The North Carolina Electronics and Information Technologies Association (NCEITA) is bringing together top security professionals to discuss critical issues in their field at the “Banking on the Future of Technology: From Adversity to Opportunity” conference May 21-22 in Charlotte.

Hosted in partnership with InformationWeek and Network Computing, the conference will take place on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Steve Lucas, a founding member of the International Computer Security Institute, will offer the keynote remarks for the security segment of the conference. Following Lucas’ remarks, security experts will participate in a panel discussion.

Panelists include Neil Edwards, vice president for corporate development at VeriSign; Bill Chu, chairman of the department of software and information systems at UNCC; Doris Gardner, special agent with the FBI, and Terry Morris, chief technology officer for Peak 10.

The Security keynote and panel will be on Wednesday, May 22 at 12:55 PM at the Barnhardt Student Center on the UNCC campus.

Other conference speakers confirmed to date include Alfred Berkley, vice chairman of NASDAQ; Bill Smith, CTO of BellSouth; Lori Collins, senior vice president of; Bill Scales, vice president and CTO of the Principal Technology Group; Peer Pederson, chief executive officer of Pearl Street Ventures; Andre Boisvert, chairman of Sagent Technologies; Paul McKinnis, managing director of global telecom for Korn Ferry, and Jack Waters, CTO of Level 3 Communications.