More than 50 speakers (and counting). More topics, more information, more networking!
You don’t want to miss the Summit on IT on Wednesday, March 18th!
Information technology (IT) is driving innovation and impacting job creation and growth across all sectors of our economy. Join IT-oLogy, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, SCRA and South Carolina Department of Commerce for a day-long summit to be held Wed. March 18 at IT-oLogy that will address issues and opportunities facing South Carolina in the IT arena.
Among the topics to be discussed:
• Is South Carolina competitive on a national and regional level?
• What incentives and innovations are being implemented here and elsewhere and what best practices should we pursue?
• How does IT impact economic development?
• How does IT impact workforce development?
• What are we doing to stay competitive with an educated workforce?
• What role does public policy play in making us a progressive and more IT/business friendly state?
7:30 am: Registration and Coffee – Lobby
7:30 am – 8:30 am: WISE Breakfast - Forums
Keynote: Lola Jordan, President, Companion Data Services
8:45 am – 9:00 am: Greetings and Remarks - Theater
Steve Benjamin, Mayor, City of Columbia
Ted Pitts, President, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
Lonnie Emard, President, IT-oLogy
9:00 am – 9:45 am: The Big Picture
Keynote: Ben Miller, Economic Growth Policy Analyst, The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Washington, DC
The South Carolina State of IT Survey Lonnie Emard, Todd Lewis
9:45 am – 10:15 am: Regional Impact and Issues
Upstate Phil Yanov, Founder, Tech After Five, Founder and President, GSA Technology Council
Rock Hill Stephen Turner, Economic and Urban Development Director, City of Rock Hill
10:15 am – 10:30 am: Break
10:30 am – 11:00 am: Regional Impact and Issues
Charleston Ernest Andrade, Founder and Executive Director, Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation
Columbia Bill Kirkland, Executive Director, Office of Economic Engagement, University of South Carolina
11:05 am – 12:15 pm: Intersection of the Big Picture
Molly Spearman, South Carolina State Superintendent of Education
Bobby Hitt, Secretary, South Carolina Department of Commerce
Bill Mahoney, CEO, SCRA
Kyle Herron, Chief Operating Officer, South Carolina Division of Technology
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm: Lunch
ITC Luncheon Ben Miller, Todd Lewis, Lonnie Emard
1:15 – 2:15: The Big Issues - Panel Discussion Forums 2nd Floor
Moderator: Charlie Banks, Managing Director, Capital Angels
Hal Turner, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Turner Holdings
Matt Dunbar, Managing Director, UCAN
John Bauknight, President, Longleaf Holdings USA, LLC
Moderator: Tony Dillon, Office of Career and Technology Education
Kaye Shaw, Executive Director, MEBA
Khush Tata, VP and CIO, SC Technical College System
Valerie Sessions, Associate Professor, Computer Science, Charleston Southern University
Quinn Burke, Assistant Professor, College of Charleston
Ryan Visser, Eugene T. Moore School of Education, Clemson University
Robin Willis, Career Academies Director, Charleston Chamber of Commerce
Brad Neese, Director, Apprenticeship Carolina
Amy Scully, Program Director, Midlands Technical College
Moderator: David Harper, Director, Systems Security/Systems Security Officer, Companion Data Services
Kurt Hamm, CIO, South Carolina Department of Revenue
Adam Anderson, CEO, Palmetto Security Group
Chad Cravens, President and CEO, Open Source Systems
Les Eisner, University of South Carolina
2:15 -2:30 pm: Break
2:30 – 3:30: IT runs through it – Panel Discussions Forums 2nd Floor
Moderator: Elizabeth Burt, South Carolina Hospital Association
Nick Patel, MD, Medical Director Midlands Internal Medicine, Ambulatory Informaticist Palmetto Health
Anne Castro, VP, Chief Design Architect, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
Kathleen Herald, VP and CIO, Lexington Medical Center
Moderator: Ryan Coleman, Economic Development, City of Columbia
Tripp Riley, Architect, Studio 2LR
Joyce Vonada, CIO, EDENS
Jeff Brewer, CIO, Nexsen Pruet
Dallas Covington, AFLAC
Moderator: Jim Morris, CEO, South Carolina Council on Economic Education
Manoj Govindan, Strategic Partnership Executive, Wells Fargo and Technology Industry Partnership Development
Jason Starnes, Executive Vice President, CIO, Southern First Bank
Ross Bagley, CIO, South State Bank
Mark Terry, CIO, The Palmetto Bank
Moderator: Bill Mahoney, CEO, SCRA
Amy Love, Director of Innovation, South Carolina Department of Commerce
Nate DaPore, Founder, President and CEO, PeopleMatter
Kevin Eichelberger, Founder and CEO, Blue Acorn
Austen Hayes, Co-founder and CEO, Recovr, Inc.
Ben Chan, CIO, SONOCO
Paul Davis, Boeing
Moderator: Randy Senn, CIO, SCANA
Jane Brown, IT Business Planning and Customer Relationship Management ,Duke Energy
Ed Bodie, CIO, Santee Cooper
3:30 – 3:45: Reports and wrap up
4:00: Tech after Five