Charlotte Chamber summits, technology

Wednesday, August 30  | 1 - 6 p.m.  |  8.2.0 Charlotte

The Charlotte Chamber’s 2017 Technology Summit held Aug. 30 at 8.2.0. at the AvidXchange Music Factory offered a unique opportunity for Charlotte’s tech community to talk about the issues that affect the sector most. Some 200 people representing a broad cross section of businesses took part in the half day event.

Panel and breakout session topics included everything from startup innovation, workforce pipeline, and machine learning. Here’s a look at some of the conversations:

Pure Potential: Fostering the People
Siobhan MacDermott, Ph.D., Senior Vice President Executive, Global Cyber Public Policy, Bank of America
Cheryl Richards, Ph.D. CEO & Regional Dean, Northeastern University Charlotte
Paul Tyma, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, LendingTree
Moderator: Tracy Libertino, Vice President of Technology and Project Management, Sherpa, LLC

Risky Business (Cyber Security) 
Mike Monday, Managing Director, PwC
Jim Guido, CTO, Stalwart Systems 

Winning the Race for Machine Learning Talent
Darrell Jones, Vice President of Business Partnerships, Tech Talent South
Phillipe Loher, Founder, Machine Learning Group
Tiffani Williams, Ph.D. Director of Computer Science Programs. Northeastern University Charlotte

The Future of the Force
Tyler Degenhardt, Managing Director, Accenture 

Agenda

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Registration Opens

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Opening Session: Pure Potential: Fostering the People

Siobhan MacDermott, Ph.D., Senior Vice President Executive, Global Cyber Public Policy, Bank of America
Cheryl Richards, Ph.D. CEO & Regional Dean, Northeastern University Charlotte
Paul Tyma, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, LendingTree
Moderator:  Tracy Libertino, Vice President of Technology and Project Management , Sherpa, LLC

1:45 – 2:30 p.m. Breakout Session 1

Topic 1 – Risky Business

Mike Monday, Managing Director, PwC
Jim Guido, CTO, Stalwart Systems

Topic 2 – Winning the Race for Machine Learning Talent

Darrell Jones, Vice President of Business Partnerships, Tech Talent South
Phillipe Loher, Founder, Machine Learning Group
Tiffani Williams, Ph.D. Director of Computer Science Programs, Northeastern University Charlotte

Topic 3 – The Future of the Force

Tyler Degenhardt, Managing Director, Accenture

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Sponsor Experience

2:45 – 3:30 p.m. Breakout Session 2

Topic 1 – Risky Business

Mike Monday, Managing Director, PwC
Jim Guido, CTO, Stalwart Systems

Topic 2 – Winning the Race for Machine Learning Talent

Darrell Jones, Vice President of Business Partnerships, Tech Talent South
Phillipe Loher, Founder, Machine Learning Group ‏
Tiffani Williams, Ph.D. Director of Computer Science Programs, Northeastern University Charlotte

Topic 3 – Connect and Protect

Neil Delacruz, Global Security Consultant, AT&T

3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Sponsor Experience

3:45 – 4:30 p.m. Closing Session: Solving for Talent: One Crunch at a Time

Aubrey Hawes, Senior Director, Financial Services Products, Oracle
George MacBain, Senior Vice President, City Executive, BB&T
Diane Morais, President, Consumer & Commercial Banking Products, Ally
Moderator: Tariq Bokhari, CEO & Co-Founder, Aggressant, Inc.

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

 

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