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Tech Forum: Career Paths for Technologists




5:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Tech Forums are held quarterly in partnership with the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) and the Triangle Technology Executives Council (TTEC).


This Tech Forum focuses on career paths, managing techniques, and unconventional transitions for technologists in the entrepreneurial space. This panel covers the following topics (plus more!):

  • Making the leap from CIO/CTO to CEO/COO
  • Taking on a bigger role while transitioning from large company to entrepreneurial start-up
  • Building skills to manage and advocate for your staff to a non-technical board or C-level team

We invite anyone interested in a technology-based career to join us for a lively, practical discussion on the sometimes unconventional career paths of those who have made these transitions, with a moderator who knows what companies are looking for.



Moderator (see bio below)
Michael LaVallee, Managing Partner, LaVallee & Associates


Featured Speakers  (see bios below)
Tom Brown - Former President/CIO, Inmar Enterprises
Brian Buchanan, IT Director, Burt's Bees
Steve Crawford, CIO and VP of IT/HR, Amarr Garage Doors
Allen West, President, Railinc

Program Details
Thursday, August 25
5:30-8 p.m. (Registration opens at 5:30pm, program begins at 6pm)

Classroom of American Underground
Ground Floor of the Crowe and Strickland Buildings (Floor "G")
334 Blackwell St
Durham, NC


Register here:

Fees and Registration

CED, NCTA, TTEC members: $10 in advance/$20 on site
Non-members: $20 in advance/$30 on site