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The NC TECH Pulse series was launched to include polls, webinars and research focusing on current events. The COVID-19 pandemic has made virtual information sharing a necessity and NC TECH is responding with this valuable resource to keep our members informed, and to provide access to speakers and research that assists in navigating the current environment and beyond.

NC TECH Pulse series resources

    • NC TECH Leadership Polls
    • Executive Conversations (webinars/podcasts with thought leaders)
    • Current event white papers + research sources

Leadership Polls

New in 2022, NC TECH will poll roughly 300 leaders in the state's tech sector during the first month of each quarter (comprised of the NC TECH Board of Directors, Board of Advisors, Tech CEOs, and site leaders of major non-headquartered tech hubs). A live web briefing on the results will be held shortly after each poll is conducted. Polls will be archived on the NC TECH Pulse page.

These polls seek to capture business sentiment from leaders in the tech community regarding business environment, hiring trends, future of work, and more.

This polling is made possible through the support of Stearns Financial.  Dennis Stearns, the firm's founder, will join NC TECH CEO Brooks Raiford during these live briefings to discuss the results and trends.

2022 Leadership Poll Series

Q2 Leadership Poll

The poll was conducted in mid-April and results were released during a webinar on April 29th.

View the recording of the webinar or click below for the slides of the Q2 poll results.

poll results

Q1 Leadership Poll

The poll was conducted in mid-January and results were released during a webinar on January 31st.

View the recording of the webinar or click below for the slides of the Q1 poll results.

poll results

2021 Leadership Poll Results


NC TECH polled leaders in North Carolina’s tech sector to get their insights and predictions on return-to-office and business trends as the effects of COVID-19 recede.  The poll was conducted in the first week of June 2021.


Poll Methodology:
 NC TECH poll participants are made up of the Association’s Board of Directors, its Board of Advisors, and select CEOs and top state executives of non-headquartered companies with large tech sites in North Carolina.


Webinars + Podcasts

Visit the NC TECH YouTube channel to view all of our recorded content, including past webinars and podcasts.



NC STIR Report

For more on the impact of the tech sector on North Carolina’s economy generally, and how the state compares to other states in strength of the sector, visit to view the 2021 North Carolina State of Technology Industry Report.  This annual report is commissioned by NC TECH and released in January of each year.

The 2022 version of the report will be released at the Outlook for Tech event in Charlotte on March 4. Learn more here.



NC TECH Sponsorship

If you are interested in NC TECH sponsorship opportunities, contact Tracy Sternberg.


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