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N.C. Technology Association Leadership Forum Features Variety Of Topics

Posted August 11, 2006 8:21 a.m. EDT

— Speakers and panels talking about issues ranging from security to leadership highlight the program for the

North Carolina Technology Association's Leadership Conference


The event is set for Aug. 24-25 in Pinehurst at the Pinehurst Resort.

Keynote speakers include Jay Bryson, global economist for Wachovia who will talk about the economic outlook and global opportunities, and Gerald Bell, founder of the Bell Leadership Institute, who will discuss new discoveries in leadership.

Panel discussions include:

  • Building a 21st Century Knowledge Economy with panelists that include Stuart McKee, U.S. national technology officer for Microsoft Corporation and U.S. Representative Bob Etheridge (N.C. 2nd District).
  • FBI's Contemporary Counterintelligence Strategy with John Payne Slattery, deputy assistant director, operational support, counterintelligence division with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Thomas Mahlik, section chief for domain/counterintelligence strategy section with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • Best Practices in Customer Service with panelists Dede Ramoneda, vice president and chief information officer of IT and telecommunication with Progress Energy Service Company; Gayle Lanier, vice president and general manager, Nortel Knowledge Services; Leo Colborne, vice president of customer services at EMC Corporation; Don Haile, venture partner, Fidelity Venture Fund and senior vice president and site general manager, Fidelity Investments; and Joanne Rohde, executive vice president, worldwide operations at Red Hat.