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Best Practice Sharing:
Former North Carolina CTO shares their Innovation Vision

March 13, 2018
8:30 am - 10:00 am
(8:00 am Check-In)
The NYS Forum
24 Aviation Road, Suite 206, Albany, NY

Webex available for this event

North Carolina

North Carolina has been widely viewed as a government leader in advancing technology innovation.

Under Eric Ellis' leadership as the Director of the Innovation Center (iCenter), North Carolina made tremendous strides around innovation throughout state government, allowing them to become a national leader in the field. Eric helped create the 10,000 square foot iCenter and helped foster several collaborative technological relationships with public and private partners, and allowed North Carolina to test more than $15 million worth of technology, resulting in more than $10 million in savings and improved project success within the first 2 years.

Innovation Meeting Agenda:

  • An IT Enterprise Approach to Innovation
  • Where IT Sits in an Organization and How to Sustain Innovation
  • The 4 Types of Innovation and Why it Matters
  • Successful Implementation of an Innovation Program

Innovation Meeting Agenda:

  • Cloud
  • E-Notary
  • KPIs/Measures
  • Physical and Virtual Space
  • Tangible vs. Intangible Values
  • A Strategic Approach to Innovation
  • Creating a Culture of Innovation
  • Funding Innovation


  • Eric Ellis, Director of Strategic Solutions at SHI International Corp.