The lineup of speakers and panel discussions for next week’s “Forum 2003: Emerging Intelligence” is set, offering attendees a wide variety of topics and access to a host of technology leaders.

The forum, sponsored by the North Carolina Electronics and Information Technology Association, will be March 24 at the Holiday Inn in RTP and March 25 at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill.

Speakers include:

  • Richard Moore, Treasurer for the State of North Carolina
  • Nicholas Donofrio, IBM’s Senior VP, Technology and Manufacturing
  • Dennis Flynn, Founder/CEO, The Sonar Group
  • Cindy Froggatt, Principal, Froggatt Consulting, author of Work Naked: Eight Essential Principles for Peak Performance in the Virtual Workplace and Principal of Froggatt Consulting
  • Jens Olivarius, Senior Marketing Director, Worldwide Marketing, SAS
  • Bill Weiss, Chairman & CEO, The Promar Group
  • Eric Schurenberg, Deputy Managing Editor, Business 2.0
  • Harvey Braswell, Group President of Government Services, ACS
  • Bill Glynn, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Pearl Street Advisors
  • Eric Greenberg, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Acumen Sciences
  • Paul Johnson, Senior VP, Compuware
  • Steve Vanderwoude, CEO, Madison River Communications
  • Daniel Sharp, President & CEO, Royal Institution World Science Assembly
  • Caroline Rockafellow, Attorney at Law, Daniels Daniels & Verdonik, P.A.
  • Kevin Flynn, Attorney at Law, Daniels Daniels & Verdonik, P.A.
  • Larry Robbins, Attorney at Law, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP
  • Mark Beasley, Associate Professor, Department of Accounting, NCSU
  • John Wilbur, Resident Special Agent, Counter-Terrorism, US Dept. of Homeland Security
  • Donna Rhode, Director, Homeland Security Support, Cisco Systems
  • Mohamad Afshar, 9i Application Server Product Management, Server Technologies, Oracle

Also, two emerging companies — StrikeIron and MercuryGate — will make presentations as part of NCEITA’S new “NC MarketSmart” program.

Another panel discussion, titled “Postcard to the State: Creating Jobs and Building the NC Innovation Agenda,” will address various ways in which North Carolina can improve its high-tech industry climate.