2021 Leadership Summit: Adaptability - The New Competitive Advantage

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.  

The 2021 summit theme is Adaptability: The New Competitive Advantage. 

The last 15 months have been an exercise in shifting and pivoting to meet customer, employee and community needs like we have never seen before. This has led to huge challenges as well as some tremendous successes and the key ingredient to overcoming the obstacles and reaching key goals has been adaptability.

While the pandemic is hopefully nearing an end, change and transition will always be a constant  now at an even more accelerated pace. During this year’s Leadership Summit, we explored how to continue to make adaptability your competitive advantage to improve customer and employee outcomes within your organization.    

View 2021 Leadership Summit Attendees

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Attendee list

*Some registrants attended the summit virtually

Keynote Speaker

    

Joanne P. McCallie
Former Duke Women's Basketball Coach
Author + Speaker
Secret Warrior: A Fighter + Author, On + Off the Field

Special Briefing

NC Allocation of American Rescue Plan Funds
Lee Lilley, Governor’s Director of NC Pandemic Recovery

Tech for Good

I-Sah Hsieh
Social Innovator
SAS

Leadership Panel Discussion - The Speed of Transformation

Sponsored by AHEAD

Skip Lohmeyer
CIO
Parker Poe

Jillian Munro
Group Head of Technology, Data + Analytics
Envestnet|Yodlee

Jim Weaver
Secretary for IT/State CIO
NCDIT

Mark Wright
SVP, Customer Products
LabCorp

    

Moderator

Steva Everett
Principal Consultant
AHEAD

Talent Panel Discussion - The Tech Talent Crunch: What Does the Future Hold? 

sponsored by mindgrub 

Randy Baker
Regional Director of Development, Southeast Division
USO Inc.

Jordan Ford
SVP, Product Area Leader - Digital Shared Services
Fidelity Investments

Dylan Gietz
Director of Talent Acquisition
Bandwidth

Donald Thompson
CEO
The Diversity Movement

    

Moderator
Vincent Sharps
EVP + Chief Business Officer
Mindgrub

Agenda

Thursday, August 12

5:00 PM
Registration

5:30 PM
Reception
Sponsored by Accenture

7:00 PM
Dinner On Your Own  

9:00 PM
Leaders on the Lawn Reception
Sponsored by Resolvit

Friday, August 13 

8:00
Board of Advisors Breakfast (PRIVATE)

8:15 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast   

9:30 AM
Welcome / Announcements   

9:40 AM
Opening Keynote
Joanne P. McCallie - Author, Former NCAA Women's
Basketball Coach
Sponsored by Dell Technologies

10:20 AM
Leadership Panel Discussion - The Speed of Transformation
Sponsored by AHEAD

Friday, August 13 (continued)

11:20 AM
Break  

11:35 AM
Talent Panel Discussion - The Tech Talent Crunch: What Does the Future Hold?  
Sponsored by Mindgrub

12:35 PM
Lunch   

1:10 PM
Tech for Good – Member Spotlight 
I-Sah Hsieh, Social Innovator - SAS
Sponsored by SAS

1:25 PM
Special Briefing - NC Pandemic Recovery
Sponsored by Infosys

1:45 PM
Closing Announcements

2:00 pm
Adjourn

when

Thursday, August 12 | 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Friday, August 13 | 8:15 AM - 2:15 PM

where

Pinehurst Resort
80 Carolina Vista Drive
Pinehurst, NC  28374

Sponsorship

Interested in sponsoring next year's event? Contact Tracy Sternberg to learn more.

Thank You Sponsors

Presenting

Closing Keynote

Panel Discussion

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panel discussion

Tech for Good Spotlight

Welcome Reception

 

leaders on the lawn

continental breakfast

Journal

wi-fi

beverage

hospitality + Board of advisors breakfast

Green Host

Lanyard

 

Head Table

 

Name badge

Refreshment Break

registration

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