Southern Capitol Ventures has agreed to become the luncheon sponsor at A CEO Conversation, the North Carolina Technology Association’s (NCTA) annual gathering on April 21.

“We are pleased to be part of A CEO Conversation 2005,” said Ben Brooks, founding partner of Southern Capitol Ventures. “This has become a much anticipated annual event and NCTA does an excellent job securing unique and compelling thought leaders for each year’s program.”

John Chambers, the keynote speaker, will focus on three important areas for the IT industry and the knowledge workforce, including:

• Education — Focus on improving, modernizing K-12 education
• Emerging advanced technologies — Wireless, data center and IP videoconferencing
• Giving back and philanthropy — The World Economic Forum’s initiative in Jordan

Registration and agenda information is available by visiting the CEO Conversation website located at