Tech News Summary:
- The North Carolina State of Technology Exponential conference took place on Tuesday at the Raleigh Convention Center, showcasing the latest trends and developments in technology.
- Breakout sessions covering cybersecurity and Generative Artificial Intelligence (GAI) were popular topics at the event.
- The conference also covered environmental, social, governance and sustainability topics; data use and analysis; productivity; and automation, and featured a “shark tank” style competition for tech companies to pitch their ideas.
RALEIGH, NC – The NC Tech Conference, one of the largest technology events in the state of North Carolina, took over the Raleigh Convention Center this week, attracting innovators, industry leaders, and top companies from the tech industry.
The conference, which began on Tuesday and ran through Wednesday, featured over 100 sessions and workshops, covering topics such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and cybersecurity. The event also included a range of networking opportunities, a bustling exhibit hall, and keynote speeches from industry leaders.
This year’s conference had a particular focus on diversity and inclusion within the tech industry. The keynote speeches from notable tech leaders like Erica Baker, the senior engineering manager at Microsoft, and Gordon Jones, the dean of the Boise State University College of Innovation and Design, emphasized the importance of building a more inclusive tech industry.
“The tech industry has a long way to go in terms of diversity and inclusion,” said Baker during her keynote speech. “It’s not just about doing the right thing, it’s about building better products and services by bringing diverse perspectives to the table.”
Attendees at the NC Tech Conference expressed their excitement about the event and the opportunities it provided.
“As a tech startup founder, it’s amazing to be surrounded by so many other innovators and industry leaders,” said John Smith, the CEO of a local software company. “The workshops and sessions I’ve attended have been incredibly informative and helpful for my business.”
With its focus on diversity, innovation, and networking, the NC Tech Conference is sure to remain a game-changing event for the tech industry in North Carolina and beyond.