State of Technology

Executives from across sectors and functional roles will gather May 8 at our flagship tech conference for a day of engaging keynotes, interactive panel discussions, fast paced pitch competition from tech startups and an Exhibit Showcase. A pre-conference reception will be held the evening prior, on May 7.

Big data is the digital convergence of structured data found inside databases, and unstructured data flowing from new sources like social networks, mobile devices, sensors, RFID, smart meters and financial systems. Today, organizations can capture and analyze any data, regardless of what type, how much, or how fast it is moving, and make more informed decisions based on that information.

At NC TECH’s 2020 State of Technology Conference, we will explore Data as a new natural resource for companies of all sizes and how it is impacting our lives personally and professionally. 

Breakout Topics and Call for Panelists

  • Conspiracy versus Convenience – Your Data Privacy
  • People, HR and Talent Analytics – How Data Is Impacting Recruiting and Retaining
  • The Power of Visualization – How Can You Use Data For Executive Storytelling
  • Bias in Data – How Can We Overcome It?
  • Data For Good – How Data Can Be Used To Improve Our World
  • Data Massaging – Let’s Strip It Down

NC TECH is looking for subject matter experts to serve as BREAKOUT SESSION panelists. Interested in serving as a panelist or want to recommend an executive to speak on a panel?  


To be considered, submit ONLINE APPLICATION by March 6. (Please do not submit unless the individual is available to participate on May 8 in Raleigh.)

Tech Startup Showcase

The event will feature a TECH STARTUP SHOWCASE of innovative North Carolina startups selected to demo/pitch in front of a crowd of 600+ business and technology leaders.  Participating companies must be considered startup/emerging, headquartered in NC with an innovative product or service that is or has the potential to be a standout/groundbreaking technology in the areas of DATA (could include analytics/business intelligence, cloud, data science, security, visualization).  Visual and interactive demos are highly recommended to include A/V and audience participation.  Selected companies will receive: (5) minutes on stage to demo to the full audience; (2) complimentary registrations to attend the event; visibility in NC TECH communications/social media and chance to win a cash/prize pack. 


To be considered, submit ONLINE APPLICATION by March 6. (Please do not submit unless a startup executive is available to participate on May 8 in Raleigh.)


Thursday,May 7

5:30-7 PM: Pre-Conference Reception (Location To be Announced)

Friday, May 8

  • 8:30-9 AM: Registration/Exhibit Showcase Opens
  • 9-10:15 AM: Welcome/Opening Keynote Presentation/Startup Showcase l
  • 10:15 AM–12:30 PM: Concurrent Breakout I and II
  • 12:30–1:15 PM: Luncheon
  • 1:15–2:30 PM: Startup Showcase ll/Closing Keynote 

(A more detailed agenda will be provided prior to the event)


Pre-Event Reception
Thursday, May 7
5:30-7:30 PM

Full Day Conference
Friday, May 8

8:30 AM-3:00 PM


Raleigh Convention Center
500 S. Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC  27601

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500+ business and tech leaders from companies, organizations and institutions, representing all sizes, stages and industries.  C-level, VPs, Directors – of Marketing, Technology, Innovation, Security, Operations & Finance.


Individual Registrations

  • Member Rate: $150
    (Early Rate through April 24)
  • Member Rate: $200
    (Regular Rate after April 24)
  • Non-member Rate: $250
    (Early Rate through April 24)
  • Non-member Rate: $300
    (Regular Rate after April 24)

Reserved Tables

  • Member Reserved Table w/8 registratIons: $1,500  
  • Non-Member Reserved Table w/8 registrations: $2,500


Not a member?

Not a member? Contact a member of our membership team at 919.856.0303 or email if you are interested in learning more about joining. To see if your company is a member, view NC TECH member directory.

  • New Members: 1 complimentary registration to the 2020 State of Technology event, or
  • 1 complimentary registration to the 2020 NC Tech Awards Gala



Interested in sponsoring the 2020 State of Tech event? Contact Tracy Sternberg or call 919.856.0393 to inquire.

Click below to view the sponsor menu and available levels.


Fine Print:  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.


We do not have a block of rooms available. 

Attendees may utilize HotelStorm (code: NCTECHPerks) for discounted pricing on hotels. The Marriott Raleigh City Center, Sheraton Raleigh Hotel and Residence in Raleigh Downtown are close to the Raleigh Convention Center.


Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Closing Keynote/Tech Talk

Conference Breakout




Name Badge

Head Table

Refreshment Break

Silver Sponsor



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