Featured Speakers include Governor Pat McCrory and Gartner
Executive Michael Smith
RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The technology.org&esheet=50781004&newsitemid=20140110005399&lan=en-US&anchor=North+Carolina+Technology+Association+%28NCTA%29&index=1&md5=b17eb8f50ba1ad2620920501793273a3" rel="nofollow">North
Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), the industry association
representing the state’s tech sector, announces Outlook
for IT. This annual meeting and tech expo is taking place on
January 31, 2014 at the Hilton Charlotte Center City. Over 200 leaders
are already registered to attend, and climbing.
This luncheon event will feature a keynote presentation from Michael
Smith, Research VP with Gartner,
the world’s leading information technology research and advisory firm.
Smith’s briefing will forecast technology trends that will impact IT
spending in companies and organizations. Also featured will be North
Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, who will highlight how the tech sector
fits into the state’s economic development strategy.
Outlook for IT will convene hundreds of professionals, including
NCTA’s Board of Directors, executives from member companies, and the
tech community. This luncheon is open to all those interested in
technology’s impact on business.
This is the fifth year that Michael Smith has been the keynote presenter
at Outlook for IT. With fourteen years of experience at Gartner
and 38 years in the IT industry, Smith brings a wealth of knowledge to
the table. His current focus is on the value of IT, taking a close look
into the development of business performance frameworks and
methodologies to help organizations evaluate IT-enabled business
initiatives. Smith’s presentation, “Outlook for IT:2014 and
Beyond”, will look back at 2013 IT spending and forecast where
companies will allocate budgets for technology in the upcoming year. He
will also highlight top CEO/CIO priorities and the trends that are
leading businesses into a digital economy.
“This Outlook for IT event has become an important annual gathering of
leaders from across the state and across sectors who want to know how
technology will affect their business in the coming year,” said Brooks
Raiford, NCTA’s president and CEO. “We are excited to kick-off the year
with compelling content that is relevant to all organizations.”
The title sponsor for Outlook for IT is Time Warner Cable
Business Class. Other sponsors include Google, Presidio, EMC, Windstream
Hosted Solutions, iContact, CCCi, Rally SW, Beacon Technologies,
Business Wire, CommScope, Telovations, Corning Cable, and Global
Early bird registration deadline is Thursday, January 16. Companies that
join NCTA before January 31 will receive two complimentary tickets for
the event. To learn more about membership, register for the event or
inquire about sponsorship opportunities, visit www.OutlookforIT.com
or contact NCTA at 919.856.0393.
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. Representing nearly
700 member companies, 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 technology.org&esheet=50781004&newsitemid=20140110005399&lan=en-US&anchor=www.nctechnology.org&index=5&md5=929b19a12fe3433d13890e7df962d882" rel="nofollow">www.nctechnology.org.
North Carolina Technology Association
Marc Montoro, 919-890-0773