RALEIGH – Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association and author of “Ninja Future” will speak at the NC Tech Association’s Leadership Summit in Pintehurst on Aug. 8-9.

Gary will provide the morning keynote at the Leadership Summit on Friday, August 9 in Pinehurst where he will talk about his new book Ninja Future: Secrets to Success in the New World of Innovation, exploring the evolving technological landscape, breakthroughs underway now and those we can only imagine. New innovations such as self-driving vehicles, blockchain, 5G, the Internet of Things, and countless others that will forever change the economy as we know it. All attendees will receive a copy of the book.

Triangle headliners: 48 events + 7 startup program deadlines in July

Shapiro authored CTA’s New York Times best-sellers, Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses (Harper Collins, 2013) and The Comeback: How Innovation will Restore the American Dream (Beaufort, 2011). Through these books and television appearances, and as a columnist whose more than 800 opinion pieces have appeared in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Post, Shapiro has helped direct policymakers and business leaders on the importance of innovation in the U.S. economy. He is considered an “influencer” on LinkedIn and has more than 250,000 followers.

NC headliners: Previewing 48 conferences, workshops, panels, socials in July


An annual favorite! The Leadership Summit, hosted by the NC TECH Board of Directors and Advisors, gathers executives from across North Carolina at the Pinehurst Resort for an opportunity to hear from influential leaders on various topics from talent and leadership to the economy. The agenda includes keynote presentations, interactive panel discussions and plenty of time for networking.

This summer, we will explore how to transition from traditional leadership models to an environment that allows for greater openness to ideas and innovations.

Visit the Leadership Summit event page to view agenda, marketing opportunities and register to attend.

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