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About the Forum

Attendees across the region have come to expect a dynamic agenda with relevant, up-to-the-minute topics and exciting speakers who will share their wealth of knowledge and experience, helping you gain practical insights into your business challenges. The Raleigh CIO Forum includes powerful keynotes, informative breakouts, discussions with subject-matter experts, and cutting-edge solution providers.

32 Advisors

Our advisory council members offer valuable feedback to improve our event each year.

2 Sponsors

Premier would like to extend a special thank you to the 2019 sponsors of this event.


These organizations have appointed one or more senior level executives to attend the Raleigh CIO Forum.


Speakers are hand-selected by our Advisory Council for their expertise and ability to translate big ideas into stunning presentations.

  •  Joel Beasley

    Joel Beasley

    Author & Host, ModernCTO

    President, Beasley Foundation

  •  Christine Miles

    Christine Miles

    EQuipt, LLC

    Founder & CEO

  •  Teena Piccione

    Teena Piccione

    RTI International

    Global CIO & EVP

  •  Dan Roberts

    Dan Roberts

    Ouellette & Associates


The StateView Hotel, Autograph Collection


2451 Alumni Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 743-0055

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reservation rates good until 11/14/2019

Standard King Rate $170

Advisory Council

  •  Jim  Baxley

    Jim Baxley

    nCino, Inc.

    SVP Enterprise Banking

  •  Bob Brinson

    Bob Brinson

    NC Department of Public Safety


  • Maj. Nick Brooks

    Maj. Nick Brooks

    US Army JFK Special Warfare Center & School


  •  Gray Cassell

    Gray Cassell

    Town of Kernersville

    Director of Information Systems

  •  Steve Crawford

    Steve Crawford

    Amarr - Entrematic, Inc.

    CIO & VP IT

  •  Karen Davis

    Karen Davis

    RTI’s Research Computing Division (RCD)

    VP & Business Group CIO

  •  Hemant Desai

    Hemant Desai

    Guilford County


  •  Tracy Doaks

    Tracy Doaks

    State of North Carolina

    Chief Deputy State CIO & Chief Services Officer

  •  Barbara Duck

    Barbara Duck

    BB&T, Inc.

    EVP & CIO

  •  Raju Gadiraju

    Raju Gadiraju

    NC Department of Commerce, Division of Employment Security


  •  Trish Halley

    Trish Halley

    SAS Institute

    VP, Global IT Service Delivery and Support

  •  Paul Hetzel

    Paul Hetzel

    Carolina Donor Services

    Director of Information Systems

  •  John Hoffler

    John Hoffler

    BB&T, Inc.

    IT Distributed Systems Engineering Manager

  •  Mike Jensen

    Mike Jensen

    Dova Pharmaceuticals

    Executive Director IT

  •  Leah Kraus

    Leah Kraus

    North Carolina Central University


  •  Stephan LeMoine Jr.

    Stephan LeMoine Jr.



  •  Michael Lubak

    Michael Lubak

    LORD Corporation

    Director Business & IT

  •  Malcolm Postings

    Malcolm Postings


    VP, Global Head of Innovation & Emerging Technologies & Chief Architect

  •  Jane Price

    Jane Price

    NC Department of Agriculture


  •  Tracy Purvis

    Tracy Purvis

    Alliance One International

    VP Chief Application Officer

  •  Nicole Raimundo

    Nicole Raimundo

    Town of Cary


  •  Dede Ramoneda

    Dede Ramoneda

    First Citizens Bank

    EVP & CIO

  •  George Reichert

    George Reichert

    Genworth Financial


  •  Don Riley

    Don Riley


    Director of IT, Americas

  •  Henry Schaffer

    Henry Schaffer

    North Carolina State University

    Coordinator of Special IT Projects & Faculty Collaboration

  •  D. Darnell Smith

    D. Darnell Smith

    City of Raleigh


  •  Mike Taylor

    Mike Taylor

    Pitt County Government

    Deputy County Manager & CIO

  •  Shannon Tufts

    Shannon Tufts

    University of North Carolina - School of Government

    Associate Professor & Director, Center for Public Technology

  •  Keith Werner

    Keith Werner

    University of North Carolina

    VP of IT & CIO

  •  Jim West

    Jim West

    Cummins, Inc.

    Director, Global ERP IT PMO Leader

  •  Rex Wilder

    Rex Wilder

    City of Greenville

    IT Director

  •  Terry Buchanan

    Terry Buchanan

    Robeson County



Join us this year in Raleigh, NC as we discuss cutting-edge technologies with influential thought-leaders.


Premier would like to extend a special thank you to the 2019 sponsors of this event.


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