April 10, 2018
Growing the IT Community in Southeast North Carolina

About WITX



Topic: Future of technology and technology workers in North Carolina

Eric Boyette

Eric Boyette

Eric Boyette serves as Secretary and State Chief Information Officer for the North Carolina Department of Information Technology. He was appointed to this position in April 2017 and currently leads statewide IT planning and operations.


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Learning eXchanges

Seven different workshops / panels / presentations to increase your IT skills.
Topics include:
  • Demystifying Bitcoin and Blockchain
    Keith Markfield, 8 Leaf Clover/Greenlight Ventures
  • Evolving Your Infrastructure with Next-Gen Cloud Technology
    Sharon Santana, Nutanix
  • From Raw Data to Intelligent Data
    Ryan Doubrava and Andrew Silbereisen, Castle Branch
  • JavaScript a Fully Operational Battleship
    Adam Larson and Daniel Wuensch, nCino
  • Security and Cyber Defense
    William Wetherill, UNCW
  • Technology StartUp's - Create realistic expectations for funding at different growth stages
    Sean Alhum, tekMountain
  • Technology Startup's - Getting to know the Investor that is right for you! 
    Diane Durrance, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Over 25 exhibitors from UNCW, tekMountain, CIE and local industry.
Students, Faculty and Staff from UNCW
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Ignite Logo

What is Ignite? Ignite is a geek event in over 100 cities worldwide. At the events Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just five minutes

Presenters Include:
  • Emilyanne Aurelius, Wilmington Technology Guild
  • Jon Berry, IBM, retired and CEN Mentor
  • Eddie Dunn, UNCW
  • Lowell Gould, Smithfield Genetics
  • Kyle Gower-Winter, nCino
  • Kellie McLiverty, New Potato Technologies
  • Kalli Smith, nCino
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Special thanks to the UNCW Cameron School of Business, Information Systems and Operations Management Department and the Computer Science Department for their support. WITX is underwritten by Castle Branch/TekMountain and other sponsors.

Castle Branch
Other sponsors include:

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Tuesday, April 10 - Computer Information Systems Building, UNCW Campus

  • 2:00 p.m. - Learning eXchanges
  • 3:00 p.m. - Learning eXchanges
  • 4:00 p.m. - Keynote Presentation
  • 4:30 p.m. - Exhibits Open
  • 5:00 p.m. - Tour of leading technology research by faculty (25 minutes)
  • 5:45 p.m. - Ignite