In April 2020, 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



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


Executive Conversation with Rep. Jason Saine

Representative Jason Saine
Senior Chair, House Appropriations Committee
Co-Chair, Joint Legislative Committee on Information Technology
Co-Chair, House Select Committee on COVID-19 Economy Working Group

NC TECH hosts occasional conversations with various leaders who share their insights on a wide range of issues in a casual, interview-style discussion. Representative Jason Saine joined us to discuss "How NC Government is Responding to COVID-19."  Matters discussed ranged from the economic impact of COVID-19 on state finances, the economy, the use of technology in serving citizens, and more.


Driving Engagement + Community in the New World of Virtual Work

Addie Swartz

Learn how companies are building community, belonging and support for women in a virtual way as we all learn to navigate a 100% work from home environment and a whole new set of norms.

With social distancing and remote work suddenly the norm for all of us, it's more critical than ever to invest in building and supporting our employees, especially women early in their careers. In this webinar we will address how you can drive engagement, a sense of belonging, community and connection amongst your early career women in today’s more complex virtual work world. Turn insights into action and join us for our informational webinar.


COVID 19 Economic Update Webinar


Dr. Michael Walden
William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor
NC State Poole College of Management

Top NC economist, Dr. Michael Walden, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor at the NC State Poole College of Management, spoke on the current and potential economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The meeting was sponsored by NC TECH member Stearns Financial Group.


CBC Local Business Virtual Conference Series

Brooks Raiford
President + CEO

Capitol Broadcasting Company and WRAL created the "Here to Help" series of weekly webinars inviting local businesses to participate. NC TECH President + CEO participated in the April 9 webinar along with several others. 

PANELISTS: Brooks Raiford, president and CEO of N.C. Technology Association; Jeff Wood, creative director for WRAL Digital Solutions; Joe Battle, VP of business services at Carolina Small Business Development Fund; Tonya Snider, CEO of Ten Biz; Steve Spragens, major accounts executive for StoredTech


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.



NC TECH Sponsorship

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


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