From The Sip Trunking Experts

TMCNet:  The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) Announces Technology Executive of the Year Award Finalists

[September 18, 2012]

The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) Announces Technology Executive of the Year Award Finalists

RALEIGH, N.C. --(Business Wire)--

The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA (News - Alert)), the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina, today announced finalists for the Technology Executive of the Year - People's Choice Award. This annual award honors a North Carolina technology executive who has demonstrated leadership and achieved industry success over the past year. It is the only award determined by popular vote, and will be presented at the annual NCTA 21 Awards Gala on November 8 where 800 leaders are expected.

NCTA received an impressive number of nominations and this year's finalists include:

  • Sharon Allan, Accenture (News - Alert): As a senior executive with Accenture's utilities industry group, Sharon Allan leads the smart grid practice for North America. She was named one Smart Grid's three most powerful women in 2010.
  • Lee Congdon, Red Hat (News - Alert): As Chief Information Officer, Lee Congdon is responsible for Red Hat's global information systems, including the technology straegy, enterprise architecture, information technology governance and systems operations supporting the company.
  • Jesse Lipson, Citrix (formerly ShareFile): Jesse Lipson founded ShareFile in 2005 and in just over 6 years helped the company grow to almost 20,000 corporate customers. ShareFile was acquired by Citrix Systems in October, 2011.
  • Jeff Stovall, City of Charlotte: As Charlotte's first Chief Information Officer, Jeff Stovall is responsible for the overall business planning of all technology systems relative to the city's strategic goals. Jeff was instrumental in preparing the city's technology infrastructure to successfully host the Democratic National Convention.

Voting opens today and runs through October 17, 2012. The public is encouraged to vote by visiting the Association's website:

"The winner of this award will join the ranks of North Carolina's most accomplished technology leaders. We encourage both members and non-members to vote for the executive who they feel best personifies excellence and achievement over the past 12 months," said Brooks Raiford, NCTA's President & CEO.

Past winners include Keith Luedeman, (2011), Mark Munday, Elster Solutions (2010) and Michael Capps, Epic Games (2009).

The winner will be announced and recognized at the Association's annual awards gala, presented with title sponsor Grant Thornton (News - Alert) on Thursday, November 8 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham, N.C.

About NCTA

The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is a not-for-profit, membership-driven trade association and the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina. NCTA is the intersection of leadership and technology, fueling the growth of North Carolina through Executive Engagement, Public Affairs, and a Knowledge Workforce. For more information, visit our website at

[ Back To SIP Trunking Home's Homepage ]

Subscribe here for your FREE
SIP TRUNKING enewslettter.

Featured Partner

Featured Whitepapers

SIP Security for the Enterprise
Voice over IP (VoIP) is incorporated into a variety of computer networks, both public and private, and used for everyday transactions and communications among carriers, businesses, government agencies...

Making A Broadband Purchase Decision
Businesses today have many options for broadband connectivity. Clarifying your particular business needs prior to selecting a broadband provider will ensure an optimal match of broadband service to your requirements.

Voice-Optimized Network Delivers Premier Call Experience
Customers equate call quality with business quality. Real-time communication, interpersonal interaction, and the cordial tone of a call center representative can create a positive impression of your business that no email can match.

Featured Case Studies

Business Telecom Expenses Reduced 50%
A small to medium sized company in the midwest was interested in migrating to IP Communications, but in today's economy, they were hesitant to upgrade their communication system due to their perception that the cost would outweigh the benefits.

Multi-State Company Cuts Telecom Costs 50%
A multi-site, multi-state company with extensive monthly long distance fees and toll-free charges did not have adequate broadband for Broadvox SIP Trunking requirements, nor did they have a SIP enabled telephone system.

Discover Leisure Connects Remote Users to its IP-PBX
Discover Leisure is one of the largest resellers of caravans and motor homes in the UK. With 15 branch of?ces all over the country, the company spent a great deal of money every month just on internal phone calls.

Featured eBOOKS

Internet+: The Way Toward Global Unified Communication
Connecting the telephony of the enterprise PBX or Unified Communications (UC) system using SIP trunks instead of conventional telephone lines has been very successful in recent years.

What is SIP Trunking? Edition 2
SIP trunking is becoming more of a focus for service providers. One key issue many service providers face when deploying SIP trunks is NAT, or Network Address Translation, traversal.

What is SIP Trunking? Edition 1
A vast resource for information about all things SIP - including SIP, security, VoIP, SIP trunking and Unified Communications.

Featured Videos

Broadvox VAR Testimonial VAR 1:
Part 1 of the VAR (Value Added Reseller) Partner Program Testimonials for Broadvox...

E-SBCs AS The Demarcation Point:
Ingate's Steve Johnson talks to Erik Linask about the role session border controller plays as the demarcation point at...

Demystifying DPI
How can deep packet inspection protect your SIP traffic as well as your entire network?

Featured Resources

Partner Program Overview:
Over 4,000 VARs, Master Agents, Solution Providers, and Independent IT Professionals trust Broadvox. We offer customized services and solutions to fit seamlessly into any company's business model. And when you partner with Broadvox, every member of our team stands behind you and your customers 100%...

SIP Trunk UC Summit

What's New

Presenting the New Ingate/Intertex Website:
Internet+ is an extended Internet access allowing high quality SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) based real-time person-to-person communication, everywhere and for any application. It applies to both fixed and mobile networks ...

Featured Blogs

Featured Webinars

Secure SIP Trunking:
What You Need to Know

Successfully Deploying Enterprise SIP Trunking:
Tools and Techniques for Overcoming Common Roadblocks

Featured Podcasts

Getting the Most Out of Your SIP Trunks:
Ingate's Steve Johnson and TMC's Erik Linask discuss how best practices forgetting the most out of SIP Trunking services and common pitfalls to avoid.

Featured Datasheets

Ingate SIParator E-SBCs
Adopting SIP is a simple process with the Ingate SIParator, the secure enterprise session border controller (E-SBC). The SIParator makes secure SIP communications - including VoIP,SIP trunking and more - possible while working seamlessly with your existing network firewall.

Ingate Firewalls
Everyone is talking about enterprise usage of VoIP, instant messaging and other types of realtime communications including presence and conferencing.

SIP Trunk Solutions for Service Providers
The award-winning Ingate Firewall and Ingate SIParator deliver a high quality, reliable SIP trunk connection between the customer's IP-PBX and the service provider network, and solve interoperability issues to simplify deployments and support for remote diagnosis of reported issues.