NEW Hosting Silicon Valley Tech Exec July 14

WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Jim Roberts, Wilmington's favorite innovation advocate and founder of Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington (NEW), is organizing another unique get-together to share information and insights with the area's local technology start-up community. Silicon Valley tech exec Tom Fisher, Chief Information Officer of Cloud Services for Oracle Software, will be speaking at the Blockade Runner Resort July 14.

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This 'Oceanside Chat" will be led by Laura Baverman of, a Durham-based tech newsletter and news website. She has written extensively about the Wilmington tech startup scene and was the moderator for the Riverside Chat with Hugh Forrest of SxSW Interactive at the inaugural Coastal Connect in September 2014 at Coastline Convention Center in Wilmington.

NEW is partnering with the North Carolina Technology Association for this event in addition to annual sponsors.

Fisher is a UNC Charlotte graduate who has been CIO of Oracle, eBay, Qualcomm, Success Factors and Gateway Computers. He is a very active investor as a member of WALE and other venture capital funds in California.

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