husband Scot and their two daughters


Catherine Truitt, Chancellor – WGU NC 

Catherine Truitt serves as the Chancellor for WGU North Carolina, a non-profit, 100% online university dedicated to changing lives through higher education. Prior to joining WGU, she served as Associate Vice President of University and P-12 Partnerships at UNC General Administration.  From 2015 to 2016, Catherine served as Senior Education Advisor to Governor Pat McCrory. Between 1998 and 2012, Catherine practiced her passion for high-impact teaching in varied educational settings spanning grades 4 through 12. 


Ashley Cagle, VP of Wake County Economic Development, Raleigh Chamber
Michael Buckenberger, Senior VP, Carolina Career College
Andrew Wayne, Business Development Manager, Experis
Joe Evangelisto, CISO & Director IT Infrastructure, Metabolon, Inc.

Host Sponsor


Thursday, June 20

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Registration & Lunch
11:30 am – 12:00 pm 
12:00 pm -1:00 pm

LOCATION (Updated)

WGU North Carolina
1009 Slater Road
Suite 310
Durham, NC  27703
Map & Directions


NC TECH Members and non-members can participate in this event. 

The program requires a $10 registration fee to attend (lunch included). Space is limited to two people per member company/organization, please. NC TECH reserves the right to cancel your registration if you don't meet the attendee requirements outlined above. Questions about registration? Contact Mary Smith, Events Manager, at (919) 890-0772.

To see if your company is a member, view NC TECH member directory.

Contact Carol Zimmerman to learn more about membership and join today!



All registrations to NC TECH events are final and non-refundable.  Refunds will only be offered if the event is canceled.  Registrations are transferable to another qualified guest.  Please contact NC TECH at 919.856.0393 to request such a transfer.