The North Carolina Chamber and the North Carolina Bankers Association will present the 15th Annual Economic Forecast Forum January 4, a gathering of some of the state’s most powerful and influential leaders to discuss the economic forecast for the year ahead.

Vince Delie, President and CEO, F.N.B, and Lynn Good, Duke Energy chair, CEO and president will give keynote addresses.

Sessions include “More than a buzzword, how IoT is transforming business, with Trey Rabon, director of external and legislative affairs, AT&T; Eric Libow, CTO, IBM Watson Internet of Things Lab Services and Support; Michael Pakerson, senior vice president and CSO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina; and Tim Boyum, anchor, Capital Tonight, Time Warner Ca

The Economic Forecast Panel Discussion at 1 p.m. includes:

Dr. Harry M. Davis, Economist, North Carolina Bankers Association and Professor of Finance, Appalachian State University; Dr. Michael Walden, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University; Mark Vitner, Managing Director and Senior Economist, Wells Fargo; Dr. John Connaughton, Barings Professor of Financial Economics, UNC-Charlotte; and Tim Boyum, Anchor, Capital Tonight, Time Warner Cable News (Moderator).

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