WRAL Local Tech Wire’s first Exchange event for 2009 is Thursday and will explore HIPAA, PCI regulations and SAS 70.

The event is scheduled for Feb. 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Bay 7 in the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham.

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The expert panel at next week’s Exchange event will be moderated by Susan Kellogg, CIO & Associate Dean of Information Technology – Kenan-Flagler Business School. Other keynote panelists include Tony Verdone, vice president of development and operations at MediClick; Don Clow, CTO at Hosted Solutions; and Harry Reynolds, vice president and information compliance officer at BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina.

The RTP event is sponsored by Hosted Solutions, InCentric Solutions, Kenan-Flagler Business School, Scale Finance, North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), and BIG Council.

Due to overwhelming response to this initial event, we have added a second date in Charlotte on Feb. 18.

Once again, the event will run 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Byron’s South End, and will feature an expert panel discussion moderated by Dan Manley, senior manager at KPMG Information Technology Advisory Services. Additional panelists include Patty Brandow, senior director of internal control compliance at Time Warner Cable; Keith Haskett, vice president of operations with ATTUS Technologies, Inc.; and Gideon Rasmussen, vice president of merchant PCI compliance at Bank of America.

The Charlotte event is sponsored by CED, Hosted Solutions, InCentric Solutions, Kenan-Flagler Business School, and NCTA.

The cost for each event is $20.