Andrew Filipowski, chairman and CEO of SilkRoad Equity, will be the keynote speaker at the annual InfoTech conference.

Filipowski, who is known as Flip, has founded several firms over his career. SilkRoad Equity is an investment firm focused on emerging technologies for web applications. He also was named as one of the 100 most influential people in information technology by Upside magazine in 2000.

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s 14th annual show will be Oct. 8 at the Sheraton Imperial in RTP.

The CED also added six new companies to the tech firm lineup, including two units from IBM. The new participants are:

  • End II End Communications, Inc. (Charlotte, NC –

  • IBM — Extreme Blue Program (RTP, NC —

  • IBM — Corporate Strategic Design (RTP, NC —

  • Inlet Technologies (Cary, NC –

  • Institute for Innovations (Carolina Beach, NC –

  • Polyview Technologies Inc. (Apex, NC)

  • Red Hat, Inc. (Raleigh, NC –
  • For the complete list of participants, see: