RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. … The Council for Entrepreneurial Development has selected the first 10 companies chosen to show off their cutting-edge technologies at CED’s InfoTech 2002 conference.

The 10 companies that have been selected include Alphanumeric Systems, CipherOptics, IIPSys and TogetherSoft, all of Raleigh; BrontoMail and SiliconMöbius, both of Durham; DeltaSphere of Chapel Hill; Guardianet of Greensboro; LVL7 Systems and Pinpoint Networks, both of Cary.

The 12th annual conference will be held on Oct. 29-30 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham. Presented by CED in partnership with The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE) Carolinas and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, the conference will spotlight some of the most innovative technology developments pioneered by companies in the state.

Final selection begins next week to choose 10 to 15 more companies to demo, which will bring the number to 20 to 25 North Carolina companies. In addition, technologies from the local major universities will be demonstrated. The InfoTech 2002 Selection Committee is chaired by Kevin Flynn of the Daniels & Daniels law firm and Mike Preston of Southeast Interactive Technologies Fund.

“The first round of selected companies have technologies that address a rich variety of market opportunities, such as security, network management, wireless applications, enterprise applications, imaging,” Dan Allred, CED’s vice president of strategic programs and an InfoTech Selection Committee member. “Every one of these companies has a management team that is executing like mad in a very tough environment. Some are very experienced teams and at least one team is straight out of college.”

InfoTech 2002: www.cednc.org/infotech/2002