North Carolina Technology Association to hold Leadership Retreat

RALEIGH, N.C. -- On August 13 and 14, find out what  North Carolina companies are doing to lead their respective market in the future. The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) Leadership Retreat will bring together leaders from across the state at their member-only retreat to explore the state of the tech sector. The conference, which is being held at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, will feature presentations on how companies are driving innovation to stay ahead of the curve and how they attract, develop and retain the IT talent they need.

There will be two panel presentations on these topics with the following panelists:

Alex Bloom, President – WebAssign
Todd Cunningham, SVP-Talent – AvidXchange
Brook Houchens, Global IT Workforce Manager – Red Hat
Chris Laney, President & CEO – Zenergy
Laurent Longin, VP-Diversity & Talent Acquisition – Belk
Mike Schley, CEO – FM:Systems
Mort O’Sullivan, President & CEO – ARCA

In addition, the conference will feature the following keynote presentations.

Janet Cowell, State Treasurer – North Carolina’s Innovation Fund
Sim Sitkin, Founding Faculty Director, Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics – Leadership of the Future
Mark Vitner, Senior Economist with Wells Fargo Mid-year Economic Review & Forecast

“We are very excited to have such a strong line-up of business and technology leaders to share their perspective on North Carolina’s technology industry.” said Brooks Raiford, NCTA president and CEO.  “We expect great content and executive peer engagement at the Leadership Retreat.”

Sponsors for this year’s Retreat include:  EMC, Cisco, Cherry Bekaert, Sentinel Data Centers, Wells Fargo, Time Warner Cable Business Class, Resolvit, iContact, Alston & Bird, Resolvit, Nexsen Pruet, First Citizens Bank, Amazon Web Services, Vacoand Beacon Technologies.

For more information on registration and sponsorship options, please visit, or contact Marc Montoro at or 919-890-0773.

About NCTA
The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is a not-for-profit, membership-driven trade association and the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina.  NCTA is the intersection of leadership and technology, fueling the growth of North Carolina through Executive Engagement, Public Affairs, and a Knowledge Workforce.  For more information, visit our website at

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