State of Tech Agenda

DAY ONE AGENDA | THURSDAY, JULY 23

Welcome + Opening Keynote Presentation | 9:00 AM


Heidi Lanford
Vice President, Enterprise Analytics + Data at Red Hat

Topic: Uncertainty Opens the Door to a More Data-Driven Future

In times of uncertainty, like the current COVID-19 pandemic, decision-makers are hungry for information that can accurately help them make decisions. Collecting and understanding data suddenly becomes a high priority, but in many circumstances the data culture and capability are underdeveloped and both take time to cultivate. Heidi Lanford, Vice President of Enterprise Data + Analytics at Red Hat, will share a vision of how to build a data culture and the data literacy essential for our professions and our world to thrive.

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Startup Showcase I | 
9:45 AM

Check out the Startup Showcase where 6 North Carolina early stage companies will pitch + demo their product/solution.  At the end of the conference, attendees will be asked to vote for the startup in which they'd most likely invest.

Views on Innovation from the Gubernatorial Candidates | 10:05 AM

Listen to the two major gubernatorial candidates share their views on the future of the tech sector. 

Governor Roy Cooper
Democratic Candidate for NC Governor

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Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest
Republican Candidate for NC Governor

Break + Tech Expo | 10:30 AM

Take a break and visit our Tech Expo.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions I | 10:50 AM    

      Choose one of the following three interactive panel discussions:

  • Conspiracy vs 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

Wrap Up Day One | 11:50 AM


DAY TWO AGENDA | FRIDAY, JULY 24 

Welcome + Opening Keynote Presentation | 9:00 AM

Kerri Patterson
Director of Technology, Clinical Decision Support
Optum

Topic: Culture Values in the Heart of Healthcare 


Startup Showcase II | 
9:35 AM

Check out the Startup Showcase where 6 North Carolina early stage companies will pitch + demo their product/solution.  At the end of the conference, attendees will be asked to vote for the startup in which they'd most likely invest.

Break + Tech Expo | 9:55 AM

Take a break and visit our Tech Expo.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions II | 10:15 AM    

      Choose one of the following three interactive panel discussions:

  • 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 

Closing Keynote Presentation | 11:15 AM

Michael Capps
CEO
Diveplane

Showcase Winner Announcement + Closing Remarks | 11:45 AM

Wrap Up Day Two | 12:00 PM


SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS TO DATE

Patrick Hill
Executive Director
A Cultivated Mindset

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Christian Screen
SVP - Data Analytics Delivery
Ai Consulting Group

Hersh Tapadia
CEO
Allstacks 

Harold Zeishner
Director, Customer Experience
APC

Christopher Schultz
Director – Data, Analytics & Automation
Aprio 

Bryce Gartner
Principal, Client Experience
Cherry Bekaert

Eric Jackson
Data + Analytics Program Manager
City of Asheville 

Sean Doherty
CTO/Partner
CrossComm

Gregg Lumsden
Consultant - Project/Program Management
Dell

Eban Scanlan
Director – Global Risk
Deutsche Bank

Kasey Hobson
Sr. Product Manager
Dude Solutions

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Ryan O’Donnell
COO
EmployUs

Melissa Nysewander
Head of Data Science - People Analytics
Fidelity Investments

Phaedra Boinodiris
IBM Academy Fellow
IBM

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Rob Delaney
COO
Infinia ML

Diana Medina
Director - E-Commerce
Inmar

Scott Moody
CEO and Co-Founder
K4Connect

Karl Rectanus
CEO
Learn Platform

Quinn O'Brien
VP - Global Marketing
Lenovo

Steve Cobb
CISO
One Source

Kavi Pandya
Data Scientist
Red Hat

Atrin Assa
Senior Product Manager – Visualization
SAS

I-Sah Hsieh
Social Innovator
SAS

Jillian Munro
CTO
Spreedly

Richard Boyd
CEO
Tanjo

Tom MacKenzie
VP - Privacy + Security Compliance
TCDI

Prem Ranganath
VP Quality, Risk & Sustainability
Trilliant Networks

Ryan Schwiebert
CIO
Wake Technical Community College

Kurt Merriweather
VP of Strategy + Transformation
Walk West

Lynn Percival
Partner, Data Privacy + Security Practice
Wyrick Robbins

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