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Outlook for Tech

January 25, 2019

Pre-Event Shindig * Exhibit Showcase * Panel Breakout Sessions * Luncheon Program

Annual kick-off event with leading insights on trends + innovations shaping technology.  

The 2019 theme, Disrupt or Be Disrupted, focused on how digital transformation and business disruption have become the new normal. The event was revamped for 2019 to include a Pre-Event Shindig, Exhibit Showcase, Panel Breakout Sessions and an information packed Luncheon Program – all in a new uptown location.  

Event Wrap-Up





January 25, 2019
Sheraton Charlotte Convention Center
555 South McDowell Street, South Tower * Charlotte, NC 28204

Date and Time

January 25, 2019
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM EST


Thursday, January 24 

5:30 – 7:00 pm
Pre-Event Shindig 

WeWork Offices
615 South College Street
Charlotte, NC

Parking is available in the same building where WeWork and the Westin hotel are located - There is also a surface lot in the 500 block of S. College Street behind Whole Foods (400 E. Stonewall Street).

Friday, January 25 

8:30 am
Registration + Exhibit Showcase Opens

9:00- 9:45 am
Board of Advisors Breakfast (Invite Only)

10:00 - 11:00 am
Panel Breakout Sessions

  • Consumer Driven Digital Disruption

Traditional models are being turned inside out by consumer expectations. Our panel will discuss the implementation of new technologies to solve business challenges and improve customer experience. 


Katherine Johnson
Director of Innovation - Eastern Division


  • Security in a Disruptive Environment

The Internet of Things (IoT) and Operational Technologies have brought about new challenges in security and data management. Our panel will discuss top trends and how they are keeping up with the ever-changing threat landscape and consumer expectations. 


Toni Buhrke
Director – Worldwide Channel + Inside Systems
ForeScout Technologies


11:30 am
Ballroom Opens

11:45 am
Luncheon + Program

  • Welcome + NC TECH Business Meeting
  • NC TECH Year in Review + Preview of 2019
  • Release of the 2019 State of Technology Industry Report (NC STIR)

Ted Abernathy
Managing Partner
Economic Leadership



  • Disrupt or Be Disrupted - Power of Technology + Fintech Partnerships


  • Disrupt or Be Disrupted - Everyone's talking about it, but is anyone really doing it?

Robert Wollan
Senior Managing Director
Accenture Strategy



2:30 pm
Conference Adjourns




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