The state of North Carolina’s technology industry is up for discussion when technology leaders converge for a high-profile lunch Thursday.

The North Carolina Electronics and Information Technologies Association (NCEITA) and Womble Carlyle will host one of seven “State of Technology Regional Briefings” at 11:30 AM at the Hilton Charlotte & Towers.

The luncheon will feature some of the state’s Information Technologies industry leaders, discussing key issues affecting the technology industry, NCEITA says. Speakers will include former Governor James B. Hunt, Jr.; Dusty Brighton, Southeast district government affairs manager for Microsoft; and Tony Zeiss, president of Central Piedmont Community College.

Cost to attend the Charlotte State of Technology briefing luncheon is $40 for NCEITA members and $50 for non-members. For more information, or to register, please contact Martin Morgan, director of programs and special events, at (919) 856-0393 or

NCEITA is a not-for-profit membership-driven organization. NCEITA bills itself as “the primary voice of the Information Technologies industry in North Carolina,” dedicated to promoting and strengthening the electronics, telecommunications, software, Internet and related service industries through increased public awareness, and to provide a forum to learn, educate, communicate, promote, network and implement actions.