Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Past Events


Programs and Speakers (Links to details and presentations)

March 2014

IT’s Role in Evolution of Healthcare

  • Jason Burke - Senior Advisor & Faculty at UNC Health Care and School of Medicine
  • Tracy Doaks - Strategic IT Director at Duke University Health System
  • Dave Kirby – Owner, Kirby Information Management Consulting LLC

January 2014

Shadow IT

  • Sandy Thompson, Sr. Director, IT Large Scale Services Architecture, Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Bryce Gartner, Founder & CEO, icimo
  • Brian Buchanan, Director, Information Services, Burt’s Bees

December 2013

Holiday Party

November 2013

Intellectual Property - Open Source & Patent Issues

  • Randy Whitmeyer, Whitmeyer Tuffin PLLC
  • John P. McNeill, Law Office of John P. McNeill, P.C.

October 2013

CXO Perspective on IT

  • Madhu Beriwal, President & CEO, IEM
  • James Young, Founder & CEO, Terraine
  • Lars von Kantzow, President & CEO, Nomacorc
  • Ben Cooke, Vice President of Operations, Fleet Feet

September 2013

Big Data

  • John Poonnen, Quintiles, Director of Product Engineering and Delivery, Infosario Global Data Services (Data Factory)
  • Craig Hill, RTI International, Senior Vice President, Survey, Statistics, and Computing Sciences Unit

August 2013

Gaming: Training, Entertainment, and Business

  • Phaedra Boinodiris - IBM, Global Games Program Manager
  • Randy Brown, Applied Research Associates, Director, Virtual Heroes Division
  • Chris Mielke, Epic Games, Program Manager
  • Troy Knight, Building25, Managing Director

July 2013

Top 10 Issues for State CIOs

  • Bob Brinson, CIO, Public Safety
  • Dave Ulmer, CIO, Transportation
  • Keith Werner, CIO, Environment & Natural Resources
  • Jerry Fralick, Chief Security Officer, Think Business Group at Lenovo

June 2013

Information Security

  • Thomas Eck, Managing Consultant, Forsythe Solutions Group
  • Charles Wilkerson, Senior Systems Engineer, FireEye
  • Brian Hollering, Sales Engineer, Good Technology

May 2013

Healthcare IT: Opportunities and Challenges

  • Holt Anderson, Executive Director at NCHICA
  • Corey Booker, MD, CEO of OnPulse
  • Jason Burke, Principal at Burke Advisory Group
  • John Meier, MD, Wake Internal Medicine Consultants

April 2013

Technology Entrepreneurship: Technology Startups & Serial Entrepreneurship

  • Joe Davy, CEO, BUYSTAND
  • David Gardner, Advisor/Investor, Archive Social
  • Ken Romley, CEO, Zift Solutions
  • Drew Schiller, Co-founder & CTO, Motivation Science

March 2013

To Cloud or Not to Cloud: Let the App Decide

  • Todd Aaron, Co-President, Sentinel Data Centers
  • Brian Gracely, Vice President, Solutions Marketing, Virtualstream

February 2013

BYOD - Your Device or Mine?

  • Rajeev Jaswal, Director of IT, BYOD program leader, Red Hat
  • Christiaan Buitendach, IT Dir., Quintiles
  • Nasrin Azari, President, Mobile Reach

January 2013

Strictly Social - How do you connect? - Cutting Edge Communication for the Future

  • Greg Hyer, Founder of “Linking the Triangle”, Owner of Hyer Media, marketing manager, social media evangelist
  • Paul Jones, Professor at UNC-CH School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Director of ibiblio, #noemail project champion
  • Adam Schultz, Co-Founder & CEO of Pruvop and Verified Studios, web business and marketing revolutionary
  • Anil Chawla, Founder & CEO of Archive Social, social media products innovator, Master Developer

December 2012

Holiday Party

November 2012


  • Yung Chou, Technology Evangelist, Microsoft

October 2012

Big Data

  • Dr. Manuel Aparicio IV, Co-founder and CEO, Saffron Technology
  • Wanda M. Shive, Retail Solutions Product Manager, SAS, Inc.
  • Dr. Shivnath Babu, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Duke University
  • John Lenns, AVP of Business Development and Policy Management PLM, Tekelek
  • William (Bill) C. Louv, SVP, Core Business Services, GSK

September 2012

Healthcare IT - How Innovation Helps Produce Better Patient Outcomes

  • Anthony Lombard, VP, Strategic Informatics Group, Biologics, Inc. (Moderator and Panelist)
  • Rob Heise, Analytics and Data Warehousing, Allscripts
  • Dr. Ketan Mane, Sr Research Scientist, Health Informatics and Bioscience Gp, Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI)
  • Roderick Keith Scott, PhD, CTO, NC Health Information Exchange
  • Dr. Javed Mostafa, Director, Carolina Health Informatics Program, Director, Laboratory of Applied Informatics Research

August 2012

Trends in Mobility and Cloud Computing, a Panel from the Executive Suite

  • Andrew Oliver, President and Founder, Open Software Integrators
  • Paul Denham, Mobility Applications Consultant, AT&T Advanced Enterprise Solutions
  • Sumit Deshpande, VP, Mobile & Messaging Services, BB&T
  • Bob Dieterle, Sr VP & General Manager, Smart Online
  • Angela Bailey, Director, Product Marketing Management, AT&T Hosting, Cloud and Application Services

July 2012

Crowd Sourcing: A Connected Way to Solving Business Problems

  • Christián José Marín (Moderator and Panelist), Client Director, Spigit
  • Paige Rasmussen, CEO, CD Enterprises, LLC
  • Montie Roland, Owner, Montie Design
  • Jeffrey Phillips, VP Marketing, OVO Innovation
  • Dr. Matthew Gymer, Corporate Director of Innovation, Novant Health
  • Arik Abel, Co-founder, Triangle Innovation Project and VP, Digital Services, French/West/Vaughan

June 2012

The Business Value of Emerging Technology

  • Mark Dronzek
  • Anthony Edwards, Principal, HanoverSoft
  • Lee Clark-Sellers, Innovation Officer, Ply Gem Industries
  • Scott Arnold, Principal, Arnold CxO Services, LLC

May 2012

Cyber Crime

  • Theresa Payton
  • Peter J. Ahearn, Jr, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Joan Myers
  • Thomas Hyslip, Supervisory Special Agent, Department of Defense Criminal Investigative Service
  • Tim Brown, CISSP, CPDM, Sr. Security Specialist, NC ISAAC Cyber SME

April 2012

Agile: Critical Success Factors

  • Annette Foster, Owner, L. A. Foster & Associates, LLC [Moderator and Panelist]
  • Shane O'Donnell, Vice President of Engineering, BlueStripe Software
  • Randolph Carter, UI/UX Architect, OrgBook
  • Jose Solera, Enterprise Services Manager and Agile Evangelist, Railinc
  • Leon Sabarsky, Manager, Claims Optimization Program, BCBSNC

March 2012

Business Analytics in the Real World

  • Stephen Blackwelder, Healthcare Analytics Consultant, Stephen Blackwelder PhD, LLC
  • Bradley Donovan, Strategic Information Capabilities and Services Manager, GSK
  • Arren Fisher, Senior Corporate Data Analyst, Informatics, Laboratory Corporation of America
  • (Mediator) Pritam Kumar Das, Director - Marketing & Business Development, EvoApp

February 2012

Social Media: Current and Future Trends

  • John Lane, VP, Strategy & Creative, Centerline Digital
  • Angela Connor, Vice President, Social Media, Capstrat
  • Chris Moody, Senior Marketing Manager, Red Hat
  • Kyle Scott Richardson, Director of Social Media, NC National Guard
  • Monica Sims, Head of Social Media, iContact

January 2012

Technology and the Economy for 2012

  • Brian Hamilton, CEO, Sageworks
  • Melodye Tomlin, SVP and IT Risk Manager, BB&T

December 2011

Holiday Party

November 2011

The View from the Top: COO/CEO Perspective on IT

  • Gary M. Pratt, CEO, Surgical Review Corporation
  • Rebecca Holland New, Sr VP of HR, Pantheon, Inc.
  • Robert J. Barker, Jr., President, Bob Barker Company, Inc.
  • Matt Czajkowski, CEO, NextRay, Inc.

October 2011

Team Building and Project Management

  • Glenn Willis, PMP®, Project Manager, Laboratory Information Systems, Duke University Health Systems Clinical Laboratories
  • Jim Morgan, M.A., PMP®, Team Coach, TeamTrainers Consulting

September 2011

Technology Startups

  • Joe Davy, EvoApp, CEO
  • Steve Jernigan, ReverbNation, CIO
  • Earl Galleher, Basho Technologies, Inc., Chairman
  • John D. Cowan, 6fusion, CEO

August 2011

Government IT

  • Lib Wanner, Wake County, NC, CIO/IT Director
  • Jerry Fralick, State of North Carolina, CIO
  • Tracy Doaks, NC Dept of Revenue, CIO
  • Gail Roper, City of Raleigh, NC, Chief Information and Community Relations Officer
  • Shannon Tufts, UNC School of Government, Center for Public Technology, Professor

July 2011

Enterprise Mobility

  • Rick Geary, Channel Systems, President
  • Nasrin Azari, Mobile Reach, President
  • Lee Congdon, Red Hat, CIO
  • Chuck Musciano, Martin Marietta, CIO
  • Jay Whitehurst, AT&T, Director of Enterprise Mobility Business Support and Caribbean IT

June 2011

HealthCare IT

  • Dave Kirby, Kirby Information Management Consulting LLC, Owner
  • Ben Jorgensen, Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp), IT Director - Product Management, Business Analysis and Field Support

May 2011

CIO Panel: Information Security

  • Bryan Minihan, Health Decisions, CTO
  • Matt Coats, RBC Bank, Business Architect
  • Mark Dronzek, Resources Global Professionals, Transformation Program Lead

April 2011

Smart Grid Technology / Green Tech

  • Francis Puglise, Associate Partner, Global Center of Competence for Energy and Utilities at IBM
  • Glenn Watson, Program Manager/Enterprise Architect at Progress Energy
  • Jim VanEtten, Director of Sales at Power Analytics Corporation

March 2011

Communications for Information Technology

  • Bart Queen, CEO Speak America

February 2011

Google and Cloud Computing

  • Katelyn McCarthy, Google, Enterprise Sales Leader
  • Matt Rubenstein , Cloud Sherpas, Sr Account Manager
  • Jason Silverstein, Google, Enterprise Account Manager
  • David Kreidberg, Google, Regional Manager, Enterprise Applications

January 2011


  • John O'Neill - President, Spark Plug Games
  • John Austin - Software Startup Consultant
  • Richard Kristof - Co-Founder, President and CEO, ARI
  • Troy Knight – Managing Director of Design & Gaming, Vaco

December 2010

Holiday Party

November 2010

CIO Panel "The State of Outsourcing 2010"& Q & A notes

  • Tracey Doaks, CIO NC Dept of Revenue
  • Umesh Manathkar, CIO at Cree
  • Mark Dronzek, Transformation Program Lead at Resources Global Professionals

October 2010

ISO 9001:2008 In a Nutshell

  • Kathryn Roberts, CEO The BlueWater Group, Inc.

September 2010

The World of Social Media

  • Wayne Sutton

August 2010

Microsoft Event

  • Yung Chou, Microsoft Evangelist

July 2010

Healthcare IT and ICD

  • Abhi Muthiyan, CTO Patagonia Health

Successfully Leading a Services Organization

Michael Eason

June 2010

Hot topics in Information Technology Law

  • Randy Whitmire, Hutchison Law Group

Value and Risk in Enterprise Project Communication

Mike Nelson, President Projectwell, Inc.

April 2010

Are you Agile enough?

  • Bob Galen, Director of R&D and Agile Coach iContact

March 2010

Leadership - It's About the People (Stupid)

  • Peter Asmar, Associate State Superintendent & CIO, Department of Public Instruction

The Journey to Authentic Leadership

Victor M. Font Jr., Senior IT Executive, author, and entrepreneur

February 2010

Communicating Your Real Value Professionally and Beyond!

How to Transition from a Career to a Life of Intentional Legacy!

  • Bart Queen, Remarkability Expert and CEO, Speak America

January 2010

Current Trends in Mobile Computing

  • Gregory J. Clary, PhD, CEO and Co-Founder of Mi-Co

A Look into the Future: Considerations for IT & Presentation

  • Mark Dronzek, CIO

Programs in 2009

Link to Detailed Event & Presentation

Programs and Speakers

December 2009

Installation of Officers, Holiday Party

November 2009

Economic Outlook: Ruin or Recovery

  • Mike Walden, PhD, Professor NCSU

Web 2.0

  • Shannon Tufts, PhD, Director of the Center for Public Technology in the UNC School of Government

October 2009 and presentation

Cloud Computing

  • Rick Telford, VP IBM Cloud Services, IBM

Business Intelligence as SaaS - The Benefits and Challenges of Implementing an Enterprise Scale Business Intelligence Shared Service

  • Tim Walters, Lead Consultant, Collaborative Consulting

September 2009 and presentation

Panel Discussion: What Business Leaders and Recruiters Look for In IT Candidates

  • Allison Kary - Sr Account Manager, The Select Group
  • Brad Moses - Business Development Manager, APC
  • Mark Dronzek – CIO, Family Health International
  • Mary Ammons - Technical Account Executive, UDIG
  • Maurice Hagar - CIO, HealthDecisions
  • Tommy Dalton - Business Development Manager, Vaco

August 2009 and presentation

Taking Ownership of Your Career

  • Stephanie Zizzo, Career and Life Coach

Take Your Leadership Skills to Enterprise Level: Influencing the Executives

  • Victoria Kumar, Office of the State Controller, NC State Government

July 2009

Failsafe Leadership

  • Kevin Brimhall

CIO Spotlight: Tales of the Globalization of Technology

  • Mark Dronzek, CIO Family Health International

June 2009

Rapid Application Development

White Hat Hacking—Tales From the Battle Lines & Corporate Security Lessons

  • Laney Dale, Managing Partner NuOpus

May 2009

Panel Discussion: Software as a Service—A Skeptical CIO Examines SaaS

  • John McCarley, SVP BB&T
  • Mark Dronzek, CIO Family Health International
  • Mark Paxton, former CIO NCDOT
  • Sam Bayer, CEO b2b2dot0

April 2009

Selling Yourself in Today’s Economy

  • Rick Lewis, APC

Entrepreneur Spotlight

  • John Crites

March 2009

Networking for the Rest of Us

Enhanced Networking in a World of Social Media

  • Heather Hollick, Rizers

February 2009

How to Create the Scooby-doo Factor!

10 Tips to Make Your Content Stick

  • Bart Queen, CEO Speak America

January 2009

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning

IT Strategic Planning

  • Alan Tope, Proaktive Business Consultants

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