NCTA Announces National Football League Executive to Keynote Annual State of Technology Conference

Head of Mobile for NFL and Other Speakers Announced for Conference on Preparing Your Business for the Mobile Revolution

RALEIGH, N.C.--()--The mobile revolution is upon us and the North Carolina Technology Association’s (NCTA) will convene 500+ leaders to explore how their company is adapting at the State of Technology conference. Being held on Friday, May 16 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham, this conference will feature presentations and an exhibit showcase with companies that are integrating disruptive mobile technologies to stay ahead of their competition.

NCTA announces an initial round of speakers participating including:

  • Mike Hillhouse, CIO – AGDATA
  • Umesh Manthakar, CIO – Cree
  • Marc Hoit, VC for IT/CIO – NC State
  • Lee Congdon, CIO – Red Hat
  • Chris Estes, CIO – State of NC
  • Chris Terhune, SVP – LPL Financial
  • Robert Signore, Director of Mobile Solutions – Ipreo

These panelists will engage in panel discussion topics including mobile workforce, consumerization of IT, utilizing analytics for mobile business intelligence, digital marketing, mobile security, and mobile infrastructure. In addition, Manish Jha, GM – Mobile for the National Football League will be keynoting on how the NFL is using mobility to better engage its audience. More speakers will be announced soon.

State of Technology will also showcase a number of companies that offer mobile solutions in the exhibit showcase and Startup Showcase. New this year, the Startup Showcase will feature emerging companies that are headquartered in North Carolina and that have a standout mobile technology. Selected companies will pitch to the audience for the chance to win recognition and prizes. NCTA is calling on the entrepreneurial community to apply to be considered.

“Mobility is vital to businesses across industries and we are excited to showcase both solutions providers and tech consumers, discussing how it is impacting their business.” said Brooks Raiford, NCTA president and CEO.

Early bird pricing for individual registration ends Thursday, May 1.

The title sponsor for this year’s event is IBM. Additional sponsors to date include: Cisco, Google, Truphone, Carolina Advance Digital, Peak 10, Time Warner Cable Business Class, EMC, iContact, DataChambers, Railinc, CELLWATCH, Beacon Technologies, Business North Carolina, Business Wire, Keiger Graphic Communications, V4 Production Group, Mainline and Red Hat.

For more information or to register, please visit, or contact Marc Montoro at or 919-890-0773.

About NCTA

The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is a not-for-profit, membership-driven trade association and the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina. NCTA is the intersection of leadership and technology, fueling the growth of North Carolina through Executive Engagement, Public Affairs, and a Knowledge Workforce. For more information, visit our website at


North Carolina Technology Association
Marc Montoro, 919-890-0773

Release Summary

The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) announces 1st wave of speakers for State of Technology conference, to be held May 16 in Durham, NC. The NFL's GM of Mobile to keynote the conference.


North Carolina Technology Association
Marc Montoro, 919-890-0773