2022 Outlook for Tech



NC TECH's annual forward-looking event is packed with information on trends, forecasts, and perspectives on the future of tech. This half-day event will include executive panel discussions, a predictions keynote, an innovation briefing, NC TECH’s 2022 Preview, the release of the annual ‘State of the Technology Industry’ NC STIR, a tech expo and more.  Outlook for Tech will be held at the UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, and will include breakfast and lunch.


January 28, 2022
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Where (Hotel Accommodations)

UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel & Convention Center

NC TECH has a discounted room block at the rate of $139 for Thursday night (1/27) and reservations can be made through December 27th.

To book online, click HERE or you can call 1-800-228-9290 and mention the NC TECH event.

Who Attends?

Outlook for Tech attracts a diverse audience that includes hundreds of business and tech leaders from across the state. Companies, organizations and institutions of all sizes, stages and industries are represented.  You will meet a wide variety of executives: C-level, VPs, Directors – of Marketing, Technology, Innovation, Security, Operations & Finance, and more. 

Keynote Speakers

Predictions 2022: This Is The Year For Tech Leaders To Be Bold


Sharyn Leaver
SVP, Research | Forrester

Industry Trends Outlook: The State of Cyber Resilience

Mike Monday
North America Banking Security Lead | Accenture

State of the Industry Report (STIR)


Ted Abernathy
Managing Partner | Economic Leadership

Cybersecurity: It's all about the (Us)er

Sponsored by Tego Data


Devon Arendosh
Chief Information Security Officer
Brighthouse Financial


Donna Hart
Chief Information Security Officer
Ally Financial


Chuck Kesler
Chief Information Security Officer


R. Greg Manson
VP of Security, Audit and Compliance



Thursday, January 27

5:30 – 7:00 PM | Pre-Event Shindig

Friday, January 28

8:30 AM | Registration + Tech Expo

9:00 – 9:45 AM | Board of Advisors Breakfast (Invitation Only)

10:00 – 11:00 AM | Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Cyber Security: It's all about the (Us)er
  • The Future of Remote Work: What Does This Look Like?

11:15 AM | Transition to Lunch

11:45 AM | Welcome + NC TECH Business Meeting

12:20 PM | NC TECH Year in Review / Preview of New Year

Friday, January 28 (Continued)

12:40 PM | Predictions Outlook

This Is The Year For Tech Leaders To Be Bold 
Sharyn Leaver, Senior Vice President - Research, Forrester

12:55 PM | Industry Trends Outlook

The State of Cyber Resilience
Mike Monday, North American Banking Security Lead, Accenture

1:20 PM | Employment Outlook 

Growing The Tech Talent Pipeline Versus Feeding It
UNC Charlotte

1:40 PM | State of the Tech Industry Briefing 

How Does NC’s Tech Sector Stack Up?
Ted Abernathy, Executive Director, Economic Leadership LLC

2:00 PM | Conference Adjourns



Members: $200
Non-Members: $400
Virtual: $75

Reserved Table of 6

Members: $1,200
Non-Members: $2,400



Interested in sponsoring? Click below to view the Outlook for Tech Sponsor menu and email Tracy Sternberg to learn more.

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