Kevin Martin, a commissioner with the Federal Communications Commission, and Bruce Mehlman, assistant secretary for technology policy at the US Department of Commerce, headline the speakers for “TopTech 2003.”

The event, set for May 14 in Charlotte, is a cooperative effort between the North Carolina Electronics and Information Technology Association and the Metrolina Entrepreneurial Council. Events will take place at the Barnhardt Student Center on the UNC Charlotte campus.

Other speakers include:

  • Turner Whitted, Sr. Researcher, Microsoft
  • Joe Freddoso, RTP Site Manager, Cisco Systems
  • Hank Kafka, Chief Architect, BellSouth
  • Kevin Drehmer, President, Digital Optics
  • Peter Perrone, Vice President, Goldman Sachs
  • Mark Wdowik, Executive Director, Office of Tech. Transfer, UNC-Charlotte
  • Chancellor John Bardo, Western Carolina University.
  • Mark McKeen, VP of Information Technology, Jefferson Pilot
  • David Jones, President, Peak 10, Inc.
  • Ann Hayes Browning, Managing Director, Banc of America Capital Investors
  • Mike Elliott, Partner, Wakefield Group
  • Norvell Miller, Managing Director, Southeast Interactive Technology Funds
  • Jerome Fuller, Center Administrator, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University
  • Kathy Harris, VP, Chief of Research, Gartner
  • Al Segars, Prof. and Chair, Information Technology and E-Commerce, Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • Rusine Mitchell-Sinclair, VP Marketing & Strategy, Global Services Americas, IBM
  • Chris William, Host, Carolina Business Review
  • Ashe Lockhart, Attorney at Law, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
  • Bruce Anderson, GM, IT Strategies & Technical Architecture, Duke Energy
  • Martin Davis, Corporate CIO, Wachovia

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