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NC TECH announces details for their 2024 State of Tech Conference.

May 15, 2024 08:08PM ● By WNC Business
RALEIGH – Organizers of North Carolina’s annual statewide tech conference, State of Tech EXPONENTIAL, have announced that the event will be held Thursday, May 23. The event, hosted by the North Carolina Technology Association with presenting sponsor IBM, will provide a sneak peek at technology innovations and human capital trends that will influence the state's businesses and communities.

The agenda for NC TECH's annual flagship tech conference will include engaging keynotes, interactive panel discussions, a 'shark tank' format startup pitch competition, and a Tech Expo. This year's event will explore Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, and Cybersecurity.

Below lists a portion of the agenda including speakers, panel topics, and Startup Showcase participants. View the full agenda here.

Speakers Include:
SME Presentation
  • Leveraging AI in Your App Landscape with Josh Enderline, Senior Account Executive and Joao Moreira, IT Specialist, both with Noesis.
The conference will include six executive breakout sessions on various related topics:
  • Cybersecurity: What's Next On The Horizon
  • AI: Promises + Perils
  • Cloud: Promises + Perils
  • Cloud: Fin Ops + Cost Optimization
  • AI: Code Generation
  • Cyber: Building + Attracting A Knowledgeable Cyber Workforce
The Startup Showcase highlights five NC-headquartered tech startups with potential for growth and impact. They will compete in short “pitches” to the attendees, who will then vote on a winner to receive a prize package. Selected startups include:
The conference presenting sponsor is IBM. Additional sponsors to date include: 
Accenture, AHEAD, AVEX, Beacon Technologies, Brooks Pierce, Callibrity, Cisco, Crush Bank, Deutsche Bank, First Citizens Bank, Flexential, Insight Global, Intelligent Visibility, Kubrick, LeanIX, Lenovo, MetLife, NC Department of Health and Human Services, Noesis, Racepoint Global, Railinc, SAS, Smith Anderson, SoftPro, Technical Source, Tierpoint, Town of Cary, UBS, Wireside Communications, Worksmart, Wyrick Robbins.

More sponsorships are available, view sponsor menu here.
For information about the event including sponsorship options, contact Tracy Sternberg at [email protected] or 919-856-0393.

NC TECH is a not-for-profit, membership-driven trade association and the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina. NC TECH’s mission is to foster growth and champion innovation in North Carolina’s tech sector, while providing a voice for the tech community. NC TECH’s membership includes 700+ member companies, organizations and institutions employing more than 200,000 workers in North Carolina. For more information, visit
Source: NC TECH