The N.C. Electronics and Information Technologies Association is holding its 10th Annual Information Technology forum, “A CEO Conversation: Insight to Innovation.”

The forum will take place March 17 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Cary.

“A CEO Conversation: Insight to Innovation” is forum for IT industry decision makers and will bring together 350-400 senior corporate executives, innovators of new technologies, business developers and industry visionaries for debate, discussion and networking opportunities.

NCEITA says it has restructured the program to be designed as a real interactive discussion — a conversation — with global business leaders.

“NCEITA has taken a new approach to connecting people and ideas at this year’s Annual Forum,” said Joan Myers, president and chief executive officer of NCEITA. “The Forum will create an environment where business leaders can interact with both nationally-renowned speakers and business leaders.”

This year’s event will feature numerous keynote speakers, including Joel Barker, president and CEO of Infinity Limited Inc.; Tony Jeary, a motivational speaker; Dan Sharp, president and CEO of the Royal Institution World Science Assembly; Chris Swecker, special FBI agent-in-charge for North Carolina; and Bill Weiss, chairman and CEO of the Promar Group.

Other invited, but not yet confirmed, speakers also include Jean Francois Heitz, chief financial officer of Microsoft; Albert Hitchcock, chief information officer at Nortel Networks; and Paul Jacobs, chief executive officer of Qualcomm.

NCEITA, based in Raleigh, is the primary voice of the IT industry in North Carolina. Its mission is to promote and strengthen 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.

“A CEO Conversation: Insight to Innovation” will begin at 8:30 AM and will end with a reception at 5:30 PM. To register or for more information, please visit the NCEITA website.