Events focusing on risk management and emerging technology trends highlight the North Carolina Technology Association’s calendar in coming weeks. Plus, its annual meeting is set for Feb. 1 in Charlotte.

The calendar:


  • Nov. 13: NCTA Workshop: How Tech Companies Can Use Risk Management to Increase Their Bottom Line

7:30 – 8:30 am • Packard Place (Charlotte)

Join NCTA Affinity Partner, JJ Wade & Associates, for breakfast and a seminar to learn the secrets behind insurance pricing and how you can use these tactics on your next insurance renewal to improve coverage options and costs. This session is free to attend, but registration is limited and required.

  • Nov. 29: Government Vendor Network Meeting

3:00 – 4:30 pm • Alphanumeric Systems (Raleigh)

Jonathan Womer, State CIO and the newly appointed ITS Procurement Officer (Tentative) will discuss proposed changes to the IT procurement process. All NCTA Interest Networks are open to NCTA members only. This session is free to attend, but registration is required.

  • Nov. 30: NCTA 101

9:00 – 10:00 am (Webinar)

This interactive briefing gives both current and prospective Members an overview of NCTA’s programs, resources and events along with helpful hints on how to navigate the web site and take advantage of all NCTA membership has to offer.

  • Dec. 6: Emerging Tech & Trends

Building Your Company’s Brand Through Technology

8:30 – 11:00 am • Research Triangle Park HQ (RTP)

Companies are now leveraging e-commerce, mobile apps and social media to connect with their customers and collect valuable data to tailor custom products or offers. This panel will explore effective digital strategies to build a company’s brand.

  • Feb. 1, 2013: Outlook for IT 2013: NCTA’s Annual Meeting & Tech Expo

10:30 am – 2:30 pm • Hilton Center City (Charlotte)

This luncheon is a gathering of NCTA’s Board of Directors and member companies, along with other industry leaders to celebrate the accomplishments of the previous year and set the expectations for the year ahead. Featured keynote from Michael Smith, VP of