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2021 State of Tech Agenda

The 2021 State of Technology conference will explore the intersection of the customer, employee, and user experiences, otherwise known as the Total Experience (TX). Enabled by hybrid cloud, artificial intelligence, data, automation, IoT and edge computing, and more, the Total Experience gives organizations a competitive advantage, especially in response to circumstances such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

The virtual summit, scheduled for the mornings of May 12 + 13, is NC TECH's flagship annual tech conference with engaging keynotes, interactive panel discussions, fast paced startup pitch competition and a virtual Exhibit Showcase.

View the detailed agenda to date below. More details coming soon.

Wednesday, May 12

9:00 AM

Welcome + Opening Keynote 
Phil Gilbert, Head of Design - IBM
"Experience is Everything is a Prototype"
Lessons Learned from the World's Largest Design Transformation

9:45 AM

Startup Showcase I
Acta Solutions | Atando Technologies | Blue Recruit

10:05 AM

TECH Talk | The TX Banking Experience
Chris Cox, Chief Operating Officer - Apiture

10:20 AM

Break + Tech Expo

10:45 AM

Concurrent Breakout Panel Discussions I

  • The Customer Experience: What Does Success Look Like To Your Consumers
  • The Intersection of D,E+I and the Employee Experience
  • TX for Small + Mid-Size Companies:  Riding the TX Wave

11:45 AM

TECH Talk | The TX Healthcare Experience
Scott Scarola, VP – Decentralized Solutions Group - Syneos Health

12:00 PM

Day One Wrap-Up

Thursday, May 13

9:00 AM

Welcome + Morning Keynote | The TX Citizen Experience
Jon Minshew, Chief Customer Officer, NC DIT
Jamie Wood, Business Relationship Management Director, NC DIT

9:35 AM

Startup Showcase II
Lapetus Solutions | | MuukTest

9:55 AM

TECH Talk | TX For Good
Karl Rectanus, CEO - Learn Platform

10:10 AM

Break + Tech Expo

10:30 AM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions II

  • Artificial Intelligence + Machine Learning: How Does This Factor Into TX?
  • The Business Case for Why Good Design Matters
  • Garage Methodology:  New Ways of Working 

11:30 AM

Closing Keynote: North Carolina Disruptors
Credit Karma – Andy Jenkins, VP - Engineering
Spoonflower – Michael Jones, CEO

12:00 PM

Showcase Winner Announcement | Closing Remarks

12:15 PM



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